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The Welcome Return of Hymn Singing led by St Mary's Choir last Sunday


With the return of live music and hymn singing at St Mary’s last Sunday to accompany the service of Holy Communion, led by our Rector, the Rev Alex Wheatley, there was a good attendance for our usual morning service. The singing, was probably the last element of the traditional service to be restored and there was no doubt that the congregation enjoyed the experience with favourite hymns being led once more by St Mary’s Church Choir. Future services will follow this format and it is hoped that many more from our congregation will return to enjoy this popular Sunday service. The morning service next Sunday will also be Holy Communion again led by the Rector. All are welcome.

This Friday, September 24th , don’t forget to listen to the Biggles FM Breakfast Show on Friday morning, at 8.15am as Nick Wilson, St Mary’s Church Organist, will once more be the speaker giving his fortnightly Thought for the Day and news of all events and services coming up at St Mary’s. At 9.30 am, the First Steps Baby and Toddler group will be meeting in the church hall. Call Sandy on 01767 260430 for further details. Another event will be in the evening when our events team are holding at 7pm, a QUIZ NIGHT ITALIA in St Mary’s Church Hall. Entry is £10 PH on the door which includes a Pasta Supper and a Bar will be available. Bring along your families and friends to make up a team and enjoy a delicious Italian supper all prepared by our expert team of Chefs! All proceeds go to St Mary’s Church.

Don’t forget the concert in church the next day, Saturday 25th September, when the Berkeley Ensemble will be giving a concert of Chamber Music in St Mary’s Church. The tickets are free for under 26s but otherwise £15 for others. Tickets can be obtained now from Cameron’s Newsagents on the Market Square or on the door on the day. The concert starts at 2.30pm.

Future service and event notice: On October 17th, in the afternoon, the annual Civic Service will be held to celebrate the background work done by our Town and District Councillors, and council workers who provide us with facilities such as the library, the emergency services, our local medical services, schools and much other support in many ways. The choir from the Potton Federation Schools will be taking part. This is a lovely service for the Town and all are welcome to attend. More information will be given nearer the day.

Finally, the ladies of our church, the Charity Chums, ran a Bric a Brac and raffle stall at last weekend’s Quarterly Market, and raised the grand sum of £376.82 for Music for Memory, Potton's dementia aid group. Well done ladies, a great effort.

Services for next Sunday 26th September, Trinity 17. 8am St Mary’s Church, Potton, Holy Communion, with Rev. Alex Wheatley 9am All Saints Church, Sutton, Service of the Word, with Rdr David Kilpatrick 10.30am, St Mary’s Church, Potton, Holy Communion, with Rev. Alex Wheatley. 3pm St John’s Church, Cockayne Hatley, Evening Prayer with Rev. Alex Wheatley.

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