Please note that the monthly Family Eucharist will be held on the second Sunday of each month from now onwards.
IDENTIFYING AND EXPLORING `YOUR CALL' - On the 2nd and 9th November we will be holding a 2-part workshop to help us identify and explore the Call that God is placing on us in this season of lives - however old or young we are! Further details from Anthony & Shona or see the attached leaflet (click here).
ALL SOUL’S – two services to remember
our loved ones who are no longer with us:
ALL SAINTS DAY 3rd November 3pm. Thanksgiving for the Departed service. if you wish a departed relative or friend to be remembered at this service. Especially for families and friends of those whose funerals have taken place during the last few years. This service will be followed by refreshments in Church House.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10th November 3pm Town Service of Remembrance
HARVEST FESTIVAL - 6th OCTOBER. There were services at 8.00am and 9.30pm and also a Schools' Service at 6.00pm - a lovely occasion with the Choir singing and children from Sawbridgeworth schools performing.
The Parish is in vacancy, or interregnum, until a new Vicar is appointed. Until then, the Churchwardens are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Church. If you wish to speak with a priest, please contact the Associate Minister. For other matters, please contact the Parish Office (contact numbers on the back page). It would be appreciated if any requests for administrative assistance from Chrissy could be directed to the Churchwarden, Shona Passfield, in the first instance. Churchwardens
The advertisement for the Vicar can be found on:
Our Vision (part of the Mission Action Plan or MAP, 2018-2023): walking in humility with God~ loving one another and sharing God's love with the wider community.
BISHOP'S APPEAL - Please give generously to the Bishop's `Light Up Tanzania' Harvest Appeal, which seeks to bring electricity to around 350 households in the rural area of Singida, Tanzania. Further information can be found at www.harvestappeal.org. Please give generously. Revd Debbie
25 YEAR CELEBRATION - I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful day I had in celebrating my 25 years in Ministry. It was good to share it with the Church Family and some of my own family. Thank you for the lovely rose and the very generous National Gardens Voucher but also for the lovely display of roses which have taken pride of place in my fireplace. Also, for the many cards I received, and for the card that you all signed. It was for me a lovely day, and thank you for making it so. Di Kitson
BAHAMAS APPEAL - Thanks to your generosity, £371 was raised for the British Red Cross Bahamas Appeal. Julie Patterson
JEAN EAST On behalf of my family and myself we wish to give our sincere thanks for the condolences and help given us in the last few weeks and at this time. Thanking you all
BEETLES & BOOZE: By popular request we are holding another Beetle Drive with a difference on Saturday November 16th in Church House at 7.30pm. Wine and Cheese and crackers included in the ticket price of £12.50. This was a very popular event last year and a number of tickets have already been sold. They are available from Full O’Beans , the Tudor House Gallery, Valerie Bright and Catthy Battson. Proceeds to fund the Big breakfast to be held May next year. Val Bright
PRAYER POINT We need your prayers please find the person who can help improve our communications, both within our church family and the wider parish . If you can pray for this specific point, and indeed if you think you might be the person, do speak with either of the churchwardens. Thank you. Andrew & Shona.
FIRST AIDERS If you have current or lapsed first aid training and are a member of the regular congregation on Sundays at 8am, 9.30am or 6.30pm or Thursday 9.30, please can you let either of the Churchwardens know. Anthony & Shona.
PRAYER GROUP Thursday Prayers 11am in Church - Do you have a favourite prayer? Please let us have your favourite prayer so we can include them on Thursdays - simply let Shona, or Anne Smith know. Anyone is welcome to join us at 11 am in the chancel. Note: from August the first Thursday of the month will be for silent prayer only. Shona
LIGHTING THE PATH FOR OUR NEW INCUMBENT - Researching our Needs. The Vacancy team met last Sunday and identified representative constituencies that make up our Town. We are looking for help from congregation members to take part in our research and to help with asking some of the questions. This will be completed by 17th August so we can analyse the response and prepare an advert for the Church Times. Please prayerfully consider if you can assist in any way, if you can, please speak with Anthony or Shona. Anthony & Shona
PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK is one of our top priorities as a Church. However, the Ministry Team needs contact with the relative or friend who has asked for a person to be included on the list of those we pray for by name, so that they can keep in touch. If you are someone who has asked for a relative or friend to be prayed for by name, could you please confirm to Revd Debbie, Di or Chrissy in the Parish Office by 12 May whether that person should remain on the list. After 12 May (or the date you have already specified whichever is later) we will start to remove names if there has been no contact. Churchwardens
SIDESPEOPLE: We will shortly need to recruit more Sidespeople. Please have a chat with the Churchwardens. With thanks in anticipation. Anthony & Shona
CHRISTINA GOAN is our PARISH
ADMINISTRATOR. Chrissy lives in
The opening hours are normally 9.30am – 2.30pm on
Mondays & Tuesdays,
It would be appreciated if any requests for administrative assistance from Chrissy could be directed to the Churchwarden, Anthony Heard, in the first instance.
Please note that notices for the PEW LEAFLET should be submitted to the Parish Office by 1pm on Thursday for printing on Friday morning. Please send copies to the Churchwardens. PLEASE INDICATE (IN THE SUBJECT BOX) THAT THE EMAIL IS FOR THE PEW LEAFLET. There is limited space. Please try to keep them brief. Thank you.
E-News will replace SEEROUND as a fortnightly e-mail roundup of news from the diocese and from parishes, forthcoming events, people notices and vacancies. Do make sure you are signed up to receive this by signing up at www.stalbans.anglican.org/news/signup-see-round-online
Alban Life is a new quarterly printed magazine. To be published at Advent, Lent, Pentecost and Harvest, each edition will give you encouraging, informing and inspiring stories about current issues and themes relevant to the life of people and churches in St Albans Diocese. The first few copies of Alban Life are distributed free of charge so we can get to know it. Please take a copy today. A short survey will be available after the magazine has been released, and the diocese would be grateful for any feedback as planning and writing future editions begins.