T H E   C O N N E C T I O N



May 2014










News & Events






We are so fortunate to live in these lovely villages.  Part of their charm is that they’ve developed gradually over hundreds of years.  There are Victorian, Georgian, even Tudor houses alongside the modern ones.  We see them every day and it’s easy to take them for granted.


When we were visiting our son in Australia we noticed a sign to “The Historic Church”.  Of course, we went to investigate.  It was a nice little building: simple with white weather-boards and a notice proudly proclaiming that “This Ancient Church was built in 1897!”


Many of us live in houses older than that – some of us feel older than that - but Australia is a young country. Their history is so short, so anything connected with the past is respected and highly valued. A 117-year-old church is something to turn off the road for!


Each of our three village churches is over 600 years old!  They’re an important part of our heritage and our village identities - but they’re only still there (and in such good condition) because of the efforts of quite a small number of people who love them.


So, two things: first, do take the trouble to have a proper look at your village church – and it is your church, if you live in the parish.  If it’s locked, contact one of the people on the back of this sheet.  The Churches are always open for services, of course – and you will receive a warm welcome!


The second thing is: frequently we have social events and fund-raising activities.  Please give them your support.  It’s another way you can be truly a part of your village community; and it’s a practical way to show that you value your heritage and want to pass it on to the later generations.


All blessings,








All Saints’ Church , Castle Camps


Restoration work Nave has now started.  We will try to keep the disruption to a minimum, but during this time the church will not be looking its best!  Sunday Services will be conducted as normal at the church, with the Wednesday service at the Vicarage.  Please bear with us during this time.


School Easter Service held on Friday 4th April with the children processing up Church Lane to the service, was a wonderful occasion. Thank you to all the children, parents & teachers for all the hard work & contribution.


Friends of All Saints - future events


·       Plant Sale - Saturday 10th May at "Woodside", Bartlow  Road.

·       Open Gardens  - Sunday 22nd June, 12 noon to 6pm.

·       Tea Party - Sunday 6th July to be held in the garden of The Old Inn, Park Lane

·       Flower Festival - over August Bank Holiday weekend


Three Churches Website: www.3churches.eu


Please take a look at the website and let me have any diary entries.  There we keep the archives of old Connections and the up to date Connection with all of the service times.  Please also let me have any pictures of events to share.  LK


All Saints’ Church , Horseheath


Tea & Chat: 28th May from 2.30pm in Church.


Sunday Club for children of all ages: 25th May, 10am in Church


Work on the Restoration of the Bells commences on 5th May when The Whitechapel Foundry will be taking them down from the Tower.


Annual Garden Party 17th May, 2pm to 4pm at Hartford House (next to the Church).  Various stalls, games, teas, music & entertainment.  Proceeds towards the upkeep of church.  Please come and support us!.  PS


St Mary’s Church, Shudy Camps


We are seeking a Treasurer: not necessarily a regular worshipper, but someone who is interested in the church and keeping it going for the village.  Please contact Robert Manning or the Vicar.


The PCC has applied for a Faculty to repair the south section of the Churchyard Wall and we have obtained a Community Chest Grant of £1500 from South Cambridgeshire District Council.  We hope to get the work completed this summer. The project involves rebuilding a 6 metre section of wall and repairing and repointing the rest of this part of the wall.

For further details or if you would like to help, please contact the Churchwarden.   RLM


Mill Green House


The Villages Home Group meet at 8pm for 8.15 pm.


Speakers are leading on one of their favourite passages.


06/05 - Dr Chris Morse - St John 1. 1-14  at Mill Green House

13/05 - Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward KCMG at Mill Green House

20/05 - The Revd Graham Ridgwell at 7 Parkway, Shudy Camps


Julian Meeting - 30 minutes of quiet meditation, 7.30pm Wednesday 28th May 2014 at MGH led by Colin Brown.  GW




Derek & Colleen Lockstone send their thanks to all who supported the Lent Lunches.  Thanks to your generosity, we raised £1.400 for Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge. 






Please advise future events for the diary as soon as possible, so that clashes can be avoided to lindi.allen@pan-global.co.uk  LK









May 4

Easter 3


Shudy Camps

10:00  Holy Eucharist


May 11

Easter 4




09:30  Holy Eucharist


Shudy Camps

10:00  Holy Communion by Extn


Castle Camps

11:00 Holy Communion (BCP)


May 18

Easter 5


Shudy Camps

10:00  Holy Eucharist



May 25

Easter 6 (Rogation)



Castle Camps

09:30  Holy Eucharist



11:00  Family Eucharist


June 1

Easter 7 (after Ascension)


Castle Camps

10:00  Holy Eucharist







Midweek Holy Eucharist

Weekly on Wednesdays at 09:30

All Saints’ Church, Castle Camps (during Nave restoration at The Vicarage): Half an hour of peace.










Team Vicar

Licensed Lay Minister

Revd Graham Ridgwell

Mr Graeme Walker

01799 584 545

01799 584 937














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 Colin Brown

01440 761 967

Mr Robert Manning

01799 584 493






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