There will be a Christmas Fair on Saturday 22 November from 2pm at St Ippolyts Parish Hall. There will be lots of stalls, face painting and Father Christmas will be visiting. Refreshments are available. Dancing display by Aspire School of Dance. Prize Draw at 4.30pm.
The Church North porch new permanent disabled access is now in operation although there remains a few finishing touches to complete the work. A big thank yoiu to Roland Bailey who has carried out this new construction as well as installing a new bookcase and notice board at the South entrance.
The disabled access is a welcome addition to the church infrastructure and means that we will not need to lug the heavy ex British Railways ramp from the North porch everytime we have a service or event.
We all receive PAX each month, but where do you read it? In fact where is the most exotic place that PAX has been read?
I wonder how far afield PAX will travel!!?
Just to start things off our PAX has visited the Old Man of Hoy in the Orkneys, surely a PAX will have travelled further than that!!
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.
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.