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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - Sunday 12thMay to Saturday 18thMay ‘All Mums Should Live’

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - Sunday 12thMay to Saturday 18thMay

‘All Mums Should Live’

Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth.  In Sawula district the community struggles with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds.  This Christian Aid Week, together, we can make childbirth safe for mums and babies. Through our gifts and prayers we can help give the world’s poorest mums a chance to live.

The community in Sawula dreams of having a health centre that can meet their needs.  Their current health centre is the size of a small bedroom.  Operations, deliveries and baby check-ups all happen in one single room.

Please give generously when the familiar red envelope is delivered to your door.  Thank you for your support.

                                                                                    Barbara Thomas

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During Lent, we enjoyed a selection of delicious homemade soups with a variety of wonderful flavours.  These were made and served by our loyal team of Friends.  Thank you also to the 'setting out' and 'putting away' of tables and chairs team.  We appreciate all the help offered to make these occasions come together.  Thank you so much.

Our Lent Lunches raised the magnificent sum of £349 which will be divided between the USPG and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

If you can offer any support for our church events, no matter how small, we would love to hear from you.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you to Friends who always give time to make St. Ippolyts church look so beautiful and especially for our Easter celebrations.  There were not as many arrangements for Easter this year but the church still looked wonderful.  This was enhanced by Reverend Ginni's uplifting service supported by the 'Melodic Miracles' singing to their hearts content along with Howell Davies and Jeff Phillips.

The 'Melodic Miracles' is a group which meets and sings at the local nursing homes on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.  Would you like to come and lift the spirits of the elderly?  We would love to see you.  Please email Ginni Dear at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dates of next meetings:

Monday 8thJuly - 2.00pm. - to discuss arrangements for the Flower


Tuesday 10thSeptember - 10.30 for 11.00am.

Both meetings to be held at Little Almshoe House.

                                Frances Williams, Carol Scott and Joan Pinkstone

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Food, Film and Chat - book your FREE place.

Starting on Wednesday 1stMay from 7.00pm., and over a series of weeks, you'll find out about the basics of the Christian faith.  We'll catch up over a meal, watch a short video and then it's time to say what you think. It’s fun, relaxed and free, and you can ask anything you like.

The Alpha Course is for everyone and ALL are welcome.  The course is being organised by Churches Together in Hitchin and is being held at Christchurch, Bedford Road.  To book your free place or to find out more call or email:

Sulu - Tel:  07812-688446, Shirley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Eddy - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel: 01462-619205.

                                                                                               Craig Bacon

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“The Annual Parishioners Meeting” (to elect churchwardens) and “The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Parish of St. Ippolyts” will be held in St. Ippolyts Church at 7.00pm. on Tuesday 9thApril.  Everyone is welcome to attend but only those on the St. Ippolyts Church Electoral Roll may vote at the second meeting.  The meeting is the Church’s AGM and there will be a review of 2018 with reports from the Churchwardens, our Treasurer, and St. Ippolyts School, as well as the appointment of officers, sidesmen and independent financial examiners.  To make the evening ‘go with a flow’ there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles available.

We are looking for new members of our Parochial Church Council.  If you are interested in playing a key role in the future of our church please consider putting yourself forward for election, it is not a particularly onerous task!  Those wishing to be elected can put their names on the election list at the back of the church.  In addition we are still seeking a treasurer to take over from Michael.  If you feel you could spare the time to play an important role in the life of our church please consider taking on this task.

                                                                                    Michael Hooper

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Lent Lunches & Easter Decorating


Lent Lunches

Lent Lunches continue from 12.45pm. till 2.00pm. in St. Ippolyts Parish Hall up to and including Wednesday 17thApril.  A minimum donation of £2.50 per serving is requested, with donations for seconds. Proceeds will be shared between USPG and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  Come and enjoy our delicious homemade soups and fresh bread.

Easter Decorating

Please don’t forget to come and help us decorate the Church for Easter on Saturday 20thApril from 9.00am.  Everyone welcome to bring flowers to arrange in the Church and pre-arranged baskets will also be appreciated.  Tea, coffee and Hot Cross Buns will be served.  Be sure to come and remove your arrangements and containers when the flowers have faded.

                                        Frances Williams, Carol Scott and Joan Pinkstone

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