Special events

St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Switch off and spend a day reflecting and exploring your spirituality under the guidance of our invited speakers. Coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival, drinks are available throughout the day. Lunch and tea are included in the cost of the day, which is £15. If you would like to express interest or register please contact the Parish Office for a registration form or download one here.

The speaker will be Fr. Raymond Tomkinson, author and Spiritual Director.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:30
Ascension Burial Ground, All Souls Lane (off Huntingdon Road)

This monthly working party meets at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road) to clear graves, working under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Please bring gloves (if you have them) and stout shoes are essential, secateurs, loppers and any garden waste sacks very desirable if you have them. It can also be thirsty work, so do bring a drink as well. This first autumn meeting will be followed by a barbecue.
Further working party dates in autumn 2017 are 21st October, 18th November and 9th December (to be followed by mulled wine and mince pies).

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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

All will be welcome at this Harvest Service, and to share the special Harvest Community Sunday lunch that follows. (£4 cost).
There will be a Traidcraft stall, a collection taken for the Cambridge City Foodbank and Mustard Seed Appeal (debt help) and food donations received for the Foodbank.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 09:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

All are welcome to share a delicious, freshly cooked Sunday lunch and friendly company, which will have a Harvest menu this month. Normally this takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Please telephone Richard on 01223 364929 or the Parish Office on 01223 315000 if you wish to book a place. Cost of the lunch is £4 per head.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 13:00
St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

Cambridgeshire Older People's Enterprise and St. Luke's Church are hosting a Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea - an FREE Afternoon Tea of tasty sandwiches and cake and a fun sociable time with entertainment, a quiz and a raffle. If you know any older people who would enjoy such an event and should be invited, please give their names to Heather Taplin, 01223 311136, who will arrange for a Free ticket. There is a small charge of £2 for other tickets, available at the door.

The idea for a Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, with the aim of celebrating older people and helping them get out and about to meet others. This year COPE and St. Luke's are jointly hosting this event. We would like to include people from the whole parish, particularly those who do not get out very often.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 14:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

From visions of Judgement Day carved in the stone of medieval churches, through the 19th century Martian invasion of HG Wells, to modern day films of asteroid impacts, our culture is replete with references to catastrophes with the potential to engulf humanity. This talk by Lieutenant Commander John Ash RN (ret) of the Scott Polar Research Institute describes the nature of these “existential” risks and the extent to which they might be managed – and explores whether we owe a duty of care to our descendents.

This is one of the Autumn series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here. A small charge or retiring collection may be made where fees are requested by speakers or performers, or where there are unfunded expenses. 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 put together by St Augustine’s Church.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

An encounter with Andres “Tanguito” Cejas, the world renowned dance maestro from Argentina. Music and dance, attitude and culture, earth and movement, expression …. Andres embodies the authentic tango of the Rio de la Plata estuary. An evening put together by Tangueando.

This is one of the Autumn series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's. The full programme can be downloaded here. A small charge or retiring collection may be made where fees are requested by speakers or performers, or where there are unfunded expenses. 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 put together by St Augustine’s Church.

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

The New Year Coffee House at St. Augustine's returns, with drinks, cakes and live music reminiscient of Vienna in the early 20th century. Relax after the Christmas break, with good company and beguiling music played by Chihiro Ono (violin), and vocal contributions from the St. Augustine's Singers.

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:00