“John Henslow and the Education of Charles Darwin”
by Professor John Parker
Director of the Cambridge U. Botanic Garden for 14 years and a Professor in the Plant Sciences Department.
While at Cambridge Darwin fell under the influence of John Henslow, Professor of Botany, and attended all his lectures, practical classes, excursions and soirees. Henslow recommended Darwin for the Beagle voyage. The talk explores the research and teaching programme of John Henslow to establish what Darwin gained from him and which equipped him for his later achievements.
All Saints’ Church is holding a ‘Gift and Open Morning’ on Saturday 29th October, between 10am-1pm when the church will be open for visitors to make donations, make suggestions or just come and explore our beautiful building. Do drop in for refreshments; we will have bacon sandwiches on offer, along with coffee and cake! There will also be stalls as in previous years. It’s an opportunity to meet those who currently care for and work to improve your church and its local surroundings. It will be really good to see you and we would also love to hear your suggestions on how we might serve the village in new ways in the future.
Following our Gift Day, everyone is warmly invited to our All Saint’s Celebration service the following morning at 10.30am. Read more
SERVICES FOR NOVEMBER 2016 Read more
A series of special services to explore what Christianity means in practice.
Their format will vary, but will usually include a talk, discussion and refreshments.
Programme for Sept-Dec 2016 Read more
The wall along our High Street and Broad Lane has its own story to tell. On Tuesday, 18 October at 8:00 PM in Haslingfield Village Hall, Michael Coles, resident archaeologist and historian, relates its tale in Bricks to Build With . Who made those early bricks? Where did they come from? When were they made for this and other buildings in South Cambridgeshire? Bricks are not just bricks you’ll be surprised to learn!
Everyone is always welcome to our meetings. Enjoy a chat at refreshment time. Members and school aged children free, small charge for non-members.
Do drop in for coffee and cakes and a chat between 10 and 12 on Saturday morning, 8 October. We shall be pleased to see you on your way to and from the shops !
Merle Barton/José Hopkins
Please note the 10:30 start and the service will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch at All Saints’. In organising lunch All Saints’ are bringing savoury dishes and Methodists are bringing the sweets – there is a list on the table just inside the church to check what others are bringing.
It is with great excitement that we are really pleased to announce that we will shortly be opening the doors to our new florist shop in Church Street, Haslingfield.
Do come and visit us, we would love to meet you. We are stocking seasonal, British and some more unusual varieties of flowers (for the more adventurous). Whatever the occasion your flowers will be beautifully wrapped and delivered. If you just need a token gift our hessian & paper wraps will be available every day for you to pick up.