Forest Heath Community Radio station 105.3 fm ("Zack fm")
Please encourage friends and neighbours, especially those unable to get to church, to tune in at 9am on Sundays, for the previous week’s service at St Mary's Mildenhall. There is also a Christian programme of contemporary songs between 6am & 8am.
Lent begins on Wednesday 5th March and there are lots of ways to keep lent this year lets make this a special time .
Easter is late this year, as it is linked to the time of the Jewish Passover, which is determined by the moon. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday following the Passover full moon. This has been so since earlier centuries. While the churches in the West have tried to fix the date of Easter, the Eastern churches are unwilling to accept the change. The link between Easter and the Passover is Jesus keeping the Passover on what we call the “Last Supper”. This year we will celebrate this last supper with a meal, with reference to the parts of the Passover meal to which Jesus gave new meaning and a short celebration of Holy Communion.
If you have been keeping jam jars, Lent will be the time to start using them - all will be revealed on March 2nd.
Other ways to join in with Lent this year
Ash Wednesday 5th March Prayers 2-2.30pm
7.30pm Holy Communion both in the chancel
“Down to Earth” Lent course
2-3.15pm March 12th,19th,28th April 2nd,9th,16th in the chancel
Maundy Thursday 17th April
6pm Supper, singing and service in church.
(Please see notice board for what food to bring and share)
Good Friday 10am in the precinct for a dramatic reading from the Gospels followed by walk with the cross to the Methodist church for service at 10.30am.
The Lent Course
The Lent course on Wednesdays is for everyone who would like to come – it is based on a book by Anne Wright which leads us in “Exploring the Bible through our everyday experiences” – with themes including Breath, Water, Bread. It is not a conventional Bible study (no prior knowledge is needed) but draws on our senses, thoughts, ad memories to connect with the Bible. please come.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lent Lunches:- 12-2pm
Wednesday 12th March
Tuesday 18th March
St. John’s Beck Row
Tuesday 25th March
St. Mary’s Barton Mills
Tuesday 1st April
St. Peter’s West Row
Tuesday 8th April
Cottage Rooms Mildenhall
Tuesday 15th April
(Please see notice board or speak to Jean about how to help on 8th April )
Also please look in the shop for bookmarks, prayers, and a variety of booklets for Easter and Lent
Fun Food and Faith
on Sunday 16th March, 4-5.30pm
“A celebration of Spring”
For everyone of all ages; activities crafts, games a short informal service and Tea.
All are welcome
Mothering Sunday- 30th March
This is an All Age Service and a great opportunity to invite other to come. Please don’t forget the clocks go forward this Sunday.
- We are grateful to the Bell Hotel for providing prizes for the Natvity trail, they were won by pupils at St. Mary’s Academy Riley,Year 2 and Amelia Year 5. The Samuel sheep prize was shared by Sammy and Hayden. ( Jean’s grandchildren)
St. Mary’s Academy principle
After 17years of long and faithful service Wendy Garrard has given notice of her resignation at the end of the year. Please pray for finding the right person to be principle -
Tearfund – reply to the Christmas card donation
Thank you so much for giving £200 to our Christmas appeal and for
sharing the gift of hope to protect vulnerable people. Our tree plantation programme in Nepal is one example of how
Tearfund’s work is not only protecting people’s lives but
improving their livelihoods too. Your donation will help fund life
saving, life- changing work like this around the world.