UPDATED 1st December
The countdown to christmas begins. Do take a look out for the living Advent Calendars in our villages. Details below.
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS services details have been posted on our Service Times pages. Some of these remain subject to confirmation, but we hope this will help you plan your Christmas.
Living Advent Calendars are being unveiled in Hormead and Hare Street and also in Brent Pelham in the 25 days running up to Christmas Day on 25th December. You can view a map of the Hormead and Hare Street displays HERE.
Churches REMAIN OPEN for private prayer. Sunday Services for public worship will recommence in church from 6th December.
We are still able to hold funerals. And weddings and baptisms are permitted again from 2nd December, subject to certain tier restrictions.
The Government regulations can be read in full on the government website here.
As communities, 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.
We have been carefully opening up our churches to keep people safe. Please continue to observe the highest safety standrds when visiting for Priavte Prayer and use the NHS Track and Trace App. QR codes are located on the doors of every church building.
You may use a churchyard as a public outdoor space to meet a person if they live alone.
Please maintain a space of 2m between households/individuals at all times.
You MUST wear a facecovering unless you have a medical dispensation or are under 11.
When visiting, please DO NOT gather in groups of more than six.
Please continue to be mindful of the other hygiene and safety measures in place and wash your hands frequently, especailly having been out and in contact with others and where others may have touched.
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 as sure as you can be that you and all the members of your household or 'bubble' are free of any virus infection.
You may also wish to look at:
Also a Black Lives Matter statement form the Rector and links here.
Discover our services from previous weekends too.
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.
During the Covid-19 Virus outbreak we need to do 'Church' differently. But 'Church' has always been about people and not buildings. So while we are not meeting physically in large groups, to keep a safe, we are doing all we can to help our communities and stay connected in other ways. Please do register for our emails below.
We have worked really hard to reopen churches for Priavte Prayer from Monday 15th June. Please contact Revd James Sawyer if you are able to continue to assist with regular cleaning.
For Community links - See the Covid-19 Information page for more details.
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.
If you'd like to receive our regular email update, please register using the form at the bottom of this page.
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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Join our churches
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.