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Parish Events

We have Candlemass and our annual Snowdrop service at Meesden on 2nd Feb.

Watch out for news of our next Messy Church event. You can sign-up for our regular email.

And here's what we've done recently:

Saint Nicholas Festive Fair - 8th December 2019

Fair interiorFair interior 2Bishop St Nicholas

Thank you to all who supported this fundraising event. It was so good to see so many people from our wider community, many visiting the church for the first time. We hope everyone felt welcome and look forward to seeing you again. You helped us raise £1,500 toward church funds. Pencil in the Sunday 6th December 2020 for next year's fair.

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On Saturday 23rd November at Messy Church we celebrated 'Stir-up Sunday' and we made Christmas Puddings.

16 children and their parents or carers enjoyed a fun afternoon, finding clues about the ingredients, mixing puddings, having as service where we blessed the puddings and then having tea.

Excited stiringChildren mix their ingredientsChildren mix ingredients 2

Anstey Remembers

33 people rose before dawn to attend our 6.45am service of rememberance for the crew of the B17 Flying Fortress, which crashed into Anstey Castle Moat on 15th October 1944. And with them the two other airmen who died on the same mission. We also gave thanks for the miraculous return of another plane from that same mission that had recieved a direct hit in the nose but, against all odds, made it home.

Here is an audio recording of the service

Anstey Remembers.MP3

Looking back to St Giles Day

A handful of the dozen or more who celebrated St Giles Day at Wyddial with a festival communion service for the first time in a while...

Group standing outside Wyddial Church with St Giles Banner

Here's what we did in the lead-up to Easter Sunday

easter candleDawn Service

Dawn on Easter Day at Little Hormead and the easter light carried to Meesden for the first of five Easter Communion Services throughout the Benefice.

Earlier in Holy week...

moonlight over the church

Moonlight over Brent Pelham church prior to our moving Maundy Thursday service where we remembered the last supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.

The Cross - Good Friday at Meesden

Listen to the Passion of Christ according to Luke here

Above: Good Friday at Meesden whre we recalled the crucifixion of Jesus.

Before Holy week we celebrated Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey for Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Procession through Great Hormead

Palm Sunday Processing to St NicholasDougal the donkey in church by the font

Earlier - Palm Sunday 14th April, 2019.

EASTER at Great Hormead

crowds outside St Nicholas after Easter ServiceJoyful Easter Morn - St Nicholas Easter 2019




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