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Church Services during lockdown - January 2021

Within the Benefice whilst we are in lockdown there will only be one service in church each week 

This service will be at St Ippolyts Church at 09:15 on Sunday and this service will also be live streamed on facebook. (St ippolyts Church with Great and Little Wymondley). Unfortunately St Marys Great Wymondley is unable to hold services either within church or within the village hall. St Marys Little Wymondley is just too cold this time of year.

Church heating has been set to automatically come on 3 hours before the service so the church should be reasonably warm. Various pews within St Ippolyts Church have been cordoned off so as to maintain social distancing within the congregation. Hand sanitisation facilties are available and everyone is encouraged to leave church immediately after the service and not to remain and chat which has always been the norm. 

The service will have organ music provided by John Edwards. Howell Davies will be supporting Ginni for each service. Paul Lanham will be  attending at various times.

St Ippolyts Church remains closed at all other times, so there is no need to carry out in depth cleaning before each service, coronavirus does not live longer than 72hours away from its host. No one is permitted to enter church without first consulting and receiving approval from Revd Ginni. If anyone should need to enter church then the church will be cleaned / disinfected as necessary by the one entering.

Remember that Revd Ginni will continue with morning and evening prayer in accordance with the schedule detailed elsewhere on this web site.

Stay safe and please conform the the Government guidelines.

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All Carol Services in the Benefice have been Cancelled.

Unfortunately it has been decided to cancel the Carol Services scheduled for the evening of 22nd December in St Ippolyts Churchyard, the service the following day at the Bucks Head in Little Wymondley and the service on the green at Great Wymondley on Thursday.

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Due to Covid19 and the need for social distancing, we have decided that our two main Christmas Services will be ticket only events.  This will ensure that we don't have to turn people away or risk one another's safety.
Please follow these instructions very carefully if you would like a ticket to either the 11.30pm Midnight Mass on Thursday 24th December or the 9.15am Holy Communion Service on Christmas Day.
Send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the service you would like to attend in the subject line.  Please state how many tickets you would like and the name of the person booking - you must ALL be in the same household bubble because you will be sat together.
Tickets will ONLY be issued in this way so if you know someone who would like to come but is unable to use either email or social media, please apply for them in a separate email from your own ticket request.
With love 
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Gift aid donations to church

If you would like to gift aid any donation to our church please down load the form from this web site by going to About/ PCC abd the form is available in pdf format. Please follow the instructions on the form which can be e mailed to Michael on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Just a quick reminder that our Virtual Nativity Crib Festival opens its doors on Tuesday 1st December.  You can find us on

Many thanks to everyone who has already taken part and sent me photos and words for their cribs - there is still time to do so!!!  (Could I have landscape photos please!)

As you know the Crib Festival is the main fund raising event for the church this year so if you would be willing to make a donation either follow the link

or send a cheque to Michael Hooper, Hillrise, Stevenage Road, St. Ippolyts SG4 7PE.


If you can gift aid any donation please send a gift aid declaration to Michael. The declaration can be down loaded from this web site. Go to About/PCC and the form in pdf can be downloaded

                                                                                                                               Many thanks - BarbaraThomas

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