The Harvest Festival Services collections this year will be donated to "The Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal", which this year will be supporting a school in Uganda for children with disabilities.
To find out more there are leaflets at the back of the churches and it is also worth looking at this video -
Many thanks to all who contributed to the retiring collections at all services last Sunday. Across the benefice almost £400 was collected for the Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis. Thank you.
Please pray for Isabella Barthram who is to be baptised this afternoon, 3.30pm, in St Ippolyts Church. Pray too for her Parents and Godparents on this special day.
Services and Events in the near future
in our Benefice of St Ippolyts with
Great and Little Wymondley
Wednesday 16th September
11am Holy Communion in St Ippolyts Church
Thursday 17th September 1.30pm
St Ippolyts Church – Wedding –
Sinead and Andrew
Friday 18th September 11am
in St Ippolyts Church
Services next Sunday 20thth Sept.
8am Holy Communion at St Ippolyts
9.30am Holy Communion at St Ippolyts, with Sunday School
11am Holy Communion at St Mary’s Little Wymondley
No service at St Mary’s Great Wymondley on 20th September.
Sunday 27th at 9.30am ( Holy Communion) and 6.30pm ( Evensong) at
St Ippolyts Church
Sunday 27th at 11am at St Mary’s Great Wymondley, followed by Harvest Lunch on the Green or in the Village Hall if wet.
Sunday 4th October at 3.30pm at St Mary’s Little Wymondley, Harvest Songs of Praise followed by Tea. Come and sing your favourite harvest hymns.
See our Benefice Magazine , PAX, for more details.
Note from Roger Cox regarding a Coach trip to Revd Ann’s Licensing on 17th November.
St Dunstan’s church is about 100 miles away and driving time by car via the M25 and the Dartford Crossing is at best about 2 hours. We were wondering if there was sufficient interest in hiring a coach. This would need to leave Hitchin about 15.30 from Woodside car park as the coach company reckon on the journey taking 2½ hours but we would be in part of the ‘rush hour’. We would plan to leave Cranbrook before 21.30 and our journey should be quicker on the way back but we would probably not be back in Hitchin until just before midnight.
The coach fare would be cheapest if we could totally fill a 53 seater, but if we could only fill a 35 seater, the cost would be around £15 per person.
Roger Cox needs to contact the coach company asap so if you are interested in attending and have the use of the coach, please either email Roger or call 01462 432445, no later than Sunday 4th October. Your decision would not be binding but we do need to see whether there is enough support to book a coach.
Details of collections which are taking place in Hitchin of items for the refugees in Calais.
One collection is at Farley's on Hermitage Road between 10am-1pm on Sunday 4th October. Items requested are shoes/trainers, wellies, socks, hoodies, waterproof jackets, trousers, jeans, shirts, t-shirts, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, sleeping bags, tents, blankets, canvas sheets, toiletry bags (with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, tissues), wide tooth comb, tinned food, rice, cooking oil, onions, garlic, ginger, tomato sauce, spices, sugar, flour.
The Hub Church are focusing on collecting food and have asked that people put carrier bags together with the following items:
lentils/ beans, tinned tomatoes, tinned veggies, a treat (biscuits/ chocolate), cooking oil, salt, pepper/ spices.
Once a bag has been created people are asked to tie it up. These can then be given directly to people without the need for anymore organising. The Hub Church will be taking them down to Dover on Sunday 20th September where they will be added to a lorry which is taking the food to Calais.
St Mark's Church in Hitchin is the collection point and bags can be brought to St Mark's on either this Sunday (13th September) between 2pm-4pm or next Saturday (19th September) between 10am-12noon.
See our St Ippolyts website for lots of up to date photos news and articles www.stippolytschurch.org.uk
There will be a retiring collection at all services in St Ippolyts tomorrow (6th Sept.) in aid of the Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis appeal, so please come to church with some extra money in your wallet to donate to this cause. Revd Ann has decided tomorrow is the right day for this as she will be baptising three boys in St Ippolyts and marking their foreheads with a cross. The Red Cross appeal seems the right one to give to, or, if you prefer, go direct to www.recross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Appeals