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Passion for Christ - Compassion for All

++++++++PRAYER FOR UKRAINE++++++++++++

Most holy God and Father, hear our prayers for all who strive for peace
and all who fight for justice. Help us, today remember the cost of war, to work for a better tomorrow;

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.


FR Simon welcomed Advent. Read what he said and a whole
lot more in Fr Simon's
FRIDAY EMAIL (please click here)


We are seeking to appoint a creative and inspirational Director of Music (who may also be an organist) to help
us develop our church’s vision of ministry and mission through music
. Click here for details.


Sunday 3rd December - The First Sunday of Advent

The 9.30 AM Parish Eucharist took place in church and was livestreamed here and on Facebook.   Just click on the image below to view it...



or go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/greatstmaryssawbridgeworth




Dates for your diaries - click for the poster

Advent and Christmas will soon be upon us, so here are some dates for your diaries


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 livestreamed and on Facebook)

Weekdays: 9.00am Morning Prayer (Wednesday 9.30am)

Every We
dnesday: 10am Midweek Eucharist

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


The BBC broadcasts a number of Sunday services: 


Sunday Worship at 8.10am on Radio4
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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The Sawbridgeworth Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

Please read the
Link to Statement on Safeguarding

Or link here to see the full size poster

 Jane Johnson is our Parish Safeguarding Officer
07808 684357

Hazel Mead is Deputy Parish Safeguarding Officer
07709 068 882

Jez Hirst  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01727 818107 | 07867 350886

Link to CofE Policy on Safeguarding

Webmaster - Peter Clark on clarkpf@hydehall.co.uk