church website design - church123.com.
Service Details  see also Other Services

Visit our Worshipping back in Church page for more info.

We have a regular pattern of worship, normally with three Sunday services. A simple table can be found on our 'Other Regular Services' page to help you plan ahead. A full detailed programme for each month can be found below. Please scroll down.
Details are published here, in our bimonthly Church News newsletter and in our weekly email. Subscribe to our mailing list using the form on the home page.

Pease note our Wednesday Communion remains suspended while we continue to return to normal following the pandemic.

Churches are open but please still observe the Covid-safe procedures in place at the time.


Church Services

February

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 5th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Holy Communion

3rd Sunday before Lent

11.15am

Wyddial

Holy Communion

 

6.00pm

Anstey

Evensong

Sunday 12th

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

2nd Sunday before Lent

11.00am

Great Hormead

Mattins

 

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Evensong

Sunday 19th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Holy Communion*

Sunday before LENT

11.00am

Anstey

Holy Communion*

 

6.00pm

Wyddial

Evening Worship

* Family service if no clergy cover for leave.

ASH WEDNESDAY
22nd February

7.30pm

Anstey

Holy Communion with Ashing
LENT BEGINS

Sunday 27th  

9.30am

Brent Pelham

Family Holy Communion Service

First Sunday of LENT

11.00am

Great Hormead

Family Service

 

5.00pm

Meesden

Service of Light

March

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 5th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Festival Holy Communion

 

11.15am

Wyddial

Holy Communion

 

6.00pm

Anstey

Evensong

Sunday 12th

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

 

11.00am

Great Hormead

Mattins

 

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Evening Holy Communion

Sunday 19th  

9.30am

Great Hormead

Holy Communion

Mothering Sunday

11.00am

Anstey

Holy Communion

 

6.00pm

Wyddial

Family Evening Worship

Sunday 26th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Family Holy Communion (Note Time)

 

11.00am

Brent Pelham

Family Service (with Choir)

Passiontide begins

11.00am

Meesden

Service of Light

April 2023
KEY DATES

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 2nd
Palm Sunday

10.30am

Hormead school
Great Hormead

Palm Procession followed by
Family Service

Thursday 8th
Maundy Thursday

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Commemoration of the Last Supper

Friday 7th
Good Friday

10.00am

Meesden

Devotions

Saturday 8th

7.00pm

Wyddial

Easter Vigil

Sunday 9th
Easter Day

6.15am -
6.00pm

Services across the
benefice

Look out for the Easter Card for details
and how you can join in.

Dates for your Diary 2023

21 Feb Halo Club 2023 Pancake Day Launch event

22 Feb ASH WEDNESDAY

4 March Meesden Quiz

19th March Mothering Sunday

26th March Passiontide

2nd April PALM SUNDAY Procession Hormead (Holy week begins)

6th April MAUNDY THURSDAY. Chrism Service
(St Albans) and Commemoration of Last Supper,
Brent Pelham. (Benefice Service)

7th GOOD FRIDAY (Devotions Meesden)

8 April Holy Saturday (Vigil, Wyddial

9 April EASTER DAY
(Services across the benefice dawn ‘til dusk)

23rd April St George’s Patronal Festival (Benefice Service)

6th May Coronation

7th May Celebration events (tbc) and Evening Thanksgiving Service for King Charles III, Anstey

8 May Volunteering Day

13 May ROGATION WALK around the benefice

14 May Rogation Sunday, Meesden Bury. (Benefice Service)

18 May ASCENSION DAY (at Anstey)

28 May PENTECOST (Special Evening Service, Meesden)

4th June Trinity Sunday

2nd July Family Service, Dog walk and BBQ, Wyddial-Hormead

23rd July St Mary Magdalen Patronal Festival Meesden (Benefice Service)e

20 August Blessed Virgin Mary Patronal Festival, Brent Pelham (tbc)

3 Sept St Giles’ Patronal Festival, Wyddial (Benefice Service)

17 Sept HARVEST Hormead and Wyddial

24 Sept HARVEST Brent Pelham and Meesden

1 Oct HARVEST Anstey

10 Dec St Nicholas’ Patronal Festival and Fair (Benefice Service)

For the latest information on other future services, updates and news, sign-up to the weekly email on the homepage.
or to enquire about baptisms and weddings or other special services, see HERE.


Find all our scheduled live broadcasts and links to recorded services on our Worship Resources pages.

Churces are also open for private prayer in the week. Prayer stations with resources and palm crosses are available in those churches, do pick one up. You can of course  email us with your prayers using this link.

If you plan to attend a church for Private Prayer

  • Only attend if you are sure you are well and have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.

  • Wash your hands before entering or use the hand sanitiser if you have touched anything since washing.

  • Maintain a safe social distance (2m) between household groups and keep left, giving priority to people leaving the church building.

  • A maximum of 10 people in each church in this benefice.

  • Place a pebble in the basket provided to keep a tally of visitors.

  • Where provided, take a post it note to leave in the pew where you sit t pray. Do not sit where someone else has left a post it note.

  • If you write a prayer, please use your own pen.

  • Only touch what is essential. do not touch books. You may take free prayer resources left for you.

  • It is suggested you sanitise your hands again on exit and thoroughly wash hands again when you arrive home.

  • We invite you to participate in our own simple 'Track and Trace' system if you want to help us keep visitors informed of their risk of infection should you or they subsequently fall ill. Details are posted in the church where available.

Please note, not all churches in the UK are able to open.

I will be saying prayers and celebrating eucharist from home, usually live streamed, on YouTube or Zoom. Do join me. I also encourage everyone to set aside the time you would normally be at church, and maybe a little extra time, to offer prayers wherever you are.

Revd James Sawyer

Our regular pattern of services will vary for a while ase we get back on our feet after lockdown. Here's waht will happen in the short term:

Services

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sundays

9.30m

See above

 Holy Communion

Sundays

from 9.30am

You Tube/
Zoom

Sunday Worship
(Format varies)

Wednesdays

9.30am

Brent Pelham

Holy Communion
(Small said service suitable for people Shielding)

Wednesdays

8.00pm

Zoom

Compline

Last Wednesday
of the month

8.30pm

Meesden
Village Hall

Night Prayer


Activities

 When?

 Where?

 What?

THURSDAYS 

11.00am

Zoom

Virtual Coffee Morning

 

Sign up for our weekly email to get the latest links and passcodes to all our Zoom activities.

 

Pray with our Ministry Team:

Revd James Sawyer - 01763 289 258

Mrs Patricia Hamilton - 01763 848536

Dr Mike West - 01279 777427 

Mr James Wyld - 01763 289 738

Rev'd Paddy Cable - Retired Priest



Every Wednesday 9.30am  MID-WEEK INFORMAL HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE (Currently Suspended)
Around the altar at Brent Pelham Church, ALL are welcome ~ Coffee afterwards (except in Holy Week and the week after Christmas).


Contact

The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 

Buntingford 

Hertfordshire 

SG9 0NT 

01763 289258