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Cambridgeshire retreat day reflects on ministries

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers from Cambourne, Huntingdon and Sawston took part in a Retreat at Buckden Towers on Sunday June 30, reports Mel Ward.

Parishioners from St John Fisher in Cambourne, St Michael’s Huntingdon and Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston came together to reflect upon our ministries.

Fr Jim Kennedy led us with brief talks which were knowledgeable prompts to us all as individuals as members of Christ’s body working together.  These were punctuated by ample time to reflect upon his words and our own calling to serve in the beautiful surroundings.

Many had not visited this place before and were astounded and moved by its historic links to the Catholic Church and encouraged by the work of the Claretians there today.

The serenity of the gardens, the joy of meeting friends old and the refreshment of both the regular tea and coffee variety as well as the oasis of silent reflection together, made this a truly uplifting and encouraging afternoon.

We would wholeheartedly recommend other parish groups to make the opportunity to do the same and we will certainly be back.

As a church in Cambourne which has no permanent Catholic buildings, grounds or Eucharistic presence, we really cherished this time to rest in the company of others serving in surrounding parishes and in God in such a holy, historic and welcoming place.

Pictured above are some of the readers and Eucharistic ministers from SJF Cambourne and the beautiful surroundings of Buckden Towers.