Special events

St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

This is an hour long talk about the work of the Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group in France.
The speakers will be Dan Ellis and Catherine Carr. Dan and George Horlor will also perform two songs inspired by the refugee crisis.
Dan Ellis will give a moving account of the Group’s work in the camps of Northern France, including those of Calais and Dunkirk. Catherine Carr, a BBC journalist and producer, will follow on describing her experience in reporting from the Calais camp last year.
Entry is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. A retiring collection will be taken.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

In the original 'Hamlet', Shakespeare did not explicitly state the species of his tragic hero.
WHY WAS THIS? It is one of literature's greatest mysteries.
Did he want us to guess? Or just to presume that Hamlet was human?
Most productions these days favour the latter interpretation, which has now become mainstream. But what if Hamlet was a fish?
This play explores the likely events that may have occurred, and concludes that for Hamlet it would have made very little difference.

This play is performed by COGGLES
Entry is FREE, with a suggested donation of £5, which will all go to the charity International Rescue Committee.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

We will be selling delicious home-baked cakes, biscuits, tray bakes, jams and chutneys at St Giles Gate ( inside if wet ) on the first Saturday of each month.
This year we are raising money for four charities. All money taken goes to:
Namuncha Secondary School, Kenya, The Angel Tree Project and Cambridge City Foodbank and Whitworth House.
New bakers are always welcome. Come along on a Saturday for a chat !

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:30
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Fen Ditton, CB5 8SU

This is a concert with St. Augustine's Singers, conducted by Philip Mead, with Colin Hazel (keyboard). It is part of the 800th Anniversary Celebration for the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Fen Ditton.
Entry is free, complimentary drinks will be served. Retiring collection in aid of church funds.

There is a further chance to hear this programme on 3rd June at Emmanuel URC in Cambridge, in a concert with St. Augustine's Singers and Anglia Ruskin Wind Ensemble, with Amanda Dean as soloist.

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

All are welcome to share a delicious, freshly cooked Sunday lunch and friendly company. 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, May 7, 2017 - 13:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

The speaker is Mike Petty, Cambridge Reasearcher, Lecturer and Historian.

This is one of a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am. Full details of each lecture are normally given three weeks in advance.

Further talks in 2017:
8th June - Geoff Dumbreck, "On the Edge of Europe: a Journey to the Faroes".
13th July - Max Kramer, "The other Ezekiel: a Greek tragedy".
No talk in August
14th September - Will Tupman, tba
12th October - Sarah Bendall, "The History of Emmanuel College; 1584 to 2017".
9th November - Peter Jackson, tba
14th December - Rev'd Dr. Lynne Broughton - "The Seven Deadly Sins (and a few Lively Virtues)".

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00