Lent is Here!




Going to church this morning for what we expected to be a Holy Communion with prayers for peace because of the Ukraine crisis, turned out to be a little more than that. The Rev Alex Wheatley based his service on the letter sent by the two Anglican Archbishops asking everyone to pray for peace today. The Rev Alex certainly made sure that this special service was full of prayers for peace. He did not have his sermon today, instead everyone was invited to come up and light a candle whilst in the background, the Benedictus from Carl Jenkin’s “The Armed Man” played. This is a very moving prayer set to music and really set the scene for the people attending. A really nice service today, let’s hope our prayers along with those from many other churches across the World, will make the difference to this current warlike situation.

We had earlier welcomed some parishioners from St Mary’s Church, Leighton Bromswold, a small village not far from Huntingdon. They had come to see our unique, (for this area), overhead electric heating as they were thinking about installing something similar. They were very impressed with it and are now considering their way forward. It was a good day to come as they also enjoyed Rev Alex’s amazing service of prayer and peace.


Church World Day of Prayer

This year's World Day of Prayer Service will be held on Friday, 4th March in St Mary's Church Hall at 2.30pm. This is a worldwide service which this year was written by the women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  This interesting service is for everyone - please come and join us.  Refreshments will be served after the service. 


Hearts for Moggerhanger

Our ladies group who run the fundraising group for St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger, are going to hold a nearly new/worn once or twice, ladies and children’s clothes sale at Potton and District Club, Station Road, on Wednesday March 9th from 5pm to 9pm. Donated items can be dropped off at Tysoes in the Market Square, Potton. Now’s the time to get rid of winter wear you’ve grown out of, ready to replace it with nice new spring wear!


A social evening

Coming soon: an “Irish Themed Quiz Evening”, 7.30pm on March 19th in the church hall. Cost will be £15 per head at the door for teams of 4-6, and the cost includes a hot Irish or vegetable Stew, nibbles, cakes, you name it, we will have it, hopefully. There will be a bar in addition. No need to book, just come with your friends or family. There are posters around the town, so look out for more details.


Services for next Sunday 6th March, Lent 1. 9am. All Saints Church, Sutton, Holy Communion 10.30am. St Mary’s Church, Potton, Friends and Family, all age service. 3pm. St John’s Church, Cockayne Hatley, Evening Prayer 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Potton, NightLight also on Zoom: 432 851 790 Access code 032720 Theme: Beauty and Simplicity




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