Community Hub Drop-in

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
Address
Hoddesdon Road Stanstead St Margaret's, SG12 8EG, United Kingdom

Are you struggling financially?
Are you worried about how you are coping?
Do you just need someone to listen and point you in the right direction?

Come and have a cuppa with us and we’ll see how we can help.

During the winter months, this group is also part of our Warm Welcome Space initiative.

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Life Group at the Goldsmith's house

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour
Venue
The Goldsmith's House
Address
(please be in touch for further information), United Kingdom

Life Group for Sharing, Prayer and Bible Study with the Goldsmiths, which meets every Friday morning at 11am.

Everyone is welcome to these across-Benefice Bible Study sessions.

Midweek Service at St Mary the Virgin, Stanstead St Margarets

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
Address
Hoddesdon Road Stanstead St Margaret's, SG12 8EG, United Kingdom

Join us at St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets every Wednesday at 12 noon. Our new programme alternates each week between Holy Communion and a Taizé Service. Both offer a midweek opportunity to come together and worship.

Benefice Coffee Morning

Occuring
Every Second, Fourth Thursday at for 1 hour
Venue
The Red Lion
Address
1 High Street Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8AA, United Kingdom

We now meet alternate weeks for an informal social event at The Red Lion in Stanstead Abbotts.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Marilyn Britton - [email protected]

Lent Group at The Wilshere Hall

Occuring
Every Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU

Our Lent Groups replace the usual Life Groups, but are open to everyone. Join us every Thursday (at a slightly later time that usual) as we use this time for study and quiet reflection, followed by a soup and bread lunch.

The Church of England’s theme for this Lent is to ‘Watch & Pray’, which invites us to seek God in both familiar and unfamiliar places this Lent: in darkness and in quiet; in movement and migration; in the healing and transforming work of the Spirit; in the weeping of Holy Week and in the joy of Easter morning. The reflections follow the same themes as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for this year, Tarry Awhile by Selina Stone, which we will be reading over Lent and discussing together in these Lent Groups.

Online Benefice Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Monday and Friday at for 30 mins
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
Online (click 'Join Online')
Address
Join us by clicking 'Join Online'. You can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers +44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021

Twice weekly online service for anyone to join.

Belmont View Care Home Service

Occuring
Friday 26 January 2024, Friday 23 February 2024, Friday 22 March 2024, Friday 19 April 2024, Friday 17 May 2024, Friday 28 June 2024, Friday 26 July 2024, Friday 27 September 2024, Friday 25 October 2024, Friday 22 November 2024, Friday 20 December 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
Belmont View
Address
Hailey Lane Hertford, SG13 7NY, United Kingdom

There are two Care Homes (Willowthorpe and Belmont View) in our Benefice and we visit each of them regularly once a month.

The service is designed to be accessible to everyone including those residents who have memory problems, and we welcome people from all Christian denominations.

We sing and pray together, listen to a Bible reading and enjoy having church. We have at least four hymns, chosen to reflect the church seasons and celebrations, and to engage with the long term memories of residents. We offer Communion or a Blessing at the end of the service and respect the choice and traditions of everyone who comes.

Make Lunch Club

Occuring
Monday 19 February 2024, Friday 23 February 2024, Friday 05 April 2024, Monday 08 April 2024, Friday 12 April 2024, Friday 31 May 2024, Monday 22 July 2024, Friday 26 July 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BX

Make Lunch Club offers a chance for you and your school-aged children (and their younger siblings) to get together, share a meal and have some fun during the school holidays.

Make Lunch Club is for you if your school-aged children are eligible for free school meals or if you’re struggling on a tight budget at the moment. Younger siblings are welcome too!

If you would like to join us, please email [email protected].

Men's Breakfast at The Wilshere Hall

Occuring
Monthly. Every Last Saturday at for 2 hours
Venue
The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BX, United Kingdom

Every last Saturday of the month, we hold a Men's Breakfast at The Wilshere Hall. It's the perfect combination of conversation, enthusiastic debate and a full English breakfast!

Email [email protected] if you would like to come along.

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Weekly Service at St John the Baptist every Sunday at 9.00 am

Occuring
Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
St John the Baptist
Address
St John's Lane Great Amwell Ware, SG12 9SR, United Kingdom

Join us at St John the Baptist every Sunday at 9.00 am. The first Sunday of the month is an All Age Service and all subsequent Sundays will be a Eucharist Service.

If you are not able to attend in person or would like to follow an online service, the Church of England provides a weekly live steam, previous pre-recorded services as well as other digital resources. All of the Church of England online weekly service content is manually subtitled and contains British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation throughout. Click 'JOIN ONLINE' below to go to the Church of England ‘Church Online’ page or visit www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/church-online.

Weekly Service at St Andrew's every Sunday at 10.30 am

Occuring
Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU, United Kingdom

Join us at St Andrew’s Church every Sunday at 10:30 am. The first Sunday of the month is an All Age Service, the third Sunday will be Morning Prayer and all subsequent Sundays will be Holy Communion.

