A Murder Mystery in Potton? Surely not so don't be alarmed!


After a few busy weeks at St Mary’s with Remembrance Sunday last week and other unusual events, we were back to a normal Sunday Morning Service of Holy Communion this week, led by the Rector, the Rev Alex Wheatley. The Choir were in good voice and as well as leading the hymn singing, they also sang a beautiful anthem, the Song of Mary, during Holy Communion. This means that the choir are almost back to their pre-Covid level. The choir is also now rehearsing for various Christmas services and it is hoped that many will come to enjoy the Christmas music and services that are being prepared. More about that in the coming weeks. Next Sunday’s Morning Service will again be Holy Communion with the Rev Alex.

As mentioned last week, Potton Playhouse put on two performances of “The Great British Bump Off”, a Murder Mystery written by one of their members. It was all about Potton’s 75th Annual Show, but particularly the cake judging competition. Inevitably there was rivalry between entrants and a dispute with a rather nasty specimen of an expert judge, who was later found dead! But it just so happened the Miss Marple was visiting and immediately took over solving the murder but with a lot of help from a lot of villagers, the audience! I have a feeling that Saturday’s audience named a different culprit to the Friday audience who were very convinced that it was the Vicar! Anyway, either way it was an entertaining evening with a most excellent hot meal served up by Paul and his team in the kitchen. Thank you Playhouse, you did us proud and helped to raise some money as well!

Our Church Organist, Nick Wilson will once more be giving his “Thought for the Day” on BigglesFM on Friday morning at 8.15am so please tune in to 104.8 on the dial to hear what he has to say. Our toddler and baby group, First Steps, meet regularly in the church hall every Friday from 9.30am till 11.30am. For full details call Sandy on 01767 260430. The next meeting of the Craft and Chatter group of art and craft enthusiasts, will be on November 26th in the church hall at 7.30pm. Www.facebook.com/craftandchatter for more details.

Finally this week, as part of the Potton Christmas Light Switch On Weekend, on Sunday 28th of November, Father Christmas will tour the streets of Potton starting at 4.30pm in Blackbird Street finally ending up on St. Marys field at 6.30pm where there will be carol singing by torchlight led by St Mary's Church. Do come and join us and bring a torch! Facilities will be open for comfort breaks. This event should finish at 7.15pm. The full schedule of street visits and Carol Singing was shown in the Town Council Newsletter published in October.

Services for next Sunday 28th, November, Advent One. 8am, St Mary’s Church, Potton, Holy Communion with Rev. Alex Wheatley 9am, All Saints Church, Sutton, Service of the Word with Dawn Kerridge and Darren Brooker 10.30am, St Mary’s Church, Potton, Holy Communion, with Rev. Alex Wheatley 3pm, St John’s Church Cockayne Hatley, Evening Prayer with Rdr Simon Gutteridge

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