On 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.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED PUT TOGETHER SUCH A WONDERFUL SERVICE
FURTHER PHOTOS CAN BE SEEN IN THE GALLERY!
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
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
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.
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.
"Send a Cow" Coffee Morning & Plant Sale at Audrey and John Burr's house, 15 Grange Close Hitchin, from 10:30 until 12:30.
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
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.