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The Summer Months are with us, hope you can cope with the expected heat or maybe the rain!

Last Sunday, we welcomed back to St Mary’s Church, our old friend, the Revd Les Oglesby who has previously stood in for our regular Rector when he is not available. The Revd Les has been retired for sometime now but still leads a very good Holy Communion service when asked. This Sunday was a Choral Communion service which means we sing the Communion setting instead of just reading it as we do for a normal service. Revd Les is still a good singer, I first met him when he sat next to me as a member of St Mary’s Singers, a Potton choral society from a few years ago. Revd Les also sang bass as I do now in St Mary’s church choir and he led the Communion setting with ease. This particular setting was written by our late choirmaster David J Barker, who sadly passed away some years ago. This was written by David and his wife Judith who was our church organist at that time, but also passed away within months of husband David. Their Communion setting is now sung once a month for our Choral Communion service, and it is a pleasure for us to sing this wonderful setting and remember the lovely couple who wrote it for us.

The church this Sunday was quite low in attendance probably due to the holiday season and the hot weather generally. We hope that doesn’t carry on for next Sunday’s service which is our ever popular “Friends and Family” service and this time the theme is the “Parable of the Lost Sheep”. The service of course is designed for all ages with the children making craft items which represent the theme for the service. Now we are just wondering if the star pet sheep that is always on the Revd Alex Wheatley’s mind and known as Baaaartholemnew, is to be the star of this particular service? Maybe he has wandered off again! We will find out next Sunday so we hope to see many youngsters in for the service, along with their mums and dads, grandparents and anyone else they are able to bring! As usual, it should be fun!

Some dates for your diaries Some events on the calendar which may be of interest in the coming weeks:

Saturday July 1st, New Voices of Potton, Summer Showcase of Musical Theatre and Song.. Venue, St Mary’s Church. Tickets from Cameron’s newsagents or on the door.

Sunday July 2nd, Red Kite Concert of “Blue and Sentimental” music from the ‘20s and ‘30s at St John’s Church, Cockayne Hatley. Tickets on line from:

Saturday July 20th Potton Playhouse Proudly Present: A presentation of 7 Jane Austen Sketches in the garden at 28 King Street (or in the barn if wet) Tickets are £15 but that includes an afternoon tea. There will be two sittings at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets from Camerons, or order via St Mary’s website:

More events coming soon so look for the details in the coming week’s

Services for Next Sunday July 2nd, Trinity 4

9am. All Saints Church, Sutton, Service of the Word

9am St Mary’s Church, Potton, Morning Prayer

10.30am St Mary’s Church, Potton, Family and Friends all age activity service.

These notices may change, please check on the current Sunday Link newsletter

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