All our Communion services follow Common Worship Order 1 in Modern Language except for the 8.00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of each month which is BCP in traditional language.
St James the Great, High Wych has services every week while St Mary’s, Gilston, and St Botolph’s, Eastwick have one service each per month
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP.
(first Sunday of the month only).
9.30 a.m. Family Worship, (first Sunday of the month only).
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion, (all other Sundays)
8.30am. Morning Prayer (weekly on a Wednesday morning)
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion, (second Sunday only).
6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer (weekly on a Friday Evening)
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion, (fourth Sunday only).
6.30 p.m. Holy Communion (weekly on a Tuesday evening).
For details of special and seasonal services see the Calendar of Events.
Benefice of St. James, High Wych, St.
Mary, Gilston and St. Botolph, Eastwick
Sunday 24th May - Seventh Sunday of Easter
9.30am Sunday Eucharist Service
The Rev’d Su Tarran will be streaming this service and the for us all from her home and the service will be broadcast at the time advertised. For this we give her thanks and for her continued commitment to us in this Benefice.
Sarah Bagnall leads evening prayer on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm, these services are also streamed. Thanks to her for leading these services
We now know our churches will remain closed until (probably) July. Please continue to pray for the Coronavirus situation, for the people who are affected by this various, for our NHS and all key workers. Let us all do our share in stamping out this virus by following the governments directions and keep ourselves and others safe.
Please pray for those who are ill and those who care for them:
Rita Fellows, John Ross, Andrew, Mary Bates, Sue Benson.
Long-term sick: Jenny Pemble, Jennifer, Ruth Ashton, Kelly Osborne, Donna Reynolds, Ian Neilson, Emma Wharton, Doreen Cunningham, Malcolm Law, William Monk, Jean Beeching, Rita Bird, Len Castree, Adele, Rosemarie, Rev’d David Wright, Denise Murphy. Deidre and Harold Rawlings. Colin, Sue Saunders and Linda Wilby
Recently Departed and those who mourn them:
Anniversaries of Death
Derek Galliers, Joan Weedon, Hugh Beeching, Angela Smith, Hilfra Coleman, Mark Burrans Sykes, Grant Elliot.
For Prayer this week:·
The Parish of Thorley Curate Ruth Atkinson. Readers Chris Carr, Katharine Roper & Michael West and LLW John Clark, Margaret Clark & Linda Loadman. ·
The Parish of Meesden (Buntingford)
James Sawyer, (PTO) Paddy Cable, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld
· Thanksgiving: The powerful tangible presence of our creator God in the countryside and this benefice. · Prayers: For our mission plans of welcome and outreach to the whole community.
Web site: www.stjameshighwych.org.uk
This Sunday – 24th May – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Old Testament – Acts 1:6-14 or Ezekiel 36:24-28
Psalm – 68:1-10. 32-end (or 68:1-10)
New Testament – 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 or Acts 1: 6-14
Gospel – John 17: 1-11
Next Sunday – 31st May – Pentecost
Old Testament – Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11: 24-30
Psalm – 104:26-36. 37b or 104:26-end
New Testament – 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2: 1-21
Gospel – John 20: 19-23 or John 7:37-39.
Prayer for Growth God of Mission send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness. Help our churches grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you and service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Thy Kingdon Come online 21 – 31 May – a series of daily reflections. Access through Diocese of St Albans website - Living Gods love – 4th item down. Also on Facebook
St Albans Diocese advice about Coronavirus, how it effects church services and precautions can be found on, www.stalbans.anglican.org this is updated daily.
The monthly prayer group and the coffee shop are cancelled for now. Will return when we are able. Food Bank – items are always needed for desperate families; instead of leaving them at St James, please donate in-store if and when you are shopping
The telephone number for the Sawbridgeworth and villages helpline is 0800 689 1724. This is a vital link for all those who are self-isolating and need assistance.
During our vacancy please contact the Readers or the Church Wardens if help is needed. Thank you.Benefice contacts: Readers: Joy and Roger Burridge: 01279 444870 Judith Denton: 01279 723714
Lay Leader of Worship: Janet Bellingham 01279 724247
Church Wardens: High Wych: Brenda Castree01279 724544 Sam Clark07717542524
Gilston & Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644 Michael Shaw: 01279 726792
Safeguarding OfficersHigh Wych: Cath Sharples 01279 600996
Gilston with Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644
“Eastwick & Gilston Parish Magazine” Editor.Christine Law
Articles are always welcome for both magazines. Unusual experience? Different holiday? Write about it and send it to Ali or Christine.