Parish of Exning with Landwade
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Parish of Exning with Landwade

*St Martin, Exning *St Philip w St Etheldreda, Newmarket*
*St Nicholas, Landwade*




"A warm welcome to visitors to the Parish this weekend.  Please join us for a cup of tea or coffee after the service.  You will be very welcome".



“…. the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,

will teach you all things ….”


John 14 : 26

May 1st ~ Sixth Sunday of Easter


Family Communion

St Philip w St Etheldreda



St Martin


‘Quiet Prayer’

St Martin ~ The Lady Chapel



St Martin


*This is today’s collect:

Risen Christ,

by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:

help your Church to obey your command

and draw the nations to the fire of your love,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen


*This is the first reading: ~  Acts 16 : 9-15

During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.


*This is the second reading: Revelation 21 : 10,22– 22 : 5

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. […] I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendour into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honour of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. […] Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.


*This is the Gospel: ~ John 14 : 23-29

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”


*This is today’s Post Communion Prayer:

God our Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:

may we thirst for you,

the spring of life and source of goodness,

through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen




These special prayers form part of the intercessions:


Our Special Prayers


We pray for those who have been baptised recently


and all those who have been baptised in the past year



We pray for those who are ill or in need of comfort




We pray for those who have died & their family & friends

Data Protection: For names see paper WEN





May 8th ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter



St Philip w St Etheldreda


‘Quiet Prayer’

St Martin ~ Lady Chapel


Family Communion

St Martin




Dates for your diary for weeks beginning May 1st









Bible Study Group

6 Queen’s View, Exning




Ascension Day Service

St P&E




Knit & Natter!

Call Judy on 07540888198 to check venue




Funeral of Vera Galloway

St Martin




Silent Prayer Group

30 Queensway





‘Open the Book’ meeting

The Vicarage




‘Songs for Spring’ Concert by Newmarket Community Choir

St Martin

BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets on Monday 2nd May at 7.30pm at 6 Queen’s View, Exning.  All Welcome !  JOHN PASCALL

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE.  Following the service at St P&E on Ascension Day, please come for Coffee, Croissants and Fellowship at 28 Heasman Close (ok you can have tea toast and talk if you prefer!!).  CHERYL

VERA GALLOWAY. As I announced in both churches last Sunday, sadly Vera Galloway passed away on 16th April. Her funeral will take place at St Martin's at 11.30am on Thursday 5th May. ANDREW

OPEN THE BOOK. As you will have read in recent issues of the WEN, we are planning to form an 'Open the Book' team to go into local schools to present Bible stories to the children. A number of people have expressed interest in helping with this, either being part of the team going into schools, or with the background production of clothes and props. Therefore I propose to hold an initial meeting, of all those interested, at the Vicarage on Friday 6th May at 7.30pm.  Please do come along if you think this might be something for you, but there will be no obligation if you decide otherwise. There are some ‘Open the Book’ fliers at the back of St Martin's and St Philip's, which explain more of what it involves. ANDREW

 ‘SONGS FOR SPRING’ CONCERT Saturday 7th May; 7.30pm. A concert held by Newmarket Community Choir in St Martin’s Church.  There will be a cake stall and raffle. Tickets: £5 to include tea/coffee. Wine will be available to purchase. Children under 12 years free.  Proceeds to be shared between Pancreatic Oncology Department, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and Newmarket Community Choir.  Tickets on sale at Coffee and Co., Newmarket.  SALLY PASCALL (578372)

SONGS OF PRAISE meets again on MONDAY 9th MAY at 2.30pm at St Philip’s Church. Richard Bye will be leading our time of worship with the theme "R U LUCKY?" Do come along and find out if U R! Enjoy a cuppa, cake and a friendly chat afterwards. Please phone your contact to arrange a lift (or PAM MORTER on 577284)

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2016 HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COLLECTION.  Sunday May 15th sees the beginning of Christian Aid Week with a service conducted in St Martins. House-to-House collecting is where Christian Aid began and still raises an incredible £6.5million. Over 20,000 churches across Britain and Ireland regard this as a vital part of their mission both locally and globally and unite to help secure the uncertain futures of families in countries subject to natural disasters, where life can be extremely hard. If you are able to help collect this year please let a member of the Committee know; Derek Bryant, Ann Peacock or Jan Lovegrove. If you have not collected a street before please ask for more information, as it needs a lot of folk to participate to make a wonderful result. Collecting is backed up by Television advertising and recognised in this parish who have given generously when asked.  JAN LOVEGROVE


Tuesday 10th May: CTinN ‘Prayers for Newmarket’~ Kirtling; 7.30pm

Friday 13th May: Village Cinema

Sunday 15th May: Christian Aid Sunday – collection week commences

Saturday 21st May: Coffee Morning at St P&E; 10am until 12 noon

Sunday 29th May: Joint service with St Mary’s; 10am at St Martin

Sunday 29th May: Evensong at Landwade, St Nicholas; 3pm


Any items, including requests for changes to the prayer diary, for Sunday’s WEN (May 8th) should reach by Tuesday evening (May 3rd at 5pm): please be brief & supply specific wording. CATHY

