Special events

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

A brief, informal discussion looking at the Gospel readings for the coming Sunday, which draws on the Benedictine practice of lectio divina. This will follow the Thursday Eucharist at St. Giles' Church, after coffee.

Repeats every week 5 times except Thu Mar 09 2017.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:45
St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

Inspiration offers five sessions for carers with babies under one. It draws on the approach of many baby-focused courses and concentrates specifically on the spiritual nurture of babies. It provides a place and time for new parents and carers to spend one-on-one time with a child and offers opportunities to consider questions about spiritual life and development.
There is no charge for the course and refreshments are provided.

A previous participant says, "Inspiration was wonderful, warm and welcoming! A safe place to process the massive changes that take place during the first year of parenthood. Lots of interactive fun for the babies and support for the parents."

St Luke’s is a warm, welcoming environment with a carpet and baby-change facilities.

Want to know more? Ask your questions to cambridgeinspiration@gmail.com

Want to join? Fill in the downloadable booking form and send it to:
Inspiration Bookings
St. Luke’s Church
Victoria Road Cambridge CB4 3DZ

Repeats every week 5 times.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 13:00, Friday, March 3, 2017 - 13:00, Friday, March 10, 2017 - 13:00, Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:00, Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Cambridge University built one of the world’s first successful computers (EDSAC) between 1947-49. A team at the National Museum of Computing is now constructing a working replica to show present and future generations how the computers, tablets and smartphones they now take for granted first started. Dr Andrew Herbert will describe how the team has forensically researched the original machine and has made the reconstruction authentic to 1940’s technology. Dr Joyce Wheeler will speak about her use of EDSAC as a young astronomer in the 1950s.

This talk is part of the Spring 2017 series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church Community Centre in Richmond Road. They are open to all and entry is free, although 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.

The full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 18:00
St. Luke's Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

This is the last of this year's travel talks with themed suppers. Come and be transported around the world and sample the culinary delights of the country you visit. This illustrated talk will take you to Iceland and Paul and Sylvia Custerson will be your guides for the evening.

At 7.00 pm we will be serving a themed hot supper. The main course will be fish pie, with our usual variety of puddings available, and coffee and tea will be served. Soft drinks are included but you are welcome to bring along any alcoholic drink that you would like to have with supper.

Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of March price £10, telephone 01223 354561 or 01223 504453. There will also be a raffle.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 19:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ
Repeats every month on April, June on the fourth Saturday 3 times.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 19:45, Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 19:45, Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 19:45
Darwin Room, St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Lent breakfasts on the Sunday mornings in Lent, before the morning service. Tea/coffee/cereals/pastries will be provided and we will look at the same time at the creeds using the structure of the Pilgrim Course book on that subject. All are welcome to come.

Repeats every week 6 times.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 08:00, Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 08:00, Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 08:00, Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 08:00, Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 08:00, Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 08:00
St. Luke's Rectory, Stretten Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 3EP

The five weekly sessions of this Lent series are designed to help us engage with Paul’s message in Philippians in multiple ways. We will make use of the practice of ‘dwelling in the word’, exploring the themes of the text through music, worship and personal testimony, and spending time discussing the meaning of the text.

The course booklet can be downloaded here or below.

Repeats every week 5 times.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 14:30, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:30, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:30, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 14:30, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 14:30
Castle Street area

Does Science make Faith ...
Easier?
Harder?
Impossible?
Even more wonderful?

Come and share questions and ideas, watch videos by scientists in a relaxed, home environment. Please phone 07492 736564 for directions.

Repeats every week 5 times.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 19:00, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 19:00, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 19:00, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 19:00, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

A brief, informal discussion looking at the Gospel readings for the coming Sunday, which draws on the Benedictine practice of lectio divina. This will follow the Thursday Eucharist at St. Giles' Church, after coffee.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45, Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:45
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Jack Clarkson from the EAAA Service will give a first hand account of the work of the local air ambulance service and its two fully equipped helicopters, ANGLIA ONE and ANGLIA TWO. Between them the two helicopters provide a life-saving service reaching patients quickly and, if required, transporting them to hospital within minutes. A retiring collection will be taken.

This talk is part of the Spring 2017 series of short talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church Community Centre in Richmond Road. They are open to all and entry is free, although 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.

The full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 18:00