If you saw two people crawling on the ground looking at gravestones through a magnifying glass today you will have seen Andrew Harris and Paula Shipway investigating lichens around and on our Church. This intrepid pair having visited over 40 churches and churchyards in Herfordshire recording the various lichens. You may recall Andrew found a particularly rare lichen at Great Wymondley Church. We eagerly await Andrew's report which we will hopefully receive before the end of the year. Have a look at the photos of them exploring our churchyard on this web sites gallery.
Beds and Herts Bike 'n Hike Day
A big thank you to all the helpers who manned St Ippolyts Church for this annual event. We had a steady stream of cyclists visiting the church throughout the day, all welcomed the refreshments on offer.
A extra special "well done" to Jeremy and Carol who covered 41 miles to visit 30 Churches and raise money for the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust.
The Bike 'n Hike is an annual fundraising event organised by Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust.The aim is to raise money both for the Trust and for the participating churches. Half of every cyclist’s and walker’s sponsor money goes to the Trust and half goes to the church of their choice. Consequently, the more cyclists or walkers who take part, then the greater the direct benefit to that church.
See our gallery for photos
Don't spend the Saturday night of 8th November 2014 at home watching so called celebs trying to dance. Come and have some fun in the St Ipployts Parish Hall where we will be having our annual quiz night to raise money for the Church.
Make up a team or just come along and meet others who will either be scratching their heads or being smug that they know the answers (yes, you know who you are!!). There will be a bar and included in the ticket price of £10 will be an absolutely delicious ploughman's supper.
Please purchase tickets in advance from Jane or Jennifer Veasey (01462 434254) or Mary Hooper (01462 457350).
There will be a prize for the lucky ticket number! One doesn’t even have to answer a question correctly to win this fabulous prize!
This is an absolutely great evening one you just cannot miss.
Look out for the Church 2014 Christmas Quiz Sheets which this year will be sports, sporting terms or sporting venues! You know that there is nothing to watch on the television during the long cold winter nights. Why not cosy up with a hot cuppa of steaming cocoa or something a bit stronger and get those brain cells working. This year's quiz will be just as fiendish as previously and IT IS ONLY £1!! Of course you can donate more if you really enjoy it!!
Quiz Sheets will be on sale from the end of October from the church, the village shop or directly from myself.
All money raised will go to the St Ippolyts Church fabric fund.
ST IPPOLYTS PARISH CHURCH
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June
11am to 4pm
Come and see and do:
- Display of the many vestments worn by Reverend Ann and fellow priests in the church.
- Display of metal work, artefacts and linen with explanations.
- Parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials some dating from before the beginning of World War One.
- Find out about The Men on our War Memorial.
- Add a stitch to our new St Ippolyts Church banner.
- Discovery trail available for children.
Coffee and tea available both days