UPDATED 22 October
The readings for ths week have been uploaded on the 'Readings and Newsletter' pages.
Worship with a difference this weekend:
9.30am Holy Communion, Brent Pelham (also online)
11.00am Short Family Service, St Giles' Wyddial, followed by walk to Great Hormead and lunch in Church Room. (Dogs very welcome to service and walk.) Please note this is a change of venue from previously advertised services.
5.00pm Evening Worship, Wyddial
As we are entering half term, I'll be taking a short break and so the readomgs for services for Sunday 31st are also online. BENEFICE SERVICE Sunday 31st October:
10.00am All Saints Benefice Holy Communion, Anstey
5.00pm 'In Loving Memory' A service for All Souls
St Nicholas Church , Great Hormead.
Very sadly we have learned of the deaths of two of our much loved Meesden residents, Ken Thorogood and Stephen Beach.
Ken's funeral will be on Thursday 4th November, 11am at Anstey Church, followed by an internment at Meesden.
Stephen Beach's funeral will be on Saturday 6th November, 3pm at Meesden Church.
Churches are OPEN and we are SINGING AGAIN
Churches are open and we are workin hard to keep them safe to visit and attend for worship.
As we return to a more normal way of life, singing is permitted again and masks are optional, but we are still encouraged to have masks to hand should it get busy inside. You can sit where you like but do think about keeping a safe distance from others while singing...or pop on a mask. We'll be keeping doors open to give plenty of ventilation.
I no longer need you to book in advance but just sign-in on the day. You can also register on the NHS Covid App.
Please contact me for specific details and we'll do our very best to accommodate your needs.
Please help the vulnerable and lonely stay connected. Join a local What's App Group. Volunteer if you are able. Help keep me aware of people who need help.
As we carefully open up our churches, to keep people safe, please continue to observe the highest safety standrds.
When visiting for Priavte Prayer or services, please consider using the NHS Track and Trace App. QR codes are still located on the doors of every church building.
Please continue to sanitise hands on entry and prior to receiving communion and please maintain a space of 2m between yourself and people not in your household while singing.
You could wear a mask to keep yourself and others safe. But it's optional.
Please continue to be mindful of the other hygiene and safety measures in place and wash your hands frequently.
To help keep everyone safe, please only visit the buildings or attend for Private Prayer or a church service if you know you are well and are as sure as you can be that you and all the members of your household are free of any virus infection.
Check out our Prayer and Worship Resources pages to find out all about what's happening this weekend with worship online. New resources and links added.
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The Quintet Churches are a group of five Anglican churches who work together and meet for worship in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside in the Diocese of St Albans. We are located just east of the market town of Buntingford and are part of the Buntingford Deanery.
Together we seek to serve our communities, worship God and live His values of love, peace and justice.
Christian have worshiped and ministered in this area for over 1,000 years. So it is our privilege to be the latest generation to continue the story of the body of Christ in our villages.
We are delighted you have found our website, we hope you enjoy browsing these pages, and to meet you in person soon.
P.S. Our website name quintetchurches.com references both the river Quin which flows in our midst and the quintet or five churches in our benefice (group of parishes).
If you would like to speak to a member of the ministry team, please call or email us. You can contact the Rector, James Sawyer on 01763 289 258, or email him via this link EMAIL. Please note, James's day of is normally Friday. Calls may be montitored and/or recorded for training and security purposes.
You can also contact Mrs Patricia Hamilton on 01763 848536 for parish matters and pastoral care. Or you can contact Revd Paddy Cable on 01799 550466
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All are welcome to attend our churches as and when you wish. But sometimes it's good to deepen our reltionship and say we belong. If you are baptised, a member of the Church of England or another Christian church in communion with it, and live locally, you may like to join the Electoral Roll of one of the five churches in the benefice.
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