17th Hildegard of Bingen, visionary, 1179
7.45pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 18th 9.30am Tiny Tots Service in Church
2.30pm Mothers' Union Meeting
8.00pm Standing Committee Meeting
Wednesday 19th  


20th Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (transferred)
9.30am Eucharist
7.45pm PCC Meeting
Friday 21st Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
7.45pm Choir Practice
Saturday 22nd




Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Eucharist

9.30am Parish Eucharist

11.30pm Holy Baptism
6.30pm Evensong


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GUIDED TOUR OF GT. ST. MARY'S: The tour of the church took place on Sunday, 16th September at 3pm, followed by tea in Church House.  Di Kitson

PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND LUNCH It was lovely to see such a good response to our Bring and Share lunch on Sunday. Thank you to everyone. It was a great spread. Also, a thank you for the 20.59 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.    The Outreach Committee

THANK YOU to all involved. It was good to host our visiting preacher, Revd Anthony Giles and Helen. Many have said what a particularly lovely afternoon it was. Thank you so much to Outreach and all who assisted in different ways on the day. Thank you for your company. It was a lively and happy table in Church House last Sunday lunchtime! Revd Frances

SUNDAY CLUB/MESSY CHURCH please remember to complete Register and leave in file in Church House.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: The annual pilgrimage has now been confirmed for Saturday 13th October to St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. Booking forms are available from the back of church. The price is 23 and includes the coach, a tour of the cathedral and tea and coffee afterwards. Please complete a booking form and give to Anthony with payment.  Anthony Heard

We would like to update the intercession list. Please use the new PRAYER REQUEST form (these are at the back of church) and place in the box provided. Revd Debbie

FOODBANK SALE We had a Foodbank Sale on Sunday 16th September with lots of nice things to choose from.  All proceeds go towards the running costs of the Foodbank. Thank you for your continued support. Ann and Cathy

You may be aware that Barclays Bank Sawbridgeworth branch will close on Friday 12 October. All payments made by standing order or one-off bank transfers can continue to be made to the church's account with Barclays Bank. No changes are needed to e.g. monthly Gift Aid donations. From Monday 15 October, cash and cheques (e.g. the weekly count) can be deposited with TSB Bank in Bell Street or at another Barclays Bank branch, whichever is more convenient. Julie Patterson

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: In collaboration with Sawbridgeworth Town Council, we are planning to make a spectacular poppy fall for display in the church, which will be draped either over the lectern or the pulpit. As it will be made wholly from knitted or crocheted poppies, we need many volunteers! Please let Angela Alder know if you are willing to help with this very special project. Wool can be provided if necessary, and there is a picture at the back of the church to show an example.

CALLIGRAPHER needed for occasional work. Please see the Vicar if you are able to help or can recommend someone.

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 submitted by 5pm onThursday evening for Friday morning printing, copied to the Vicar as well as the office and PLEASE INDICATE (IN THE SUBJECT BOX) THAT THE EMAIL IS FOR THE PEW LEAFLET. Thank you.

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