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Weekly Benefice Update

Services and other events for this week beginning 24th July can be found on the This Week page by clicking here.   This page has other news and information about forthcoming events.

Finding Quiet in the Midst of Life   A cathedral quiet day is being held in Ely cathedral on Saturday 29th July and Bishop David will be speaking.  The cost is £10 per person which includes refreshments and a simple lunch.  To book a place please email or phone 01353 660300.

Easy Fund Raising     Do you shop on the internet? if you do why don’t you sign up to easy fund raising. This will help the church at no extra cost to you.  Just sign up and make money for the church. Both Somersham and Old Hurst  use this when purchasing items on line, and it costs the purchaser nothing, but the Church receives money for doing absolutely nothing.  If you are unsure of what to do, just ask Jenny Smith at Somersham or Nicola Jarmaine at Old Hurst.


  som menuSt John’s Somersham

Friends  The produce stall at the Cross in July raised £100.   The next stall at the Cross will be held on Saturday 12th August and donations of produce and cakes will be most welcome.

Quiz Sheets & Photographic Competition   It is still not too late to take part in the Summer Quiz as the Closing Date is Monday 31st.   See Jean or Alan for a Quiz Sheet.  Cost £1.   The photographic competition is now underway.  Please see Eddie or Sarah Howlett for more details.  Entry forms can also be found at the back of the Church or in the Library.

Tea Towels  Costing £4.95 and Packs of 10 Notelets costing £3 are now available from Jean Draper or the Chemist in the Village. They will also be on sale at ‘Friends’ Produce Stalls and Church Events.


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  This inclusive community group will meet on Monday 31st for an hour from 7.30pm in St Peter’s for everyone who likes to sing.







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