18-24 June. Refugee Week. Our church is affiliated to Cambridge City of Sanctuary. During refugee week, there are several events happening in Cambridge, and you can find details at http://refugeeweek.org.uk/events/refugee-week-in-cambridge/
Two of the events have been organised by religious communities - a talk about ‘Ending Indefinite Detention’ ( at Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, Mon 18th, 7.30pm) and ‘Walk a Mile for Child Refugees’ (Sat 23rd, 10.30 for 11am starting from Parker’s Piece)
Storytelling in June - Marion Leeper will be visiting us again on Sunday 24th June. Children and their parents should meet in the church at 10.30am for the start of the service, and head through to the church hall during the first hymn for this creative and interactive event.
Tue 26 June. 7.30pm in the church. Christ’s Pieces Residents’ Association AGM. James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will speak on ‘What is the solution to the traffic congestion in Cambridge?’
Open Gardens Afternoon - Sat 7 July. Five gardens in Emmanuel Road, Parker Street, Victoria Street, Orchard Street and New Square will be open to the public on the afternoon of 7th July. That includes the church garden. Tickets for the Open Garden event cost £5 and the ticket office will be at the church, where also teas will be available. Profits will go to Jimmy’s, the local homeless charity on East Road. If you’d like to help, either with preparing the church garden for the event and/or helping on the day, please speak to Susanna Brown.
Forthcoming church services. Our 10.30am and 6.30pm services will continue up to the end of July. It’s worth remembering that if you miss a service, you can read our minister Andrew Brown’s address on his blog at http://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/ . During August, however, our minister will be on holiday and only a 10.30am will be held.
On 5th August, Michael Allured from Golders Green Unitarians will lead our worship.
On 12th August, Chris Carr visits us from Hull Unitarians.
On 19th August, two of our church members Sue Tombs and Dipak Panchal are organising the service, and they’d like members and friends of the congregation to tell them what are their favourite hymns and prayers, and the reasons behind their choices. They are planning a ‘truly inclusive’ service.
26th August - We don’t yet have details of the service on 26th August but will let you know asap.
2nd September. Our morning service will be led by Joan Cook, who is the currently President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, to which our church is affiliated. Joan is a member of Edinburgh Unitarians Church. You can read more about her at https://www.unitarian.org.uk/pages/president
Lunch Club - There will no lunch club over the summer. We’ll let you know when it restarts.
Ipswich Unitarians - Our neighbouring Unitarian congregation at Ipswich have extended an invitation to their “Classics and Cream tea” event on 30th June, starting at 2.30pm. You can view more details on their newsletter on their website at http://unitarianipswich.com/ The Ipswich Unitarians have an a-listed meeting house. The music will be performed by professional cellist Yalda David with James Recknell on piano - to include works by Faure, Francoeur, Beethoven, Elgar and Cassado. Donations may be made to the Meeting House Restoration Fund.You can view their newsletter on their website at http://unitarianipswich.com/
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