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Click here for the Friday EMail in which Fr Simon
introduces Sunday's Feast of Dedication where we give thanks

for our church building here in Sawbridgeworth.

 St Albans livestream link HERE

C of E Advice for Churches on COVID advice here

Sunday 24 October

The 9.30am Sung Eucharist was celebrated in Church.
President: Fr Simon and Preacher Reader Di Kitson

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or on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/greatstmaryssawbridgeworth


Services in church

This Wednesday at 11.30am Funeral

Every Sunday: 8.00am Said Eucharist (First Sunday of month BCP)

9.30am Sung Eucharist (also livestreamed and on Facebook)

5.00pm Said Evening Prayer
(but Choral Evensong sometimes, watch out for notices)

Every Wednesday: 10am Midweek Eucharist

Wed : 9.30am Morning Prayer

The church is open for private prayer on most days from around 9.30am till 2.15pm.

Diary dates:

Sat 27th Nov 3-6pm Sawbridgeworth Christmas Lights Fayre
Pop into the church to experience a candlelit oasis of calm

Sun 28th Nov 5pm Advent Carol Service

Thursdays in Advent Soup, cheese and bread in Church House 12.30-2pm

Raising money for The Children’s Society Sun 5th Dec 3pm Christingle Service
A fun all-age service with oranges, candles and so much more

Sat 11th Dec 10am-12pm Carol-singing with our church choir in the Bell Street Car Park

Sat 11th Dec 10am-2pm Father Christmas visits Great St Mary’s
Pop into Church House for stalls, refreshments and to put your order in with Santa!

Sat 11th Dec onwards Decorate the Community Christmas Tree
Bring your own decoration or use ours, perhaps to remember a loved one

Sun 19th Dec 5pm Christmas Carol Service
The traditional carol service followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Fri 24th Dec 3pm Crib Service A shorter fun all-age service particularly suitable for children

Fri 24th Dec 11.30pm Midnight Mass The first eucharist of Christmas with traditional carols

Sat 25th Dec 9.30am Christmas Morning All-Age Eucharist
Come dressed as your favourite Bethlehem character for a scratch nativity!

Looking further ahead, we already have a large-scale multi-event festival weekend planned
for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2022.


The main church gates are being restored and repainted by Lodge and Sons.
The two small gates and a gatepost have been removed for joinery work.


The BBC broadcasts a number of Sunday services: 


Sunday Worship at 8.10am on Radio 4
Choral Evensong at 3pm
 on Radio 3,

Songs of Praise 1.15pm BBC1


Please check weekly listings for any changes to times.
Daily Hope

You may also like to try the Daily Hope on Freephone 0800 804 8044 which also has a Sunday Service



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Link to Statement on Safeguarding

Hazel Hazel Mead
is Sawbridgeworth Parish Safeguarding Officer
07709 068 882

Jez Jez Hirst  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
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