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Service Details  see also Other Services

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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

December

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 4th

9.00am

Great Hormead

Festival Holy Communion (note early start)

Advent 2.

11.00am

Great Hormead

St Nicholas’ Fair

St Nicholas’ Festival

6.00pm

Anstey

Evensong

Sunday 11th

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

 Advent 3

11.00am

Great Hormead

Mattins

 

6.00pm

Brent Pelham

Evensong

Friday 16th

6.00pm

Meesden

Lantern Carols at Meesden Village Hall

Saturday 17th

4.00pm

Brent Pelham

Carol Service with community choir

Sunday 18th  

9.30am

Wyddial

Holy Communion

Advent 4.

11.00am

Anstey

Holy Communion

 

6.30pm

Great Hormead

Carol Service with choir

Wednesday 21st

7.00pm

Anstey

Carols at The Blind Fiddler

Friday 23rd

6.30pm

Wyddial

Carol Service

Saturday 24th  

3.30pm

Meesden

Crib Service, Meesden Church

CHRISTMAS EVE

11.00pm

Brent Pelham

Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Sunday 25th

9.30am

Great Hormead

Christmas Festival Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY

11.00am

Anstey

Christmas Festival Family Service

January 2023
KEY DATES

 When?

 Where?

 What?

Sunday 1st
First Sunday of Christmas

11.00am

Brent Pelham

Family Service followed by country walk Dogs and walkers welcome

Sunday 8th Epiphany

9.30am

Meesden

Holy Communion

 

 11.00am

 Great Hormead

 Mattins

 

 6.00pm

 Brent Pelham

Evening Holy Communion

 Sunday 15th Baptism of Christ

 9.30am

 Great Hormead

 Holy Communion

 

 11.00am

 Anstey

 Holy Communion

 

 6.00pm

 Wyddial

 Evening Worship

 Sunday 22nd 

 9.30am

 Great Hormead

 Holy Communion

 

 11.00am

 Brent Pelham

 Family Service

 

 5.00pm

 Meesden

 Service of Light

 Sunday 29th

 10.00am

 Wyddial

Benefice Service Holy Communion

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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