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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for August 13 - 19 THURSDAY: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Friday: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Saturday: 7.40am – Morning Praye


Ely Cathedral

SERVICES for August 13 - 19

THURSDAY: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Friday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 1.30pm - Wedding; 5.30pm - Evensong.

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Sunday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism and Ministry of Healing; 4.00pm - Evensong; 5.15pm - Organ Recital.

Monday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Tuesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Wednesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

St Mary's Church

SUNDAY: 8am - Holy Communion with Alan Hulme; 10.30am - Family Communion with Alan Hulme.

Methodist Church

SUNDAY'S morning service was led by the Rev June Mallabon. The theme was 'letters' and the sermon focused on St Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

The evening service of Holy Communion was taken by the Rev Barbara Garwood. The musicians for the day were Donald Monk and Helen Shanassy.

This Sunday's morning service at 10.30am will be led by Ken Brown. The evening service, at 6.30pm, will be led by Rev Christopher Bishop.

New Connexions @ High Barns

INCLUDING the excluded was the basis for Sunday's meeting. The discussion was based on Acts ch8.

Children's club heard from John ch4.

The church meets weekly for worship, discussion and a look at what the Bible says about the week's topic. A warm welcome awaits you.

Sundays 10.30am at St Mary's School Theatre.

INFO: Keith Waters on 612158 or

Countess Church

ANDY Watson led worship on Sunday morning, talking to the children about following God in fact as well as in theory. John Baldock spoke about accountability to God using various texts to illustrate his points

In the evening Joan Johnson led worship and the Rev Gordon Lowman spoke, from Revelation Chapter 2.

Two by Two toddlers group is holding one of its holiday sessions from 10am -midday on Thursday.

Sunday: Family Service at 10.30am.


Parish Church

CELEBRANT and preacher at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday was Rev John Sansom. The first lesson was read by Linda Aylott. The organist was Beth Stokes and the offertory was presented by Lee Howard.

Sunday: morning prayer at 9.15am.


Baptist Chapel

THE Sunday morning service was taken by Mervin Crawford. Joyce, Alan and Josh (on the drums) were the musicians. Joyce welcomed everyone, followed by prayer and a talk about wasps. Nathaniel took up the offering. Mervin prayed for the teenagers as they went to their class. He spoke about churches and their notice boards and read from John 21, v. 1 to 3 and Haggai 1 to 15.

Sunday: service will be taken by the Rev Jim Mullin.


St John's Methodist Church

SUNDAY: 10.45am - Morning Worship with the Rev June Mallabon; 6.30pm - Evening Worship united at The Vine.

Sunday (August 23): 10.45am - Morning Worship with Simon Wynn; 6.30pm - Evening Worship united at St George's with preacher the Rev Barbara Garwood.

All welcome to join services and events.

St George's Church

ON Sunday the vicar presided at the 8am Holy Communion, at which Carol Swain was the preacher. The vicar also presided at the 10am Parish Eucharist, when the Rt Rev Dr D Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon delivered the sermon. The Evening Service at 6.30pm was at St John's and Jane Harris preached.

Saturday: 12.30pm - Friendship Lunch in the Parish Room.

Sunday: 8am - Holy Communion with the vicar; 10am - Family Service and Baptism, when the preacher will be Jane Harris; 6.30pm - United Service at the Vine Fellowship (The Old Regal ).

Tuesday: 12.30pm - Daily Prayer.

Wednesday: 8.30am - Morning Prayer; 9.30am - Holy Communion.

Friday: 9pm - Compline.

Saturday: 9.30am - Coffee Morning at St. George's.

FUTURE EVENTS: August 22 - 10am to 3.30pm Children's Activity Day at St George's; September 2 - 7.30pm " Out of the Hat " Old time music hall and Magic show at the village hall.

The Vine Community Church

NON-denominational Christian church meeting at the Regal on Hempfield Road.

This Sunday's service will be at 10.30am with contemporary music worship and the sermon by Pastor Don Gee.

Youth and children's Sunday school is provided during the sermon and the cr�che is open. After the service you are welcome to stay for coffee, tea, and fellowship.

There will not be a service on August 23 since the church will be on holiday at Sizewell Hall.

INFO: Pastor Don Gee at 01353 860885 or 01353 864690 or visit


Littleport Ely and District Spiritualist

SERVICES held at the village hall in Victoria Street on Thursdays.

Doors open at 6.40pm for healing which ends at 7.20pm. This is free to all who would like to have healing.

The Divine Service begins at 7.30pm and this week the visiting medium is Chantelle.

Next Thursday the medium will be Arthur Wright.

There will be a raffle for which donated prizes are gratefully accepted and a goodwill gesture collection. There is no charge for entry and the church is open to everyone.

The evening is closes with tea/coffee and light refreshments for which there is no charge and all are welcome.

There are places available for Development Circle and Healing Circle. For those interested please contact Wendie.

There is to be Psychic Supper on the September 3 with a number of top mediums attending. To avoid disappointment, as tickets are limited, please contact Wendie.

INFO:, telephone 01353 667300 or


Millfield School

ON the last day of term Millfield School council raised the new school flag, which shows the school's motto: Everyone Is Equal. The flag was designed by Anne Maduro from year six.


