T H E  C O N N E C T I O N




December 2014 & January 2015










News & Events






You are warmly invited to join us

at our Celebration Services


All Saints’ Parish Church, Castle Camps


10:00 December 21st



Joint Carol Service



St Mary’s Parish Church, Shudy Camps


10:00 Christmas Day



1st Mass of Christmas



All Saints’ Parish Church, Horseheath


15.30 7th December

18.00 Christmas Eve



Crib Service





A Christmas Recipe for an Old Testament Cake


4½ cups of 1 Kings 4.22

1½ lb of Judges 5.25

2 cups of Jeremiah 6.20

2 cups of I Samuel 30.12

2 cups of Numbers 17.8

2 cups of Nahum 3.12

2 tsp of 1 Samuel 14.25

Season to taste with 2 Chron. 9.9

6 Jeremiah 17.11

1½ cups of Judges 4.19

2 tsp Amos 4.5

A pinch of Leviticus 2.13

Directions: Proverbs 23.14

Bake 1- 2 hours


All blessings,




As this is my last copy of The Connection before we leave the village, I should like to thank all the deliverers who make it possible.  Elizabeth and I have so much enjoyed living in this lovely area.  However, we are only going to Sible Hedingham and we hope that we can keep in touch.

Graham & Elizabeth








All Saints’ Church , Castle Camps


The Sunday Remembrance Service held at All Saints Church, with the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial & at the RAF Memorial was very well attended.  Many thanks to Susie Culpin, Sue Coxall and all who helped with the wonderful refreshments in the Village Hall afterwards.


Also, the Remembrance Service held with the school on Tuesday the 11th of November to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War One was a poignant occasion.  The names were read by two of the older children very clearly whilst the crosses were planted.  Many thanks to Miss Alix O'Connor & Mrs Dawn Gouldstone's wonderful calligraphy on the crosses.  Please take a moment to view the crosses at the War Memorial (photographs - click here).


Very many thanks to Pam and Guy Schooling who hosted our farewell party for Graham and Elizabeth. It was a lovely evening with many friends saying their goodbyes with flowers, cards, gifts and a heart-felt speech given by David Holmes.  We will all miss Graham and Elizabeth immensely and wish them a happy retirement.


The Carol Service at 10:00 on the 21st of December will be an inclusive service of readings, music and carols with mulled wine and mince pies to be served after the service.  All most welcome.


The website www.3churches.eu is regularly updated with the latest Connection details and events.  If anyone has photos of recent activities please forward to lindi.allen@pan-global.co.ukLK


All Saints’ Church , Horseheath


The Children’s Sunday Club will now be held on the first Sunday of the month, beginning on the 4th January 2015 (from 10:00 to 11:00).  There will be children’s activities followed by a short service with input from the children.


All children are welcome, and also parents and grandparents.  Hopefully, the adults can have a coffee and chat; or maybe they would like to help.  We shall make it enjoyable for all.  Our kind regards.  PS & JJ


St Mary’s Church, Shudy Camps


Winter Gift Fair – Many, many thanks to everyone who donated, made, helped and bought at our Winter Fair. We had a lovely morning and trade was very brisk for all the stall holders.  We made a wonderful £560.00 profit so far and people are still buying!  It was a brilliant team effort so thank you again to all who made it possible.


Church Wall – Thanks to the hard work of Mr Adam Hayward (and the lack of frost) the wall is looking so much better and is all but completed.  It will soon be a lovely background again for the spring flowers.  KK








CHURCH SERVICES –December 2014 & January 2015


December 7

Advent 2




15:30 Christingle




December 14

Advent 3



Shudy Camps

10:00 Holy Eucharist



December 21

Advent 4



Castle Camps

10:00 Joint Carol Service


December 24

Christmas Eve



18:00 Crib Service


December 25

Christmas Day



Shudy Camps

10:00 1st Mass of Christmas


December 28

Holy Innocents


Castle Camps

10:00 Holy Eucharist


January 4 2015

Christmas 2




10:00 Holy Eucharist




10:00 Sunday Club

January 11

Baptism of Christ


Castle Camps

10:00 Holy Eucharist


January 18

Epiphany 2



10:00 Holy Eucharist


January 25

Conversion Paul


Shudy Camps

10:00 Holy Eucharist


February 1

Epiphany 4



10:00 Holy Eucharist



10:00 Sunday Club






KJ = V. Revd K Johnson









Team Vicar














Castle Camps


Shudy Camps



Mrs Lindi Kent

01799 584 012

Mr David Neal

01799 584 264

Mrs Pat Smith

01223 892 484

Mrs Judith Jolley

01223 890 786

Mr Robert Manning

01799 584 493

Mr Andy Webb

01799 584 489





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