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Horse Blessing Service, Sunday 9th August at 15:30

Do not forget our annual horse blessing service on Sunday 9th August at 15:30.

 

Please tell your friends about this unique service and come along to meet the horses (and donkeys!)

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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Songs of Praise with our local residential care homes

On Thursday 23rd July St Ippolyts Church hosted a service of familiar hymns especially for the folk from our residential care homes, Gosmore and Sloe Hill Care Homes. It was a very enjoyable service with a congreagation of 38. Well done to all who helped in any way. It is very much appreciated

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Seventh Sunday after Trinity

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Sixth Sunday after Trinity

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Holy Communion (Said) St Ippolyts, Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 11:00 cancelled

Please note that the 11:00 Holy Communion Service on Wednesday 8th July has unfortunately had to have been cancelled.

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Fifth Sunday after Trinity

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What a Splendid Community Lunch!

On the hottest day of the year St Ippolyts had its monthly community lunch. What a wonderful meal of fish pie and strawberry pavlova. A big thank you to everyone who helped especially Dee and Louise who prepared the excellent food.

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Stop Press!! Tea at Three at Great Wymondley cancelled for July and August

The tea at three at Great Wymondley Village Hall has unfortunately had to be cancelled for the next two months.

If you are desperate remember that St Ippolyts have their Community lunch in St Ippolyts Parish Hall on the same day. Why not come along at 12:45 on 1st July and the first Wednesday in August and enjoy a brilliant lunch and even more brilliant company!!

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Danger Man at Work!!

IMG 2641 c Gordon Mowing St Ippolyts 30th June 2015Gordon Hewer just could not let the grass grow even though it was the hottest day of the year! His mowing partners prefered to sit down and have a beer!

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Kestrels Fledge 4 young in Church tower

IMG 2624 Imm Kestrels St Ippolyts 30th June 20154 superb baby Kestrels have now fledged from St Ippolyts Church Tower. There were originally 5 eggs but in the end it is believed only four hatched. Well done to the parents for rearing four youngsters.

Other wildlife news for the churchyard includes eveidence of foxes visiting us and a group of 4 common toads have also taken up residence. Frogs are becoming increasing common especially in the area at the south end of the churchyard where the grass has been left unmown. Wrens reared a family of youngsters in the roof of the toilet block as well as Blue and great tits rearing young in the nestboxes put up in the churchyard. In addition on 27th June a family of goldcrests were in the yew trees. 

 

Watch out for more wildlife news in future bulletins.

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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"Plea for old Keys" from Revd Ann

At Great Wymondley fete Revd Ann is hoping to have a stall where people choose a key to try an open a door, behind which is a prize of £5, does anybody have any old keys that she could have, as currently there are not enough to make the stall viable!  At least 20 or so keys are needed for to make the stall interesting, they need to be the old fashioned type ( ie not yale). If you have any old fashioned type keys can you let Revd Ann have them.

 

 

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Third Sunday after Trinity

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Open Gardens, a brilliant day!!

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What a wonderful day. The Church fund raising committee led by Barbara Thomas organised a splendid day of open gardens in the Parish and several hundred visitors enjoyed some truly spectacular gardens. A special thank you to all those who volunteered to show us their lovely horticultural creations, without their willingness to open up their gardens we would not have had such a special day. The weather, in spite of a rainy forecast , was very kind to us.

 

Early in the morning an army of volunteers were erecting signs (well Andrew Russell was!), preparing a bar b que, preparing the Parish hall, making sandwiches, delivering home made cakes, setting up stalls  to sell tickets, stalls to sell plants (Lynda Garner), stalls to sell handmade greetings cards (Jo Cooper together with Pauline and Alan Hinks), or generally preparing themselves to help out wherever needed. A very big thank you all those who mucked in and  gave a hand.

Before noon, opening time for the gardens, there were eager visitors parking their cars and buying tickets. All through the afternoon there was a stream of people wandering through our community seeking out the gardens. Many called into the Parish Hall for tea and cake or a sandwich. There were still visitors enjoying their afternoon at 6 o'clock in the evening as all the helpers started to close up and pack things away.

Throughout the day raffle tickets were sold. This raffle had been organised by Carolyn Marsh and we had prizes from very generous people and businesses within our community, thank you to all of them. At quarter past five Revd Ann drew the lucky tickets.

If you enjoyed this wonderful day look out for our flower festival next year!!

To see photographs of the event have a look in the photo gallery of this web site.

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Second Sunday after Trinity

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Open Gardens - Sunday 14th June 2015

Do not forget that this coming Sunday, 14th June, there will be Open Gardens to raise money for the church. Please do come along and enjoy this wonderful display of horticultural extravagance!

