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, 4th October - Trinity 17

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 11th October - Trinity 18

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 18th October - Trinity 19

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 25th October - Trinity 20

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :

Key Events in the Benefice

from our vicar, Reverend Sue Giles

Although our church buildings are closed at the moment we warmly invite you to worship with us, or study or pray with us on-line.  We now have Bible study groups, Play and Praise for toddlers which is a fortnightly gathering, prayer groups, a coffee morning to chat every Thursday morning, all on-line. For security and safeguarding reasons we are not able to publish the links but if you would like to join us please contact Rev. Sue suethevic@btinternet.com and we can help you get connected.

God and the Coronavirus pandemic ?

The first of a series of four Zoom evenings exploring where God might or might not be during this crisis. An evening for everyone, whatever you believe.

Other sessions will look at the role of sport during a pandemic. What we can learn about the natural world through lockdown and how the questions of science and faith can work together.

In the first event we will hear from Revd. Professor Gina Radford, who until recently was Curate in this Benefice while also working as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. Since March Gina has been helping the National Church in its response to the virus. In 2013, Prof. Radford helped lead nationally on the public health response to Ebola.   Previously she held a number of roles including Director of Public Health in Fife, Director of Public Health for East of England, and Centre Director for Anglia and Essex for Public Health England.

She will be exploring many issues including:

  • What we are learning about the virus and our national response?

  • How Christians hold together views of a loving God with the evolution of deadly viruses?

  • How faith informs our handling of times of crisis?

  • Where was God during lockdown and the place of faith during these crucial times?

Hear her being interviewed and have the chance to ask your questions

Thursday 17th September , 7.30pm

 

To register for the link to the Zoom session:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/god-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic-registration-117398924343?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

 

Other continuing activities

The work of our school governors also continues, supporting the amazing staff who have kept Church of England Primary school provision open in Swaffham Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior for vulnerable children and the children of keyworkers. This has been a shared provision throughout lockdown and including school holidays and we are very grateful to all the staff for their hardwork and commitment to their children and families. There is now lots to be done as the schools prepare to welcome some children back to school for the final half term.

The benefice volunteers are still doing our collections for the food bank in Newmarket. As our buildings are closed at present the collection points have had to move. Donations can now be left at the Red Lion shop in Swaffham Prior or the Village Stores in Bottisham and in Orchard Road in Quy. The food bank are very grateful for any help as there is great demand for support in the current situation so thank you to all who have supported the food bank over the past weeks and thanks to our collection point hosts.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

We have letters about the ways in which the Church is reacting to the current situation from the Bishop of Huntingdon here and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York here.

We know that these are worrying times for many of you and the Bottisham Medical Practice have produced a leaflet that you can find here, about mental health resources that you can access from home.

Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church. All of our PCCs have adopted the ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’ as our stated policy.

If you are concerned

That someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the local Authority, Social care services or the Police without delay on 101. If it’s an emergency call 999.

Our Safeguarding officers are: Brenda Wilson 01638 743937, Carol Kitson 01223 811673 and Peter Goldsmith 01223 812525

If you wish to contact the Diocese of Ely team please contact them here Safeguarding Team or www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

 

Anglesey Group of Parishes - Home

Services

Sunday, 4th October - Trinity 17

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 11th October - Trinity 18

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 18th October - Trinity 19

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :


Sunday, 25th October - Trinity 20

Bottisham : Church service in one church - see Facebook or A Church Near You
Lode : Zoom online service for whole Benefice at 10.20
Stow-cum-Quy :
Swaffham Bulbeck :
Swaffham Prior :

Key Events in the Benefice

from our vicar, Reverend Sue Giles

Although our church buildings are closed at the moment we warmly invite you to worship with us, or study or pray with us on-line.  We now have Bible study groups, Play and Praise for toddlers which is a fortnightly gathering, prayer groups, a coffee morning to chat every Thursday morning, all on-line. For security and safeguarding reasons we are not able to publish the links but if you would like to join us please contact Rev. Sue suethevic@btinternet.com and we can help you get connected.

God and the Coronavirus pandemic ?

The first of a series of four Zoom evenings exploring where God might or might not be during this crisis. An evening for everyone, whatever you believe.

Other sessions will look at the role of sport during a pandemic. What we can learn about the natural world through lockdown and how the questions of science and faith can work together.

In the first event we will hear from Revd. Professor Gina Radford, who until recently was Curate in this Benefice while also working as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. Since March Gina has been helping the National Church in its response to the virus. In 2013, Prof. Radford helped lead nationally on the public health response to Ebola.   Previously she held a number of roles including Director of Public Health in Fife, Director of Public Health for East of England, and Centre Director for Anglia and Essex for Public Health England.

She will be exploring many issues including:

  • What we are learning about the virus and our national response?

  • How Christians hold together views of a loving God with the evolution of deadly viruses?

  • How faith informs our handling of times of crisis?

  • Where was God during lockdown and the place of faith during these crucial times?

Hear her being interviewed and have the chance to ask your questions

Thursday 17th September , 7.30pm

 

To register for the link to the Zoom session:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/god-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic-registration-117398924343?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

 

Other continuing activities

The work of our school governors also continues, supporting the amazing staff who have kept Church of England Primary school provision open in Swaffham Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior for vulnerable children and the children of keyworkers. This has been a shared provision throughout lockdown and including school holidays and we are very grateful to all the staff for their hardwork and commitment to their children and families. There is now lots to be done as the schools prepare to welcome some children back to school for the final half term.

The benefice volunteers are still doing our collections for the food bank in Newmarket. As our buildings are closed at present the collection points have had to move. Donations can now be left at the Red Lion shop in Swaffham Prior or the Village Stores in Bottisham and in Orchard Road in Quy. The food bank are very grateful for any help as there is great demand for support in the current situation so thank you to all who have supported the food bank over the past weeks and thanks to our collection point hosts.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

We have letters about the ways in which the Church is reacting to the current situation from the Bishop of Huntingdon here and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York here.

We know that these are worrying times for many of you and the Bottisham Medical Practice have produced a leaflet that you can find here, about mental health resources that you can access from home.

Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church. All of our PCCs have adopted the ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’ as our stated policy.

If you are concerned

That someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the local Authority, Social care services or the Police without delay on 101. If it’s an emergency call 999.

Our Safeguarding officers are: Brenda Wilson 01638 743937, Carol Kitson 01223 811673 and Peter Goldsmith 01223 812525

If you wish to contact the Diocese of Ely team please contact them here Safeguarding Team or www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

 

Anglesey Group of Parishes - Home

WELCOME

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