Find our new Mission Action Plan (MAP) here.
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.
Please ensure that notices for the Pew Leaflet are copied to the Revd Debbie on email@example.com 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.
Please note that unless specifically requested otherwise, THE CHURCH WILL BE LOCKED at lunch time every afternoon until further notice.
THANK YOU for all your good wishes and encouragement as I prepare to start training for ordination. I will be training on the Eastern Region Ministry Course, part time for 2 years. During my training, from the start of August I shall be worshipping at Holy Trinity church in Bishop's Stortford, to broaden my experience of mission and ministry. I shall miss everyone at Great St Mary's greatly, but will still be living in Sawbridgeworth and look forward to hearing all
MOTHERS' UNION members invite you to join us at our 1920s -THEMED AFTERNOON TEA to be held in CHURCH HOUSE on TUESDAY, 17th JULY, 2018 at 2pm. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser will go to the Mothers' Union Summer of Hope Appeal supporting the work of M.U. both at home and abroad. Tickets (priced £3 per person) are now on sale by Cathy Battson, so please buy them early in order to help with catering. There will also be a raffle, and a delicious formal Afternoon Tea, so come along and join in the fun. Appropriate costume maybe worn if you wish, but come along anyway! Shirley Dodgshon
CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: The total collected was £165.04. Thank you on behalf of the Children's Society for your continued support. Every penny collected is very much needed and appreciated for the important work they do in reaching out and helping vulnerable children. Debbie Dear.
The last Foodbank Sale raised a whopping £120 for which the Trust was hugely grateful. Thank you. Cathy Battson and Ann Bard
Our special collections for the Betel Community raised £306.50. Thank you for your generosity towards this very important and special charity. Our Lent Lunches raised £150 for the train-a-priest fund. Julie Patterson
Please could all who have been on a Diocesan
SAFEGUARDING Course in 2017 or 2018
please email me so that I can keep my list up-dated.