Community News Across East Cambridgeshire
Ely Cathedral SERVICES for December 24 – January 3 THURSDAY: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 3pm – Crib service; 5.30pm – Evening Prayer; 6pm – Carol Service; 11.30pm – First Eucharist of Christmas. Friday: 8.15am
SERVICES for December 24 - January 3
THURSDAY: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 3pm - Crib service; 5.30pm - Evening Prayer; 6pm - Carol Service; 11.30pm - First Eucharist of Christmas.
Friday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Sung Eucharist; 4pm - Evensong.
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Saturday: 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Sunday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Organ Mass; 4pm - Service of Readings and Carols.
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Monday: 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Tuesday: 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Wednesday: 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Thursday (31): 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Friday (1): 8.40am - Morning Prayer; 9am - Holy Communion; 12.10pm - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evening Prayer.
Saturday (2): 7:40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.
Sunday (3): 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am -Sung Eucharist & Ministry of Healing.
St Mary's Church
Crib Service with puppets - 5pm
Midnight Holy Communion - 11.30pm
Holy Communion with Alan Hulme - 9am
All Age Communion - 10.30am
Holy Communion with John Dickinson - 9am
Family Communion with John Dickenson - 10.30am
St Peter's Church
Christmas Eve: 11.30pm - Midnight Mass (celebrant: Canon Laurie Blanchard).
Christmas Day: 10.00am - Morning Prayer.
Sunday: 9.15am - Sung Eucharist (celebrant: Rev Eric Rowland).
Tuesday: 10am - Holy Communion (celebrant: Rev Brian Kerley)
THE dedication service on Sunday was conducted by Rev Jim Mullin. David gave out the notices. Next week's service will be taken by Joy. The musicians for the morning were Eddie, David, June and Josh. Ruth led the singing. The children helped Jim light the nativity candles. The service closed with singing and a prayer. A Sharing Lunch for everyone followed the service.
St George's Church
Christmas Eve: 4pm - Christingle Service; 11.30pm - Midnight Mass.
Christmas Day: 10am - Family Eucharist.
Sunday: 8am - Holy Communion with the vicar; 10am - Family Eucharist with the vicar and sermon will be delivered by Carol Swain; 6.30pm - Evensong led by John Marshall with preacher Jane Harris.
Thursday (31): 11.45pm - New Year Vigil.
Everyone is welcome to any or all of our services.
St John's Methodist Church
THURSDAY: Midnight Communion at St George's Parish Church.
Friday: 10.30am - Morning service.
Sunday: 10.45am - Morning Service with Rev June Mallabon; 6.30pm - Evening service united at St George's.
All welcome to services and events.
The Vine Community Church
CHRISTMAS Day - short service at The Regal at 11am.
Sunday: Family Service will be held. Join us from 10.15am onwards for a cup of tea or coffee before the service if you wish. Cr�che for the youngest children is open from 10.15am and older children enjoy a separate meeting during the second half of the service.
St George's Church
Christmas Eve: 6pm - Carols, Prayers and refreshments.
Christmas Day: 9.30am - All Age Communion led by the Rev Margaret Harper.
Sunday: 9.30am - Morning Praise with Rev Margaret Harper and Scott Eversman.
ON CHRISTMAS Eve we invite everyone to the Chapel ( Nazareth) at 6pm for the traditional journey to Bethlehem (St George's Church). There is no service at the chapel on Sunday.
Heartbeat Health Walk
LAST Monday (14) 31 walkers met at the church for the weekly walk. Led by Liz Gwinnet with David Clarke and Laurie Budd at the back they enjoyed a walk of approximately 3.3 miles around Soham. The next walk will be on January 4 starting from the church at 10am.
Over 60's Club
ON December 15 members of the Soham Over 60's Club joined other groups from around Cambridgeshire for a Christmas lunch at Brook House. After lunch they were entertained by Lee Murfit who played the organ for singing and dancing.
CAROL Gilbey welcomed everyone to the Christmas meeting.
During the evening the competition for a decorated Christmas parcel was judged and the winner was Janet Beaumont. A buffet supper was served and members selected a Christmas gift from the lucky dip. The next meeting is on January 21 at 7.30pm.
MEMBERS of The Choir met for a final rehearsal before joining the school choirs in the Ely Cathedral on Thursday evening. The Choir, based on the BBC series, was a project to bring the community and the school together. Four rehearsals, no auditions and no one turned away. There was a marvellous response, about 50 people who worked very hard and were encouraged by the organiser and musical director Stephen Kenna. For the final rehearsal they were joined by professional soloist Gareth Jones who had previously visited the College to work with the cast of The Pirates of Penzance in 2007. The final rehearsal went well and everyone looked forward to joining the school choirs in the Ely Cathedral on Thursday.
St Andrew's Church
CHRISTMAS Eve: 3pm - Crib service; 6pm - Christingle; 11.30pm - Midnight Mass.
Christmas Day: 10am - Family service with Holy Communion.
Sunday: 10.30am - Holy Communion.
Tuesdays: 10am - Holy Communion. Toddler Praise service will restart at new time in February.