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.

WELCO​ME SHEET

The Benefice of St. James, High Wych, St. Mary, Gilston and St. Botolph's, Eastwick
Sunday 1st August – Trinity 9
  8.00am  BCP Holy Communion , St James, High Wych 
9.30am Family Service, St James, High Wych 

  Our churches are open for services with added restrictions to keep us all safe.  One service will be streamed each Sunday.  The services can be found on Facebook under Gilston & Eastwick Churches and/or St James The Great – High Wych. 
Evening prayer – Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm at St Botolph, Eastwick and St Mary’s, Gilston. Benefice churches will be open for private prayer.  St James, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 2-4pm.  An information notice is displayed outside the church.  For advice on opening St Mary’s and St. Botolph’s for private prayer, please contact Sarah Bagnall. 
Prayer for Growth God of mission send your Holy Spirit to give vision in our planning, wisdom in our actions and power in 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     
Please pray for those who are ill and those who care for them: Claire Law, and Benjamin  (please let me know if anybody has recovered 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, Ruth Ashton, Kelly Osbourne, Andrew, Donna Reynolds, Ian Neilson, Emma Wharton, Doreen Cunningham, Malcolm Law, William Monk, Jean Beeching, Rita Bird, Rosemarie, Rev’d David Wright, Deidre and Harold Rawlings, Sue Saunders, Linda Wilby, Daphne Austin, John Ross, Len Castree, Mary Bates, Sue Benson. Tracey Kelly, Clive Walsh, Wendy Carter. Josh Issako.   

  Recently Departed . David Saunders.   Anniversaries of Death Lillian Gray, Lilian Blackaby, Margaret Jones, John Knight, Louisa Crane, Norman Dyer.   
 
For prayer this week.·         Su Tarran, our Associate Priest ·         
Bishop’s Alan, Richard and Michael ·         
The Parish of Bishop’s Stortford St Michael, Parish Priest Derwyn Williams ·         
Assistant Clergy – Derek Hinge & June Knight . Reader Rob Kincke. ·         
Prison Chaplains ·         Rev'd Anne Barker ·         
Thanksgiving: The number of Residents who have committed their lives to Jesus. ·         
Prayers: The smooth and efficient movement of Residents to the chapel for Bible Study and Worship. ·         
ACP: Church of the Province of South East Asia.

This Sunday 1st August – Trinity 9 
BCP Readings : 
Numbers 10:35-11:3, 1 
Corinthians 10:1-13,    
Luke 16:1-9 
Family service 
Old Testament: Exodus 16. 2-4, 9-15 
New Testament: Ephesians 4. 1-16 
Gospel: John 6. 24-35    

Next Sunday 8th August – Trinity 10 
Old Testament: 1 Kings 19. 4-8
New Testament: Ephesians 4. 25-5.2 
Gospel: John 6. 35, 41-51   

St Albans Diocese has advice about Coronavirus and how it effects church services.  www.stalbans.anglican.org.  information updated daily.   

SCARECROW FESTIVAL    If anyone would like a stall at this year’s Scarecrow Festival held over the weekend of 11th/12th September, then please email me with your details and the type of stall and I’ll get a booking form off to you. Or, if you would like to help on any stall or can spare an hour or 2, we’d also love to hear from you. (Marquees and tents will also need putting up and tables and chair moved too on the Friday and Sunday afternoons). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. And we need as many of you to make a scarecrow..... 
        
Congregational Church – pop up shop – items urgently needed;  Tinned meat, liquid washing detergent, kitchen cleaners, cooking oil, children’s cereals, cakes/ puddings and baby wipes.   If you could donate any of these items, please leave them in the food bank box in St James Church. They will be collected and taken to the Pop Up shop.                      Thank you.  

  Benefice contacts:Associate Priest: Revd Su Tarran – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Readers; Roger and Joy Burridge 01279 444870 Judith Denton 01279 723714
  Lay leaders of worship.  Janet Belling ham 07882743627 & Rosemary Davis. 
Church wardens: High Wych: Sam Clark 07717542524 email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Janet Bellingham 01279 724247 Gilston and Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644  Michael Shaw 01279 726792 
Safeguarding officers: High Wych: Cath Sharples 01279 600996 Gilston and Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644 
High Wych PCC secretary: Gemma Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Gilston and Eastwick PCC secretary Christine Law 01279 411646 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      
Eastwick & Gilston Parish Magazine – editor Christine Law – 01279 411646 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
‘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 and always welcome for both magazines, Unusual Experience? Different holiday: write about it and send to Ali or Christine,  Benefice Web site www. stjameshighwych.org.uk