December 2018 Dairy dates
2nd Sunday-Worship (see below for separate
4th 10:30am - Mini-Jaffas at Village Institute
5th 10:30am - Bible Study
6th 10am12pm - Mustard Seed Coffee Shop
6th 8:00pm - Bible Study Group in Longstanton
6th 3:00pm- Open the Book at Hatton Park School
‘Sing for Joy' Event [All Saints Church Longstanton]
8th 3:30pm - Messy Christingle Willingham
9th Sunday-Worship (See below
for separate details)
10th 10:00am - Prayer Support Group meeting
11th 10:30am - Minijaffas
at Village Institute
12th 10:30am - Bible Study Group in Over
13th 10am12pm - Mustard Seed Coffee
13th 3:00pm - Open the book at Hatton Park School
- Bible Study Group in Longstanton
(see below for separate details)
18th 10:30am - Minijaffas at Village Institute
19th 10:30am - Bible Study Group in Over
20th School Autumn Term Closes-Back 3 January
21st 5:30pm - Christmas Carols - St Andrews Swavesey
23rd Sunday - 11:00am- Crib Service - All Saint's Longstanton
- Christmas Carols All Saint's Longstanton
24th 4:30pm - Willingham - Churches together Crib Service
11:30pm-Midnight Communion- All Saints Longstanton.
Day (see separate details)
Sunday Worship (see below for separate details)
December 2018 Sunday Worship
Sunday 2nd December (Advent Sunday)
8:00am- St Marys' Church Over - Holy Communion [BCP]
9:30am- All Saint's Church - Holy Communion Service
4:30pm - St Andrews Church Swavesey - Christingle service
6:00pm - St Mary's Church Over - Advent Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 9th December (2nd Sunday of Advent)
8:00am -St Andrews Church Swavesey - Holy Communion [BCP]
9:30am - All Saint's Church - All Age Service
3:30pm - St Mary's & All Saints Willingham - Joint Messy Christingle
Sunday 16th December (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Saints Church - Joint Holy Communion Service
10:30am St Mary's & All Saints Willingham - Joint All Age
Sunday 23rd December
(4th Sunday after Advent)
9:30am - All Saint's Church - Morning Worship
All Saint's Church - Crib Service
6:00pm - All Saints Church - Christmas Carols
Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
3:30pm - St Mary's & All Saints Willingham - Churches together Crib Service
11:30pm - All Saint's
Church-Midnight Holy Communion Service
Christmas Day 25th December
9:30am-All Saint's Church Family Holy Communion
December (1st Sunday of Christmas)
10:30am-St Andrews Church-5folds Joint Communion Service
We hope you enjoy our services, and if you would like more
information about anything please speak to one of our churchwarden.
As the family of Christ meeting for worship, we
welcome people of all ages. If you have children who want to stay in church with you please feel free to take a busy bag or
activity pack from the back of church to help you to entertain them!!
We aim to make our services enjoyable and easy for
everyone to take part. Please let the Clergy or Church Wardens know what you think at the
end - we really do appreciate any comments. There are different styles of worship across the 5folds team
of churches. If you would prefer something different, ask and we may be able to suggest something for you!
If you have children aged
5-12 we have a Sunday School which takes place in term time during the service. Please ask someone at the
door who will be very pleased to tell you more.
The clergy are never too busy to visit you or to discuss pastoral
and/or spiritual matters just give them a call.
Hill - 07970949331.
For any matters relating to our churches
please contact one of the churchwardens.
Sue Gamon -
Roger Valentine - 01954-230519
For contact details visit our contacts page
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
2012 was the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book
of Common Prayer, made mandatory by the Act of Uniformity dated 24th August 1662. The BCP is still used on a regular basis in our churches, and if there is sufficient demand we could
use it even more - Lets us know what you would like!
Prayer Support Group
The next meeting of the Prayer Support Group is on Monday
10th December at 10:00am
the Book - Assembly - Hatton Park School.
is "OPEN THE BOOK" Open Book is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to
hear the major stories of the Bible, presented chronologically, during the school year.
Messy Church this month is at Willingham
Messy Church group
will be meeting on 8th December at Willingham Baptist Church at 3:30pm.
All Children and Parents are very welcome to join in for an informal time of singing, games, teaching, craft and food. For
more information please contact Susan Meah on 01954-781258 or Fiona Joel
This is for you...are you able to help?
Are you able to help? More people are needed to prepare crafts for MESSY
CHURCH. We offer six different craft activities and we will provide all materials and instructions well in
advance so that you have plenty of time to prepare. You will need to make a sample and, if necessary, do some advance preparation
for children to make the craft.
