WELCOME

The Parishes of Bottisham, Lode, Stow-cum-Quy, Swaffham Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior
Anglesey Group of Parishes Benefice of Five Churches near Cambridge

Services

Sunday, 2nd April - Passion Sunday

Bottisham : 11.00 Morning Prayer
Lode : 9.30 Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Stow-cum-Quy : 9.30 Morning Prayer
Swaffham Bulbeck : 8.00 Book of Common Prayer - 9.30 All Age Service
Swaffham Prior : 11.00 Holy Communion Common Worship 1T


Sunday, 9th April - Palm Sunday

Bottisham :
Lode :
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck : 10.00 BENEFICE Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Swaffham Prior :


Thursday, 13th April - Maundy Thursday

Bottisham :
Lode : 19.00 Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Friday, 14th April - Good Friday

Bottisham : 19.00 Reflection
Lode :
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck : 10.30 All Age Service
Swaffham Prior :

Key Events in the Benefice

from our vicar, Reverend Sue Giles

Thinking allowed.

Many organisations and groups have a code of conduct that everyone is expected to agree to and work to. These codes may include standards of dress, how quickly a phone call or e-mail should be returned, the levels of confidentiality that apply, where and how data should be stored, what health and safety rules should be adhered to. In places such as a kitchen or a hospital these standards and rules can mean the difference between life and death. Fail to follow protocols on a hospital drug round and someone could receive the wrong medication, or the wrong amount, or drugs could go missing. Fail to follow the required labelling or hygiene rules and a customer could end up with severe food poisoning or an allergic reaction to a particular ingredient.

But what about in our own personal lives? What rules and standards do we adopt in our relationships and our behaviour? What code do you live by, what personal rules govern your actions?

For Christians, the Ten Commandments are a fundamental code directing our behaviour. These ten principles appear simple but have far reaching implications if they are fully applied. In the past many people knew what these ten commandments were. They were taught in school, in church and appeared painted on boards in many churches. Now many people might get one or two of the ten but would find it hard to name all of them. Are they out-dated or irrelevant, do they have anything to say to our modern society or to younger generations?

If you would like to consider this and explore the standards you live by, why not come and join us on our Lent course this year. We will be watching a short DVD on Thursday evenings in Queen’s Court in Bottisham at 7.30 pm beginning with the 10th Commandment and working backwards towards the 1st.  There will be opportunities to discuss what we have seen at a later date either at Anglesey Abbey café so why not come along and share your views and thoughts and hear how others feel about the ten best ways.

Our next session is Thursday March 23rd  7.30 pm at Queen’s Court, Bottisham and then 30th March.

With best wishes

Sue

 

Anglesey Group of Parishes - Home 

 

This is a picture of Bishop George the new Bishop of Mara.

The Bishop will be coming to visit the benefice on Friday 31st March 2017 at 7pm.

We will be meeting in Swaffham Bulbeck church at 7pm for worship before moving to the school next door for a bring and share supper and a chance to hear more about what is happening in Mara. We look forward to an update on the projects we support. Please do come and meet Bishop George. We have limited opportunities to meet face to face so all are welcome. There is a particular invitation to everyone who supported our appeal to equip the science labs in Bunda Girls School. Do come and find out more.

 

Update from Mara

Bishop George in Mara has written to say that the late rains have not been good this year and as a result the maize harvest has been very poor and people in the diocese, particularly his clergy, are suffering for lack of staple foods. We are sending some emergency funds to buy sacks of maize for those who don't work on the land directly and who are having to try and buy food at much higer prices than usual. £40 is currently the cost of a sack of maize.

Bunda Girls’ School, Mara, Tanzania

Over the past few editions of our village magazine we have been sharing information with you about the Anglesey benefice link with the diocese of Mara and some of the projects we support there. As part of that we asked if you would be willing to join us in equipping the girls school that the church has built to give young women in Tanzania the opportunity to move on to secondary education.

We are very grateful for the wonderful response to that appeal and for all the donations that have been received. As a result of your generosity we have raised £5,100 so far. This will allow the school to buy the science equipment they need and to contribute towards some bursaries to allow more girls to attend the school. Education is a vital way of equipping the next generation so that they can  shape the future. Bunda girls’ school will enable at least a few of the talented young people of Tanzania to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions to be the teachers, doctors and engineers of the future. We will be leaving the appeal open until the end of December so if you would like respond there is still time.

The money raised so far will be sent this week and the head-teacher at Bunda now knows that her science labs will soon be fully equipped and practical lessons can begin.

Many thanks to you.

Revd. Sue Giles and Revd. Roger Bowen

 

 

LETTER OF THANKS

From Bunda Girls’ School, Diocese of Mara, Tanzania

 

Dear Anglesey Friends

Praise God!  We give thanks for the love you have shown us, particularly to help our school to obtain lab equipment so that our students will now be able to do practical science and be successful in a way which was not possible before.

And we shall let you know if we can use part of your donations to give bursaries to some of our more needy students to help with their fees.

Please pass on our greetings and our gratitude to all the Anglesey villages for the help they have given us.  May God bless you all – and you are very welcome to visit Bunda Girls!

