Saturday, 9 December 2017

December 2017 & January 2018

Sunday Worship
3rd December   - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

10th December - 10.30am. Joint service at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces.
*** Nativity Service ***

17th December  - 4.00pm. *** Christingle Service ***, led by Deacon Ian

24th December - 10.30am. Carol Service (relaxed and informal), led by Deacon Ian

 -  11.15pm. AT WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH,
MIDNIGHT COMMUNION

25th December - 10.30am.  *** Christmas Day Celebration ***, led by Deacon Ian
children : please bring a new toy or gift with you !

31st December - No service at Chesterton - all welcome at Wesley Methodist, 10.30am

7th January      - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

14th January    - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
Covenant Service
includes Holy Communion & group for children

21st January    - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
                                       toast and drinks from 10.15am




Christmas Tree Lights ‘Switch On’
The church will be hosting the city council Christmas Tree again this year and we are looking forward to working with various groups to make the event a success.
Our main partners are the Chesterton Festival Committee & Cambridge City Council.
Santa is due to join us! (The rumour is that he may be arriving with some unusual transport again)
Tuesday 12th December, 6pm – 7pm.
See the front page of the Chesterton News magazine for a reminder of all the details.

Community Carols at St. Andrew’s
Also on the front page of the Chesterton News magazine is an invitation to a community Carols event on Thursday 21st December, 6.30pm. Brass Band & a performance by ‘High Wired’.

CONGRATULATIONS !!
The whole church sends its love and best wishes to Fred Page and his wife, Ellen-Ruth, as they celebrate their Sapphire Wedding Anniversary on 6th December – 65 years!

Thursday Fellowship

The January meeting will be held on Thursday 18th January at 2.30pm. Revd Colin Smith will be speaking and everyone is welcome. Ask Rosemary Tice for more details.


Monday, 6 November 2017

November 2017

Sunday Worship
5th November   - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Elsie Salmon
(from Haslingfield Methodist)
toast and drinks from 10.15am

12th November - 10.30am. Worship, led by Maggie Richardson & Deacon Ian
                                    Remembrance Sunday
                                    includes group for children and teens

19th November - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

26th November - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes Holy Communion
also, group for children and teens

3rd December   - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am


Volunteers needed – Storage Working Party
On Saturday 11th November, 10am – midday, there will be a work morning at the church. We need to finish off sorting out lots of ‘stuff’ which is stored in different cupboards around the building and in the garage. There will be some things which we need to throw away and other things which need re-arranging.

Thursday Fellowship
The November meeting will be held on Thursday 16th November at 2.30pm. We shall look forward to welcoming the Salvation Army Songsters from Histon. Everyone is welcome. Ask Rosemary Tice for more details.

Advent and Christmas dates for your diaries
Joint Nativity service at Wesley Methodist – Sunday 10th December, 10.30.
Switch on of the Xmas tree lights by the Mayor – Tuesday 12th December, 6pm
Christingle service – Sunday 17th December, 4pm
There will be an ‘informal’ Carol Service on Christmas Eve at 10.30am

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

October 2017

Sunday Worship

1st October - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

8th October - 10.30am. Worship, led by Kimberley Rayson (from Castle St. Methodist)
                                    includes group for children and teens

15th October - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

22nd October - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Colin Smith & Deacon Ian
                                    includes Holy Communion
also, group for children and teens

29th October - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes group for children and teens


Outstanding building works
An update on the main entrance doors – background work is still ongoing to prepare to amend the main entrance. We expect the existing glazed, outer doors, to be replaced.

Little Music Makers
This much-loved group, meeting at CMC on Tuesday mornings in term time, continues to be very popular. It’s run by a small charitable group called ‘Chesterton Parent Group’, in partnership with the church. LMM has recently received a new two-year grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music which means that the activities continue to be offered at no cost to those attending.

It would be great if we could recruit a new volunteer or two that might have an interest in supporting the children and carers who attend – up to around 50 families each week. Is there someone that you know who might be interested? Ian would be very pleased to hear from you.

Thursday Fellowship

Everyone is welcome to the next meeting on Thursday 19th October at 2.30pm. The speaker is not yet confirmed. Ask Rosemary Tice for more details.

A note from the church stewards
We are pleased to be able to share news of an announcement made during September about Deacon Ian. Ian was initially appointed to serve in the Cambridge Methodist Circuit (mostly at Chesterton) for a term of 5 years until the summer of 2018. A further term of 5 years has now been agreed and therefore Ian is now due to remain in Cambridge until at least July 2023. If you would like to know anything further about this Rachel Hallam would be happy to answer any questions.

Dates for your diaries
On Saturday 11th November (morning) we need to have a working party to finish off sorting out all sorts of ‘stuff’ which is stored in different cupboards around the church. There will be some things which we need to throw away and other things which need re-arranging.

And yes, some Christmas dates:
Joint Nativity service at Wesley Methodist – Sunday 10th December, 10.30.
Switch on of the Xmas tree lights by the Mayor – Tuesday 12th December, 6pm
Christingle service – Sunday 17th December, 4pm

Friday, 1 September 2017

September 2017

Sunday Worship

3rd September - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

10th September 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes group for children and teens

17th September - 10.30am. Harvest Festival & Cafe Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

24th September  - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Julian Pursehouse & Deacon Ian
                                    includes holy communion
                                    & group for children and teens

1st October         - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian

toast and drinks from 10.15am

Harvest Festival
On 17th September we will celebrate Harvest together.

We hope to decorate the church with produce, other food items and flowers etc. Please see Ian if you would like to help or make a contribution to the decorations.

