Wednesday, 27 June 2018

July & August 2018


Sunday Worship
1st July             - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages, led by Kimberley Rayson
(from Castle St. Methodist)
toast and drinks from 10.15am

8th July             - 10.30am.  Morning Worship, led by Revd Colin Smith
includes group for children & teens

15th July          - 10.30am.  All-age Worship led by Deacon Ian & Revd Barbara Garwood
This will be Barbara’s last Sunday at Chesterton before she retires The service will be followed by a Bring & Share lunch
 – everyone welcome

22nd July          - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

29th July          - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Jean Simmonds
includes Holy Communion
activity table for younger children

5th August       - 10.30am.   All-age Worship led by Judy Wynn (from Histon Methodist)

12th August     - 10.30am. All-age Worship, led by Deacon Ian

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

26th August     - No service at Chesterton - all welcome at Wesley Methodist, 10.30am  

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




Coffee & Tea, Chat & Creativity
We’re experimenting with a new name for our weekly coffee morning on Wednesdays – if anyone has other ideas please share them. Open from 10am until midday.

During July we will meet every week.
During August we will meet twice, on Wednesdays 15th & 22nd August.

Friday, 25 May 2018

June 2018

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

10th June         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Stuart Jordan
includes group for children & teens

17th June         - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

24th June         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion
group for children & teens

1st July             - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages, led by Kimberley Rayson
(from Castle St. Methodist)
toast and drinks from 10.15am


Thursday Fellowship
This month Thursday Fellowship will meet on Thursday 21st June at 2.30pm.  All are welcome – The Histon Salvation Army songsters will be joining us again.

Coffee Morning – change of time
The timing of our weekly coffee morning has changed. We’ll be open from 10am until midday on Wednesdays.

Please note that coffee morning is not meeting on 30th May. Also, we can’t meet on 20th June as the church is hosting a training day for Methodist Ministers from around the East of England region – we might arrange a trip out for that day instead!


Chesterton Festival
The annual Chesterton festival takes place this month. Full details are available online at www.chestertonfestival.wordpress.com or in the Chesterton News, the local community newsletter.  The festival funday will take place on Saturday 23rd June from 1pm to 5pm, and the GB will have a stall as usual.

Friday, 27 April 2018

May 2018


Sunday Worship
6th May            - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

13th May         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Craig Shepherd & Tess Maddin
(from Royston Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

20th May         - 10.30am.  Café Church for all ages – Pentecost Sunday
led by Revd Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

27th May         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Gillian Slaymaker & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion
group for children & teens

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


Thursday Fellowship
This month Thursday Fellowship will meet on Thursday 17th May at 2.30pm.  All are welcome – the speaker will be Revd Barbara Garwood.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

April 2018


Sunday Worship
1st April           - 10.30am. Easter Day
Easter Communion Service for all ages
led by Revd Jean Simmonds & Deacon Ian

8th April           - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by John Boocock (from Castle Street Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

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

22nd April        - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion
also group for children & teens

29th April         - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Colin Smith
includes group for children & teens

“The Passion”
Our Lent group has one further session (even though it’s now Easter!)
We’ll be watching the last episode of the BBC TV series from 2008, ‘The Passion’,  on Tuesday 10th April, 7.30 for 7.45pm

Thursday Fellowship
This month Thursday Fellowship will meet on 19th April at 2.30pm.  All are welcome – the speaker will be Lynn Taylor from Wesley Methodist.



Update on entrance doors & chairs
Easter is a season for ‘Alleluias’. We have, at last, been able to order new doors for the main entrance!  It’ll take a little while for them to be manufactured but we’re nearly there ….

45 new chairs have been ordered for the Octagon. We look forward to using them when they arrive. We will retain some of the old chairs for now but hope to replace those at some point too.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

March 2018


Sunday Worship
4th March        - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Judy Wynn & Deacon Ian
includes group for children & teens

11th March      - 10.30am.  Mothering Sunday
Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

18th March      - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Elliot Harris
(from Castle Street Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

25th March      - 10.30am. Palm Sunday
Café Church for all ages, led by Kimberley Rayson & Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

Looking ahead ….
Maundy Thursday – 29th March – service at Wesley Church at 7.30pm
Good Friday – 30th March – & Easter Day - 1st April - see Lent & Easter page

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

January & February 2018

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

28th January    - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Derek Nicholls & Deacon Ian
includes group for children & teens

4th February    - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

11th February  - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Phyllis Salmon
(from Haslingfield Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

18th February  - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
toast and drinks from 10.15am

25th February  - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Brian Beck & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion & also group for children & teens

Church Consultation Meeting – Sunday 21st January
After service on Sunday 21st January there will be an opportunity to stay and join in some conversations about the church. We will share the latest thinking on the potential for Phase 2 of redevelopment and seek your views. Paul Ashley, our treasurer, will make a presentation about the church’s finances.
Some of the questions for us to think about include :
What difference has the refurbishment in Phase 1 made to us?
Would it be a good idea to build a new coffee shop facility? Why?
In what ways do we think a coffee shop might help the church to grow?
And then we might have a bit of time to share any other thoughts / ideas / questions about the life of our church community.
Bring some lunch with you if you feel you would like to – we will aim to be finished by about 1pm. All ages welcome!

An idea from Ian for Lent
I have a copy of the BBC TV series from 2008, ‘The Passion’. I’d like to invite you to watch the 4 episodes with me, munch on some popcorn (or something quieter) and talk about what we’ve seen. The idea would be to arrange some evenings in the weeks leading up to Easter, and to get comfortable in the chapel for an hour or two instead of on a sofa at home. Please let me know if you would be interested? Probably Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

Harry Holroyd
With sadness we have been sharing news of the death of our friend, Harry Holroyd. The family’s notice about his death and the funeral arrangements is available separately.

Thursday Fellowship
Everyone is welcome to come along - the next two meetings will be:
Thursday 18th January at 2.30pm. Revd Colin Smith will be speaking.
Thursday 15th February at 2.30pm. Speaker to be confirmed.

Circuit Service at Chesterton – Sunday 4th March at 5pm – a note from Ian
Many of us know that groups of local Methodist churches are organized into ‘Circuits’. Our Circuit includes churches in Cambridge, Royston and surrounding towns/villages. One thing we all share in is occasional worship services on a Sunday afternoon or evening. On Sunday 4th March there will be a Circuit service here at Chesterton at 5pm.  We will be serving refreshments before the service from 4.15pm.

This will be an opportunity for some people to see the premises for the first time since the refurbishments and to thank God for the way the circuit’s support has enabled developments at CMC. We will have a morning service as usual on that day so I understand that some people may only make one of the services. It would be good to have a significant presence at the 5pm service to welcome our visitors. Does anyone feel like making cakes??

Who is using the church premises?  (Another note from Ian)
Just to keep you informed….
‘Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group’ (CamCRAG) returned to use the Octagon at the beginning of January to make more Ponchos for refugees in Northern France.
Cambridge Alliance for Independent Living are now beginning to hold meetings for their staff and for their partnership boards.
Conversations with another charity are progressing well and I am hopeful that this will become a significant partnership for the church.
Chesterton Choral Society have decided to return to CMC for some of their concerts!

Circuit Safeguarding Training sessions will again be held here