Special events

Ascension Burial Ground, All Souls' Lane, off Huntingdon Road, Cambridge

This monthly working party meets at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road) to clear graves, working under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Please bring gloves (if you have them) and stout shoes are essential, secateurs, loppers and any garden waste sacks very desirable if you have them. It can also be thirsty work, so do bring a drink as well.

The barbecueis a event to which all Friends are welcome, not just those who have been involved with the working party.
All normal barbecue food (including vegetarian options) and drink will be available. There is no charge.
This will be a good opportunity for those who are not able to take part in the working parties to catch up with what is going on in the burial ground and to meet other Friends. The weather forecasters are predicting that next week end will be dry.
If you are able to come, it would be helpful if you could give a rough idea on numbers by emailing or telephoning C. 368701.

The Friends aim to protect and enhance these remarkable burial grounds for the public benefit as a place of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature. You can read more about the Friends and join here. New members are most welcome.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

The Empty Common Community Garden is a green oasis in Cambridge growing vegetables, fruit and flowers for people of all ages and abilities. Simone Castello, who runs the blog and mailing list, will share the life of the garden in the four seasons. For garden and allotment lovers everywhere!

This is one of the Autumn series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here. A small charge or retiring collection may be made where fees are requested by speakers or performers, or where there are unfunded expenses. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads Residents’ Associations, and put together by St Augustine’s Church.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

“Nature does not need us, but we need nature”. This film, presented by Rhea Quien, draws the viewer into an unusual world where moving light images blend with evocative sounds from the natural world – an interactive journey of imagination with the artist. A retiring collection taken for the local Wildlife Trust.

This is one of the Autumn series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here. A small charge or retiring collection may be made where fees are requested by speakers or performers, or where there are unfunded expenses. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads Residents’ Associations, and put together by St Augustine’s Church.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 18:00
St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

Cambridgeshire Older People's Enterprise and St. Luke's Church are hosting a Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea - an FREE Afternoon Tea of tasty sandwiches and cake and a fun sociable time with entertainment, a quiz and a raffle. If you know any older people who would enjoy such an event and should be invited, please give their names to Heather Taplin, 01223 311136 or 01223 364303. There is a small charge of £2 for other tickets, available at the door.

The idea for a Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, with the aim of celebrating older people and helping them get out and about to meet others. This year COPE and St. Luke's are jointly hosting this event. We would like to include people from the whole parish, particularly those who do not get out very often.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 15:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Hosted by Richmond Road Residents’ Association, this popular annual quiz is open to teams from the local area who compete across a range of subjects for the magnificent Challenge Cup awarded to the winner on the night. Teams of 6 pay £12 pp to take part and the price includes a buffet meal and drinks. Book a place now (01223 364929).

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 19:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Our local Joint Roads Committee hosts this evening where all are welcome to come and taste a selection of fine wines selected by Cambridge Wine Merchants. Further details will be circulated later in September but contact either Kate Pottle at 1 Woodlark Rd (kate.pottle@googlemail.com) or Jenny Bates at 44 Richmond Rd (01223 528114) if you have any questions.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 19:30

Come and enjoy a choral concert of Baroque music by Monteverdi, Purcell, and Pergolesi with the St Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead, with Colin Hazel, keyboard, and Michael George, cello continuo.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Enjoy a musical lecture by Colin Hazel about keyboard repertoire by women composers from the late 16th century to the early 20th century, drawing on their major works and piano teaching materials whose significance and practical utility are now being realised.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, C4 3PS

Art or science? Sacred or secular? A dying tradition or a modern sport? Find out the historic background to change ringing and how it is flourishing today. With an opportunity for audience participation on hand bells. Presented by Barbara Le Gallez.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Choral music from around the world with St Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead with Colin Hazel – keyboard – and handbell ringers.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 18:00