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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.
27 March - 3 April Coming soon
Saturday 10am – St Mary’s Churchyard Tidy Up.
                            All helpers welcome
Saturday 10.45am - Coffee & Cakes
Sunday 10.30am - Main Service Details
Sunday 6.00pm - Evening Prayer
Sunday 6.00pm - Youth Club in Methodist Hall
Wednesday 9.30am - Holy Communion
Thursday 10.00am - School Service in St Mary’s
Thursday 7.00pm - Holy Communion in All Saints
Thursday 8.00pm - Holy Communion in St Mary’s
Friday 10.45am - Children’s Workshop in Methodist Hall
Friday 11.00am - BCT Service at Village Green
Friday 2.00pm - The Last Hour in St Mary’s
Saturday 10.45am - Coffee & Cakes
Sunday 28 March at 1.00pm - Sunday Roast Club
Saturday 3 April at 8.30am - Men's Brakfast   >
Saturday 10 April - Church Auction in Millennium Hall  >
Sunday 18 April - Church APCM at 11.30am in St Mary's
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)

All in St Mary’s Church, Buckden and starting at 7.30pm

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   Stageworks Performing Arts

‘Musicals in the Aisles’ – another fantastic evening from our own Buckden based Performing Arts group – an evening not to miss!

June 19   Tapestry Choir

“‘Tapestry is a mixed voice a-cappella chamber choir of twelve singers based in Cambridgeshire. ‘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 is a chamber group of singers and players who perform baroque classics. They have recently recorded J.S. Bach's cantata 'Ich habe genug' and Handel's Ode on the Birthday of
Queen Anne.

July 17   David Humphreys - 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 – ‘Songs of the Countryside’

By Britten, Vaughan Williams and Alan Bullard. Including ‘Time Becomes a Song’ four choral settings of John Clare’s poems by Janet Wheeler. Granta Chorale was formed in 2007 and is a chamber choir of about 24 singers based around East Anglia.

September 3   Jazz with Ally and Sam

Back again by popular request. Another evening of music and song! Rev Ally Barrett is Vicar of Buckden St Mary’s and her husband, Sam, plays the organ and piano. A wonderful husband and wife act!

September 25   ‘Buckden Festival Strings’

A new chamber orchestra conducted by local musician Ian Bradley
‘A musical journey’ from original music of the 17th century to some modern music inspired by the early masters….with stops along the way to enjoy the scenery!

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  

Other Events

(in aid of Buckden's Living Stones Appeal)

June 3    Golf Day at Brampton Golf Club

Golf Day Details

Restoration Fundraisers

St Mary's Church

Future Events

Saturday 10 April - 10am
St Mary's Church Auction
in the Millennium Hall

Auction Details


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Tea, chat and toys

is now on most Fridays from 3.30pm til 5pm, at the vicarage. Babies, toddlers, and younger children together with their parents/carers are very welcome.

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...

‘Rebuilding Haiti’ a fundraising meal
Friday 26 March, 7.30pm, Buckden Millennium Hall

‘Rebuilding Haiti’ a fundraising two-course meal (£10 per head) organized by Buckden Churches Together, with a talk by Flora Henderson, a nurse from the St Hugh’s congregation who has been undertaking relief work in Haiti itself. If you can help provide food (cottage pie, or cheesecake) please contact Sue Smith (812964)

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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