WE are a family-orientated fellowship of believers where people are encouraged by practical teaching. Sunday School is provided for children of all ages. On Thursday evening at 7pm there is Bible study. Pastor Barnds is teaching from the book of Colossians. We give praise for the baptism service on Sunday. Sunday services are at 10.30am and 7pm.

Tree House Club

Tree House is a place where children from five-15 can have an evening of fun in a safe environment. Tree House offers activities from outdoor games on the all-weather sports pitch. Tree house is open on Fridays, from 6.30pm till 9pm and is located at the Evangelical Church. Admission is �1 and a tuck shop is available.

INFO: 01353 860693 or 07960119824.


Baptist Church

THE message for the United Service on Sunday morning was 'put on the whole armour of God'. The service was conducted by Liz Herrington. The music group accompanied the singing. The congregation enjoyed a time of fellowship with drinks and refreshments before going home.

This Sunday the service at 10.30am will be conducted by Rev Glyn Jones.

St George's Church

ON Sunday morning we joined with our friends at the Chapel for the United service. Sunday the service of Holy Communion will be at 9.30am and will be conducted by the vicar Rev Margaret Harper.


Methodist Church

SUNDAY worship was led by Alan Mason.

Sunday's worship at 10am will be led by Ian Weatherall. Evening service at 6.30pm will be led by the Rev Barbara Garwood.

Saturday there will be a mini fete which is being held outside Budgens in Clay Street, Soham 10am-12pm with cake stall, tombola, bric-a brac, draw and competitions. Proceeds to Soham Methodist Church Renovation and Refurbishment Funds.

Ann and Sarah Willett's Open Day on July 26 raised �400 for Soham Methodist Church Restoration and Renovation Funds. Thanks to them for opening their home each year to help the church and also for holding Coffee Mornings on the last Friday of each month. The next coffee morning is on August 28 and everyone is welcome.

Soham and Burwell Village Colleges

AN exhibition of paintings by students of Soham and Burwell village colleges is being held in Newmarket library this month.

The students attend adult art classes at the colleges and many of them had never painted before joining a class, whilst others already had some experience. Their tutor is local artist Peter Welch and details of his classes are available at the exhibition for the new term starting in September.


Over 60's Club

MEMBERS enjoyed playing cards while members of the committee held a meeting discussing destinations for trips for the future.

Tea and biscuits were served by Patrick Spencer, Joan Lowe, Edith Sadler, Mary Carter and Jean Wakefield.

Birthday greetings were sung for Margaret Riley. A raffle was held. Runner beans were brought in which were sold to members. Proceeds went to the club funds. The meeting closed with the club hymn.


Garden Club

THE third successive mini-show was held on July 22 and members pulled out all the stops to make it a successful and enjoyable evening.

There were 120 entries in the 14 classes, from 35 members and all of the entries were of an excellent standard. As in previous years the members judged the entries by placing a penny by the entry they thought was best in each class. Trophies were presented to the winners in each class as follows.

Three Stems of Shrub - Wynn Noack/Diane Scotting (joint winners), Three Stems of Perennials - Janet Townsin, A Buttonhole - Diane Scotting, Pot Plant Flowering - John Groves, Four Bunches of Herbs - Diane Scotting, One Vegetable and One Flower - M Constable, Six Tomatoes - John Easey, Trio of Vegetables - Dick Peacock, Lincolnshire Fruit Cake - Cyril Brown, Sponge Sandwich - Olive Newell, Gentlemen's Fruit Cake - John Easey, Needlework - Linda Darlow/Joan Flude (Joint Winners, Craft Item - Linda Darlow, Photography - Tony Wilding, Best Exhibit in Show, Harrington Trophy - Den Roberts for a carnivorous plant.

The evening was rounded off with wine and cheese.

The next Garden Club Meeting will be on September 9 at 7.45pm in the Brooklands Centre Village Hall, when Joy Wermely will give a flower arranging demonstration.

Picnic In The Park

THE family picnic will feature bands, stalls, a barbecue and a grand firework finale as soon as it is dark. The event will be held at the Brooklands field on September 5 from 3.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from village shops.



THERE were four tables in play at the dominoes held on July 31 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Mrs D Perrin, Mrs S Saberton, Mrs J Crown, Mrs O Newell, Miss M Murfitt, Mrs A Houghton and Mrs M Coulson. Highest Halves: Mrs M White and Mrs J Hardiment; Consolation: R Dewsbury; Draw: A Reed, Mrs M Dewsbury, R Dewsbury and Mrs M White.

Whist Drive

THERE were four tables in play at the whist drive held on August 3 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Mrs I Butcher, Mrs A Houghton, Mrs D Perrin, R Saberton, B Copping, Mrs M Dewsbery and K Cornwell. Highest Halves: Mrs H Sturman and A Bell; Most Twos: Mrs P Brand; Consolation: Miss M Murfitt; Draw: Mrs A Houghton, N Synejko, Mrs N Bean, R Saberton and Mrs H Sturman.


St Peters Club

A CLUB meeting will be held on September 25 and the next outing will be a trip to Canterbury on September 29. The coach will leave Wilburton 8.30am and not the usual time of 9am.