16th 7.45pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 17th 9.30am Tiny Tots in Parish Hall
2.00pm Mothers' Union
Summer Fundraiser
Wednesday 18th  


19th Gregory, bishop, and his sister Macrina, deaconess
teachers of the faith, c.394 and c.379

9.30am Eucharist
Friday 20th Margaret of Antioch, martyr, 4th century
Bartolom de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1556

7.45pm Choir Practice
Saturday 21th




Mary Magdalene
8.00am Eucharist

9.30am Parish Eucharist

6.30pm Evensong



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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 on rev.debbie@sawbridgeworthchurch.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.
Thanks, Hazel Mead hazelmead404
@btinternet.com 01279 724503



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