ROGATION SUNDAY SERVICE - Sunday 8th May Don’t forget that the annual Rogation Sunday service will be held on 8th May (instead of 1st May) as this is the Sunday when Great Wymondley has a service. There will be a walk around the village to bless the crops, fields and gardens accompanied by Letchworth Morris who will dance at various places on the way. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
ASCENSION DAY - Thursday 5th May
It is St. Mary’s Church Great Wymondley’s turn to hold the Benefice Ascension Day service at 7.30am. followed by a delicious breakfast in the churchyard if fine, or in the church if too cold or wet. Come and join us for this special day, on what will hopefully be a fine spring morning, before you go off to work or get on with your day. The Venerable Jonathan Smith will be taking this service.
The next Community Lunches will be on Wednesdays 4th May and 1st June from 12.45pm. till 2.00pm. in St. Ippolyts Parish Hall. (Serving time 12.45pm. till 1.00pm.) Cost £3. Everyone welcome.
Maureen Lane of the North Herts DFAS Church Recorders presented the archival record of St Ippolyts Church to Pam Skeggs during the 09:30 Holy Communion Service today, Sunday 24th April.
The Church recorders have been visiting the church over the past two years and have made a detailed record of all the furnishings, fittings, plaques etc within in our church. This has now been collated into a wonderful document and now serves as a permanent record of our furnishings etc within the church. Copies of this document will be sent to the Doicese at St Albans, The Church of England, the County archive and Historic England.
Although the recorders are all volunteers there was need for a sponsor to cover the additional costs and we are most grateful to Pam for providing this important sponsorship.
Maureen, who was introduced by our churchwarden, Michael Hooper, thanked all those in her team who had contributed to the document and those within our church who had added valuable information, these included, William and Ann Steel, Mrs Jean Andrews and the Revd Ann Pollington. Pam Skeggs responded that it was a privilage for us within the St Ippolyts Church community to have such a document and she thanked all recorders for all their efforts over the past two years. pam then passed on the bound document to the Churchwardens.
The document, although to be stored in the church safe, will always be available for viewing during special occasions and upon request to the the churchwardens.
This week we welcome to our Benefice the following who are supporting us during our vacancy -
The Revd Adrian Hinksman - St Ippolyts, 11:00 Wednesday 27th April CW Holy Communion
The Revd Canon Tom Purchas - St Ippolyts 08:00 Sunday 1st May BCP Holy Communion
Howell Davies - St Ippolyts 09:30 1st May Parish Praise
The Revd Adrian Hinksman - Little Wymondley 09:30 1st May CW Holy Communion