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We have now returned to a more regular pattern of worship, with three Sunday services. A simple table of those servces is set out below. And a full detailed programme for each month also follows below that. Please scroll down.
Details are published here and in our weekly email. Subscribe to our mailing list using the form on the home page.

Pease note our Wednesday Communion remains suspended.

Churches are open but please still observe the Covid-safe procedures.

REGULAR PATTERN OF SERVICES
in the Quintet Churches Benefice

Sunday
in the month

9.30am

11am

Evening

1st

Hormead*

Family Holy Communion

 

Wyddial

Holy Communion

Anstey

Evening Prayer (Evensong)

2nd

Meesden*

Holy Communion

Hormead
Mattins

 

Brent Pelham

Evening Prayer (Evensong) or
Family Evening Worship

3rd

Hormead*

Family Holy Communion

Anstey

Holy Communion

Wyddial
Family Evening Worship

4th

Brent Pelham*

Family Holy Communion

Hormead

Family Service or

Mattins

Meesden

Service of Light or
Evening Prayer (Evensong)

5th

 

10.00am

Benefice Service by rotation. Family Holy Communion
See below for detail.






Please Note: Some variation from this pattern from time to time for Major and Patronal Festivals.

Most WEDNESDAYS: 9.30am Informal Holy Communion. Brent Pelham (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED).


Church Services (and online)

December

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 5th  Advent 2  

9.30am

Great Hormead

Holy Communion

(St Nicholas Fair, Hormead 11.30am-
4.00pm)

11.15am

Wyddial

Family Service

 

5.00pm

Anstey

Lessons and Carols by candlelight

Sunday 12th Advent 3  

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

 

11.00am

Great Hormead

Mattins

 

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Evening Service

 

Friday 17th December

 6.00pm,

 Meesden Village Hall

 

 Meesden Lantern Carols,

 

 Saturday 18th

 6.00pm

 Brent Pelham

 Lessons and Carols by candlelight

Sunday 19th Advent 4  

11.00am

Anstey

Holy Communion

 

6.00pm

Great Hormead

Lessons and Carols by candlelight

 Friday 23rd Thursday

 7.00pm

 Wyddial

 Carols by candlelight

Friday 24th Christmas Eve  

3.30pm

Meesden Bury Barn

Crib Service

 

11.00pm

Great Hormead

Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Saturday 25th Christmas Day

  9.30am

Anstey

Christmas Festal Holy Communion

 

11.00am

Brent Pelham

Christmas Family Service

Sunday 26th  1st of Christmas

11.00am

Great Hormead

Benefice Service followed by refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 2nd   Epiphany

9.30am

Great Hormead

Holy Communion

 

11.00am

BRENT PELHAM

Family service followed by Walk.
Dogs welcome

 

6.00pm

Anstey

Evensong

Sunday 9th Baptism of Christ  

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

 

11.00

Great Hormead

Mattins

 

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Evening Service

Sunday 16th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Festival Holy Communion

 

11.00am

Anstey

Festival Holy Communion

 

6.00pm

Wyddial

Family Evening Worship

Sunday 23rd

9.30am

Brent Pelham

Advent Holy Communion

 

11.00am

Great Hormead

Advent Family Service

 

5.00pm

Meesden

Advent Candle Service

Sunday 30th Candlemas  

10.00am

Meesden

Benefice ‘Snowdrop’ Service

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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?

Fridays 

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