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Advertisement for a new vicar added to this web site

An advertisement for a new vicar has been added to this web site in the 'About" section under Parish Profile.

 

Vicar for the Benefice of St Ippolyts with Great and Little Wymondley

 

Together the three parishes form the attractive green cushion between Hitchin, Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City. Though close to these centres, this is a semi-rural benefice with a strong feeling of community. The joint PCCs look forward to welcoming a new vicar to our Benefice.

We are looking for someone who can -

  • Lead us joyfully, thoughtfully and wisely into our future worship and community life.
  • Engage, stimulate, teach, challenge and work within a framework of central churchmanship.
  • Build upon our foundation to widen our age profile and attract and maintain the interest of young people in our churches.

We offer our support, commitment and hard work, plus well established teams that work well together.

A modern 4 bedroomed vicarage is located in the village of St Ippolyts and there are excellent schools in the area together with good transport links to London.

The Parish Profile can be found at:  http://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/vacancies/

For application details please contact the Archdeacon of St Albans Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 01727 818126.

Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th February 2016 with interviews on 9th March 2016.

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Poem from todays Sermon by Revd Austin Smith

Revd Austin Smith discussed George Herbert's poem, H. Baptisme (I). It is well worth reading.

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St Ippolyts Church Springcleaning

 

Following the installation of new lighting it has been decided to give the church a jolly good spring clean especially to remove thoise out of reach cob webs

A high level cleaning will take place Thursday 21st January at 19:30 and a general clean at ground level on Friday 22nd January at 12:00 noon.

Many hands make light work so all are welcome!

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This week we welcome to our benefice churches

This week during our benefice vacancy we welcome the following clergy

 

Revd Adrian Hinksman

Revd Austin Smith

Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring

rvd Elizabeth Bunker

Jeni Mc Quiad

 

Thank you to you all for helping and supporting us this weekend

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Weekly Pew Sheet - Epiphany

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St Ippolyts Church Christmas Quiz 2015 - The Answers

Thank you to everyone who purchased a quiz sheet this year, I hope you all enjoyed the challenge.

 

The winner this year was Phil Byford from Waterdell Lane with Malcolm Parker, last years winner, as runner up. Clearly they both have warped minds like the setter!  Phil had every answer correct and Malcolm had one incorrect

 

The answers are shown below.

 

1 An Idle girl goes round and round. Lazy Susan (4,5)
2 Colin and Eric lost their last two with holes in. Colander (8)
3 The confused car less prig ponged when squeezed.  Garlic Press (6,5)
4 Edward had these hands! Scissors (8)
5 Harry Potter on his broomstick? Fly swat (3,4)
6 A crispy boiler. Kettle (6)
7 This kind of potato is not pealed in front of the TV. Couch (5)
8 Fifteen on a dead man’s one. Chest (5)
9 A formation of coaches. Rake (4)
10 Brothel suit was no longer needed so it was altered to be used as a cleaner. Toilet Brush (6,5)
11 Garden timepiece. Sun dial (3,4)
12 Now that is an antique! Whatnot (7)
13 The surfer does not want one of these. Microwave (9)
14 An illegal hunter. Poacher (7)
15 Not a cash box Bread Bin (5,3)
16 This old war horse fires up the tablet Charger (7)
17 A broken metal cap stops any marks Place mat (5,3)
18 Truce made by a set. Cruet (5)
19 Leave hastily and eventually find the flower garden to drop off. Bunk Bed (4,3)
20 Small cutter in the garden. Strimmer (8)
21 Margaret hangs out the washing Peg (3)
22 He drinks everyone’s health. Toaster (7)
23 Sounds as if it is bigger. Grater (6)
24 Needs tofu to cook in this. Fondue set (6,3)
25 Does this carry volumes? Bookcase (8)
26 A censor cut this throw about lounge item. Scatter Cushion (7,7)
27 Town with a wonky spire is a cosy place to be. Chesterfield (12)
28 I with dope though without ecstasy listened to it. Ipod (4)
29 Henrys old enemies started to tidy the garden Hoe (3)
30 Where cuttings turn to earth. Compost bin (7,3)
31 Nothing to pay to look into this container. Freeview box (8,3)
32 Even the meekest doctor could make a fire alarm. Smoke detector (5,8)
33 Does this cute “babe” separate a nut and bolt and then clean up. Dish washer (4,6)
34 Cooking with the first of Victor’s edible nuts! Oven (4)
35 Just put your feet up on the Turk. Ottoman (7)
36 Certainly not a short lass! Tall boy (4,3)
37 Some people even claim they have seen a flying one! Saucer (6)
38 Small implement to sit on. Stool (5)
39 Cannot impose rubbish by fire. Companion set (9,3)
40 Does one go from this hot place to one that is even hotter? Frying pan (6,3)
41 Ron urged Graham to start to cover the floor. Rug (3)
42 Discard the first man in. Can opener (3,6)
43 Could be temple above the window. Pelmet (6)
44 Cannot hear a sound in this container. Vacuum Flask (6,5)
45 A garden tool without the start of rain wipes dry Towel (5)
46 Left paper. Mirror (6)
47 Sounds like Major’s wife was an American one…… Tap (3)
48 …. and a Major once headed this. Cabinet (7)
49 Dunn’s face? Grandfather Clock (11,5)
50 Start some old ford and sit down in it. Sofa (4)
51 This best friend followed his transport Carpet (6)
52 63 years of Agatha’s! Mousetrap (9)
53 …. and that’s confusing to hang something on! Hat Stand (3,5)
54 Red Harry and I made a blower. Hair dryer (4,5)
55 Brunel’s hat is in the kitchen. Stove (5)
56 Poor seersucker is not very good for keeping the lid on it. Pressure Cooker (8,6)
57 Befuddled Tories rise to cook the joint. Rotisserie (10)
58 You would never find poor claret inside. Percolator (10)
59 Goose grass. Cleaver (7)
60 Is it all over? Curtains (8)
61 Once a ride at Alton Towers. Corkscrew (9)
62 One might get a wet beard if you puncture this. Water Bed (5,3)
63 Those sitting at this too long suffer poked rectums!! Computer desk (8,4)
64 The lad leant to pick it up. Ladle (5)
65 These Eastern European and Asian birds are common at Christmas. Nutcrackers (11)
66 Richard Hearne and Basil. Pastry Brush (6,5)
67 Drink stretcher. Wine Rack (4,4)
68 Sets of notes to weigh. Scales (6)
69 Kind of memory that forgets everything. Sieve (5)
70 Paul sat and produced a blade. Spatula (7)
71 Why leaving the scotch causes a froth! Whisk (5)
72 Madonna and new bed. Divan (5)
73 You will not win this if you solve this quiz. Wooden spoon (6,5)
74 Dug with one of four in the pack. Spade (5)
75 Three in a home. Nest of Tables (4,2,6)
76 His awful puns highlighted a cutting edge. Saw (3)
77 A Celtic valet carried the crockery. Welsh dresser (5,7)
78 Robin cleaned up here. Bird bath (4,4)
79 Caxton was one. Printer (7)
80 A lamb trundles around and could be dripping wet. Umbrella Stand (8,5)
81 Hang about, receive a ring and then clean up. Hoover (6)
82 Shoot the sentry Fire Guard (4,5)
83 A copper found in the kitchen Peeler (6)
       
