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Lilies for Easter
'Remembering Loved ones at Easter'

Lilies for Easter
Do you have a loved one that you want to remember at Easter?
Our Church will be displaying lilies in remembrance of departed loved ones as part of the Easter celebration.
If you would like to purchase a lily at a cost of £5 each and have your loved one's name on a scroll in church
then please take a slip from the back of church and indicate how many lilies you would like and the names you want on the scroll.
Please hand your slips and money to:- Jane Chatfield by 7th April so that we have time to order the lilies.
Any money not used will go towards the upkeep of the church.


Lent Lunches
'Breaking the Barriers'
Christian Aid
Lent Lunches
During Lent a number of Lent Lunches are being organised. This year we are raising money to support Christian Aid, in particular the Bishop's Appeal ,the ‘Breaking the Barriers' project:" Business Opportunities Through Sustainable Energy Projects for Women in Rural Malawi, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Honduras".
There is a list at the back of church for you to sign up to which lunch you would like to attend.
You may even like to host a lunch, in which case just fill in your name and venue and date.


Revd Jenny Hill
'Thank you' Service
12 May 2019
St Mary's Church Over
Commencing at

Revd Jenny Hill
As interim 'Priest-in-Charge' the Revd Jenny Hill has been looking after all four of our ancient parishes [Over, Willingham, Longstanton & Swavesey] as well as helping prepare the ground for our new Team Rector, Revd Dr Simon Gill who arrives in May 2019.
To say ‘thanks you' and express our appreciation to Jenny for holding the fort keeping us on the straight an narrow during our period of interregnum, there is a special 5folds joint service being held on 12 May at St Mary's Church Over commencing at 10:30am.


Revd Dr Simon Gill
Licencing Service
19 May 2019
St Andrew's Church Swavesey
Commencing at 4:00pm

Team Rector Designate
Revd Dr Simon Gill
The Revd Dr Simon Gill, currently Priest-in-Charge and Rural Dean, in Sudbury within the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese,
is to be Priest-in-Charge (Team Rector-designate) of Longstanton, Over, Swavesey and Willingham.
Revd Dr Simon Gill will be licensed on Sunday 19th May at 4pm at St Andrews Swavesey
Simon has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and worked in industry for a number of years before being called to serve God in the Anglican Church. He then gained a BA in Theology and trained for the ministry.
He is married to Sallie. They have a 23-year-old son, Matthew, who is currently in the first year of his PhD studies in Organic Chemistry at York University, and a 21-year-old daughter, Judith, who is currently in her final year at Southampton University studying Marine, Biology. Simon's pastimes are rambling, cycling, home wine-making and gardening.


'Sing for Joy'
Are taking a well deserved break for
Easter and will be back soon
'Sing for Joy'
Have you ever yearned for a bit of "me" time or have wanted to sing in a group, but never had the opportunity or confidence to do so, then this group is for you!
Led by Kate Woolf, they come together just for fun and the love of singing.
No auditions, no need to read music ¬ just bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to sing with others.
The Group meet up in the Village Institute at Longstanton.
Singing has such a hugely positive impact on mood, body and soul! For more details, contact:
Kate Woolf (01954-200975) or
Susan Meah (01954-781258).


meet again on
2nd & 23rd
Mini-Jaffas is for parents with pre-school children. Mini-Jaffas meet in 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.


The Events Team
Come and join the Events Team
and help to plan and organize a calendar of social and fundraising events
All Saints' Church Longstanton
All Saints Church
'Events Team'

Do you like a party? Do you want to further the work of the church in Longstanton? Then come and join the Events Team and help to plan and organize a calendar of social and fundraising events for All Saints'. Any money raised will go to the re­ordering project but it is not all about money.

This is a chance to get to know each other better and bring in those who, at the moment, are outside our church family. There are already lots of ideas floating around including a weekly tea party or coffee morning in the church and a Charity Fashion Show scheduled for October/November.

If you are interested, please call Sue Gamon on 01954 782371 or email for more information.


All Saints Church
 Events Team
Fundraising events
All Saints' Church Longstanton
The 'Events Team'
Diary Dates
  • March 2nd - French Bistro supper
  • May 18th - Christian Aid (cream teas & cake sale) - money to Christian Aid
  • June 29th - Parish festival week (Teddy Bear Parachute, Gift day & meet the New Vicar)
  • July 20th - Parish Pantry cream teas
  • Aug 17th - Parish Pantry cream teas
  • Sept 14th - Ride & Stride (hot drinks and flapjack, bacon butties & possibly a treasure hunt)
  • Sept 21st - Harvest supper


Churches Together
Messy Church
will take place at
Willingham Baptist Church
13th April
Messy Church
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. See our contacts page if you want to get in touch or e-mail or phone Heather Mellows 01954-270063


What is
What is "OPEN THE BOOK"?
OPEN THE 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.All the stories for the first year are taken from "The Lion Storyteller" written by Bob Hartman.

There are a further two years of themed material for schools who wish to continue after the first year.OPEN THE BOOK fulfils both OFSTED and Church Schools inspection requirements for Collective Worship, and has been successfully used in a multi-faith context.We are delighted to have been invited to take the project into Hatton Park School and we hope that the team delivering the programme as well as the children really enjoy the presentations.

The first term has gone really well and the children are responding very positively.Do keep praying for the project, and for the whole school as it goes through a time of change in the coming year.


Mustard Seed
This 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)

Volunteer help always welcome - Telephone 230329.

Mustard Seed

This is a coffee shop with a difference! It is not a church event, and is open to everyone. Families with young children are also welcome, and we will make toys available. Come and have a chat over coffee/tea (served in individual pots) and home­made cake. Hot chocolate may also be available.
Depending on the week, we also sell:

7 locally grown produce (as available)
7 home­made crafts (usually the 1st Thursday of the month)
7 2nd hand books (for donations)

Volunteer help is always welcome ­ just come along and offer your services. Do let us know if you have any ideas on how we might broaden the appeal. We aim to create a "community hub" where friendship and community can be deepened.
For people selling their own produce and crafts we would ask for a minimum 10% commission.
Volunteer help always welcome - telephone 230329.