12th 7.45pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 13th Charles Simeon, Priest, evangelical divine, 1836
Wednesday 14th 7.45pm Standing Committee
Deanery Eucharist - All Saints Hockerill


15th 9.30am Eucharist
Friday 16th Margaret, queen, philanthropist, 1093
7.45pm Choir Practice
Saturday 17th Hugh, bishop, 1200
4.00pm 'Lights of Love' Bakers Walk



Second Sunday before Advent

8.00am Eucharist

9.30am Parish Eucharist

6.30pm Evening Prayer


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Please note that the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is on Sunday 23 December


FUN EVENING: "BEETLES & BOOZE" Come along to a Beetle Drive with a difference -to be held on Saturday 17th November in Church House - and have some light hearted fun. There will be ample wine, selection of British cheese and soft drinks served, all included in the ticket price of 12.50. Also a magnificent raffle and, a prize for the person with the most points. Don't worry if you have never been to a Beetle Drive before, there will be experts on hand to help you.

Tickets are available from `Full of Beans' Church Street, and The Tudor House Gallery, Knight Street. Or from Valerie Bright, Shona Passfield and Penny Milne.

The evening is in-aid of the Christian Aid Big Breakfast, to be held again in May 2019.

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

Please note that notices for the PEW LEAFLET should be submitted by 5pm on Thursday for printing on Friday morning. Please ensure that notices are 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.

TORCHES: Please will Sidespersons at afternoon and evening services bring working torches with them to use in the event of powercuts. Dawn & Anthony, Churchwardens

CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN EAST HERTS Sunday 18 November 2018, 12 noon to 4pm. Fletcher's Lea, Ware Priory, High Street, Ware, Herts, SG12 9AL. Refreshments provided. Young children welcome. Free Event (East Herts District Council).

The REAL CHOCOLATE ADVENT CALENDARS, which are fair trade and come complete with the Christmas story, are on sale for 5.00. If you would like to purchase one please see Anthony Heard. Unfortunately there are only a limited number available.

At the last FOODBANK SALE a great amount of 58.40 was donated for which the foodbank is very thankful.

The next sale will be on Sunday 18th November so come and buy some Christmas goodies.

We plan to have an earlier collection next month for Christmas donations, chocolate biscuits, chocolate treats, Christmas puddings cakes and mince pies, but please make sure there is no alcohol in anything, and as Christmas items tend to have a short date please check them.

We are planning a raffle in December. Tickets of 1 each will be on sale on Sundays 2nd and 9th December with the draw taking place on 16th December. The 1st prize will be a hamper and 2 or 3 smaller prizes. All money will go to the Foodbank, so please come along and support this very worthy cause. Thank you. Ann and Cathy

TOUR OF GT. ST. MARY'S A second tour of the church will take place onSunday 18th November at 2pm. If you would like to know some of the history of the Church, please contact the Parish Office on 01279726629 to book your place. Cost is 2.50 which includes a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Di Kifson

PENS AND CHRISTMAS CARDS are on sale from Di Kitson. Samples are at the back of the church_


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