Churches in this Benefice follow the C of E safeguarding policy

Our Worship Services

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

St James the Great, High Wych

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)

St Mary’s, Gilston

11.15 a.m. Holy Communion, (second Sunday only).
6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer (weekly on a Friday Evening)

St Botolph’s, Eastwick

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.

The Benefice of St. James, High Wych, St. Mary, Gilston and St. Botolph, Eastwick  
Sunday 20th September - 16th Sunday after Pentecost
9.30am HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE, St James, High Wych     
The services will be streamed and broadcasted at approximately the same time as the live service is taking place. The services will also be available online afterwards.      
Sarah Bagnall leads evening prayer on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm, in St Botolph’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. These services are streamed     
Benefice churches are opening for private prayer.  St James is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2pm until 4pm. An information notice is displayed inside and outside the church.      

For advice on opening St Botolph’s and St Mary’s Churches, for private prayer.  Please contact Sarah Bagnall who will advise.       
Please continue to pray that the Coronavirus pandemic will return to a manageable level and restrictions can be safely lifted.  Stay safe and care for yourselves and others.     

Please pray for those who are ill and those who care for them: 
Mary Bates, Sue Benson and Catherine and her baby, John Marr. Rev’d Debbie Hore. Tara King 
(Please let me know if anybody is now better and needs removing from this list, or needs to be added to the long-term sick list)  
And for the 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, The Rev’d David Wright (past priest for our Benefice), Denise Murphy. Deidre and Harold Rawlings. Sue Saunders, Linda Wilby and Daphne Austin, John Ross, Andrew,     

Recently Departed and those who mourn them: 
Peter Finlay, Bob Baker.     
Anniversaries of Death Margaret Helen Napier, Mike Mochray Neilson, Kay Connolly, Brenda Margaret Mills.     
For Prayer this week:·        

   Rev.d Su Tarran, for the time and care she is giving us during our vacancy ·         

The Parish of Standon and The Mundens with Sacombe.  Parish Priest Rev, John Chitham and LLM Caroline Franks. ·         

The Parish of Croxley Green, All Saints (Rickmansworth) Miriam Mugan ·         
Thanksgiving: The positive impact of livestreamed services not only for our church community but those who would not normally engage with church. ·         

Prayers: Helping people to re-adjust from worship on-line to being in church but in a more restricted way which some people will find very difficult emotionally and spiritually. ·         

ACP: The Province of ECUSA of South Sudan; Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of ECUSA of South Sudan.     

        This Sunday 20th September – 16th after Pentecost Harvest readings 
Old Testament- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 
New Testament – 2 Corinthians 9: 6-end 
Gospel – Luke 12: 16-30     
Next Sunday 27th September 17th after Pentecost
   Old Testament- Jonah 3: 10-4:11 
Psalm – 145: 1-8 
New Testament – Philippians 1: 21-30
   Gospel – Matthew 20: 1-16     
It is now necessary to wear face covering in church buildings – small choirs can sing in churches; the congregation cannot sing.  
The Harvest picnic at St James today is cancelled. 
St Botolph’s Sunday 27th September service at 11.15am is still going ahead but the Harvest Lunch has been cancelled.   
Collections will be taken at both services for the Bishops 2020 ‘Creating a buzzing Nepal’ Appeal. And the collections of tinned and packaged foods will go to the food bank 

   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     
St Albans Diocese advice about Coronavirus, how it effects church services and precautions can be found on,  this is updated daily.        
Food Bank – items are always needed for desperate families; instead of leaving them at St James, please donate in-store while you shop.       
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  
“The Link” for High Wych. Editor:  Ali Geller 01279 723677  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Articles are always welcome for both magazines. Unusual experience? Different holiday? Write about it and send it to Ali or Christine.  
Web site: 
Events to be advertised on the Welcome Sheet, please contact Christine Law 01279 411646  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.