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Pew Sheet, 1st Sunday after Trinity, 7th June 2016

Sunday 7 June 2015

The First Sunday after Trinity

and during the week

Monday: Thomas Ken, Bp Bath & Wells (1637-1711).  Tuesday: St Columba (Columcille) of Iona (521-597)

Thursday: St Barnabas, Apostle.  Friday: St Eskil, Martyr in Sweden.  Saturday: St Antony of Padua

The Vicar returns from holiday on Tuesday 9 June but, if you urgently need a priest before then, please contact one of the Churchwardens.

At our Services today we thank and welcome the visiting clergy and Reader as follows:

      St Ippolyts                  8.00am      BCP Holy Communion    The Revd Melanie Crowley

                                         11.00am      Parish Praise                    Peter Willcox    (Reader from St Thomas, Wilbury)

      Great Wymondley       No Service

      Little Wymondley        9.30am      CW Holy Communion     The Revd Adrian Hinksman

June PAX - apology.  Unfortunately, part of the last paragraph of 'Reverend Ann's Diary Dates' (Page 7 of the June PAX) was omitted.  The whole paragraph should have read:

In March and April we had our Annual Church Meetings and as a result we welcome some new PCC members: at St Ippolyts, Andrew, Richard and Caroline; at Great Wymondley, Sue, Doug and Peter; and at Little Wymondley, Melanie.  We also welcome Jane Veasey as the new churchwarden at St Ippolyts.  Please remember all the PCCs and churchwardens in your prayers this coming year.

Looking ahead

Tuesday 9 June                                            The Deanery Synod meets at St Mary's, Pirton, 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 June                                    11.00 am   Holy Communion, St Ippolyts

                                                                      2.30 pm  Funeral of Christine Fagg RIP

                                                    3.00 pm   Tea at Three in the Village Hall, Great Wymondley

Sunday 14 June            St Ippolyts & Gosmore Open Gardens    Noon-6pm

There will be more than 12 gardens to visit.  Admission £5 (children under 16 free) - all proceeds to St Ippolyts Church.  Tickets will be on sale on the day from the Parish Hall, Gosmore Green and the car park off Maydencroft Lane.

Saturday 20 June         The Annual St Albans Pilgrimage       (St Alban's Day 22 June)

11.00: Procession sets off from St Peter's via the City Centre to the Abbey

12.00: Eucharist in the Abbey - preacher the Archbishop of Canterbury

  4.00: Festal Evensong - preacher the Archbishop of Rouen

See Page 8 of PAX, also www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/the-alban-pilgrimage

Friday 26 June               St Ippolyts School Summer Fair

Sunday 28 June            Great Wymondley Fete - Strawberry Midsummer Fair, from 2pm

For more St Ippolyts news and information see  www.stippolytschurch.org.uk

Services next Sunday 14 June : The Second Sunday after Trinity

      St Ippolyts                  9.30am   CW Holy Communion        The Revd Paul Lanham

                                          No Evensong - because of the Open Gardens (open 'til 6pm)

      Great Wymondley     9.30am   CW Holy Communion        The Vicar

            Little Wymondley                 No Service               

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Revd Ann on holiday until 9th June

Revd Ann on holiday until 9th June, if you need a priest whilst she is away contact one of the churchwardens.

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Pew Sheet for Trinity Sunday 31st May 2015

Sunday 31 May 2015

Trinity Sunday

also the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (transferred to Monday 1 June) and during the week

Monday: St Justin, Martyr at Rome.  Tuesday: St Elmo.  Wednesday: the Martyrs of Uganda

Thursday: Corpus Christi.  Friday: St Boniface of Crediton.  Saturday: St Garlath of Tuam

The Vicar is on holiday until 9 June and so, if you need a priest while she is away, please contact one of the Churchwardens.

Today, on this fifth Sunday of the month, we thank and welcome the Revd Melanie Crowley from St Faith's to the 8.00 BCP Holy Communion at St Ippolyts and the Revd Canon John Payne Cook to the 9.30 CW Eucharist at Little Wymondley

Looking ahead

Wednesday 3 June      St Ippolyts  11.00  Holy Communion  The Revd Elizabeth Bunker 

Friday     Friday 5 June             The pupils of Years 5 & 6 at St Ippolyts School set off for their Annual School Journey - this year to the outdoor adventure centre at Barton Hall, Devon.  We wish them a happy and exciting time.

