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November 2013










News & Events







No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -


Very different from this sunny November day – but when Thomas Hood wrote his poem, smoke from coal fires was belching from millions of chimneys.  Those were the days of the “London Particulars” – yellow fogs so thick that quite literally you couldn't see a hand in front of your face.


Where would it all end? they asked.  And what about all the horse manure?  All those carts and carriages coming into the city every day!  A Victorian scientist calculated that – unless there were dramatic changes – by 1950 the streets of London would lie buried beneath a hundred feet of horse manure.


But there were dramatic changes: in this case, the invention of the horseless carriage.  Later the Clean Air Act cleared away the fogs and smogs, but the horseless carriages of our day pollute our cities in a different way and now we fear Global Warming.  Hopefully our grandchildren will inherit a healthier world – but we may need to welcome dramatic changes – solar panels, wind & wave power (all God’s gifts to us) – to achieve it.


All blessings








We remember in our prayers all those in our villages suffering from illness  or other problems, and pray for healing and comfort in their distress.  This  month we pray for Marion and all those bereaved by the passing of Tony Welch.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory.


We welcome into the family of the Church Alfie Argent and Sidney Brown, baptised this month.  If you would like a visit or any information about our churches and their activities, I will happily come to see you – or you could come to the Vicarage.  Give me a call and we’ll arrange it.



All Saints’ Church , Castle Camps


Remembrance Service on the 10th November at  10.00 with the Air Training Corps from Linton in support.  After the service, at 11.00 we gather at the Village War Memorial for the 2 minutes silence, before the march to the RAF Memorial.  Afterwards, teas and cakes will be served in the Village Hall.  All are warmly invited to attend all or any part of the occasion..  LK


All Saints’ Church , Horseheath


At our Harvest Service, children who took part in our sponsored swim received certificates, medals & goody bags.  A lovely tea followed. 


Our Harvest Lunch was well attended and £360 was donated for the upkeep of our Church. 


Tea & Chat will be on 13th November.


Christingle Service on Dec 1st at 3.30pm.


Christmas Coffee Morning in Church on 7th December.  PS


St Mary’s Church, Shudy Camps


A Village Christmas Celebration– a musical evening led by mezzo soprano Yvonne Howard with Peter O’Connor (flute), Mary Morley (harp) and  Angela Doughty (organ) in the Church on Sunday 8th December at 7.00 pm.  Tickets £10, to include mince pies and mulled wine in the interval.  Please contact Robert Manning on 01799 584493 or Andy Webb on  01799 584489.


The Nave was decorated as a medieval hall for our Harvest Supper on September 28th.  We thank all those who came and all who helped in any  way. This most enjoyable evening raised £913 in total, of which £180 from the raffle has been donated to the charity Hope into Action.  RM


Thanks to Glebe House for the great work that they are giving to the maintenance of our Village Churchyard.  We would  like to thank Peter Clarke, the Director, Nigel Roberts, Head of Facilities, Greg Fitzjohn and those residents who are doing the hard and skilful work.  Come and see!  GW


By request, from time to time we shall be celebrating the Service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer, 1662.  This has already proved popular at Castle Camps and Bartlow.  If you don’t know the service, come on November 24th & see what you think!  G+


Mill Green House


Villages Home Group - at Mill Green House and 2 Hockley Close in November on Tuesdays, 8pm - 9.30pm: Study of the Psalms



Ursula Elliott

Psalm 150 MGH


Dr Chris Morse

A Psalm MGH


Dr Peter McKenna

Psalm 118 MGH


Sue Walker

Psalm 46 at 2 Hockley Close


Julian Meetings - 30 minutes of quiet meditation.


7.30pm Wednesday 27th November, at MGH with Sue Walker.


Messy Churchall the family are warmly invited to Mill Green House on Saturday 23rd November from 3pm to 5pm.  The Christmas Heart: Exploring the joy of giving with refreshments, story-telling, wrapping gifts, heart making.  Please R.S.V.P with numbers attending, and names and ages of children, to one of the following:


Cathy Bogg  01799 585 975

Kerri Kitchen  01799 584 223

Maria Thomas  01799 584 066

Sue Walker  01799 584 937


We will be filling and wrapping shoe boxes with gifts for the more needy members of our community.  If you are able, please bring a small toy to put in the box.  Please note that parents are responsible for their children at all times – there is a fenced pond in the garden.  SW


St Mary’s Church, Linton


Echoes of New Orleans: a History of Jazz by the Memphis Jazz Band at St Mary’s Church, Linton on Saturday, 16th November at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £12 adult, £6 child from Judy Nightingale: 01223 891806.  Refreshments included.  All proceeds to The Friends of St Mary's.






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







CHURCH SERVICES – November 2013


November 3

All Souls & All Saints



Shudy Camps

10:00  Holy Eucharist




10:00  All Souls



November 10

3 Before Advent




10:00  Remembrance



Castle Camps

10:00  Remembrance




16:00  Remembrance



November 17

2 Before Advent



Shudy Camps

10:00  Family Eucharist




18:00  Evensong



November 24

Christ The King



Shudy Camps

09:30  Holy Communion (BCP)



Castle Camps

10:00  Holy Communion by Extn




10:00  Holy Communion




11:00  Family Eucharist



December 1





10:00  Holy Communion




15:30  Christingle







Holy Eucharist

Weekly on Wednesdays at 09:30

All Saints’ Church, Castle Camps: Half an hour of peace.











Team Vicar

Associate Priest

Linton Team Rector Licensed Lay Minister

Revd Graham Ridgwell

Revd Lesley Gore

Revd Dr Steve Griffiths

Mr Graeme Walker

01799 584 545

01223 891 970

07905 861 234

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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