21st Ordinary Time resumes
7.45pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 22nd 9.30am Tiny Tots Service
6.00pm Holy Baptism - Mark Pitt Simpkins
Wednesday 23rd  


24th John & Charles Wesley, evangelists, hymn writers, 1791 & 1788
9.30am Eucharist

Friday 25th The Venerable Bede, monk, scholar, historian, 735
7.45pm Choir Practice
Saturday 26th

9.30am Churchyard Working Party



Trinity Sunday
8.00am Eucharist

9.30am Parish Eucharist

11.30am Holy Baptism

6.30pm Evensong



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THY KINGDOM COME: We'd like to encourage everyone to join in the global wave of prayer for THY KINGDOM COME between Ascension (10th May) and Pentecost (20th May). There is a variety of material (prayer journals, prayer novenas and orders for Morning and Evening prayer) available for you to take away after the service today and use during this time.  Prayer Stations were created by members of our church community, for display in church from Discovery Day (6th May) to Pentecost.

PENTECOST PICNIC AND PRAISE: On Sunday 20th May at 2pm we held a picnic, together with fun and games in the churchyard.

VICAR'S EXTENDED STUDY LEAVE (21st May-15th August): basically the Churchwardens will be in charge of the parish. They will be consulted (in the Vicar's place) about administrative matters (PCC Chairs and Officers will still be responsible for their areas but keep the Churchwardens informed as normal). The Associate Minister will concentrate on liturgy and pastoral matters, also under the guidance of the Churchwardens. It is envisaged that the Churchwardens, Associate Minister and Parish Administrator will meet weekly during this time.

The Parish Office will normally be open from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Mon and from 9am to 1 pm on Tues and Fri.   Email: gtstmarys@btinternet.com           Phone: 01279 726629

Please ensure that notices for the Pew Leaflet are copied to the Revd Debbie as well as the office and PLEASE INDICATE (IN THE SUBJECT BOX) THAT THE EMAIL IS FOR THE PEW LEAFLET. Thank you.

Please help us to keep the LIST OF THOSE NEEDING PRAYER up-to-date by emalling Jayne in the Parish Office to let her know when a name can be taken off the list.

Thank you for continuing to support our donations to the FOODBANK. It is so much appreciated. Our collections are now on the second Sunday of every month (replacing the first Sunday). Ann Bard and Cathy Battson

Director of SHIKSHA RATH, Atula Walling, has asked for our prayers as the Municipal corporation of Delhi has started demolishing some areas of the

Outram lines slum where the children of Shlksha Rath live. The staff at the Centre are trying to rehabilitate the families nearby. (Shiksha Rath are the recipients of our Overseas Mission Giving this year). There is a copy of Atula's letter on the noticeboard.

CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOXES: The month of May is the collection time for the boxes. Would you please bring them to the 9.30am Sunday Service and leave them at the back of the church or alternatively hand to me should you see me in church. I would appreciate if you would hand them in by Sunday 27th May 2018. Any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. Debbie Dear

This year's CHRISTIAN AID BIG BREAKFAST on Saturday 12th May in the Memorial Hall was a resounding success, raising some 2,300, including gift aid, for Christian Aid. Many thanks to all who worked to make the day a success, particularly to the Sawbridgeworth Air Cadets, who greeted, seated and delivered the orders with enormous aplomb. Thank you to all who came and breakfasted, and helped to make this such a happy and worthwhile occasion. The Traldcraft stall was also patronised by many who came to the Breakfast, and made over 350.00. Christian Aid Big Breakfast Committee

The next CHURCHYARD WORKING PARTY will be on Saturday 26th May. Chris Battson

A member of our congregation is looking for ACCOMMODATION in Sawbridgeworth. Please see me if you think you might be able to help.  Revd Frances

CONGRATULATIONS to our Reader, RACHEL MOATE, on being selected to train for ordination as a priest. We will be keeping you in prayer as you prepare for your training.



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