It is one way in which we attempt to reach out into the wider community. It can
be exhausting, but those of us who have been involved believe that it is important. I hope that you are supporting Messy Church
through prayer. However, we would really appreciate more help. Would you be able to transport the crockery and cutlery to
and from the church and the village hall? Perhaps you wouldn't mind cutting out shapes for a craft activity while you're
watching TV? Or you might like to research craft activities on the internet for us? You could go shopping for craft resources?
Maybe you could supply a dozen cakes or bake a large lasagne or cottage pie. It takes time to set up the activities,
to do the washing up and to tidy up. We'd love you to join us at Messy Church, but even if you can't (or don't
want to) any of the above jobs are things you could help us with. It doesn't even have to be a monthly commitment. Maybe
you'd like to coordinate offers of help and make sure the jobs are covered.
I would love to hear how you can
support us. It would be an encouragement if you can let us know that you are praying. You can contact me (Susan Meah)
on 01954-781258 or email@example.com
See contacts page if you
want to get in touch or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study All Saints Church Dates:
6th, 13th & 19th December 2018
study is not for academic study, but an opportunity for us to grapple together with what the Bible says and
how we might apply it to our everyday lives. If we believe the Bible is God's word to us, surely we can set aside an hour
a week to look at it together?
will be taking the theme "EVERYDAY GOD". The word "ordinary" speaks of something not
particularly exciting or stimulating, yet in our daily lives there are lots of ordinary jobs that have to be done. It is the
same in church life: it is great to celebrate our special festivals, but what about those Sundays which are not particularly
special, like the 19th Sunday after Trinity?
is this - we spend much of our lives in ordinariness, and the challenge we face is this: how do we experience and appreciate
the gems and wonders of everyday existence? How do we encounter God in the ordinariness of daily life?
Join us and let's work this through together!
Tuesday 4th, 11th & 18th December 2018
for parents with pre-school children. Mini-Jaffas meet at the Village Institute Longstanton at 10.30am.
for a short informal time of worship followed by craft activities, related to the theme and refreshments.
This is an excellent way
of introducing young children to worship, as well as being a good way of meeting other parents within the local community. Those
who have had their children baptised will find this a great way of keeping their baptismal promises. Just turn up and
you will be guaranteed a warm welcome at either venue.
What exactly is Mini-JAFFA?
Did you know that Mini-JAFFA has been running in Longstanton since
The name was created to link it to JAFFA Club
which ran weekly at Hatton Park School. So what does JAFFA stand for? It is Jesus, A, Friend For All and we wanted to do a
version for the pre-schoolers, hence Mini-JAFFA.
All Saints' Church
building was closed when we started so we initially met in the Longstanton Village Institute. Since the church reopened we
start by meeting in the church and then walk down the High Street to the Village Institute for a snack and craft activity.
So what happens at Mini-JAFFA? We meet in the Village Institute [Winter time] or in the
space at the back of church [Summer time] where we sit in a circle with children on the carpet in the middle. We have our
own order of service which the children like to help hand out.
praises to God (using nursery rhyme tunes) and accompanied by enthusiastic bellringing and maraca shaking. We say prayers
together and the children respond with a phrase which the older ones are keen to show that they remember each week.
We have a news time when the children have the opportunity to share things that are important
to them. We always pray for what has been shared. We have a Bible story which try to get the children to help with, rather
than just listening.
I have a lovely team of people who help prepare
refreshments for us. The children enjoy breadsticks and apple, with either water or milk to drink. After eating we do a craft
activity which is linked to the story. Obviously as some children are still very little they are usually simple activities
and sticking is always popular. We do have a corner where babies can play with baby toys.
Mini-JAFFA is a really special group and I do hope that you will pray for
the families who attend. It is a wonderful opportunity and a privilege to share Bible stories with young children (often the
first time they will hear them) and their parents/carers.
also pray for our Mini-JAFFA picnic which will take place near the end of term where we get together for a more informal get
together and give each of the children an age appropriate book of a Bible story.
If you'd like to know more about Mini-JAFFA then please speak to Susan Meah - 01954-781258 or
Every Thursday at Over - Between
10am & 12pm.
Mustard Seed is a coffee shop with a difference and takes place in St Mary's
Church Hall, Over on a Thursday morning (10 a.m. - 12 Noon). It is not a church event but is open to everyone from
baby to 100+. What we are seeking to achieve is quite simple - a place where
anyone can come and have a chat over coffee/tea (served in individual pots) + home-made cake. And if you are lucky we may
even have hot chocolate available.
Depending on the week, we
• sell locally grown produce (as available)
sell home-made crafts (usually the 1st Thursday of the month)
• have a selection of 2nd hand books (donations always
• and there could be more!!
young children are welcome, and we will make more "toys" etc. available should demand increase.
Volunteer help is always welcome - just come along and offer your services.