UPDATED 13 May ASCENSION DAY
Today we remember Jesus ascending into heaven, not forever, but while we his followers get on with building his Kingdom. Join me at 7pm in Anstey for our Holy Communion Service. And maybe sign up for 'Thy Kingdom Come' a series of daily prayers between now and Pentecost offered by Christians united around the globe. Watch the Archbishop of York's reflection for today (above).
The readings for the weekend have been uploaded. This weekend is we'll be worshipping with a Holy Communion in Hormead at 9.30am, which I'll broadcast online.
Our Evening Worship this week comes from Wyddial at 6pm, where ther will be hymns and prayers. Everyone is welcome to any of our services.
Please do remember to book in and maintain Social Distancing to keep everyone safe.
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NEW TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL FACILITY.
Listen-in to our broadcast church services live by dialing: 0330 336 0036 and input the passcode 776531
Calls are charged at the local rate, and for many people with free weekend or unlimited calls will be included without a charge. Please check with your phone line provider and ask the bill payer's permission.
The Government regulations can be read in full on the government website here.
Lockdown restrictions, though easing, are still in place and we must continue to be careful to keep our communities safe. 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 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 until that regulation is relaxed to 30.
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.
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.
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.