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To be an altar server, you need to have made your first holy communion and be between 7 and 99 years old! Any boy or girl wishing to become and altar server would be required to serve Mass on a rota basis on Saturday evenings, Sundays and on special occasions during the week. For further details please speak to any member of the parish clergy or contact Jonathan Wright.
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Our bells are renowned as one of the most celebrated rings of bells within the ringing fraternity. They are rung by local ringers from around the Cambridge area for mid-week services, weddings and special occasions. If you would like any further information please contact Paul Seaman tel. 01223 351659 or mobile 07802 739105 or email Paul Seaman.
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We have a good selection of books, pamphlets, rosaries, statues, greeting cards (First Holy Communion, Confirmation, birthday, anniversaries, sympathy, etc.) plus a variety of presents and souvenir articles.We are open before and after most Sunday morning Masses. Browsers are welcome.
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This parish supports CAFOD, raising funds each year through the Fast Day collections (Harvest and Lent), emergency appeals, Lenten lunches, and a range of other prayer, campaign and social events.
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A monthly group for those age 18-35. We usually bring and share supper, hold discussions, and give time for adoration in the Church. We meet on Monday at 18:30 in the parish centre behind the Church. New faces are always welcome!
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This parish is a founder member of the Cambridge City Foodbank, giving our nutritionally balanced emergency food to people who have nowhere else to turn. Each month we collect non-perishable food donated by parishioners. For the next collection date and requested items please see the newsletter or the schedule on the notice board at the back of ‘English Martyrs church.
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From time immemorial flowers have been placed on altars in temples and churches to express thankfulness and joy in worship. Our church, too, follows this tradition, and we are fortunate in having an enthusiastic team of ladies who enhance the beauty of our church in this way. Should you be interested in this very pleasant parish activity, please contact Sheila Scott via the Rectory Office who will be pleased to give you further information.
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We are a friendly group who meet once every month to reflect on the spiritual basis of our commitment and on the issues of the day. We discuss plans for the activities arising from these reflections – these may be liturgical events, speaker meetings, fund-raising, campaigning, publicity events, etc. These meetings are for all the Catholic churches in Cambridge. To find out more about the group please contact either Clare Enright or Ron Haynes via the Rectory Office, or simply come along to the next meeting in the Parish Centre Meeting Room at English Martyrs. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome.
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We meet each Wednesday in term time between 9:00am and 11:30am in the Parish Hall. The children can ride bikes, bounce on the trampoline or slide, there are toys for the babies on the mat and at the tables: playdo; puzzles; painting and sticking. There is a small charge per family for refreshments and running costs. We are always pleased to meet new people. Contact Chloe Gill via the Rectory Office.
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The Prayer Group meets on Mondays following 12:15 Mass. Please join us in the Parish Centre Music Room.
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The Rosary Group meets on Saturdays from 10:45, in the Antechapel at English Martyrs, followed by tea & snacks in the Parish Centre.
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The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international, fraternal organisation of Catholic lay people who practice their Christianity by helping those in need on a person to person basis. The members meet weekly, firstly to support their efforts by prayer, and secondly to assess the needs of the poor in their particular area and how on a practical basis to meet that need. The society encourages self-help projects. If anyone is interested in joining or learning more about the society please contact the Rectory Office, or visit SVP Website: www.svp.org.uk
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For those between the ages of eleven and sixteen. They normally meet monthly in the Rectory and from time to time go away weekend activities. Further details are available in the English Martyrs’ notices section from time to time. Please also see their website: www.7-up.org.uk
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The Prayer and Praise prayer group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at St Laurence’s Church 91 Milton Road Cambridge at 8:00pm in the hall and 2nd and 4th week in Our Lady and English Martyrs, Lensfield Road entrance. Any 5th Tuesday is held free. For enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Thursday Luncheon Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, except during the summer. It aims to provide an opportunity for members of the parish to meet socially during the day time. This is an extremely friendly and enjoyable group. For further information please contact the Rectory Office.
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This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month, from 14:30-16:00, usually in the Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes, unless otherwise stated. They often go out on trips around the Cambridgeshire area. Details of each month’s club are available from Pat Richardson (email@example.com).
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