Special events

St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd, CB4 3PS

Dr Alison Cooke, an independent consultant in engineering and environmental management, will discuss international efforts to mitigate climate change, including those that led to the Paris Accords in 2018 and to subsequent meetings in Madrid in 2019, and now planned for Glasgow in 2020. She will also suggest how local communities and individuals can make a difference.

This is the first in the Spring series of free talks and recitals for the community on Friday nights and weekends at St Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here

All Welcome Free entrance & refreshments Retiring collection

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 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, Sat Oct 26 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, 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, Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00
St Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ

Tom and Gill Ambrose visited Sri Lanka last year and experienced an extensive tour throughout the country with a wonderful guide who provided an excellent introduction to the cultures and history of this beautiful island off the southern coast of India. In this illustrated talk they will share their experience of the geography and wildlife, as well as the complex history and culture of Sri Lanka.

Tickets are available in the churches or from Margaret Cooper, at £12, which includes a hot two course meal with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine, if you wish.

There will be two further travel evenings, in February and April:

Saturday 29th February; Paul and Sylvia Custerson will guide you around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Saturday 4th April; Bill Block will present a Trinidad and Tobago safari

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 19:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd, CB4 3PS

Come and find out how Castle Ward Labour councillors are working with others to protect Castle Mound as a 'community green space'. Planned speakers include county officers, archaeologists and a legal expert.
This is an open public meeting for Cambridge residents who value the Mound as a public asset they do not want to lose, following the decision by the County Council to lease the Shire Hall and associated buildings for private development.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 19:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd, CB4 3PS

Albatrosses are stunning, long-living seabirds that spend much of their time soaring over the oceans. Sadly their lifestyle brings then into contact with fishing gear, and this is driving population declines. Nina DaRocha of the RSPB explains the work of the Albatross Task Force and its work to halt this decline, including the adoption of sustainable fishing practices.

This is the second in the Spring series of free talks and recitals for the community on Friday nights and weekends at St Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here

All Welcome Free entrance & refreshments Retiring collection

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 18:00
Rotates monthly around the churches. Please check

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, December

Repeats every month on the first Wednesday 60 times except Wed Jan 01 2020.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 17:30, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 17:30, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 17:30, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 17:30, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 17:30, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 17:30, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 17:30, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 17:30, Wednesday, October 2, 2024 - 17:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd, CB4 3PS

“Brexit means Brexit.” Even after 31st January, the meaning is not likely to be much clearer. The UK is setting out on a long journey into an unknown future while undergoing a crisis of identity. Historian, Professor David Reynolds, draws on his recent book “Island Stories: Britain and its History in the Age of Brexit” to suggest a few pointers and warnings from our past.

This is one of the Spring series of free talks and recitals for the community on Friday nights and weekends at St Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here

All are welcome Free entrance & refreshments Retiring collection

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Do please come along to our winter fair at St Giles, from 1 to 5 pm. We are delighted that Rowan Williams will be speaking at 4pm, and the ReSound Acapella Choir will perform shortly after 3 pm.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 13:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

The Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group (CamCRAG) supports refugees in Northern France, Greece, and the Balkans, and this coming Valentine's weekend we are partnering with the Cambridge Churches
Homeless Project (CCHP)
and the Help Refugees charity, to show love and generosity towards those who have fled war and persecution abroad, or who, because of health problems, or job loss, are forced to live on the streets of Cambridge.

You can sign up as a sponsored sleeper:
or sign up as a helper at the event, or you can donate directly to the sleepout

Come along during the afternoon from 2pm for the Winter Fair and enjoy hot refreshments.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 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.

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, 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, Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00