Passion for Christ - Compassion for All
++++++++PRAYER FOR UKRAINE++++++++++++
Most holy God and Father, hear our prayers for all who strive for peace
and, as we commend to you lives lost in terror and conflict, bring us all, in the end,
to the peace of your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Read what he says and a whole
We are seeking to appoint a creative and
inspirational Director of Music (who may also be an organist) to help
Sunday 3rd December - Advent Sunday
The 9.30 AM Parish Eucharist will take place in
church and will be
Here is last Sunday's service...
Dates for your diaries - click for the poster
Advent and Christmas will soon be upon us, so here are some dates for your diaries.
Saturday 25th November 3-6pm - Sawbridgeworth Festival of Light As the town switches on its Christmas lights, pop into Great St Mary’s to experience a candlelit oasis of calm.
Sunday 3rd December 5pm - Advent Carol Service A candlelit service of Advent hymns and readings marking the beginning of our preparations for Christmas.
Sat 9th & Sun 10th Dec – Great St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival The magic of Christmas will be on display as Great St Mary’s hosts an array of Christmas trees decorated by many of the town’s organisations.
Sat 9th Dec onwards - Decorate the Community Christmas Tree Bring your own decoration or use ours, perhaps to remember loved ones.
Sun 10th Dec 3pm - Christingle Service A fun all-age service with oranges, candles, and Christmas carols.
Sun 17th Dec 5pm - Christmas Carol Service The traditional carol service followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sun 24th Dec 3pm - Crib Service A shorter, fun, all-age service particularly suitable for young children.
Sun 24th Dec 11.30pm - Midnight Mass The first eucharist of Christmas with traditional carols.
Mon 25th Dec 9.30am - Christmas Morning All-Age Eucharist Dress as your favourite Bethlehem character for a scratch nativity!
Mustard Seed (not livestreamed)
'Mustard Seed’ - our monthly, short, informal service with crafts
and activities - and amongst other things it has a Rainbow
Garden in the churchyard. Afterwards, there is a party tea for
youngsters and hot drinks for grown-ups. So do come to Mustard Seeds and join in the fun. And, even if you’re not able to
join us in person, do pass the word on to those who may be
interested in joining us for this new adventure.
Services in church
Every Sunday: 8.00am Said Eucharist (First Sunday of month BCP)
and 9.30am Sung Eucharist (also livestreamedand on Facebook)
Weekdays: 9.00am Morning Prayer (Wednesday 9.30am)
The church is open for private prayeron most days from around 9.30am till 2.15pm.