Worship, Events & News Sheet (WEN)

 

Parish of Exning with Landwade

St Martin, Exning, St Philip w St Etheldreda, Newmarket, St Nicholas, Landwade

https://www.exningparishchurch.net

 

Church Services in Exning and North Newmarket (SMENN)

 9th May  – Rogation Sunday (Christian Aid Week)

 

9.30am

Communion

St Philip’s w St Etheldreda

 

9.45am

Holy Communion

St Mary, Newmarket

 

10.00am

Livestream Eucharist

Online

 

11.00am

Family Communion

St Martin

 

6.30pm

Evening Prayer

St Mary, Newmarket

 

Wednesday 12th May 2021

 

10.00am

Holy Communion

St Mary’s, Newmarket

 

6.30pm

Livestream

Online

 

16th May – Sunday after Ascension

 

9.30am

Family Service

St Philip’s w St Etheldreda

 

9.45am

Holy Communion

St Mary, Newmarket

 

10.00am

Livestream Eucharist

Online

 

11.00am

Communion

St Martin

 

6.30pm

Evening Prayer

St Mary, Newmarket

 

         
 

Our Special Prayers

Ill or in need of comfort: David Pugh, Nicole Sparrow, Avril Cooper, Sue Howlett, Ann Quelch, Vera Browning, Richard Clarkson, Sarah B,

Recently departed:  Freda Lamb, Simon Gibson

Recently baptised:

Members of Exning Football, Tennis & Cricket Clubs & Staff & Students of The Laureate School, Newmarket

The Elections around the UK on 6th May

India; the COVID situation

Environmental Issues: The sale of several single-use plastic items including plates and cutlery could be banned in Northern Ireland – but not in the rest of the UK – from 1 January 2022 or sooner. This is because under the Northern Ireland Protocol, Northern Ireland must transpose “certain articles” of the Single-Use Plastic (SUP) Directive relating to placing single-use plastic goods on the market. But because the SUP Directive was not transposed into UK law before the end of the Brexit transitional period last year the government in Westminster is not required to implement the directive’s requirements. https://larac.org.uk/news/single-use-plastic-bans-could-differ-across-uk

Prayer for Creation for May: Loving God, You saw everything that you had made – and it was very good. We are awed by what we see that is still good but weep for what we have spoilt. Give us the heart and will in our living and praying to restore all creation to the very good. So we may show our love to you, the Lord of love. Revd. Linda Atkin Amen

Lectionary Readings: Acts 10.44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5.1-6, John 15.9-17

 

Dates for your diary for week beginning May 9th

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Wednesday

12th

10.00am

Topical Teas

Online – contact S Pascall

Thursday

13th

10.30am – 11.30am

Virtual Coffee Morning

Online – via Zoom or via telephone – contact J Pascall

Thursday

13th

7.30pm

Rock Solid

Online – contact S Price

LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES ON YOUTUBE can also be accessed via telephone by dialling 03300 945 940, using room number 24456910 & PIN 7760  Service sheets plus YouTube link at https://www.stmarysandstagnesnewmarket.org.uk/service-times/

CHRISTIAN AID SPEAKER  Sunday 9th May – Swaraj Jeyasingh

PARISH VOICE AND EVENTS PLANNING  The first meeting following the lifting of Covid restrictions will be held on Monday 28th June, 7.45pm at St P&E.  Everyone welcome. If you are not already on my Parish email address list, should you wish to receive an online copy of Voice and Events Planning meetings, please send your email address to patandjenking@btinternet.com and I shall send a BCC copy.  The first list of plans for the remainder of this year has been circulated recently. There will also be hard copies available in future, as per usual. With thanks, Jenny King

THE DUCK RACES on the village stream will be held on SATURDAY 17 JULY

THE SALE TRAIL will be held on SATURDAY 14 AUGUST. Contact for both events: Jan Lovegrove 577292

ST PHILIP’S SERVICES  You have to book every week .Jennie Oakman 01638 668176 or 07949692180. God's Blessings x

