Special events

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.

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, November 16, 2018 - 18:00
Ascension Burial Ground, All Souls Lane (off Huntingdon Road)

Why pay gym fees when you can have some healthy outdoor exercise, helping to clear graves under expert guidance as part of this 'macro-gardening' project. This monthly working party meets for a couple of hours monthly at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road), to work under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Warm clothing, stout shoes and gloves are advised, and you can do as much or as little as you wish - all help will be greatly appreciated. Tools will be available but you can also bring along your own secateurs, loppers and waste sacks, and do bring a drink as well, as it can be thirsty work.
Dates for 2018:
17th February, 17th March, 21st April, 26th May (change of date), 16th June, 21st July

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.

Repeats every month on February, March, May, June, July, October, November on the third Saturday 7 times except Sat May 19 2018.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00, Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

'Romeo and Juliet' ends on Shakespeare's most famous cliffhanger. Will the two newlydeads be able to stay together forever, or will circumstances conspire to keep them apart? Are they actually compatible at all? Do they have anything in common, except being Italian and dead? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more in the sequel that everyone's been waiting for.

COGGLES (Cambridge Old Graduate and Graduand Light Entertainment Society) presents this lightly entertaining sequel at St. Giles'. Entry is free,a (suggested) donation of £5 will be welcomed, with proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 20:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

For Christmas why not make a cobweb scarf for your wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend - or yourself! The Friends of St. Giles'
Church will be holding a special workshop when, for just donation of £30 towards the (Cobwebby) Window Fund, you can make a beautiful scarf using merino wool and silk. The workshop will be limited to 10, so if you want to attend please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

The Festival will be formally opened by Councillor Jamie Dalzell, and the trees and their decorators blessed, to the accompaniment of music by Quadriga. Mulled wine and soft drinks and mince pies to enjoy.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

The University of Cambridge Concert Band presents 'In the Fate of the Gods', an evening of music featuring Reineke's 'Fate of the Gods' and Offenbach's 'Overture from Orpheus'.

Tickets are available on the door: Adults-£6, Students-£4, or online at https://www.srcf.ucam.org/uccb/

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 20:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

An opportunity to view the trees and browse the stalls, run by charities and crafts people, with refreshments and lunches.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 14:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

A choral service with congregational carols, and a programme of pieces performed by Cantores conducted by Jeremy Wong.
Rorate coeli : Guerrero, I look from afar : John Wilson, Adam lay y’bounden : Skempton, Magnificat in Bb : Stanford, How lovely are the messengers : Mendessohn, Rejoice in the Lord : Anon C16 and Out of your sleep : Bennett

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 15:30
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

If you are a large group wishing to enjoy this special Christmas tea, please get in touch to pre-book.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:00