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Roger Cox retires as our Churchwarden!!

After 9 years as Churchwarden Roger has decided to let others take over the important role as Churchwarden in our Church. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting today (26th April 2015) Revd Ann paid tribute to the work that Roger has carried out for St Ippolyts Church not only as Churchwarden but all the additional duties he has taken under his wing. Roger has been a common sight in his boiler suit climbing up a ladder to replace light bulbs, clean gutters and carry out regular inspections of the church fabric. Roger has always been on hand to supply warming mead after Christmas Carol services, breakfast after Ascension Day services, Bar-B-Que s at various times throughout the year, a careful hand to ensure our clock is working properly etc, etc, the list of jobs is endless.

 

Of course Roger is not leaving us, he is carrying on into his 26th year on the PCC, Yes 26 years! Will he ever retire?

 

Michael Hooper who carries on as Churchwareden together with Jane Veasey posed the question that whilst Roger had been magnificent in all the roles he had carried out, had he kept the congregation and Vicar under control, a very important role of any Churchwarden?  

 

Roger was presented with a Arthur Sibun painting of our church as a gift from the congregation showing the appreciation all had for his sterling work.

 

Yes a big thank you to Roger!!

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Sunday School

Sunday School 19th April with Cathy Beach, our theme will Baptism.

Please bring along any photographs or momentos (such as a candle or certificate) if your child has been baptised

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Support 'Wateraid- with Jars of Change!!

Support Jars of Change this Lent and turn your small change into safe water.

Our Lent Appeal this year in our Benefice of St Ippolyts with Great and Little Wymondley will be for the charity Water Aid. See www.wateraid.org/uk/lent for more details and to watch a video about their work and Lent Appeal.

Water Aid asks us - could you go without safe water for 40 days? No one should have to go without safe clean water. This year will you donate the money you save by giving something up for Lent to help bring safe, clean water to communities around the world?

Try swapping tea, coffee or soft drinks or beer for the clean tap water we have in the UK. Collect the money you save in a jar and bring it on Sunday 19th to St Ippolyts Church or Sunday 12th to Great Wymondley church, both services will be at 9.30am, You could have a different jar for each member of the family and see who raises the most!

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Come and Sing

Come and Sing

Young and old, singers and those who think they have no voice, you are all invited to

Come and Sing

with Jayne Mason and Revd Ann.

St Ippolyts church. Tues. 24th  March.               at 7.30pm.

Jayne Mason, a local composer, pianist and tutor, is passionate and dedicated to her love of music. She will be joining Revd Ann to lead an evening of singing. Jayne's style is easy going, fun and enabling. She will show you the basics of singing in harmony and, before you know it, you will be part of a beautiful sound.

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PEW SHEET SUNDAY 22nd MARCH

  

##    A date for your diary    ##

####    18th -20th June    ####

The Archbishop of Canterbury,

The Most Revd Justin Welby

will be visiting our Diocese.

We are hoping to have a coach to go to the special service on Saturday 20th June in St Albans Abbey.

Please sign up on list at the back of the churches by 31st March, thank you. The cost will be £5 having been subsidised by the Rural Dean!

 

Services and Events this week

 

Tuesday 24th 7.30pm ‘Come and Sing’

in St Ippoyts Church

with Jayne Mason and Revd Ann

Wednesday 25th  March 11am

Holy Communion St Ippolyts Church

12.30pm Lunch for The Friends

of St Mary’s Church Little Wymondley followed by St Mary’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting, in St Mary’s Church.

Every Wednesday in Lent from 12.45pm -1.45pm Lent Lunches in the Parish Hall,

St Ippolyts. Delicious home-made soup and lovely Bread. Minimum Donation £2.50 please. All profits will be given to charity

 

Friday 27th 11am Toddlers’ Service 

At St Ippolyts Church

Friday 27th 1pm Funeral Service in

St Ippolyts Church – Dorothy Spendilow RIP

 

Water Aid Our chosen charity for Lent, go online to www.wateraid.org/uk/lent

 

The Diocesan Magazine ‘Seeround’,

is forall of us. It is now available on line.

To sign up (no charge) go to www.stalbans.anglican.org/news/seeround

Palm Sunday 29th March

Palm Sunday procession through the village of Little Wymondley. Come and join us and the donkeys as we re-present Jesus’ triumphal procession into Jerusalem.

Our Journey will begin at Wymondley school at 9am and travel to St Mary’s Church, Little Wymondley for a service for the whole of our Benefice. Bring branches of greenery to wave as we sing ‘Hosanna to the King’.

Holy Week Services

Monday 30th 8pm Bible Reading and Compline ( a quiet service) at St Ippolyts

Tuesday 31st 8pm Bible Reading and Compline at St Mary’s Great Wymondley

Wednesday 1st April 8pm Bible Reading and Compline at St Mary’s Little Wymondley

Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper. After this service there will be the opportunity to stay for silent prayer.

Good Friday 10am St Ippolyts Parish Hall, beginning with Hot Cross Buns and coffee/tea A service for all the family, complete with activities, songs, readings and prayers.

Good Friday 2pm-3pm Solemn liturgy in

St Ippolyts Church as we remember

Jesus’ last hour on the cross.

Easter Eve 8.30pm – 10pm

in St Mary’s Church Great Wymondley. Join with us as we celebrate the ‘ceremonies’ of Easter. A unique service of readings, hymns, and the drama of darkness and light. A time to renew our baptismal vows, and to receive Holy Communion. And at the end of the service, to celebrate with Champagne and Simnel Cake. If you have never been to this unique service how about trying it this year. (There will be incense used)

Easter Day Services

8am Holy Communion St Ippolyts

9.30am Holy Communion St Mary’s

Little Wymondley

11am Parish Praise and Communion

St Ippolyts Church

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