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No one belongs here more than you

Dawn service Easter Day 2021

Welcome to

St Mary's with

St John's

No one belongs here more than you.

 

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.

Following the example of Jesus, and seeking to model the inclusive love of God, we welcome all people, whatever your status, wealth, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, health or mobility.

 

 

 

 

 

Read a letter from Rev Wendy in the June edition of the Parish Magazine, here

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News and Events

June edition of the Parish Magazine available now. Click here to read.

APCM

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Annual Meeting of Parishioners took place via Zoom on Tuesday 25 May at 8.00 pm via Zoom.

The minutes and accounts are available here. The minutes will be published shortly.

We are very pleased to announce that Robin Bishop and David Gorton were re-elected as churchwardens. They were warmly thanked for their dedicated service to St Mary's.

Philip Juniper and Jan Pearson were re-elected as members of the PCC and Robin Densem was elected as a new member. A full list of members can be found here.

Kerrie Jeynes stepped down from the PCC and was warmly thanked by all for her many years of service.

Electoral Roll

 If you would like to be added to the Electoral Roll, you can download a form here.

 

Please return your completed form to our Electoral Roll officer, Elizabeth Dempster (elizabethdempster@hotmail.com)

St Mary's is now open for individual  prayer from

10.00 am to 4 pm Monday to Sunday

Be part of St Mary's while at home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though you may not be able to attend a service at St Mary's in person, you can always be part of St Mary's at home. Go here for full details

 

Support us

We know that some people like to make a donation each week via the collection plate, but while we are not meeting face to face, we realise that that’s not possible. We know that some people like to make a donation each week via the collection plate, but while we are not meeting face to face, we realise that that’s not possible. For details of how to give by text, click here.

Keep in touch

To be added to our mailing list and to receive Thought for the Day and invitations to services, contact Robin Bishop (contact details here).

To join our WhatsApp group, contact David Gorton (contact details here

 
Free Dial-a-Prayer service launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury

More details of the Daily Hope line here The number to call is 0800 804 8044. There is a message from the Archbishop and the chance to listen to hymns, reflections, prayers and services. Please pass the number on to anyone you know who does not have internet access

For our younger members 

 

Storytime

You can find a storytime story told by Rev Alan here 

Sele Messy Church

Storytelling and more from Tracey on Sele Messy Church's page on Facebook here. Tracey is livestreaming stories on Wednesdays at 4 pm and Junior Church at 10 am on Sundays

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Special Services

 
 
 
 
 
All Age Services Return!                           

A monthly, shorter, child-friendly, interactive communion service with songs, prayers and some new surprises.

 

11 July, 8 August, 12 Sept, 10 Oct (Harvest), 7 Nov, 12 Dec & Christmas Day

Holy week

Rev Wendy prepared a booklet of reflections for Holy Week, based on the Thought for the Day. You can find it here

 

Services by Zoom

To take part, email Robin Bishop (robinhbishop@gmail.com) to be added to the list of invitees.

 

We are using the Zoom platform for this, and it is quite straightforward. More information here. There will be instructions in the email invitation.

Meditation and Mindfulness 

On Zoom on Wednesdays  at 8.00 pm

Led by Rev Alan. Email Robin Bishop (robinhbishop@gmail.com) to be added to list of invitees.

 

Video of guided session now available here

Breathe

 

Every first Saturday of the month, people from both our churches gather together for Breathe. Breathe is a chance to pray together about ourselves and our lives, our churches and our world. It is hoped that you will be able to use these prayers in the same way, by putting aside a time to pray, possibly on Saturday morning and perhaps with someone else. Find out more here

St Mary's  activities

Many services and activities at St Mary's and St Andrew's are still suspended because of the Coronavirus outbreak, until further notice. 

You can find helpful resources here and on the St Andrew's website , www.hertfordstandrews.co.uk

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Weekly Services

Sundays 9. 15 am 
Holy Communion at St Mary's in church

Sundays and Wednesdays at 
10.30 am  Holy Communion on Zoom

To take part, email Robin Bishop (robinhbishop@gmail.com) to be added to the list of invitees.

Evening Prayer at 3.30 pm
Sundays on Zoom

 

Compline  7.00pm Sundays on Zoom

 

(Contact Robin Bishop (robinhbishop@gmail.com) to receive the link.)

In peace we will lie down and sleep; for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

 

This short, spoken service takes its name from the Latin word for ‘completion’ and is intended to mark a quiet end to the day.

The words are available as both a PowerPoint here and Word document here and so, if you prefer, you can say the service at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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