Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Harlington

Newsletter from Linda and Nigel

9 Aug 2020, 1 a.m.
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8th August 2020

Hello everyone

We have pleasure in attaching the link for the recorded service this week which was filmed at Harlington Church and includes beautiful hymns and music courtesy of the choir of St Martins in the Field and Nicholas who leads our hymns and music with such enthusiasm and gifting. The service includes Bible readings by Iain from Toddington Church and Larry from Chalgrave Church, and a sincere meaningful sermon by Bishop Alan, Bishop of St Albans, based on personal experience. The service has been edited by Dr Robert Johns of Harlington Church for the last time, and we extend our most grateful thanks to him for his tremendous commitment and dedication in editing and preparing the service each week over these past months of lockdown. He is stepping back this week to focus more fully on his Readership role and passes the baton on to Iain who has kindly offered to edit our future recorded services. We extend our most sincere thanks to both Robert and Iain. The link for this week's service is:

This week there are one or two modifications to our usual routine of events to accommodate other special services. Please note that there will be no private prayer at Toddington or Harlington churches this week on Thursday morning to allow the 72 hours Covid safety clearance before holding a service in church.

At Harlington Church on 15th August at 2pm we host the Service of Celebration for dear Maria Spyraki who sadly died on 21 March 2020. (Although the service will be inside the church, it will also be relayed outside. This is not just to consider Social Distancing, but to offer a comfortable space for those who feel this will help). Congregation members of Harlington and Westoning churches who knew Maria and wish to support Nick, are most welcome.

Services this week:

Sunday Upper Room zoom service 9am considers favourite characters from the Bible with contributions from different members of the Quintet churches. It is a special time sharing together, as we gather via the internet. Do join us if you can.

Outdoor services: on Sunday 9th August

Tingrith Church 10.15am Outdoor Sunday morning service sheet

Harlington Church 10.15am Outdoor Sunday morning service sheet

Chalgrave Church 10.30am - please bring a chair and a printed copy of the Sunday 9th attached service if possible, but copies will be available.

Westoning Church 11am Outdoor Sunday morning service sheet

Toddington Church 11.15am Outdoor Sunday morning service sheet

Weekly services

Monday 9.30am Morning Prayer in the Chancel in Toddington Church.. please gather at the Chancel door.

Tuesday 9.30am Morning Prayer by zoom. Please ask Linda for the zoom access link

Wednesday 10am Harlington Church outdoor gathering for Morning Prayer.

Wednesday 8pm Churches Together in Harlington zoom service. All welcome.

Private Prayer

Westoning Church 12 noon on Wednesday

Chalgrave Church 11am on Thursday

Zoom gatherings:

Tuesday 10.30am Harlington

Wednesday 11am Toddington

No zoom gathering at Westoning this week.

Zoom PCC meetings:

Westoning 5pm Monday 10th

Harlington 7.30pm Thursday 14th

Toddington - provisional date..Tuesday 11th 7pm (tbc)

Please note that it is now a Government requirement to wear a face covering in church not only to protect yourself from infection but also to protect others. Thank you.

Wishing you every blessing this week

Linda and Nigel