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Welcome to St Mary's, the lively parish church that lies at the heart of the village of Buckden, Cambridgeshire. We hope that you will enjoy your online visit here, and look forward to welcoming you in person if you are able to join us for a service or just to drop in. With the range of services and variety of activities on offer at St Mary's, we hope that this is a place where everyone can feel at home and enjoy fellowship with God and with each other.

Please click the present to unwrap the christmas story.                                                     

12 - 19 December Coming soon
Saturday at 10.30am - Decorating the Christmas tree
Saturday 10.45am - Coffee & Cakes in St Mary's
Sunday 8.00am - BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 4.00pm - Stepping Stones  >
Sunday 6.00pm - Holy Communion at Buckden
Sunday 6.00pm - Youth Club in Methodist Hall
Sunday 7.00pm - Night Prayer
Monday 12.30pm - Study Lunch   >
Tuesday 10.00am - Buckden Pre-School Playgroup Service
                                      in St Mary’s
Tuesday 3.00pm - Carols at Hardwick Dene
Tuesday 7.30pm - Village Carol Service in St Mary's
Wednesday 9.30am - Holy Communion
Friday 3.30pm - Tea, Chat & Toys at Vicarage >
Saturday 10.45am - Coffee & Cakes in St Mary's
Friday 8 January at 10.00pm - Grandmothers United
                                                     Coffee Morning  >
Sunday 10 January at 4.00pm - Stepping Stones  >
Sunday 10 January at 6.00pm - Youth Club (Methodist Hall)
Sunday 10 January at 7.00pm - Night Prayer
Monday 11 January at 12.30pm - Study Lunch   >
Saturday 13 February - Church Auction in Millennium Hall
Forthcoming Deanery and Diocesan Events   Click here


Buckden's Living Stones logo

Help us with important
conservation and modernisation work at
St Mary's including new Community Rooms

Waste Recycling Group      Wren

St Mary’s Church Music Festival 2010

(in aid of Buckden's Living Stones Appeal)

March 4   Lyra

The fabulous Russian quartet on their U.K. tour - singing Russian Orthodox Music and Russian Folk Songs

May 8    Faye Hart
‘Songs for a May evening’

Faye Hart (Soprano) accompanied by Christine Anderson “Faye Hart lit up the church with her voice and smile…”

May 21   Musicals in the Aisles

another fantastic evening from our own local
Stageworks Performing Arts
an evening not to miss!

June 19   Tapestry Choir

“‘Our name comes from the interweaving of voices to form a colourful whole, a "Tapestry" of sound created by vocal threads.’

June 26   Kenderdine Ensemble, Pembroke College, Cambridge

The ensemble are a chamber group of singers and players who perform baroque classics. We have recently recorded J.S. Bach's cantata 'Ich habe genug' and Handel's Ode on the Birthday of Queen Anne.

July 17   David Humphries - Organ Recital

David is the Assistant Director of Music & Arts Coordinator at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, where he also directs the Cathedral's ladies choir. He has accompanied and directed the cathedral choirs live on BBC Radio 3 and on two European tours, and played for the Queen at the 2009 Office for the Royal Maundy.

July 24   Granta Chorale ‘Clare’s
Calendar: rhythms of a rural life’

A celebration of the life and work of poet John Clare through music and readings.

September 3   Jazz with Ally and Sam

By popular request another evening of music and song!

September 23   ‘Buckden Festival Strings’

A new chamber orchestra conducted by local musician Ian Bradley

All concerts start at 7.30pm.
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
Season ticket for all concerts - £50

Tickets for all concert can also be reserved by  

Restoration Fundraisers

St Mary's Church

Future Events

St Mary's Church Auction
in the Millennium Hall
Date to be confirmed


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Grandmothers United – Charity Coffee Mornings

will be held at Buckden Methodist Church schoolroom on the second Friday of each month from 10am til 11.30am Tea, coffee, cakes, & home-made produce for sale.

Stepping Stones

All are welcome at the new monthly event at St Mary’s, on the second Sunday of each month at 4pm - a fun way for babies, toddlers, preschool & KS1 children and their parents to grow in faith together.

Foundations Group

A new Foundations Group will be starting in the October – contact Tim if you think you might like to join. This year’s group has been a great way to grow in faith (or even prepare for confirmation) in a relaxed, supportive, fun, and thought provoking way. They meet at 19 Church Street. For more information please  

Ground Floor Group

The current Foundations Group will continue to meet twice a month in the Vicarage but on a Thursday under this new name. For more information please  

Men's Breakfast

this group meets at 8.30am at the Lion Hotel in Buckden on the first Saturday of every month - so far without missing a single month! Newcomers are made welcome by the core membership of men from St Mary's Church. Topics for lively discussion are based on questions of life and faith.

For any further information please do contact  

Puddings and Conversation

8pm at Buckden Vicarage. All are welcome for an hour or so of hopefully thought provoking but not overly taxing conversation on a theological topic of interest, with tea, coffee and light refreshments and good company...

We come together in church to worship God, to hear His word and to share the Good news of Jesus,
receiving forgiveness and renewal through His death and resurrection.

We are sent out from church to live as Christian disciples, showing love to others
and living out our faith in all we think, say and do.

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