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ALL SAINTS SUNDAY  

Sunday 31 October

10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion
Joint Service at St. Mary's Church
 

We join together on this special Sunday to celebrate as one Benefice

3.30 p.m. Hallowe'en Party and Light Trail
Family Event at St. John's Church
 

Come in your Hallowe’en costumes, bring some Hallowe’en Party food and join in the spooky fun and games!

If you’d like to know more please contact Revd Michelle on 07961003352 michelleacd@hotmail.co.uk or Brenda on 07816771702 brenda@elldred.co.uk

Benefice Services of Remembrance for the Feast of All Souls 

Sunday 7 November
4 p.m. at St. John's   
6 p.m. at St. Mary's
 

In Hope and Thanksgiving for those we love who have died whose names we will read and remember ...

... remembering also those who have died as a result of the Covid Pandemic we will light candles in their memory

All welcome ...
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If you’d like to know more please contact Revd Michelle on 07961003352 michelleacd@hotmail.co.uk or Brenda on 07816771702 brenda@elldred.co.uk

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... one year on.


On Harvest Festival Sunday last year our Chairperson, Sue Dennis, introduced us to the St. Mary’s 600 Appeal and the need to raise money for a new heating system in the church. One year on, the workmen are installing a new system fit for all climate change eventualities and government restrictions.

Prayer for last Sunday after Trinity

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

24th October 2021

Services have now resumed in both of our churches as lockdown eases.

The churches will also be open for private prayer.
Our online Benefice Services continue ...

We publish a weekly newsletter and a monthly magazine for you to keep in touch with the latest information.

PRAYER OF THE DAY
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KEEPING IN TOUCH
LATEST NEWS
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Higham's Peregrine Summer (and other wildlife) 28 October 2021

An entertaining illustrated talk by Alan Goodger, wildlife photographer

13 October 2021

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Benefice Vision Day 24 October

Follow up from our first Vision Days in 2019

10th October 2021

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Children's singing workshops

You are not too late! There are a few spaces still available for Sunday 7th November 2-4pm. Book now!

5th October 2021

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A chance to get together again

We are delighted to announce that many of our social events are starting again as restrictions ease.

16 September 2021

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Prayers for Afghanistan

Prayers for the situation in Afghanistan will be offered at our main Sunday services and a special focus for prayer with a Candle of Hope which will be set up in both churches.

21 August 2021

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The Treasures of St. Mary the Virgin

Listen to our audio trail to discover the unique features of our three remarkable Grade 1 listed buildings

DONATE
GIVE TO ST. MARY'S ONLINE

St. Mary's church is currently fundraising to carry out essential repair work on our three medieval buildings. Donations towards the work will be gratefully accepted.

Please donate here
BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Our two churches depend a great deal on help from volunteers. If you are able to give your time, either occasionally or on a regular basis, we would love you to join our team of volunteers.

Please contact us here
GIVE TO ST. JOHN'S
ONLINE

St. John’s dates back to the mid-13th century and is used not only as a church but also as a community facility. We always need to fundraise to keep it maintained and we would be grateful for any contributions to help preserve the building.

Please donate here