EVENTS IN ECCH. We have set up an email account to tell people about events in ECCH. If you would like to be added to the distribution list please send a note to  JOHN SAVILLE

NEWMARKET HOSPITAL GARDEN. The courtyard outside Rosemary Ward is not being maintained at present and All Saints Church has a ‘Men of Faith’ group of 15 members who would like to consider taking on the maintenance of this courtyard as a community project.  If there is anyone who would be interested in joining this group from this Parish, please contact Jenny King in the first instance.  ANDREW

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY EVENTS & FIRST EVER SOUNDBITES WORSHIP.  See the Parish website "Past Events" panel for links to photos of recent events celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday (Beacon, Village Party, "A Right Royal Do") and the first "Soundbites" Family Worship.

Many of us would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Cathy Whitaker for all her hard work in making the three Queen’s events a success and in bringing the community together at what was quite short notice. Thank you Cathy for effort “above and beyond”.  GILL & DEREK

I’d personally like to thank everyone involved in any way, shape or form with these events – whether helping on the day or in advance – baking, shopping, donating prizes/china, etc., loaning equipment, setting up, clearing away. (For those who were present on Thursday evening: I have adapted the well-known saying – ‘Never work with children, animals & temperamental gas beacons.’ !)  CATHY

PRAYER GROUPS. One of the elements that emerged from our Parish Away Day at Clare Priory last month was the importance of Prayer, and even before that I know that some of you increasingly felt that this was an important aspect of our parish life which could be developed further. Bearing in mind that people vary as to which forms of corporate prayer they feel most comfortable with, we are starting two new Prayer Groups. One Group has emerged from the existing Bible Study Group – but is certainly not restricted to the current members of that group – and its format will be free Open Prayer. This will meet for the first time at 7.30pm on Monday 9th May at John & Sally Pascall's house at 6 Queen's View. The other Group will take the form of a Christian Meditation/Silent Prayer Group which will meet at 9.15am every Friday, initially in either Cheryl Belding's house (28 Heasman Close) or Judy Hortt's house (30 Queensway) for just 20 minutes of Meditation followed by fellowship, if you've got time to stay. The actual venue for each week for this Group will be shown in the WEN, but if in doubt, please ask Cheryl, Judy or me.

If you are uncertain about what form of prayer suits you, or would like to know more about different forms of prayer, I do encourage you to go along to Bury Cathedral on Saturday July 2nd for the 'Exploring Prayer' Day.

As our parish life continues to develop, it is vital that everything we do is grounded in prayer, and that we all remember the words of Psalm 27 v 1: 'Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain'. ANDREW


Parish Contact Details:

ECCH Contact Details:



Tel / Email

Priest in Charge

Revd Andrew Rycraft

01638 577029

Assistant Priest

Revd Peter Gill

01638 660335


Clive Hook

07543 637226


Derek Bryant

01638 577581


Jennie Oakman

01638 668176


John Sparrow

01638 561832

WEN Editor / Parish Publicity

Cathy Whitaker  01638 577461

Parish Website

John Saville  01638 604246


World War 1 Centenary 1914/2014


April’s fallen


CARTER, Oliver           Pte       Kings Liverpool Regiment

Vine Terrace, Oxford Street

Killed in Action         19   04   1917


CLARK, Harry              Pte       Suffolk Regiment         

Unionist Club

Killed in Action          03   04   1917


DAVEY, George                Rfn         The Rifle Brigade

Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road

Killed in Action          04   04   1918


FULLER, Fredrick        Pte       Suffolk Regiment

Jockey Club Cottages

Died of Illness            02   04   1919


HOWLETT, Abel           Pte       Royal Fusiliers

Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road

Killed in Action          23   04   1917


HOWLETT, Thomas     Pte       Suffolk Regiment

Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road

Died from Illness       20   04   1917


JEWITT, Dermond        2/Lt      Queens Worc. Hussars

Bedford Lodge, Newmarket

Killed in Action         23   04   1916


LAWS, Selwyn             2/Lt      Cheshire Regiment

Outfall Works, Newmarket

Died of Wounds        25   04   1918


LLOYD, Maurice           Sub Lt  HMS Hindustan

Rose Hall, North End

Died Of Wounds      24   04   1918


NORMAN, Albert          Pte       Bedfordshire Regiment

Southfield Farm

Killed in Action        29   04   1917


OSBORN, Harry           Pte       Duke of Cornwall’s LI


Died of Illness          02    04   1919


ROSE, Fredrick            Pte       Suffolk Regiment

Brickfields Cottages

Killed in Action         02    04   1917


SETCHELL, Charles     Pte       Suffolk Regiment

Victoria Terrace, Lacey’s Lane

Killed in Action          09    04   1918


TALBOT, Jack              Pte       Norfolk Regiment

East Fen Common            

Killed in Action          09    04   1917


TROWSDALE, Joseph  Pte       Suffolk Regiment

Chapel Street

Killed in Action           11   04   1918




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