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK & ROGATIONTIDE  This year’s Christian Aid Week begins on Sunday May 9th, and helpfully the house-to-house collection is being handled differently this year. Instead of both delivering and collecting the red envelope, it will be delivery only, with collection points arranged for the return of donations. We are hoping people can join us from the SMENN churches, delivering locally while on their daily walks. Please do get in touch with Jan Lovegrove if you would like to help with this. Rogation Sunday falls on the eve of CA Week, and is when we pray for everything that happens within the parish boundary, be it crops growing towards the harvest, industry, businesses, civic and community life, and our homes and families. While our worship on May 9th will reflect that, we are also keeping it later in the week, Saturday 15th May, with a Beating of the Bounds, the traditional walking around the parish boundary. We are doing this with St Mary’s and St Agnes, the other two SMENN parishes, making possible a 15 mile walk around our two united benefices. Parishioners will be encouraged to walk, run, cycle or ride, just like the SHCT Ride & Stride on the 2nd Saturday in September, and on this occasion are being encouraged to be sponsored for Christian Aid. Let’s make this a bumper year! Clearly not everyone will want to tackle the whole distance, but some will. Maps, sponsor forms, and an itinerary that identifies 8 timed stages will be issued to all participants……’stations’ where people can begin and end their beating of the bounds, park their car, meet support vehicles, and so on. Please mark your diaries now for this very important week, and be in touch with Jan Lovegrove (07471 942 696) or Mark (tel. 07932 160 009) to find out more.

ON THE MOVE  Fr Mark Haworth. Mark’s last official Sunday as Associate Priest at Exning (AKA Fourth Assistant Curate with SMENN) is Whitsunday (Pentecost), 23 May. On Monday 24 May, he’ll be licensed in the evening (by ZOOM) as the interim priest-in-charge of Claydon EN-GB"> benefice (comprising the parish of Claydon and Barham, the parish of Great Blakenham and the parish of Henley). HOWEVER, he will be celebrating the Holy Communion on Sunday 30 May at the Old Hospital Chapel, then at St Martin’s, after which he will be enjoy a glass of wine in the churchyard (DV and WP) and be sent on his way to the Gipping Valley deanery and his new appointment.   John Hardy

THE DISCOVERY  What is the point of the Church? Answer….to create a space in which people can find that that they have been found by God. The Church – in whatever form we know it – is called to create this space (a community) in which people can discover that they have already been found by the God in whose image they are made, in whose love they are sustained, and by whose grace they are held.

The Gospels tell of people who met Jesus and found their lives challenged or changed as a result, and St Augustine’s famous dictum that ‘our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God’ perhaps rings in our experience, but Augustine goes on to say that God had already found him, and his life changed. Rather than seeking to fulfil his own desires and reach some kind of sensory self-fulfilment, he turned his life towards exploring what it means to live a life in response to God’s love and mercy.

Perhaps Eastertide has been a moment for you when some of this has happened? and you feel a new threshold has been crossed on your own journey; a shaft of insight, or even inspiration has broken into your own life-long quest.

Next Thursday, 13th May is Ascension Day, the end of Eastertide, and the nine days (novena) that follow take us up to the eve of Pentecost (or what in England has always been called Whitsun). The two archbishops, as they did last year, are calling us to offer daily prayer, over and above what we normally do, ‘Thy Kingdom come’ …noting that this is also ecumenical……please look out for further details about this in next week’s WEN.

Perhaps the fall-out after the recent debacle over the formation of the European Football Super-League has taught us what the spirit of a club, its team and its supporters are about? As we approach Pentecost, the gifting of the Holy Spirit on the Church, may we learn that lesson of knowing at our very core, what and who we are about, such that we, like those supporters, might persuade others of the ‘reason for the season’, even Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen   Mark

 

CONTACT LIST

Associate Priest

Revd Canon Mark Haworth; The Vicarage, 1 New River Green, Exning, CB8 7HS, 01638 577196  mhaworth50@hotmail.com

Priest in Charge

Revd John Hardy; 21 Hamilton Road, Newmarket CB8 0NY, 01638  660729 jhardy153@btinternet.com

Hon. Asst. Priest

Revd Peter Gill; 01638 660335
petergill861@btinternet.com

Asst. Curate (Distinctive Deacon )

Revd Cheryl Belding; 07801 499179, cherylbelding@gmail.com

Asst. Curate (SMENN)

Revd Jeremy Lind  lind05@btinternet.com

Church Warden

John Pascall; 01638 578372, jsd.pascall@gmail.com

Church Warden

Derek Bryant; 01638 577581 d.bryant@uwclub.net

Pro Warden St P&E

Jennie Oakman; 01638 668176, jenniferoakman@yahoo.com

Lay Elder

Patsy Edwards; 01638 665343, patriciajedwards13@gmail.com

Lay Elder

Sarah Price 01638 578138, sarahcprice@ntlworld.com

Lay Elder

Christine Shand; 01638 667788, c.conwayjarrett@hotmail.co.uk