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Self-sacrifice and Service.


“Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet annointed Solomon king” (ref: 1 Chronicles 16:39)

The words above were sung in Westminster Abbey at the Queen’s Coronation. Starting Thursday many people all over Britain got out their red, white and blue bunting and began the four day celebration of the queen, now the longest reigning British Monarch of all time.

On this blissfully sunny day, I drove through the back roads of Whaddon and then on to Bassingbourn where I was fortunate enough to judge the puddings competition. It was a truly sumptuous occasion and the sun shone. After so much lock down and gloom it was really wonderful to be on the quintessential village green, handing out prizes for the puddings and fancy dress, whilst the brass band followed by other musical talent from the village entertained us all. I reflected how wonderful it is to be welcomed so freely into such a friendly and intimate community. The new pavilion is nearly finished and the inside now gleaming and ready for sports men and women to take full advantage of its changing facilities and well equipped kitchen. 

Thinking today about the years of service the queen has given to us all, we can each find inspiration in her example of self sacrifice and service. 

Wishing you a wonderful Jubilee weekend, whether you’re a royalist or republican her example of selfless giving is something we can all aspire to. As we come to the weekend of Pentecost we can allow God’s spirit in afresh to refresh us and encourage us to, like her Majesty, give to those around us as we allow God’s grace and hope to fill our hearts and flow out to those around us.

Wishing you a wonderful Jubilee weekend.

Be blessed!


This week: 
Sunday 5th:  Pentecost - 11am Holy Communion with Amanda.
Monday 6th: 9:45am C3 Craft Group in Church Room
Tuesday 7th: 9:00am Contemplative Prayer in church
Thursday 9th: 9:00am Contemplative Prayer in church
Sunday 12th:  4pm All Age (Kids) Service
Wednesday 14th: Men's group, church rooms.

Readings for this week: Acts 2 1-21: John 14 8-17 and 25-27.

Cakes for Mayhem

Those of you bringing cakes to support our refreshment stall, please bring them to church this morning before 12noon. I look forward to seeing you at the event.
Rev Helen will be performing between 4and 5pm.
Thank you Michelle


Picnic after church
This Sunday as its a special weekend, after the service why not bring a packed lunch and join us for a picnic.

Messy church: This Thursday, 9th June 3-5pm. Please let me know if you can help with this outreach. On Thanks. Claire Ives

Village 'Vicar's welcome' cards: There are still some streets that we want to deliver a card to - could you do one? The cards and sign up list are at the back of church. Thank you. Nick Jones

Mens group: Wednesday 14th June 7.30pm. Fishing for?
Come and join us for food, fellowship and a few laughs! At the church rooms 7.15 for a 7.30 meal.
Mens team.

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