If you are not able to attend in person or would like to follow an online service, the Church of England provides a weekly live steam, previous pre-recorded services as well as other digital resources. All of the Church of England online weekly service content is manually subtitled and contains British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation throughout. Click 'JOIN ONLINE' below to go to the Church of England ‘Church Online’ page or visit www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/church-online.

Warm Welcome Spaces Coffee Morning

Occuring
Every Monday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
Venue
The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane, Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BX

A weekly coffee morning offered as part of the Warm Welcome Space initiative. Come and share a cuppa in our warm, welcoming and free space. Everyone is welcome.

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Lent Group on Zoom

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 1 hour
Venue
Online (click JOIN ONLINE)
Address
Join us by clicking the JOIN ONLINE button below or using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2701785021 You can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers +44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021

Our Lent Groups replace the usual Life Groups, but are open to everyone. Join us as we use this time for study and quiet reflection.

The Church of England’s theme for this Lent is to ‘Watch & Pray’, which invites us to seek God in both familiar and unfamiliar places this Lent: in darkness and in quiet; in movement and migration; in the healing and transforming work of the Spirit; in the weeping of Holy Week and in the joy of Easter morning. The reflections follow the same themes as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for this year, Tarry Awhile by Selina Stone, which we will be reading over Lent and discussing together in these Lent Groups. The last session will be a Holy Week Reflection (based on the last chapter).

Willowthorpe Care Home Service

Occuring
Friday 19 January 2024, Friday 16 February 2024, Friday 15 March 2024, Friday 26 April 2024, Friday 24 May 2024, Friday 21 June 2024, Friday 19 July 2024, Friday 20 September 2024, Friday 18 October 2024, Friday 29 November 2024, Friday 13 December 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
Willowthorpe Care Home
Address
High St Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8AS, United Kingdom

There are two Care Homes (Willowthorpe and Belmont View) in our Benefice and we visit each of them regularly once a month.

The service is designed to be accessible to everyone including those residents who have memory problems, and we welcome people from all Christian denominations.

We sing and pray together, listen to a Bible reading and enjoy having church. We have at least four hymns, chosen to reflect the church seasons and celebrations, and to engage with the long term memories of residents. We offer Communion or a Blessing at the end of the service and respect the choice and traditions of everyone who comes.

10.30am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
Address
Hoddesdon Road Stanstead St Margaret's, SG12 8EG, United Kingdom

Join us at 10.30 am for Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

If you are not able to attend in person or would like to follow an online service, the Church of England provides a weekly live steam, previous pre-recorded services as well as other digital resources. All of the Church of England online weekly service content is manually subtitled and contains British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation throughout. Click 'JOIN ONLINE' below to go to the Church of England ‘Church Online’ page or visit www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/church-online.

Palm Sunday

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St John the Baptist
Address
St John's Lane Great Amwell Ware, SG12 9SR, United Kingdom

Join us for this special Palm Sunday Service at St John the Baptist.

Palm Sunday

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU, United Kingdom

Join us for a special Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service at St Andrew's, Stanstead Abbots.

Holy Week Reflections: Compline

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Online (click JOIN ONLINE)
Address
Join us by clicking the JOIN ONLINE button below or using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2701785021 You can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers +44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021

These Holy Week Reflections offer a chance to take time for quiet reflection and prayer in the build up to Easter.

Holy Week Reflections: Meditation

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Online (click JOIN ONLINE)
Address
Join us by clicking the JOIN ONLINE button below or using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2701785021 You can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers +44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021

These Holy Week Reflections offer a chance to take time for quiet reflection and prayer in the build up to Easter.

Maundy Thursday Benefice Supper

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU

Join us for a special Maundy Thursday Benefice Supper, which will be followed by a Tenebrae Service at 7.30pm in the church.

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU, United Kingdom

During a Tenebrae Service, candles are gradually extinguished to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. Worshipers leave in silence and near darkness to ponder the impact of Christ's death and await the celebration of the coming Resurrection.

Good Friday Walk of Witness

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Starting at St Mary's, St Margarets and ending at St Andrew's, Stanstead Abbots
Address

Join us for our Good Friday Walk of Witness from St Mary's Church, St Margarets to St Andrew's Church, Stanstead Abbots.

Good Friday: The Way of the Cross, a Passiontide Service

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St John the Baptist
Address
St John's Lane Great Amwell Ware, SG12 9SR, United Kingdom

Come along to St John the Baptist for The Way of the Cross, a Passiontide Service with congregational hymns and choral anthems sung by the choir of Great Amwell and friends.

Dawn Vigil Service

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU, United Kingdom

The Dawn Vigil is a quiet and thoughtful service, but one full of joy! As the sun comes up, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

Easter Sunday Eucharist Service

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St John the Baptist
Address
St John's Lane Great Amwell Ware, SG12 9SR, United Kingdom

Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with us this Easter Sunday!

Easter Sunday Holy Communion Service

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St Andrew's Church
Address
Cappell Lane Stanstead Abbots, SG12 8BU, United Kingdom

Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with us this Easter Sunday!