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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for May 7 – 13 THURSDAY: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; midday – Quiet Hour; 12.10pm – Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Friday: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; midday – Quiet Hour; 4.00pm – Ely
SERVICES for May 7 - 13
THURSDAY: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.
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Friday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 4.00pm - Ely Cathedral Open Evening; 5.30pm - Evensong.
Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 12.30pm Walsingham Cell Mass; 5.30pm - Evensong.
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Sunday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Sung Eucharist; 2pm - East Anglian Regional Transplant Thanks-giving Service; 4pm - Evensong.
Monday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evensong.
Tuesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evensong.
Wednesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evensong.
SUNDAY: 10.25am - Welcome by the stewards with notices and prayers; 10.30am - morning service led by John Seaman; 6.30pm - evening service with Rev Barbara Garwood.
Thursday: noon-1pm - Shoppers' Lunch; 2.30pm - Open Fellowship.
Friday: Wesley guild.
Sunday: 10.30am - service with Rev Christopher Baker, followed by lunch; 2.30pm - Annual Church Meeting; 4pm - Holy communion with Rev Barbara Garwood.
St Mary's Church
SUNDAY: 8am - Holy Communion with preacher Jane Hulme; 10.30am - Family Communion with preacher Jane Hulme; 6.30pm - Evening Prayer with preacher Alan Hulme.
St Peter's Church
SUNDAY: 9.15am - Sung Eucharist, with celebrant and preacher Rev Reg Macklin.
Tuesday: 10am - Said Eucharist with Canon Nigel Abbot, followed by tea and coffee at St Peter's House (proceeds to Water Aid).
The Olive Tree
SUNDAY's morning worship drew our attention to the eagerness of our God to receive us as we turn back to Him after stumbling or drifting away from Him. The songs and prayers reflected this. The Pastor then taught on repentance, what it is and why it is needed. The children's Sunday School was a time of artistic and musical activity enjoyed by them all.
Sunday: 10.30am - Worship and Holy Communion. The speaker will be the Pastor. Cr�che and Sunday School will be provided.
Friday: 10am- noon - Open Door Caf�. Donations welcome.
All are welcome at these events.
ANDY Watson led worship on Sunday morning, involving the children in a game to make them think about what they value most. The minister, Rev Gordon Lowman, led the service. In the Communion service, nine new people were received into welcome membership of the church . In the evening the message was taken from Matthew Chapter 7.
Sunday: 10.30am - Morning Service. Cr�che and Sunday School are available for children and young people.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association
THE SSAFA Cambridgeshire Branch has announced a new chairperson - Judith Borland from Ely. Mrs Borland takes over from Lt Col Brian w Moore from Guilden Morden and her appointment was made at the SSAFA's AGM held in March.
SSAFA Forces Help is a national military charity helping service and ex-service men and women and their families including the reserves, territorials and national service forces. The SSAFA's services include welfare assistance, friendship visits, financial support and relieving need or distress.
CELEBRANT and preacher at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday was Rev Alan Hulme. The organist was Margaret Haynes who also read the first lesson. The offertory was presented by Lee Howard.
Sunday: 9.15am - Sung Eucharist.
St George's Church
O Sunday the vicar presided and preached at the 8am Holy Communion and the 10am Parish Eucharist. The choir turned wore the new robes which were blessed by the Vicar. Jim Gilbert, retiring church warden, entertained the congregation with a wistful and humorous poem about his years as warden.
The Sunday Club has begun a series of sessions on the church and the people involved. Jane and Carol hosted a tea to celebrate their 10 years of service as licensed lay ministers in Littleport. This was followed by the First Sunday Praise led by Carol and Jane.
Sunday: 8am - Holy Communion presided and preached by the vicar; 10am - Parish Eucharist with Jane Harris; 6.30pm - Evening Service at St John's, Carol Swain will preach.
Monday: 12.30pm - Daily Prayer.
Tuesday: 12.30 - Daily Prayer; 1.45pm - Pram Service for pre-school toddlers.
Wednesday: 8.30am - Morning Prayer; 9.30am Holy Communion.
Thursday: 8.45am - Morning Prayer.
Friday: 7.30pm - Choir Practice; 9pm - Compline.
FUTURE EVENTS: Saturday May 30 - Organ Concert with Ian Tracey ( Liverpool Cathedral). Some tickets are still available at Adams shop and the church.
THE preacher on Sunday was Tudor Parsons, on Psalm 27.
On Tuesday a coffee morning was held in aid of the Friends of Princess of Wales Hospital.
Friday: Girls Brigade meets at 6pm.
St George's Church
SUNDAY'S service of Morning Praise was led by David Noble who preached about spreading the news of Jesus.
On Saturday and Sunday, the annual spring Flower Festival will be held. This year's theme is 'our village in the 19th Century'. Exhibits open Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm.
Sunday: there will be no morning service but a United Songs of Praise at 6.30pm singing 19th Century hymns.
All welcome, do come and see our church.
Heartbeat Health Walk
ON April 20, 36 walkers plus three leaders took part in a walk of 3.1 miles around Soham.
On April 27, 35 walkers met at the church for the weekly walk. Led by David Clarke with Laurie Budd at the back, a walk of about three miles was enjoyed by all. A stop was made at The Ship or Saucy Megabytes for refreshments.
Over 60's Club
RUTH Ginn welcomed members to the club on May 1. Games of bingo were played with Betty Lanagan calling the numbers, assisted by Jean Peacock and Jean Wells checking the cards. Vera Seal organised the raffle and the ladies served refreshments. At the next meeting there will be a fashion show by the Edinburgh Woollen Mill from Ely. The meeting was brought to a close with the singing of the club hymn.
Soham The Fen and Barway WI
PRESIDENT Sheila Knight welcomed members to the meeting at Keith Leonard House on May 1. Members joined in the singing of Jerusalem. The business of the evening was dealt with before Yvonne Long introduced the speaker for the evening, Rev Graham Locking who gave a very informative and amusing talk on his work as chaplain to the horse racing industry. He was thanked by Gwen Bridgeman. Refreshments were served and Sheila organised the raffle. A short quiz brought the evening to a close. The speaker at the next meeting on June 5 will be Ken Smith from the Newmarket food bank.
Soham Bowls Club
ON April 25 a successful open day was held at the bowls club. A quiz was arranged in the evening by Colin and Jenny Aspland and Alec Gibbs. The winners were The Seniors. Everyone enjoyed a supper prepared and served by Pam Hall, Hazel King and Carol Mason. Thanks are extended to everyone who contributed to an excellent evening.
Members wishing to take part in the Tom Isaacson Trophy on May 17 should put their names on the list. The charity triples takes place on June 7 at 11am.
THERE were four tables in play at the dominoes held on April 24 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: B Copping, Mrs A Houghton, Mrs Perrin, Mrs S Saberton, Mrs M White and J Hines. Highest Halves: Mrs O Goodjohn and Miss M Murfitt; Consolation: A Bell; Draw: Miss M Murfitt, Mrs M White, Mrs S Saberton and B Copping.
THERE were three tables in play at the whist drive held on April 27 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Mrs M Dewsbery, Mrs P Jordan, R Saberton, Mrs H Sturman, N Synejko, K Cornwell and F Tall. Highest halves: Mrs A Houghton and Mrs P Brand; Most Nines: Miss M Murfitt; Consolation: B Copping; Draw: Mrs N Bean, Mrs P Brand, Mrs M Dewsbery and N Synejko.