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Weekly Benefice Update

Services and other events for this week beginning 22nd January can be found on the This Week page by clicking here.   This page has other news and information about forthcoming events.

Prayer Group      The next prayer meeting is planned on Tuesday 6th February at 10:00am in Somersham, please ask Shirley Adams (Somersham Parish Church) or Sue for further information if interested. There are sheets found in each Church for any prayer requests.

Go to their website
and search for
St John the Baptist Church – Somersham
Old Hurst Church
Then just follow the instructions.
There is no cost to you as a purchaser, but the Church you choose receives money for doing absolutely nothing.  If you are unsure of what to do, just ask Jenny Smith or Eddie Howlett at Somersham or Nicola Jarmaine at Old Hurst.


     St John’s Somersham 



Tea Towels & Notelets  We only have about 35 tea towels left.  We will not be ordering any more!  These continue to be on sale at the Chemist and they will also be available from Jean Draper.


pidley sketch 4 x 3All Saints’ Pidley-cum-Fenton



woodhurst sketch 4 x 3St John’s Woodhurst



old-hurst sketch 4 x 3St Peter’s Old Hurst


Voices of Old Hurst – Winter 2018 Dates
In 2018 we will meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month  i.e.  22nd January, 12th & 26th February, 5th & 19th March
(This means that we shouldn’t clash with the coffee morning & craft group too much)






Lead Theft

The Church Buildings Department at the Diocese has been contacted by PC Pete Mills of Cambridgeshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team, who has asked them to contact all churches in relation to recent lead thefts from a number of churches within the Diocese. The thefts are significant, and have occurred at night over the last few weeks, and it is extremely likely that the thieves will continue to target churches in the area until the price of lead drops.

Please be vigilant and if you see any suspicious activity around any of the Churches in the Benefice please contact a churchwarden or you can contact the police generally on the following telephone numbers:

999 – for a crime in progress of suspicious activity potentially resulting in a crime

101 – for a crime that has occurred already and has just been discovered.



Do you use the Internet to shop for clothes, shoes, books etc?

If you do, why not become part of Easy Fundraising and help our Church.  It doesn’t cost you anything, but the company or store you buy from donates a small amount of money to your chosen organisation – St John the Baptist Somersham. Every penny they donate helps the church.

Find the web page and sign up.

We have received £17.66p without doing anything except signing up to the fundraising site and buying something on the internet.

If you want more information, or you are not sure what to do please speak to me.

Thank you.  Jenny Smith