Mrs Deninsia Jerome

Headmistress

 

 

 

Services

Sunday, 2nd April - Passion Sunday

Bottisham : 11.00 Morning Prayer
Lode : 9.30 Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Stow-cum-Quy : 9.30 Morning Prayer
Swaffham Bulbeck : 8.00 Book of Common Prayer - 9.30 All Age Service
Swaffham Prior : 11.00 Holy Communion Common Worship 1T


Sunday, 9th April - Palm Sunday

Bottisham :
Lode :
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck : 10.00 BENEFICE Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Swaffham Prior :


Thursday, 13th April - Maundy Thursday

Bottisham :
Lode : 19.00 Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Thursday, 13th April - Maundy Thursday

Bottisham :
Lode : 19.00 Holy Communion Common Worship 1
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :

Key Events in the Benefice

from our vicar, Reverend Sue Giles

Thinking allowed.

Many organisations and groups have a code of conduct that everyone is expected to agree to and work to. These codes may include standards of dress, how quickly a phone call or e-mail should be returned, the levels of confidentiality that apply, where and how data should be stored, what health and safety rules should be adhered to. In places such as a kitchen or a hospital these standards and rules can mean the difference between life and death. Fail to follow protocols on a hospital drug round and someone could receive the wrong medication, or the wrong amount, or drugs could go missing. Fail to follow the required labelling or hygiene rules and a customer could end up with severe food poisoning or an allergic reaction to a particular ingredient.

But what about in our own personal lives? What rules and standards do we adopt in our relationships and our behaviour? What code do you live by, what personal rules govern your actions?

For Christians, the Ten Commandments are a fundamental code directing our behaviour. These ten principles appear simple but have far reaching implications if they are fully applied. In the past many people knew what these ten commandments were. They were taught in school, in church and appeared painted on boards in many churches. Now many people might get one or two of the ten but would find it hard to name all of them. Are they out-dated or irrelevant, do they have anything to say to our modern society or to younger generations?

If you would like to consider this and explore the standards you live by, why not come and join us on our Lent course this year. We will be watching a short DVD on Thursday evenings in Queen’s Court in Bottisham at 7.30 pm beginning with the 10th Commandment and working backwards towards the 1st.  There will be opportunities to discuss what we have seen at a later date either at Anglesey Abbey café so why not come along and share your views and thoughts and hear how others feel about the ten best ways.

Our next session is Thursday March 23rd  7.30 pm at Queen’s Court, Bottisham and then 30th March.

With best wishes

Sue

 

Anglesey Group of Parishes - Home 

 

This is a picture of Bishop George the new Bishop of Mara.

The Bishop will be coming to visit the benefice on Friday 31st March 2017 at 7pm.

We will be meeting in Swaffham Bulbeck church at 7pm for worship before moving to the school next door for a bring and share supper and a chance to hear more about what is happening in Mara. We look forward to an update on the projects we support. Please do come and meet Bishop George. We have limited opportunities to meet face to face so all are welcome. There is a particular invitation to everyone who supported our appeal to equip the science labs in Bunda Girls School. Do come and find out more.

 

Update from Mara

Bishop George in Mara has written to say that the late rains have not been good this year and as a result the maize harvest has been very poor and people in the diocese, particularly his clergy, are suffering for lack of staple foods. We are sending some emergency funds to buy sacks of maize for those who don't work on the land directly and who are having to try and buy food at much higer prices than usual. £40 is currently the cost of a sack of maize.

Bunda Girls’ School, Mara, Tanzania

Over the past few editions of our village magazine we have been sharing information with you about the Anglesey benefice link with the diocese of Mara and some of the projects we support there. As part of that we asked if you would be willing to join us in equipping the girls school that the church has built to give young women in Tanzania the opportunity to move on to secondary education.

We are very grateful for the wonderful response to that appeal and for all the donations that have been received. As a result of your generosity we have raised £5,100 so far. This will allow the school to buy the science equipment they need and to contribute towards some bursaries to allow more girls to attend the school. Education is a vital way of equipping the next generation so that they can  shape the future. Bunda girls’ school will enable at least a few of the talented young people of Tanzania to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions to be the teachers, doctors and engineers of the future. We will be leaving the appeal open until the end of December so if you would like respond there is still time.

The money raised so far will be sent this week and the head-teacher at Bunda now knows that her science labs will soon be fully equipped and practical lessons can begin.

Many thanks to you.

Revd. Sue Giles and Revd. Roger Bowen

 

 

LETTER OF THANKS

From Bunda Girls’ School, Diocese of Mara, Tanzania

 

Dear Anglesey Friends

Praise God!  We give thanks for the love you have shown us, particularly to help our school to obtain lab equipment so that our students will now be able to do practical science and be successful in a way which was not possible before.

And we shall let you know if we can use part of your donations to give bursaries to some of our more needy students to help with their fees.

Please pass on our greetings and our gratitude to all the Anglesey villages for the help they have given us.  May God bless you all – and you are very welcome to visit Bunda Girls!

Mrs Deninsia Jerome

Headmistress

 

 

 

WELCOME

The Parishes of Bottisham, Lode, Stow- cum-Quy, Swaffham Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior
Anglesey Group of Parishes Benefice of Five Churches near Cambridge