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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 17th July 2016

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We have a New Vicar - Hurrah and Alleluia!!

IMG 6454 Ginni Dear and Michael BeasleyOn the evening of Monday 11th July 2016 our new vicar the Revd Ginni Dear was Instituted by the Bishop of Hertford the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley and Installed and Inducted by our Rural Dean the Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring.

In a packed church the congregation, Ginni's family and guests enjoyed a joyous service of celebration as Ginni became part of our Benefice family.

The five Benefice Churchwardens led Ginni to the Bishop and presented her for institution. The Revd Jo Loveridge from All Saints Hertford recommended her to us and added it was a sad day for Ginni to be leaving All Saints. 

The service included a reading by Howell Davies and special welcomes from parishioners from within the Benefice.

An Act of Commitment by the Incumbement and People saw presentations and statements from Rosemary Stratton, Pat Fry, Roger Cox, Jennifer Veasey, Anne Swift and Cherry Carter.

The prayers of dedication and intercession were led by Ginni assisted by Anne Steel, Mike Davies and Louise Conway.

Overall it was a splendid evening of welcome and it was topped by a wonderful spread of food in the St ippolyts School Hall.

Everyone agreed it was a memorable occasion. Now now look forward to Ginni joining us permanently on 2nd August.





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Parish Praise at 09:30 Great Wymondley on 10th July - CANCELLED

Unfortunately the Parish Praise at 09:30 Great Wymondley on 10th July is CANCELLED. The Great Wymondley PCC apologise for any inconvenience but remember you are welcome to join ther congregation at St Ippolyts at the same time where the service will be conducted by the Revd Adrian Hinksman

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Community Lunch, 6th July 2016

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Over 40 people attended an excellent lunch provided by Ann Steel and her band of helpers


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"Make a Joyful Noise" - the Jubilate Choir, Thursday 21st July at St Ippolyts

 Make a Joyful Noise with the "Jubilate" Choir - John Edwards will give a talk on the development of English Church Anthems illustrated by examples sung by the Jubilate Choir, Tickets £6 from Mary Hooper, Jane Veasey or Anne Steel Tickets include wine and nibbles after the talk and concert. More details in the July / August PAX

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Installation, Induction and Licensing of our new Vicar, the Revd 'Ginni' Dear, 11th July

The Revd Ginni Dear will be installed as our new vicar on Monday 11th July at 07:30p.m. Everone is welcome to this very special service led by the Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley, and the Rural Dean, the Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring.


Do come along and support Ginni at this very important time.

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 3rd July 2016

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This week we welcome to our Benefice

This week we welcome to St Ippolyts Church

The Revd Melanie Crowley

The Revd Adrian Hinksman

Howell Davies

Gena Edwards


Thankyou to everyone for helping us during our vacancy!

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Kestrels successfully nest in St Ippolyts Church tower "again"!

As of today 3rd July 2016 our resident breeding kestrels have succesfully fledged two yougsters with two more still in the nest. These remaining two appear to be robust and should fledge this week.


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This week we welcome to our Benefice

Helping us out during this week we welcome 

The Revd Adrian Hinksman

The Revd Melanie Crowley

Patrick Hannon


Thank you for your support during our vacancy

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Weekly pew Sheet - The Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 26th June 2016

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This week we welcome to our Benefice

This week we welcome to our Benefice supporting us during our vacancy


The Revd Melanie Crowley

The Revd Paul Lanham


Thank you both for all your support.

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 19th June 2016.

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"Send a Cow" Coffee Morning, Friday 17th June 10:30 - 12:30.

"Send a Cow" Coffee Morning & Plant Sale at Audrey and John Burr's house, 15 Grange Close Hitchin, from 10:30 until 12:30.



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This week we welcome to our Benefice the following clergy

This week we welcome to our Benefice the following clergy who are helping us during our vacancy

The Revd Adrian Hinksman

The Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring

The Ven Jonathan Smith, Archdeacon of St Albans

Pauline Sadler

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Third Sunday after Trinity, 12th June 2016

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Community Lunch 1st June

A wonderful community lunch was enjoyed by about 40 members of our community. A big thank you to all the ladies and Roger Cox for providing an exotic combination of Spanish Pork and fruit sponge.


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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Second Sunday after Trinity, 5th June 2016

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A Successful Flower Festival


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The Whitsun Bank holiday saw an absolutely splendid flower festival at St Ippolyts Church, everyone that came along agreed that it was superb and well worth the visit. Our 2016 St Ippolyts Church Flower Festival was based on the theme of a ‘Grand Day Out ‘ and there were displays depicting such events as a visit to the theatre, a day out at Royal Ascot, a day out at the test match and one display even depicted a trip to the moon! Now that would be a really Grand Day Out! Whatever the subject every floral display was truly wonderful and the variety added spark to the event.

The weather was kind to us even though Sunday and Monday mornings were a bit chilly. Nonetheless what with entrance takings, sales of teas and cakes, a grand raffle (won by Alison Dines!), sales of plants and books, and generous donations the church benefited from a grand total of £2460. Thank you to everyone who turned up to support us and to make all the hard work so worthwhile.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out over the weekend by manning stalls, baking cakes, erecting marquees, mowing and strimming the churchyard etc., but most of all we must thank all the ladies who not only made the lovely floral arrangements but generously provided their own flowers.  There must, however, be very special mention of all the work carried out by Mary Hooper who not only masterminded and managed the whole event, but also found the time to create at least seven of the wonderful arrangements.

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