Tuesday 9 June            The Deanery Synod meets at St Mary's, Pirton, 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 June    St Ippolyts   2.30pm   Funeral of Christine Fagg RIP

Sunday 14 June           St Ippolyts & Gosmore Open Gardens    Noon-6pm. More than 12 gardens to visit.  Admission £5 (children under 16 free) - tickets will be on sale on the day from the Parish Hall, Gosmore Green and the car park off Maydencroft Lane.  All proceeds to St Ippolyts Church.  If you can help in any way on the day (with the parking, baking cakes, selling of refreshments, programmes, raffle tickets or whatever) there are sign-up sheets at the back of St Ippolyts Church.  Do join in.

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Satu    Thursrday 20 June         St Albans Pilgrimage   11.00: Procession sets off from St Peter's. 12.00: Eucharist in the Abbey - preacher the Archbishop of Canterbury. 4.00pm: Festal Evensong - preacher the     Archbishop of Rouen. See Page 8 of PAX, also www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/the-alban-pilgrimage.

4-18 July       St Albans International Organ Festival.   Also the St Albans Bach Choir and the combined choirs of Westminster Cathedral, Christ Church Oxford and St Albans Cathedral. See the full programme on www.organfestival.com

For more St Ippolyts news and information see  www.stippolytschurch.org.uk

And, thinking of websites, remember that the Diocesan magazine SeeRound is now available on line.  To sign up (for free) go to  www.stalbans.anglican.org/news/seeround.

Services next Sunday 7 June : The First Sunday after Trinity

      St Ippolyts               8.00am      BCP Holy Communion       The Revd Melanie Crowley

                                      11.00am      Parish Praise                       Peter Willcox    (Reader from 

Sunday 31 May 2015

Trinity Sunday

also the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (transferred to Monday 1 June)

and during the week

Monday: St Justin, Martyr at Rome.  Tuesday: St Elmo.  Wednesday: the Martyrs of Uganda

Thursday: Corpus Christi.  Friday: St Boniface of Crediton.  Saturday: St Garlath of Tuam

The Vicar is on holiday until 9 June and so, if you need a priest while she is away, please contact one of the Churchwardens.

Today, on this fifth Sunday of the month, we thank and welcome

 the Revd Melanie Crowley from St Faith's to the 8.00 BCP Holy Communion at St Ippolyts

 and the Revd Canon John Payne Cook to the 9.30 CW Eucharist at Little Wymondley

Looking ahead

Wednesday 3 June      St Ippolyts  11.00  Holy Communion  The Revd Elizabeth Bunker

Friday 5 June                 The pupils of Years 5 & 6 at St Ippolyts School set off for their Annual School Journey - this year to the outdoor adventure centre at Barton Hall, Devon.  We wish them a happy and exciting time.

Tuesday 9 June            The Deanery Synod meets at St Mary's, Pirton, 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 June    St Ippolyts   2.30pm   Funeral of Christine Fagg RIP

Sunday 14 June            St Ippolyts & Gosmore Open Gardens    Noon-6pm

More than 12 gardens to visit.  Admission £5 (children under 16 free) - tickets will be on sale on the day from the Parish Hall, Gosmore Green and the car park off Maydencroft Lane.  All proceeds to St Ippolyts Church.  If you can help in any way on the day (with the parking, baking cakes, selling of refreshments, programmes, raffle tickets or whatever) there are sign-up sheets at the back of St Ippolyts Church.  Do join in.

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Saturday 20 June         St Albans Pilgrimage   11.00: Procession sets off from St Peter's. 12.00: Eucharist in the Abbey - preacher the Archbishop of Canterbury.

4.00pm: Festal Evensong - preacher the Archbishop of Rouen.

See Page 8 of PAX, also www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/the-alban-pilgrimage.

4-18 July       St Albans International Organ Festival.   Also the St Albans Bach Choir

                        and the combined choirs of Westminster Cathedral, Christ Church Oxford

                        and St Albans Cathedral. See the full programme on www.organfestival.com

For more St Ippolyts news and information see  www.stippolytschurch.org.uk

 

And, thinking of websites, remember that the Diocesan magazine SeeRound is now available on line.  To sign up (for free) go to  www.stalbans.anglican.org/news/seeround.

Services next Sunday 7 June : The First Sunday after Trinity

      St Ippolyts                                   8.00am      BCP Holy Communion       The Revd Melanie Crowley

                                                           11.00am      Parish Praise                       Peter Willcox   (Reader from St Thomas, Wilbury)

                                                                                                                               

      Great Wymondley                      No Service

      Little Wymondley                         9.30am      CW Holy Communion        The Revd Adrian Hinksman

The following week, Sunday 14 June, there will be no Evensong - because of the Open Gardens.

            

                                                                                                                              

                  

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