Thanks to Robert Halliday there are now even more photos of our Horse Blessing Service in our web site gallery. Go to page two of the gallery to see them.
What a splendid service we had with 16 horses and riders coming to our annual horse blessing in St Ippolyts Churchyard today. Revd Ginni having overcome her fear of horses conducted a short service and then blessed and fed each horse with a carrot!
The horses and riders were joined by over thirty others attending the service who all enjoyed tea and home made cakes afterwards.
A big thank you to all those who came and made the event such a big success. A collection was made and the generous offering was donated to the "Riding for the Disabled Charity"
A special thanks to Robert Halliday who travelled from Bury St edmunds for our service. Robert had earlier this year written an article expalining the history of our annual service for the summer edition of "County Living Hertfordshire" Magazine.
Finally thank you to Jennifer Veasey, Shealgh Cox and Mary Hooper for baking the delicious cakes
More photos on page 2 of this web sites gallery
We celebrate St Hippolytus on this Sunday and we have our annual horse blessing service in the churchyard.
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Thank you so much for your message – I was absolutely delighted to read about the developments you describe.
Your practice is 100% in line with the spirit and letter of Bishop Alan’s Ad Clerum which can be found here. So on that basis I am glad to authorise
Rosemary Stratton (Little Wymondley)
Jenny Sheach (St. Ippolyts)
Clare Larson (St. Ippolyts)
Anne Swift (Great Wymondley)
Pauline Hinks (St. Ippolyts)
as chalice assistants in your benefice and as people charged with the distribution of home communion.
All good wishes,
Thirty Four parishioners arrived at the Parish Hall to enjoy a splendid lunch of Sausage Plait, new potatoes and salad prepared by the St Ippolyts Church PCC. For vegetarians a splendid quiche on offer as an alternative. There was a delicious summer pudding for dessert.