We have now received the faculty from the Registrar for the new lighting. Work will start on 4th January 2016
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"Thank you so much, all of you, who came down to Cranbrook for my institution and installation service. I am well and truly the Vicar of Cranbrook. It was lovely to have so many friends from all different places of my training and ministry and it was a truly wonderful service.
Thank you to Roger Cox especially for organising the coach and for hos words whe n he commended me to Bishop trevor.
My love to you all
Barbara Thomas is interviewed in the December issue of "Hertfordshire Life" St Ippolyts Church Annual Crib Festival and explains all about our wonderful festival.
The article in entitled '5 Minutes with Barbara Thomas, organiser of one of Herts' quirkiest Christmas events!
Well done Barbara, but quirky?
Come along on 5th or 6th December and see our 'quirky' festival!!
A jolly bunch of Benefice parishioners hired a coach (thankyou to Roger) and travelled down to the wilds of Kent to St Dunstan's Church Cranbrook for the licensing of Revd Ann. We were all warmly welcomed by the churchwardens and fed and watered before the installation service. The service was led by The Right Revd Trevor Willmott, Bishop in Canterbury and Bishop of Dover. He welcomed Ann and her hens to the parish and his welcome was echoed by leaders of the local councils, chamber of commerce, schools, members of the PCC and the choir.
The evening ended with canapes and wine and, of course, a good natter with the Cranbrook PCC.
We are now well and truly vicarless!!
This week we welcome the following who are helping us out during our vacancy.
Revd Adrian Hinksman 11:00 St ippolyts Holy Communion on Wednesday 18th November
Revd Richard Syms 09:30 St Ippolyts Common Worship and Holy Communion with Baptism on Sunday 22nd November
Revd Austin Smith 11:00 Great Wymondley Common Worship and Holy Communion on Sunday 22nd November
and of course Howell Davies 18:30 Evensong St Ippolyts on Sunday 22nd November
The new South Porch doors are to be installed over the weekend 21st and 22nd November and this will mean that the South Porch entrance will be closed. would those visting our church please use the North Porch entrance which will be unlocked.
A big thank you to the friends of St Ippolyts Church for providing over 40 ravenous lunchers with a splendid meal of cottage pie and a dessert of apple pie today.
Remember we are always looking for local groups to provide a lunch for the community. We have had the PCC, Parish Council, Bell Ringers, Stevenage Road, The Friends, the WI, the Bowls Club and others all cook and serve lunches. There must be other local groups who would like to help with this regular monthly get together. If you would like to help please contact Jane Veasey on 01462 434254.
This service is for all 3 parishes. If you would like to have your loved-one remembered by name at the srevice, please see the list at the back of each church or tell your Churchwarden.
This Wednesday for the 11:00 Holy Communion Service we welcome the Revd Jane Mainwaring, who will be taking over from Revd Ann as Rural Dean. On Friday there will be the usual Toddler service at 11:00. On Sunday the 08:00 Holy Communion will be led by Revd Austin smith and the 11:00 Parish Praise by Andrea Charsley, Reader from Stotfold. We are delighted to welcome them all to our church.
The 09:30 CW Holy Communion Service on Sunday at little Wymondley will be led by Revd Adrian Hinksman.
With the departure of Revd Ann, Howell Davies has kindly agreed to produce the weekly Pew Sheet. Look out for the all the Saints!!