Gifts for the Cambridge foodbank will be welcome – see over the page for a list of items that are currently in demand.

After the service there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch – everyone is welcome. We will also be saying farewell to Alex as she moves back to Germany a few days later.

Our theme will be ‘chirp for joy’ based on some resources from the Methodist relief and development charity – All We Can. There will be an opportunity to make a donation to All We Can which can be sent off by the church.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

August 2017

Ian’s Sabbatical
Deacon Ian is now on sabbatical leave until the end of August. Revd Barbara Garwood is delighted to be spending more time with CMC over this period of time – Barbara’s contact details are listed at the bottom of this page.

Sunday Worship

6th August       - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Revd John Barrett
toast and drinks from 10.15am

13th August     - 10.30am. Worship for all ages,  led by Tess Maddin

20th August     - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Colin Smith
                                    Includes Holy Communion
Also includes group for children and teens

27th August     - NO SERVICE AT CMC.

                        All welcome to attend the service at Wesley Methodist Church at 10.30

Wednesday Coffee Morning and Little Music Makers
Will both be taking a month-long break in August.

Thursday Fellowship
There are no Thursday Fellowship sessions in August.

Monday, 5 June 2017

June & July 2017

Ian’s Sabbatical
Deacon Ian is now on sabbatical leave until the end of August. Revd Barbara Garwood is delighted to be spending more time with CMC over this period of time – Barbara’s contact details are available on the contact us page.

 Sunday Worship
 4th June            - 10.30am. Worship for all ages,  led by Rebekah Blyth 
(from Castle St. Methodist)

11th June         - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes group for children and teens

18th June         - 10.30am. Worship for all ages,  
led by Phyllis Salmon (from Haslingfield  Methodist)

25th June         - 10.30am. Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    Includes Holy Communion
Also includes group for children and teens

2nd July             - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Valu Bullen & Joyce Goodall
toast and drinks from 10.15am

9th July            - 10.30am. Worship for all ages, led by Kimberley Rayson 
(from Castle St. Methodist)

16th July          - 10.30am. Worship led by Judy Wynn (from Histon Methodist)
group for children and teens

23rd July          - 10.30am. Worship led by Revd Gillian Slaymaker
                                    Includes Holy Communion
group for children and teens

30th July          - NO SERVICE AT CMC.
                        All welcome to attend the service at Wesley Methodist Church at 10.30


Wednesday Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning will meet in June & July but will take a month-long break in August.

Thursday Fellowship
Everyone is welcome – starting at 2.30pm. Thursday 15th June – speaker from Cam Sight. Thursday 20th July – Histon Salvation Army. Ask Rosemary Tice for more details.

Chesterton Festival
The Chesterton Festival will run from 16th to 25th June, with the festival fun day on Saturday 17th. Lots more details are available in the local community newsletter – Chesterton News.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

May 2017

Sunday Worship
7th May            - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

14th May         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, for all ages,
led by Rebecca Blyth (from Castle St. Methodist)

21st May          - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

28th May         - 10.30am. Celebration Worship to mark the re-opening
Including Confirmations & Holy Communion
FOLLOWED BY LUNCH – ALL WELCOME – More details soon


Grand Re-opening Event – Saturday 27th May – 2pm
We are on target to have the building works completed by the end of May, and so the plans for re-opening are now coming together. It will be a busy but special weekend with the event on Saturday 27th and the special service and lunch on Sunday 28th .

Nearer the time a plan will be made for sorting out all the new storage, getting the new kitchen set up and a list of other jobs. This is likely to be in the week beginning 22nd May.

Friday, 31 March 2017

April 2017

During the building works all of our services will be prepared with all ages in mind as we have just the one space available. All other regular activities should be able to continue without too much disruption.


Sunday Worship in April


2nd April     - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian

9th April      - 10.30am  Morning Worship - Palm Sunday - for all ages

led by Valu Bullen (from Wesley Methodist)

16th April     - 10.30am. Easter Day Communion - for all ages, 
led by Revd Barbara Garwood

23rd April     - 10.30am. Morning Worship - for all ages, 
led by Deacon Ian & Kimberley Rayson



Monday, 6 March 2017

March 2017

During the building works all of our services will be prepared with all ages in mind as we have just the one space available. All other regular activities should be able to continue without too much disruption.


Sunday Worship in March


12th March      - 10.30am. Morning Worship, for all ages
led by Rebecca Blyth (from Castle St. Methodist)

19th March      - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am (GB)

26th March      - 10.30am. Mothering Sunday - Worship for all ages,
             SERVICE CANCELLED DUE TO BUILDING WORKS - SORRY

Saturday, 4 February 2017

February 2017

Sunday Worship in February:

During the building works all of our services will be prepared with all ages in mind as we have just the one space available. All other regular activities should be able to continue without too much disruption.

5th February    - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

12th February  - 10.30am. Morning Worship, for all ages,
led by Rebecca Blyth (from Castle St. Methodist)

19th February  - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages  led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am (GB)

26th February  - 10.30am. Morning Worship, for all ages
includes Holy Communion      led by Rev’d Alan Ashton & Deacon Ian

Friday, 20 January 2017

Update on building works

We are now six weeks into the building works and things are still going well.  Asbestos removal works are complete; some doorways bricked up whilst others are widened; new electric cables and heating pipes everywhere; lots of new insulation going in and work on the roof is in progress. Take a look at the church facebook page for some photos of the work. 

Groups and activities are all back to normal including Little Music Makers

The foodbank distribution centre on Tuesdays has changed its opening time and is now 12.30 - 2.30pm.

Contact Ian with any queries.