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Weekly Pew Sheet, Pentecost / Whit Sunday, 20th May 2018

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Holy Communion, 11:00 on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at St Ippolyts - CANCELLED

Holy Communion, 11:00 on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at St Ippolyts - CANCELLED

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A concert by the Jubilate Choir, Sweet Harmony, 15:00, 17th June at St Ippolyts Church

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The Bishop Of Hertford to visit St Ippolyts and L Wymondley on Whit Sunday.

We are welcoming the Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley to our church and Little Wymondley church this coming Sunday 20th May 2018, Whit Sunday, the day of Pentecost.

The Bishop will be leading the 09:15 Service at St Ippolyts and the 11:00 service at Little Wymondley.

Please do come along and listen to our Bishop and support our church on this special Sunday.

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Sunday after Ascension Day, 13th May 2018

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Data Privacy - St Ippolyts Church

Your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with church members in a way which has their consent, and is in line with UK law on data protection.  

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

·               To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution; 

·               To administer membership records, including the “Friends of St Ippolyts Church"; 

·               To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; 

·               To manage our volunteers; 

·               To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);

·                To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Ippolyts Church;.
Our data protection policy is listed on this web site
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations we ask that you review our data protection policy and if your are willing to remain on the church or “friends" data base give your
consent by completing the consent form on this web site and giving it to one of the PCC members or Ginni or e mailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Fifth Sunday after Easter, 6th May 2018

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Weekly Pew Sheet, the Fourth Sunday after Easter, 29th April 2018

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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - 13th- 19thMay

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - 13th- 19thMay

Marcelin's story

Marcelin lost his home and livelihood when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in September 2016.  ‘I lost pigs, goats, everything in the house.  I have nothing left,’ he says.  He now lives in an old concrete shower block, a tiny space he shares with his teenage daughters.  There are no windows or doors, and the only furniture is a single bed that the girls sleep on.

Marcelin has shown incredible resilience in the face of such hardships and is working hard to raise his children alone.  Will you Stand Together with your global neighbour Marcelin and give a donationto help build a disaster-proof home in Haiti?

Every day he gets up at dawn to work the land but he’s struggling to support his family.  The changing weather frequently destroys the food he grows and his family often go hungry.  He can no longer afford to send all his children to school and is unable to save any money for a new home.

So, this Christian Aid Week, will you build hope in Haiti?

We know how to make it happen - of the 700 houses we built after the 2010 earthquake, just one needed to be repaired after Hurricane Matthew.  But we’re relying on the kindness of people like you to be able to do more, and reach more of our global neighbours in their hour of need.

Once again I will be organising a door to door envelope collection in St. Ippolyts so please keep an eye open for the red envelope and a knock at the door.

  Barbara Thomas


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ST. IPPOLYTS OPEN GARDENS - Sunday 24th June. Can you help us?


Can you help us?

Open your garden- a couple more gardens would be lovely.  If you live on Waterdell Lane, Mill Road, Mill Lane from Mill Road to the High Street, Gosmore High Street, Maydencroft Lane, The Crescent, Townsend Place or Orchard Close and have a garden you would like to share please contact me.

Grow us some plants- We will be having a plant sale so if you are sowing seeds or dividing plants please grow a few more for us if you are able to.

Advertising- Could you put up posters in a local village or give flyers out at the groups that you attend?  If so please contact me.

Help on the day- we will need people to sell programmes, make tea and coffee, sell cakes and man the car parks.  If you could spare a couple of hours on the day please contact Mary Hooper on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01462-457350 or look out for sign-up sheets at the back of the church.

Cakes!!- We can't have Open Gardens without beautiful, homemade cakes.

Could you be a friend?- One of our garden openers would very much like to have some company and reassurance as she welcomes visitors to her garden, if you could spare some time contact me.

Finally- put the date in your diary and come along to visit our beautiful gardens (and perhaps bring a friend or two!)

           Barbara Thomas - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01462-421647

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A very big thank you to Friends of St. Ippolyts Church for the time you have given during Lent making and serving the delicious selection of home-made soups.  We have all looked forward to our usual delicious soups and no one has been disappointed with the wonderful flavours.  We really appreciate the variety given each year and the funds raised all go towards USPG and the Motor Neurone Disease Association both of which are excellent causes.

