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Coming up in 3 weeks’ time is the 8th Annual Advent Market. This core village event is proud to have St John’s Church as its host. Stallholders battle the winter cold with great positivity as the church gives such an incredible backdrop to the wonderland of merchandise, filling the ancient walls with bright lights, vibrant colour and delicious smells. This year’s market is set for 8th December from 4-8pm #adventmarket #duxfordadvent #duxfordadventmarket #duxford #cambridge #cambridgeshire #cambs #southcambs #advent #crafts #stalls #local #community #village #annual #duxfordadventtrust #charity #duxfordstjohns #stjohnschurch

Thank you to everyone who came to see “Lost in Silence” at St John’s, Duxford this week. We had well over 60 visitors which is a considerable number for November and there were some lovely comments in the visitor’s book. Thanks go again to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for their generous donation, @perspex_brand for the manufacture and @thechurchesconservationtrust for allowing the installation. I also heard today that our forthcoming performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is officially sold out so I hope to see you again in two weeks’ time #stjohnschurch #duxford #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #silhouettes #tommies #pews #perspex #remembrancesunday #centenary #thegreatwar #wwi #worldwarone #memorial #installation

A moving temporary installation at St John's, Duxford in Cambs, to commemorate the fallen of #WWI.

Part of the village’s commemoration marking the end of WWI is an installation here in St John’s of silhouettes, ghostly figures that are #therebutnotthere. Provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust they have a powerful and poignant impact. Well worth seeing if you’re planning a visit, they are on display until 11th November, daily from 10:00-16:00 #stjohnschurch #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #duxford #cambridgeshire #cambs #southcambs #churchesconservationtrust

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#lestweforget #lestweforget🌹 #poppy #commemorate #artinstallation #window #memorialday #historicchurch #historicbuilding #armistice #armistice100

Part of the village’s commemoration marking the end of WWI is an installation here in St John’s of silhouettes, ghostly figures that are #therebutnotthere. Provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust they have a powerful and poignant impact. Well worth seeing if you’re planning a visit, they are on display until 11th November, daily from 10:00-16:00 #stjohnschurch #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #duxford #cambridgeshire #cambs #southcambs #churchesconservationtrust

In 1947 the bells of St John’s were removed from their home and transferred to the smaller Duxford church of St Peter’s. In their need for cash for repairs to the ancient building they had sold off their ancient bells leaving them with the bare minimum. It was natural then to assume that this transference was the obvious compromise as St John’s had already been redundant for 70 years. Pictured amongst the village glitterati are the Rev Joyce who wanted to flatten St John’s entirely and went as far as petitioning the Diocese; thankfully his proposal was rejected. Also present was the only surviving bell ringer to have rung bells in both churches, John Wisbey. A lovely piece of social history #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #duxford #cambridgeshire #cambs #southcambs #stjohnschurch #churchesconservationtrust #bells #bellringers #villagelife #socialhistory

The final decorations from Harvest Festival have now gone but I’m still thinking back two weeks to when St John’s was a riot of autumn colours and smells: pungent hops, waxy red apples, earthy potatoes and vibrant sunflowers. In a few weeks’ time we’ll start to decorate for seasonal events once more with holly & ivy a-plenty #stjohnschurch #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #duxford #cambs #cambridgeshire #southcambs #harvest #produce #autumn #harvestfestival #celebration

Beaten, bruised but still beautiful. The soft, delicate clunch is a perfect material for ease of carving but struggles with definition over time, but this niche is still exquisitely carved and with wavy hair and pretty flowers #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #duxford #stjohnschurch #cambs #southcambs #cambridge #cambridgeshire #thecct #churchesconservationtrust #14thcentury #northchapel

It’s a grey, drizzly day today but look at what mid afternoons can be like in St John’s. Whilst autumn marks the end of warm, long days it can be fabulous for shadows and anomalies of light #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #stjohnschurch #duxford #cambs #cambridgeshire #southcambs #thecct #altar #shadow #light #autumn

It’s a beautiful day down here in south Cambs. When was the last time you nipped inside St John’s and had an explore? Open every day from around 08:00 and our winter hours have just kicked in so we’re closed around 16:00 now. Stop by any day and remember to sign the visitors book! #duxford #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #stjohnschurch #cambs #cambridge #cambridgeshire #southcambs #church #sky #clouds #autumn #indiansummer #25°

Giving a guided tour around St John’s, Duxford this afternoon. Positive vibes welcome #duxford #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #nave #church #cambs #cambridgeshire #cambridge #southcambs #12thcentury #medieval #history

Pimm’s & Hymns was the brainchild of Duxford’s vicar, Rev. Shakeshaft. We were due to gather at one of the village’s pubs but it sadly closed this week so we hastily prepared St Johns to welcome people for a bit of a sing-song. A good bit of community spirit all round #pimmsandhymns #hymnbook #duxford #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #cambs #cambridgeshire #southcambs

A few from tonight’s concert at Duxford St John’s with @avonfaire and @wilderosesmusic giving energetic performances, with consumate musicianship, on a gamut of medieval and acoustic instruments. The artists filled the ancient church with tunes it might have remembered from 900 years ago, a journey through traditional, folk, sacred and secular numbers that was a treat for the audience. Thank you to all of the talented artists involved #avonfaire #wilderoses #medievalmusic #concert #folksong #duxford #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #stjohnschurch #churchesconservationtrust #thecct #livemusic #summer

Un super meeting à faire !

What an amazing evening last night courtesy of @thisismytheatre and their superb touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a gift of a show and was seamlessly and intelligently devised, slick and finely crafted from Snout’s brick headdress to the magical faery language of the immortals. The precious gift the cast gave this village and its community cannot be underestimated. “Break a leg” for the final few shows and thank you for all you have done #thisismytheatre #amidsummernightsdream #shakespeare #comedy #theatre #troupe #players #actors #characters #duxford #stjohnschurch #duxfordstjohns #stjohnsduxford #cambridgeshire #cambs #southcambs

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