The United Benefice of Fen Drayton with Conington and Lolworth and Swavesey
The Journal - News from the Benefice
from Swavesey is
invested with the
Medal by Mr
Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust
Ride and Stride 2012
This year's event didn’t get off to a good start. First the distribution system was
changed without the knowledge of the usual organiser, so we received the posters
and sponsorship forms very late. Then the regular participants succumbed to
sickness, holidays and other excuses, leaving me as the only rider from
With my brother
for company, I
set off on a
blazing hot day
to visit 15
Most of the
were open, and
cakes took first
prize, as usual, with Girton’s chocolate sponge coming a close second. We
lunched and slaked our thirst at the Red Lion in Histon, which was conveniently
holding a beer festival.
I raised £100 in sponsorship, half of which goes to St Andrew's Swavesey and
half to support the work of the Historic Churches Trust.
Christmas Tree Festival
Village Groups, Businesses and Individuals are invited to enter a tree into St Andrew's Church
Christmas Tree Festival.
Your tree can be real or artificial or out of the ordinary. Imagination and lateral thinking are
encouraged and will make for a more interesting display. There will be a small charge for people
coming to see the trees, but they will be asked to vote for their favourite tree and there will be a
£50 prize for the winning tree. There will also be a competition for children coming to see the trees.
As this is a fund raising event for the church we ask that you pay £5 to enter your tree.
The Christmas Tree Festival will be open from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 8th December and from
2pm until 5pm on Sunday 9th December. There will be a 'Songs of Praise' service at 5pm on
Sunday, during which the prizes will be awarded for the most popular tree and the children's
Refreshments will be served throughout the festival and we hope to have musicians and singers to
entertain you as you enjoy the trees.
A booking form is here and the closing date for entries is Sunday 4th November.
Trees to be a maximum of 6' high and 3' wide, placed securely in a stand.
Please avoid decorating your tree with flashing or musical lights or anything smelly!
You will be given your allocated place when you arrive to set up your tree.
Please try to keep to your chosen set up and clear up times.
We will remove any items considered to be offensive or unsafe.
Please respect other church users when setting up and dismantling trees.
Please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Stevens if you have any questions, either by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 231433.