Quorum choir to sing at Willen Church patronal evensong

Quorum choir, Willen

Willen Church’s Quorum Choir.

Willen Church will be celebrating its patronal festival for the Feast of Mary Magdelene with a special celebration evensong on Sunday July 23.

It will feature the church’s Quorum Choir who will perform during the traditional Church of England Evensong starting at 6pm.

Guest preacher will be the Rev Steve Barnes.

All are welcome – Willen Church is situated near Willen Hospice and the lake in Milton Road, Willen, postcode MK15 9AB.

You can download the celebration evensong poster here.

From anger to forgiving – one couple’s tale for Stantonbury men’s group Room’n’Ate

The inspiring story of how a mother and father overcame their anger after their son was murdered to forgive his killers will be recalled when Room’n’Ate – Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership’s men’s group – holds a barbecue evening on Thursday July 13.

Fred and Fran Gill will be telling the how the idea of the Pilgrim Bike – a Harley Davidson Softail Special – was born after the death of their son, Robert, in 2007 aged 17 years old.

The barbecue will be held at St James’ Church in Church Street, New Bradwell, MK13 0Da at 7pm. The cost of the barbecue on the night is £5 with teas and coffee available for £1 – otherwise those attending are invited to b ring their own drinks.

A donation for Bedford Street Angels will be taken on the night – the group was formed after Robert’s death and supports the vulnerable out at night to ensure there is no similar tragedy.

Please book through Roy Laurent on 01908 322064, email roy@laurent.eclipse.co.uk or Andy Jowitt on 01908 320850.

You can read the full story here of the Pilgrim Bike and how it came about.

Jam promised on Friday for children at Bradwell Chapel

A new group for children aged eight to 12 years old is to launch at Bradwell Chapel on Friday June 9.

Although based in Bradwell the Jam Club is open to youngsters from all over the Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership and will feature stories, music, games and other activities, led by Paul Rushton.

The chapel can be found on the corner of Loughton Road and Vicarage Road, just put the postcode MK13 9AA into your car SatNav.

The group will meet weekly for an hour between 7 and 8pm and will take a break for summer from July 14.

You can download the Jam Club poster here.

Christ Church members on mission to spread the Gospel

Christ Church, Stantonbury congregation members are on a mission – to see how far they can spread the Gospel before October 1.

The project is called Gospels around the World and each member of the congregation has been given a copy of John’s Gospel, with the challenge to see how far we can get our Gospels to travel before Harvest Sunday.

Minister, the Rev David Lewis said: “People are encouraged to take their Gospels with them wherever they go, and to take photos with their Gospel. There will be prizes for the Gospel which has travelled the farthest, for the most interesting photo taken with the Gospel, and for the most unusual place that the Gospel has visited.

“We are going to post photos on our Facebook page, and read out postcards in church that have been received from the Gospels. We’ve also suggested that people could give their Gospel to a friend or neighbour who is going on holiday, and ask them to take a photo or send a postcard from the Gospel.

“I’ve told the congregation not to worry if they give their Gospel away, we will always give them another one,” added David.