Advent Faith Groups

Tuedays from 22nd November to 20th December at 8pm 11 Bunyan Close

Wednesdays from 23rd November to 21st December at 10:30 am "Thrumster", Mill Street

Books for the course are available from Chris Miller Tel. 650779


The Big Christmas Weekend

Victorian Christmas Market &

Christmas Tree Festival


St Mary’s Church, Gamlingay

10th / 11th December 2016

Saturday 12noon to 4pm

Sunday 2pm to 5pm 

Stalls, Lunches, Teas & Cakes, Organ Recitals, Children’s Activities

Bell ringing ‘have-a-go’ (Sat 1pm)

First School Choir (Sat 2pm)

Church Choir (Sat 3pm)

Alice Lucas School of Dance (Sun 2.30pm)

Village College Choir (Sun 3pm)

Gamlingay Community Choir (Sun 4pm)

Grand Raffle (Sun 4.45pm)

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Twitter: @GamlingayChurch @HatleyChurch

Can you help in one of the following ways? 

Run a stall at our Victorian Christmas Market... 

Stalls are available for local groups/charitable organisations for £10 per day. The cost includes admission for 2 people (any additional people would be at the standard admission price of £2 adults / £1 children) . Spaces are limited so book your space now. 

Enter a Christmas Trees into our Tree Festival... 

Enter as a group, family or individual or local business – there is no charge for entering a tree but please encourage your family and friends to come along to see the display (admission £2 adults, £1 children). 

The Church will be open from 9am on Saturday for setting up. Trees and stalls should be removed at 5pm on Sunday evening. For access outside these times please enquire. 

Make a character for our ‘scarecrow’ crib scene... 

Use your creative skills to make a character for our crib scene which will be on display throughout the weekend and in the run up to Christmas. Each character should free standing, no taller than 5ft/150cm – it will be outside the church so please do not use anything valuable and remember it could be out in all weathers. Email or call to find out which characters are required. 

To book your stall or Christmas tree entry please email Andrew Smith on or speak to Jan Cooper on 01767 650178



Here are details of our regular activities:

Food Bank

Donations can be left in the box in St. Mary's church. If you can help or have any queries speak to Gerry Brunt and if you know of anyone in need get them to phone Gerry on 07752428191.


Bell Ringing

Bell Ringing practice takes place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in church.


Chat Groups

 The next Chat Group will be at 2 Charnocks Close, Gamlingay on Wednesday 14th December starting at 10:30 a.m.

All welcome


 The Guild of St. Mary

Monday 19th December at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. 



Bible Study Group

The Bible Study Group sessions will recommence in January.


Soup Lunch

The next Soup Lunch will be on Wednesday 23rd November at 12:30 in St. Mary's Church Hall Gamlingay.

Home-made soup and bread, with a simple pudding, tea or coffee for

£5.00 per person.

All proceeds go to Church funds.



Church Diary 2016



October November December

2     Harvest

3    Communion – Avenells, +  Home Communion

4      Social Committee Meeting

6      Pastoral Group

12   Chat group

17 Guild

22 Sing–along film evening Mama Mia

26  Soup Lunch         

6 Standing Committee

7  Communion – Avenells  +   Home Communion

9 Chat group

10  Pastoral Group

14 Guild

19 Pate & Punch

23 Soup Lunch

29 PCC

5    Communion, Avenells + Home Communion

14    Chat group

18    Pastoral Group

10/11  Big Christmas Weekend

16   Christmas Social

19   Guild