Forthcoming Events 

See the Church Calendar for information about services and events.  Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 

SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER 2021
8am Holy Communion (Order of Service booklets in church)
10am Service of the Word, in Church and via Zoom (Order of Service available here)
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  

Godly Play session for children and young people in the Lady Chapel during the 10am service.
We’re delighted to offer refreshments to enjoy in (or outside) the WCC after the 10am service.

Zoom
When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (See newsletter for ID and Passcode).
Alternatively you can phone in (
Call 0131 460 1196 then follow instructions, entering Meeting ID and Meeting Passcode, followed by hash (#), as instructed).

Whether or not you might like to do this, let’s be aware of the prayerful communion in God’s Spirit that we all share, wherever we are, whether or not we are able to talk, video-conference or communicate with one another.
I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will, I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1.9-11.
This comes with my prayers and blessing, Derwyn
 
 
Godly Play posterWe’re delighted to introduce a short session for children and young people during our Sunday 10am service, EVERY WEEK!
We invite them, with their adults, to come into the Lady Chapel during the sermon and prayers, and share in a short Godly Play (a visual storytelling of scriptures, with wondering questions to share together).

Individual personal prayer, early morning to mid afternoon each day
The church is generally open from early morning to late afternoon every day.  Please do publicise this amongst those you know: there must be many people who would value an opportunity to spend some comforting time in prayer, peace and reflection in these times.  May our church’s light shine in the darkness. 
 
Prayers for our Community, 9:30am, every Saturday, in church
We meet each Saturday for a half hour session of informal prayer for those within our community and issues which affect our town and community.  All welcome. 

Introduction to Tales from the Tower, Sunday 17th October
During coffee after the 10am service, Alan Padgett will be offering a five-minute introduction to his new book about St Michael’s Bells.  All are invited to come and listen to his brief talk.

Opportunities to volunteer at Holy Trinity Night Shelter
If you have a couple of hours spare and feel you can make a difference in someone's journey, come along to our induction session on Sunday 17th October at 2pm.
 
EHCCA Evensong, 6:30pm, Sunday 17th October, Hatfield Broad Oak
Have you missed this aspect of our worship?  You are warmly invited to the combined choirs Festival Evensong, including members of our own choir, at St Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Broad Oak.
 
Zoom prayer with June on Mondays
June is holding a support chat and prayer room each week.  If you’re interested in joining, please call the Parish Office for more details.  Everything shared in the session is totally confidential, naturally.

Wednesday Holy Communion service, 10am, 20th October
Derek will be presiding at Holy Communion in church, and the service will also be broadcast by Derek’s Zoom (ID: 927 480 8728 / Passcode: 889123). for those unable to attend in person. 
Tiny Tots relaunch
 
Tiny Tots, Wednesday 20th October, 11 for 11:15am
Following the success of our recent launch we’re delighted to be meeting once again - offering a new style of worship for babies/toddlers and their parents / carers.  We are delighted to be able to offer refreshments before and after the service.  We’re delighted that Tiny Tots will take place in the Half Term break (27th October) too, so please come along!

Bridge Youth Church
Virtual Bridge Wednesdays - every Wednesday during term time - 6:30-7:30pm
Due to social distancing policies our Thirst Café meetings are suspended and we'll meet via the Zoom app until further notice.  Meeting ID: 833-7505-2782.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com
 
10am service, 24th October
The main service on 24th October will be Holy Communion including Holy Baptism. As well as the font, we’ll being using the lectern and pulpit again, so this more developed liturgy won’t be amenable to Zoom. Those wishing to access a communion service by Zoom may do so on Wednesdays 20th and 27th October if they would like to join (please remember to use Derek’s details, as above).

Commemoration All Souls’ Service, 10am, Sunday 31st October
All are welcome to this reflective service, with readings, choral music, prayers and lighting of candles.

TLC Club launches, Tuesday 2nd November, 2-4:30pm
A monthly event on the first Tuesday of the month for anyone who wishes to attend.  The idea is for members of our community to be able to join in with tea and talk and perhaps opportunities such as making greetings cards, small flower arrangements, board games … and then we hope that later each afternoon we will welcome families after school for a short while, to share in reading/play and enjoy a biscuit/cake/fruit snack.

Bishop's Stortford Climate Group Community Climate Gathering, 6th/7th November
This community meeting, spread over two days and timed to coincide with COP26, will bring together local people to answer the question: 'what can we do together, starting now, to improve our environment and fight climate change?'  You can sign up for the Gathering at www.communityclimategathering.org

Organ Recital with Richard Carr, Saturday 20th November
Proceeds to the Bells Appeal.  7-8pm with refreshments afterwards.  More details in due course.

Salisbury Flower Festival 10-12th May 2022
There is a folder in the Publicity Area for people to register interest. Please do so soon so that we can make a definite booking!  Any questions, please contact Rosemary Thomson.

Connect Discussion Group, 2nd and 4th Sundays in term time, 7:30-9pm
Bridge Youth meets for Connect Discussion Group after the summer holidays.  Meeting ID: 869 9900 8274.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

The Marriage Course online
‘The lockdown has put relationships under great strain’.  If this is you, help is at hand. The Marriage Course is available online to guide you through these times together.  Why not give it a try at htb.org/marriage? For further details contact Derek on derekhinge@gmail.com