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Horse Blessing Service

We had a splendid turn out for our 2016 St Ippolyts Church Horse Blessing Servive with 14 horses and riders coming to church for the service. Well not exactly in the church! Everyone congregated on the grass near the war memorial. Joining the horses were over thirty spectators all who helped to make it such an enjoyable service.

The Revd Ginni started by tell everyone of her fear of horses, but it was very clear that she soon overcame any worries as she patting and stoking each of the beautiful creatures as she blessed them all. A short reading was followed by 'All things bright and beautiful' and prayers.

A collection was taken at the end of the short service and the generous contributions from everyone mad it possible for us to send £110 to the Stevenage and District riding for trhe disabled.

This is such a wonderful event, look out for the 2017 service.

 

More photos in the Gallery

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Horse Blessing Service, today at 15:30 all welcome, collection for riding for the disabled.

Horse Blessing Service, today at 15:30 all welcome

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, 14th August 2016

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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 7th August 2016

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Bears and Prayers, Friday 5th August

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Revd Ginni joined Mums and 10 toddlers for Bears and Paryers on the grass outside St Ippolyts Church today. 

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Revd Ginni Dear starts as our new Vicar on Monday 1st August!!

It is great news as Revd Ginni Dear starts as our new Vicar on Monday 1st August!!

 

We all welcome her to our benefice and we are sure we are going to have lots of fun!

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Weekly Pew Sheet - The Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 31st July 2016

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weekly Pew Sheet - The Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 24th July 2016

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The Jubilate Choir with John Edwards"seduces our souls".

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The Jubilate choir directed by John Edwards gave a wonderful performance entitled 'Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord" last night ,Wednesday 21st July.

An audience of over 40 enjoyed a wonderful illustrated guide to the English Church anthems which stretched from the work of Thomas Tallis in the 16th Century right through to modern works by Alan Bullard and John Rutter.

John gave a informative story of the development of church music through the ages starting from the split of the Christian church into the Western and Eastern parts in the eleventh century. The choir sang extracts from 13 different anthems and it was clear from the quality of their singing that a great deal of work had gone into making the evening such a success.

Michael Hooper, Churchwarden, thanked John and the Jubilate Choir for their joyous performance and quoting part of John Edwards talk he said that the choir had seduced the souls of the listeners.

A few photos of the evening can be found in the gallery

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THANK YOU FROM "GINNI"

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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.

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED PUT TOGETHER SUCH A WONDERFUL SERVICE

 

FURTHER PHOTOS CAN BE SEEN IN THE GALLERY!

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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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