Forthcoming Events 

See the Church Calendar for information about services and events.  Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 
 
SATURDAY 16th JANUARY 2022
8am Holy Communion 
10am Holy Communion in Church
(Order of Service booklets in church)
 
SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY 2022
8am Holy Communion (Order of Service booklets in church)
10am Service of the Word in Church and via Zoom (Order of Service available here next week)
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church. 

Godly Play session for children and young people in the Lady Chapel during the 10am service. 
We’re delighted to offer refreshments to enjoy in (or outside) the WCC after the 10am service.

Zoom
When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (See newsletter for ID and Passcode).
Alternatively you can phone in (
Call 0131 460 1196 then follow instructions, entering Meeting ID and Meeting Passcode, followed by hash (#), as instructed).

Whether or not you might like to do this, let’s be aware of the prayerful communion in God’s Spirit that we all share, wherever we are, whether or not we are able to talk, video-conference or communicate with one another.
I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will, I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1.9-11.
This comes with my prayers and blessing, Derwyn
 
 
Godly Play posterWe’re delighted to introduce a short session for children and young people during our Sunday 10am service, EVERY WEEK!
We invite them, with their adults, to come into the Lady Chapel during the sermon and prayers, and share in a short Godly Play (a visual storytelling of scriptures, with wondering questions to share together).

Individual personal prayer, early morning to mid afternoon each day
The church is generally open from early morning to mid afternoon every day.  Please do publicise this amongst those you know: there must be many people who would value an opportunity to spend some comforting time in prayer, peace and reflection in these times.  May our church’s light shine in the darkness.
 
Prayers for our Community, 9:30am, every Saturday, in church
We meet each Saturday for a half hour session of informal prayer for those within our community and issues which affect our town and community.  All welcome. 

Thanksgiving for the service of Robert Stokely, Sunday 16th January at 10am
As part of our 10am Service of Holy Communion this Sunday 16th January we will be celebrating Robert’s long service with us, both as chorister and then for more than twenty-five years as organist.  All are warmly invited to the service.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022, 18th - 25th January
This year, there won’t be our usual Churches Together Bishop’s Stortford service but on 25th January at 7:30pm we are invited to an online event, hosted by Doral Hayes of Churches Together in Hertfordshire.  Prayer and worship will be led by The Rt. Rev Michael Beasley, Bishop of Hertford, and Stephen Copson of the Central Baptist Association. Zoom Meeting ID: 894 6588 1609, Passcode: 656904 

Join our virtual Valentines balloon race for the Bellringing Appeal, throughout January
Starting from the Trevi Fountain in Rome and lasting for 7 days. Balloons may be purchased online here and the race is tracked on a map.  Progress is recorded by using actual weather conditions at the time.  Balloons are also available to purchase after the Sunday 10am services, and for those wishing to take part but who don't like to engage in online activities, Anne Brolly can create entries on your behalf - a bit like selling raffle tickets.

Zoom prayer with June on Mondays
June is holding a support chat and prayer room each week.  If you’re interested in joining, please call the Parish Office for more details.  Everything shared in the session is totally confidential, naturally.

Wednesday Holy Communion service, 10am, 19th January
Tiny Tots relaunch
Derwyn will be presiding at Holy Communion in church, and the service will also be broadcast by Zoom (ID: 846 662 9590 / Passcode: 834900), for those unable to attend in person. 
 
Tiny Tots, Wednesday 19th January, 11 for 11:15am
Following the success of our recent launch we’re delighted to be meeting once again - offering a new style of worship for babies/toddlers and their parents / carers.  We are delighted to be able to offer refreshments before and after the service.  

Bridge Youth Church
Virtual Bridge Wednesdays - every Wednesday during term time - 6:30-7:30pm
On pause at the moment but we hope they'll return!
 

Connect Discussion Group, 2nd and 4th Sundays in term time, 7:30-9pm
Bridge Youth meets for Connect Discussion Groups.  To find out more email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

TLC Club, Tuesday 1st February, 2-4:30pm
It’s an opportunity for anyone who wishes to attend to be able to join in with tea and talk, read the paper, play board games … and then later in the afternoon we welcome families after school for a short while, to share in reading/play and enjoy a biscuit/cake/fruit snack.

Christingle Celebration with St Michael's School, Sunday 6th February at 10am
Come and share in our special Service of the Word for Christingle, with pupils from St Michael's School joining us.

Mothers’ Union Meeting, 9th February
MU meet in church at 1:45 for 2pm for their monthly fellowship and talk.  Please come along if you’re interested.

Short trip to Salisbury Flower Festival, 10th - 12th May 2022
We still have a few places available.  This is a lovely event and offers a very pleasant early summer break with friends from the Church.  If you are interested please speak to me asap for more details.  Many thanks and hope to speak to you soon.  Rosemary Thomson.

The Marriage Course online
‘The lockdown has put relationships under great strain’.  If this is you, help is at hand. The Marriage Course is available online to guide you through these times together.  Why not give it a try at htb.org/marriage? For further details contact Derek on derekhinge@gmail.com