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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 Alan in the October edition of the Parish Magazine, here

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News and Events

Harvest Celebrations!

 

Harvest Supper

Saturday 9th October at 6 pm, St Joseph's in the Park. Delicious food and a chance to socialise. No dancing this year, but there will be a quiz!

For tickets, contact Jean Skinner (jeanskinner.sew@googlemail.com) as soon as possible and by Friday 1st October at the latest.

Harvest Art Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Animals that got us through Lockdown

A free exhibition of photos and paintings celebrating the animals that kept us company and kept us sane through the long months of Lockdown

Sat 9th to Sun 17th Oct 10-4pm

For details of how to submit a picture, click here.

More information from: Rachel Carter raich.carter@yahoo.co.uk                     

Outdoors celebration service and afternoon tea

at 3pm Sun 17th October.

Bring your animals!

St Andrew's Harvest exhibition 'Our Lockdown in 30 Objects'

- more details here

October 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 2021 minutes and accounts are available here

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.

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.

 

12 Sept, 10 Oct (Harvest), 7 Nov, 12 Dec & Christmas Day

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

Some 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.

 

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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