St Augustine's Church programme of events

Posted Wednesday 31st January 2018

Hi, my name is Rev. Janet Bunker and I am your local vicar.

What does that mean? Everyone in England lives in a Church of England parish, which is served by a local parish church. As you live on Eddington, your parish church is St Augustine's in Richmond Road off Huntingdon Road (CB4 3PS).

That church is there for you whether you are a Christian, of another faith or no faith at all. St Augustine's runs a termly programme of events, talks and concerts that are open to all.

You'll find the details below, so please feel free to come along and meet some local residents. You'll be assured of a warm welcome.

If you are a Christian or would like to know about what it means to be a Christian in this place, then please do contact me. I am looking to get together a group who will pray for and guide a Christian presence in the Eddington community in the years to come. Look out for a group of us at Eddington on Ash Wednesday, February 14th and come and have a chat!

My contact details are:

Rev Dr Janet Bunker, Team Vicar, Parish of the Ascension, Cambridge.

Tel: 01223 229976; 01223 315000 (parish office) E:  Twitter: @churchatcastle


All events below are held at St. Augustine’s Church and Community Centre in Richmond Road (CB4 3PS) and are open to all. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and put together by St. Augustine’s Church.

Saturday 10 February, 6-7 pm Romantico!
A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by
Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.

Friday 16 February, 6-7 pm The Building Of King’s College Chapel

We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.

Friday 23 February, 6-7 pm The Country House Library

A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the

University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.

Saturday 24 February, 6-7 pm Music, Rhythms and Songs Of Southern Italy: Kaiorda In Duet
An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live

performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals). Be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

Friday 2 March, 6-7 pm Cambridge Youth Opera : Rising Stars

Enjoy an evening of music from current and past performers from Cambridge Youth Opera, including a taster of their next double-bill production from The Little Sweep by Britten and The Hiding Tree by Barnes - a showcase of exciting youth talent.

Sunday 11 March, 6-7 pm Songs And Music For Spring
Welcome in the Spring with an enchanting evening of songs and music from Cambridge

Performance Ensemble. The concert will include works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schubert and Stanley. There will be a small entrance charge to support our talented local musicians.

Saturday 17 March, 6-7 pm Son et Lumière 2

An exploratory concert given by Amanda Dean (mezzo soprano) and the St. Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead. Stunning visual images by leading artists will be accompanied by improvised vocal sounds. Berio’s extraordinary vocal Sequenza will be performed by Amanda, and an evocation of the vocal sounds of cavemen and women will receive its premiere.

Friday 23 March, 6-7 pm Degas And His Sculpture
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and Plasticine, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.

…………. and don’t forget on SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY, SUNDAY 4 MARCH and SUNDAY 1 APRIL to come and share a COMMUNITY LUNCH starting at 1 pm : two courses with wine or fruit juice for only £4.50 per head. Open to all.

And why not enjoy a coffee and cake at Café@99? Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30 am to 12 noon at St Augustine’s in Richmond Road – a café run by and for the local community. An opportunity to share a conversation, write a poem, browse a newspaper, or simply relax.

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