Special events

Castle St Methodist Church, Castle Street, CB3 0AH

The Open Bible discussion group meets on alternate Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 in the Aldersgate Room at Castle Street Methodist Church. We read the Bible to support our faith, and (guided by published study materials) to see what it has to say about our lives today. For further information please contact Patricia McGuire (01223) 313516.

Repeats every 2 weeks 12 times.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

These two-hour long workshop sessions will be held on the 4th Saturday of the month between 10 am and 12 noon, and led by Margaret Waring (Textiles Society and Embroiderers' Guild). In general all materials for the session will be provided. Participants will be invited to make a donation (£15) to the Friends of St. Giles' Church. Please book in advance as the number of participants is limited. Tel: 01223315000 or email: office@churchatcastle.org

We will start the New Year 2019 with a sample of canvas work stitches on a small scale, and then make it into a needle case or pin cushion.

Repeats every month on January, February, March, May, June, July, September, October, November on the fourth Saturday 24 times except Sat Apr 27 2019.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00, Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00, Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00, Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:00, Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00, Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:00
St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ

Knit & chat! A group that meets monthly on the First Wednesday of the month. Come to knit your own items, or to make give away knits. We have an exciting new project to support The Ambulance Service.

All are welcome, (whatever your skill level) wool and pattern are supplied. If you can't knit just come along to learn, or to enjoy the company. Donations of wool are very welcome.

Come in via the porch door on Victoria Road.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 14:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd, CB4 3PS

This is an ecumenical Prayer group for the churches at Castle that will help us deepen our prayer lives and come closer to God in Quiet Reflection and Prayer. We will meet monthly in each church in rotation. We hope that the timing will enable those at work to drop in on their way home.

After greetings and refreshment there will be some opening prayers, usually a time of Bible reading and/or poetry, perhaps followed by some music. This will lead us into a short period of silence before our main time of prayer. The atmosphere will be informal, the prayers freely formatted; ‘the Spirit is the wind in the sails of our prayer’ (Michael Reeves).

St Augustine's: October 2019, 2020-January, April, July, October
St Giles': November 2019, 2020-February, May, August, November
St Luke's: December 2019, 2020-March, June, September

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 17:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

We live in a universe perfectly suited to our existence, in a galaxy of 100 000 milion stars and possible as many planets, containing giant molecular clouds full of the building blocks of life and yet it is silent out there. Dr Robin Catchpole of the Institute of Astronomy will consider the question as to whether there is life and in particular intelligent life beyond our planet and if not perhaps why not.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

We will be selling delicious home-baked cakes, biscuits, tray bakes, jams and chutneys at St Giles Gate ( inside if wet ) on the first Saturday of the month, from March to October.
We raise money for four charities. All money taken goes to:
Namuncha Secondary School, Kenya, The Angel Tree Project and Cambridge City Foodbank and Whitworth House.
New bakers always welcome! Come along on a Saturday for a chat.

Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the first Saturday until Thu Oct 10 2019.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:30, Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:30
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 - a 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, who will arrange for a Free ticket. 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 6, 2019 - 15:00
Castle St Methodist Church, Castle Street, CB3 0AH

The Open Bible discussion group meets on alternate Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 in the Aldersgate Room at Castle Street Methodist Church. We read the Bible to support our faith, and (guided by published study materials) to see what it has to say about our lives today. For further information please contact Patricia McGuire (01223) 313516.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 18:00, Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 18:00
Ascension Burial Ground, All Souls Lane, off Huntingdon Road, CB3 0DT

This monthly working party meets at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road) to clear graves, working under the guidance of Rod Ailes for a couple of hours. 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.

Further dates this year are: 16th November and 7th December (followed by mulled wine and mince pies).

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, October 12, 2019 - 10:00
Michaelhouse, Trinity St. Cambridge CB2 1SU

A piano recital by Philip Mead at Michaelhouse
Programme to include works by Mozart, Faure, Liszt, Grainger, Chopin and Debussy
Retiring collection in aid of the Michaelhouse Singers

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 13:00