Special events

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.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

St Augustine's, Richmond Road celebrates the 120th anniversary of its founding in 1898.
With God's help and the faithful service of many over the years, St Augustine's now thrives as both a church and a community hub, being used by a wide variety of groups throughout the week and at the weekend. It has recently undergone a £400,000 refurbishment and extension.
The 120th weekend will include an exhibition of the history of St Augustine's, a cafe providing Victorian fare, a concert and a celebration in word and song appropriate to 1898. Look out for further publicity and do drop in and join the celebrations, we're only 120 once!

Repeats every day 2 times.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00, Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

An engaging concert of music composed and first performed in 1898, the year St Augustine’s was built, accompanied by the original instrument used in the church – a Mason and Hamlin harmonium now completely restored. The programme by The St Augustine’s Singers, will include works by Elgar, Grainger, Debussy and Coleridge Taylor, conducted by Paul Jackson, with soloists Amanda Dean, Stephen Lawrence and Alice Woods, with Philip Mead on the harmonium and Colin Jackson (keyboard).

Free entry, retiring collection, refreshments

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 09:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

St Augustine's, Richmond Road celebrates the 120th anniversary of its founding in 1898.
With God's help and the faithful service of many over the years, St Augustine's now thrives as both a church and a community hub, being used by a wide variety of groups throughout the week and at the weekend. It has recently undergone a £400,000 refurbishment and extension.
The 120th weekend will include an exhibition of the history of St Augustine's, a cafe providing Victorian fare, a concert and a celebration in word and song appropriate to 1898. Look out for further publicity and do drop in and join the celebrations, we're only 120 once!

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00, Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00
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 each month.
This year we are raising 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 May, June, July, August, September, October on the first Saturday 6 times except Sat May 06 2017, Sat Jun 03 2017, Sat Oct 07 2017.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:30, Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:30, Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30, Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:30, Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:30, Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Introducing the renowned international mezzo soprano Sophia Grech, appearing with talented South African born pianist Neil Colledge, to perform a programme of works by Brahms, Granados and DeFalla – an evening of Spanish songs and dances to welcome the summer. Sophia has toured in Europe and North America, and is also an International Ambassador for Autism Awareness. A fitting end to our summer events.

Free entry, refreshments, retiring collection

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Please join us for a special day celebrating:

The Past ~ Those benefactors and donors who helped build and shape St Giles’ over the centuries.
The Present ~ Those who worship, work, play music, dance, meet and visit St Giles’ every day.
The Future ~ Those generations to come who will benefit from our plans to make St Giles’ even more useful and sustainable.

PROGRAMME
4pm – Plans for the enhancement and updating of the interior on display
Discuss the scheme to create a West Room, provide exhibition space and improve the lighting and heating with the architect and trustees.

6pm – Eucharist with Commemoration of Benefactors
Celebrated by the Bishop of Ely, sung by the Choir of Peterhouse Chapel.

7.30pm – Pre-Dinner Drinks, Tower Room, St Edmund’s College

8pm – Dinner, St Edmund’s College
With beautiful views across the famous Cambridge skyline.

Tickets are available online here

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 16:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

In 1665 and 1666 the plague returned to England. Cambridge hoped to stay clear, but in July 1665 it was identified in the town. This talk describes its horrific progress from parish to parish, and what the towns folk experienced during the long hot summers of 1665 and 1666, with the university and the colleges closed and trade at a standstill. Dr. Evelyn Lord, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, is the speaker. Dr. Lord's research interests are in the field of Local History and she is the author of 'The Great Plague: a People's History', among others.

Your Cambridge Heritage is a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the month in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30am. Further Friends events can be viewed on their website: www.fosgc.org

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

A concert performed by the University of Cambridge Concert Band.
Tickets are £6, £4 (students concessions) available on the door or online here.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 20:00