26th December 2020
We hope you have had a pleasant Christmas. It was good to see some of you at the carol services held at each church before 'lockdown', and also at Harlington Midnight Mass and at Harlington Church and Toddington Church on Christmas Morning. We hope you have enjoyed the Christmas recorded services.. and if not, do please have a look.. especially at the family service with Samson the donkey.
We are sending a quick email now to let you know that there will be morning services tomorrow at:
Harlington Church at 9.30am
Toddington (St George of England) Church at 11am - A joint Toddington/Chalgrave Benefice Service. Please dress warmly as there is a gale blowing up at the moment.
Services at Westoning Church have been suspended during December.
With this Sunday falling so soon after Christmas Day there will be no recorded service issued this week nor Upper Room zoom service. To support the clergy at this busy time, Bishop Alan has recorded a video sermon message for this Sunday which we invite you to listen to at home. Please click on the download link below (click the 'command' button and the mouse to view).
Bishop Alan Download 570MB
Messy Church families and everyone, may like to view this video about the shepherds going to see baby Jesus–The Christmas Story. It gives us opportunity to reflect on the story and on our own personal response to Jesus.
Clergy are guided to take a week off after Christmas to recharge our batteries and Nigel and I look forward to stepping b back for a rest next week. We will not be sending out invitations for Afternoon Tea or Morning Prayer, but if you need any support please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. In the meantime, you may like to link up to Daily Hope, Messy church, or watch a Sunday service on tv or online. St Albans Abbey issue a weekly service and Harlington Web site offers a link to this service each week.
The Church of England offers the Daily Hope resource – dial 0800 804 8044 for prayer, reflection, music and worship services from the Church of England. A weekly service is available from 9 am every Sunday.
Messy Church at home downloadable sessions:
Nigel and I wish you a peaceful Sunday, and thank you for your support, Christmas cards and good wishes. We look forward to seeing you all again soon but guide you please to take care of yourselves and stay safe during this Tier 4 lockdown.
God bless you all
Linda and Nigel
News from Priest-in-Charge
26th December 2020