Special events

St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ

Margaret Cooper will show us the Camino from St Jean to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain, as travelled by coach. This is a sequel to the talk given by Philipa and Judith when they amused us by showing us behind the scenes along the route and in the hostels.

We begin at 7.00 pm with supper and this will be followed by the talk. The menu will be available closer to the date. Soft drinks will be provided but please feel free to bring along your own alcoholic drink if you wish to. There will be a raffle.
Tickets will be on sale from February at each of the churches or direct from Margaret Cooper.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 19:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

A night for the film buffs! To celebrate St David’s Day, a big screen showing of Dylan Thomas’s outstanding poetic drama Under Milk Wood produced by BBC Wales and performed by a collage of famous Welsh voices and faces, including Tom Jones and Bryn Terfel. Not suitable for young children and parental guidance for those under 12 years.
This sets the scene for the following evening featuring more poetry and music “Told Round the Fireside”.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

An evening of music, poetry and stories on the theme of Home to raise money for Shelter’s work with the homeless – with Isy Mead and Philip Mead (piano). The winners of a competition for original poetry on the same theme will be invited to read their poems and receive their prize. Poems judged by Michael Harrison and John Hegley.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church (Darwin Room), Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 19:30
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 2019:
16th February, 16th March, 13th April, 11th May, 15th June, 20th July. There are no working parties in January or August. The Autumn dates will be published later in the year.

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.

Repeats every month on February, March, June, July on the third Saturday 4 times.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00, Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

Put the politics of Brexit aside for a few hours, and join Cambridge Operatic Society for a quiz evening of good humour, great company, music and show business themed questions, with Geoff Reed at the helm as Quizmaster. Sign up by following the link https://eventbrite.co.uk/o/cambridge-operatic-society-18519356354 or email: secretary@caosweb.org. An admission charge will apply for this event.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 19:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

What is the difference between going on a pilgrimage and going on a walk? What makes pilgrimage a universal cultural phenomenon? Why has there been a resurgence of interest in spiritual journeying? Drawing on her experience as a long-distance walker, Camino pilgrim and one-time medieval researcher, Gill Mead will look at the history of pilgrimage and attempt to discover why, even in this day and age, “longen folk to goon on pilgrimages”.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 18:00
West Cambridge, starting at St. Augustine's, CB4 3PS

Time for personal reflection and group discussion on the spiritual aspects of art on a gentle stroll around the public art freely available in parts of West Cambridge. Cream teas available on return to St Augustine’s. Led by the Rev Dr Janet Bunker.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 13:45
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

Come and view an exhibition of beautiful sculptures and art work by Jayne Ruffell-Ward, on the theme of birds. The work will be exhibited alongside outstanding photographs of birds and the Suffolk landscape by Mark Wills. The exhibition will be open all week-end.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

Join us for a concert of piano music performed by Marion Caldwell, inspired by the art work in the exhibition. The concert will include works by Maurice Ravel, Amy Beach and Robert Schumann. Followed by a buffet supper.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 programme. Entry is open to all, and normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events.

The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and the Benson Area Residents’ Association, and compiled by St Augustine’s Church. Further details about St. Augustine's can be viewed here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 18:00