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UPDATED 28th July

We're in holiday season and pleased that many people will be able to take a break... including your Rector.  But our Church Services continue as usual, supported by our Ministry Team and visiting clergy.

On 1st August we have 9.30am Holy Communion by Extension at Hormead, 11am Family Service at Wyddial and 6.00pm Evening Prayer Service at Anstey. All ably led by Patricia Hamilton.

Between 11am and 3pm visit the Plant Sale in aid of St Mary the Virgin Church

On 8th August we have 9.30am Holy Communion at Meesden, led by Revd Sarah Richardson form Barkway. At 11am we have Mattins led by Mr James Wyld at Great Hormead. At 6.00pm there will be a FAMILY SERVICE at Brent Pelham led by Dr Mike West.

On 15th August our 9.30am service is at Great Hormead, There's an 11am Holy Communion at Anstey and at 6pm Family Evening Worship at Wyddial.

On 22nd August, our morning service will celebrate the Holy Communion in Brent Pelham on The Park, with those setting up for the Essex and Herts Country Fair. Then at 11am there is a family Service at Great Hormead, with coffee afterwards. At 5pm there's our Service of Light, followed by a glass of wine, at Meesden.

On 29th August, Bank Holiday Weekend, we are all invited to gather at St Giles, Wyddial for the St Giles Day Festival. We'd like everyone to meet at the top of Moles Lane in the village at 9.50am and we will process with our banner through the village to begin our one Holy Communion service at 10am. We'd like as many as possible from across the benefice to join us.

The readings for several of these coming weeks have already been uploaded on the 'Readings and Newsletter' pages.


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 when shoul 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.

The Government regulations can be read in full on the government website here.


 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.

James

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

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.



Thank you for visiting the website of The United Benefice of Hormead with Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden. If you'd like to be on our mailing list please sign up below:

For praying and worshiping from home, see the Prayer and Worship section.

In normal times you can discover all that's going on in our parishes by checking out our Service Times page or downloading the weekly bulletin and our bimonthly newsletter. Right now, we are trying to stick to a revised scheduled of services so you know when it's a good time to pray with others at this difficult time.
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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.

The Ministry Team


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.

Its a first step to getting involved and shaping the church to be relevant for generations to come. To join, complete this form and drop it off or post it to the Vicarage. See also our Electoral Roll privacy notice here.

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The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 

Buntingford 

Hertfordshire 

SG9 0NT 

01763 289258