Friday, 30 November 2018

December 2018


However you do Christmas, everyone’s welcome at CMC !

Sunday Worship in December
2nd December - 10.30am. First Sunday in Advent
Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
                                    food and drinks from 10.15am

9th December - 10.30am. Joint service at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces.
*** Nativity Service ***

16th December  - 4.00pm. *** Christingle Service ***, led by Deacon Ian

23rd December - 10.30am. Carol Service (relaxed and informal), led by Deacon Ian

Christmas Eve , 24th December -  11.15pm.  - MIDNIGHT COMMUNION
AT WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH,

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

30th December - 10.30am. All-age Worship, led by Deacon Ian

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

November 2018


Sunday Worship
4th November - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
                                    food and drinks from 10.15am

11th November – Special events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1
At 10.00am we meet at CMC to share activities, songs and prayers
At 10.40am we will make our way to St. Andrew’s Church.
At 11.00am, around the war memorial in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, we will join others in marking the 100th Anniversary.

18th November - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages,
led by Deacon Ian & Bishop Alice Muthoni Mwila, from Kenya.
Bishop Alice is studying at Wesley House, in Cambridge and we’re excited to welcome her to CMC
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

25th November - 10.30am.  Morning Worship, led by Revd Colin Smith
includes Holy Communion
also group for children & teens



Looking ahead to Advent & Christmas!
You might like to put some of these dates in your diary!

Sunday 9th December :          At Wesley Methodist, 10.30am - Nativity Service
Tuesday 11th December :        Switch on of the lights on the community Xmas Tree
Sunday 16th December :          Christingle Service at 4pm
Sunday 23rd December :         Carol Service at 10.30am
Monday 24th December:         At Wesley Methodist, 11.30pm - Xmas Eve Communion
Sunday 25th December :          Xmas Day celebration at 10.30am

Coffee & Tea, Chat & Creativity
Open from 10am until midday each Wednesday. Bring your knitting or any other form of creativity you enjoy!

Tuesday Fellowship
The monthly fellowship continues on its new day of the week. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 20th November at 2.30pm and Ian will be sharing some of his life story!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

October 2018


This month we say WELCOME to Headway Cambridgeshire as they create their new rehabilitation hub here at CMC, meeting every Thursday and Friday.

Our harvest thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday 7th October. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration, and we will be collecting gifts to pass on to the Cambridge City Foodbank who run a distribution centre here at CMC every Tuesday.

A list of items which the foodbank needs can be found by going to the foodbank page of the church website. At the moment it’s food rather than toiletries which are needed.

With friends from St. Andrew’s and St. George’s we are running a holiday club for primary school age children during the October half-term. Publicity and registration forms are available at the church or by contacting Deacon Ian. It’s going to be lots of fun!  Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th October.


Sunday Worship
7th October     - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
                                    -- HARVEST FESTIVAL --
food and drinks from 10.15am

14th October   - 10.30am.  Morning Worship, led by Mary Ratcliffe (from Wesley Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

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

28th October   - 10.30am.  Morning Worship, led by Revd Joy Levine
includes Holy Communion
also group for children & teens

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



Tuesday Fellowship
The monthly fellowship continues on its new day of the week. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th October at 2.30pm and Revd Simon Oliver will be telling us about himself and his work at the Cottenham community coffee shop. Ask Rosemary Tice for further details.
(The meeting in November will be on 20th)

Harvest Festival
Please remember that you can support either the foodbank (by bringing tinned/packet food etc) or there will be an opportunity to support All We Can (the Methodist relief and development agency) with gifts of money – envelopes available at the church throughout October.

Remembrance Sunday
2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of the first world war. There will be many special events around the country to mark this. In Chesterton there will be a special event on Remembrance Sunday at the memorial in St. Andrew’s Churchyard.

AT CMC we will be meeting at 10am (earlier than usual) for a shorter service than usual, for all ages. Everyone is then invited to make the short journey round to St. Andrew’s Church in time for 11am.  More publicity will be available in the coming weeks and we will be thinking about how we walk / cycle / drive, enabling everyone to take part if they wish to.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

September 2018


Sunday Worship

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
toast and drinks from 10.15am

                         - at 6.30pm there is a circuit ‘farewell’ service for Barbara at Wesley Church
                                    everyone is welcome

9th September            - 10.30am.  Morning Worship, led by Elsie Salmon (from Haslingfield Methodist)
includes group for children & teens

16th September - 10.30am.  All-age Worship led by Deacon Ian
To include the baptism of Tristan!

23rd September - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Brian Beck & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion
also group for children & teens

30th September - 10.30am.  All-age Worship led by Revd Alison Walker

7th October        - 10.30am. Café Church for all ages, led by Deacon Ian
                                    -- HARVEST FESTIVAL --



Coffee & Tea, Chat & Creativity
Open from 10am until midday each Wednesday – back to normal after the summer J



Tuesday Fellowship
The monthly fellowship meeting returns during September. The first meeting of this new church year will be on Tuesday 11th September at 2.30pm and Revd Colin Smith will be the speaker.  Ask Rosemary Tice for further details. (The meeting in October will be on 9th)

Harvest Festival
Our Harvest Festival celebration will be held on Sunday 7th October. If you have ideas about decorating the church (including produce from gardens / allotments) then please let Rachel, Adrian or Ian know. People will be invited to bring gifts for the Cambridge foodbank or to support All We Can, the Methodist relief and development charity.

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