Thank you also for the beautiful flowers and arrangements in the church to help us celebrate Easter.

Friends will be holding their next meeting at the home of Joan Pinkstone, Little Almshoe House, on Tuesday 11thSeptember at 10.30am. for an 11.00am. start.

                                          Frances Williams, Carol Scott and Joan Pinkstone

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From Thursday 10thMay - Ascension Day to Sunday 20thMay - Pentecost.  Praying for the ten days from Ascension Day to Pentecost is traditional, recalling the actions of the disciples following Jesus’ ascension. Two prayers are the focus of attention this year: “Thy Kingdom Come,” and “Come Holy Spirit”.  Go to www.thykingdomcome.globalfor further information and to sign up to ‘Pledge to Pray’.

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It’s not too late to join our Christianity Explored course which is being held at The Croft in Great Wymondley.  The dates for May are Mondays 14thand 21ststarting at 7.30pm. and finishing at 9.30pm.

The course has a website which gives a good feel for the style of the teaching at  If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact Doug Richardson on 01438-354081, 07590-498267 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

                                                                                  Doug Richardson

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Bishop Michael of Hertford to visit the Benefice, 20th May 2018.


Bishop Michael of Hertford will be coming to take our 9.15am. service at St. Ippolyts and our 11.00am. service at Little Wymondley on Sunday 20thMay - Pentecost.  Don’t miss this opportunity to come and hear what he has to say to us.


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TRUST, FAITH AND PATIENCE. A Thought from Paul Harding


I hope by the time everyone reads the May edition of Pax spring will really have arrived and we can put behind us the long torrid winter that we have suffered.  I sit writing this whilst Ginni is on her Easter break in Cornwall and I am tempted to choose Noah and his Ark as my theme but through the rain and gloom I do see glimmers of new growth appearing, so as tempted as I am, as always, towards boats I will resist and focus on the wonder of the new growth of spring.

As we scatter our seeds and hope for a good harvest in the months to come from our gardens, I am reminded of the parable of the sower in chapter 4 of Mark’s Gospel.  This seems to me to speak to us of what we are trying to do within our churches.  In St. Ippolyts with the increasing development of the links with the school children;  in the activities in the church and chapel in Little Wymondley;  in Great Wymondley as we seek new ways to welcome people into our church family through the work we are doing to repair, repaint and brighten the interior and through the physical flexibility we hope to create so enabling us to offer wider activities.

The parable teaches us about patience and trust, having sowed the seed, you have to rely on the soil, sun and water to help produce results.  Just as in the parable some of the seeds we sow will fall on rocky ground, others amongst thorns but with trust, patience and faith we can be rewarded with a rich harvest within our gardens as well as within our churches and communities.

Our family has endured much over the past year and we have experienced the gradual rewards of trust, faith and patience as Jackie recovers, as well as new growth with a lively grandson.  This was all made possible by the nurturing of family, friends, church and community that are the essence of the teaching in this parable.  All of which we thank God for and are forever grateful.

Little Wymondley parish has been studying the parables in their Lent group at Pat Fry’s house.  Whilst we are talking of Mark’s Gospel another opportunity where seeds of potential growth will be sown will be over the next few weeks on Monday evenings at The Croft in Great Wymondley.  We will be exploring the meaning of life through a greater understanding of Mark’s Gospel in our “Christianity Explored” study group led by Doug Richardson.

The seeds are planted in our hearts and are nurtured into life.  As with all things when we tackle the challenges in our gardens, in our lives and in our churches, we must trust God to make it happen.

               Best wishes for springtime - Paul Harding

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I am the Great Sun

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11:00 a.m. Holy Communion this Wednesday 25th April is CANCELLED

11:00 a.m. Holy Communion this Wednesday 25th April is CANCELLED

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Weekly Pew Sheet, The 3rd Sunday after Easter, 22nd April 2018

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We welcome Revd Don Dowling to St Ippolyts on 22nd April 2018

This next Sunday 22nd April we welcome Revd Don Dowling who will leading us in worship at the 09:15 Holy Communion Service.

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Weekly pew Sheet - The second Sunday after Easter (BCP), 15th April 2018

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