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New Church Lighting - Installation

Instalec will commence installing our new lighting on 4th January 2016. During the installation all services and other activities will carry on as normal as the contractors will take their breaks to suit.

Whilst the contractors are in church it would be appreciated if anyone wanting access would first make contact with the supervisor so that they are aware of people in the church.

 

Michael Hooper

Churchwarden

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A Very Merry Christmas

The St Ippolyts Church PCC wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you at our services in 2016.

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Save your used postage stamps

Save your used postage stamps (especially the interesting ones) for collection in aid of the Leprosy Mission. There is a collection jar at the back of St Ippolyts Church.

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This Christmas week we welcome to our Benefice.

This Christmas week we welcome to our Benefice

Fiona Warner - 16:00 Christmas Eve Crib Service at St Ippolyts

The Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring - 18:00 Christmas Eve Carol and Crib Service Great Wymondley

The Revd Dr Jane Mainwaring - 23:30 Christmas Eve Midnight Communion St Ippolyts

The Ven Jonathan Smith - 10:00 Christmas Day CW Holy Communion at St Ippolyts for the whole Benefice

The Revd Paul Lanham - 09:30 CW Holy Communion for the whole Benefice at Little Wymondley

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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Fourth Sunday in Advent

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Do not forget our Carol Service this Sunday at 18:30

It is 9 lessons and carols at 18:30 this Sunday 21st December at St Ippolyts. Do come along and join us, there will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

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Santa Claus visits our toddlers' group!

After our Friday Toddlers' service was over the group retired to Victoria William's home where Santa found the time out of his very busy schedule to make a surprise visit to give out a few early Christmas presents.

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This week we welcome to our Benefice

Wednesday 16th December

11:00 (St Ippolyts) The Revd Adrian Hinksman 

 

Sunday 20th December

08:00 (St Ippolyts) The Revd Melanie Crowley

09:30 (St Ippolyts) The Rt Revd Dr Stephen Veneer

11:00 (Little Wymondley) The Revd Austin Smith

18:30 (St Ippolyts) Howell Davies 

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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Third Sunday in Advent

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Parish Profile added to web site

The parish profile has now been added to our web site and can be found in 'about'

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After 65 years cleaning our church Mrs Andrews retires!

Friday 11th December was Mrs Andrew's final day cleaning St Ippolyts Church. Jean started when she was 20 years old in 1950 and has been cleaning the church every week since then. Everyone is used to seeing her twice every week sweeping, dusting and polishing. Her cleaning is often congratulated in the church visitors book. Churchwarden, Michael Hooper, joined her for her last bout of cleaning and presented Mrs Andrews with a bouquet of flowers. She said that she had enjoyed her moments of solitude in the church where her only helper was "The Lord". We are all going to miss her cheery greeting on a Monday and Friday morning and her stories of things that have happened in the church over the years. Mrs Andrews felt it was the right time to retire as Cyril now needed looking after more as he approached his 95th birthday. The PCC and the Friends will both be making presentations to her over the next few weeks to show their appreciation for all her wonderful work. 

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Weekly Pew Sheet - Second Sunday after Advent

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Nativity Crib festival - an excellent weekend

Judging from all the compliments we had from visitors it seems that our annual Crib Festival was another success. Visitors said how they enjoyed the variety of cribs from over 22 different countries. In all there were over 120 different cribs on display. The "Choose the name of the sheep" was won with the name STELLA. Congratulations to the winner of the excellent hand crafted crib, perhaps we will see it on display next year. 

A big thank you to all the helpers that gave up their time to be stewards, serve tea and cakes, move boards, man the door, sell quiz sheets, sweep up afterwards, make cribs, bake cakes, etc etc. The event was a financial success with £925 being raise for church funds and as some of this was gift aided the amount wil be even more.

If you missed the event this year make sure you keep a look out for our Crib Festival 2016.

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Nativity Crib Festival - it is not too late to come along

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The crib festival has been a roaring success with a steady stream of visitors all day Saturday. It is not too late to see the wonderful display of cribs we are open from 11:00 to 17:00 on  Sunday 6th December. Have a look at our gallery for photographs of the Nativity Crib Festival.

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