Notices for the week beginning June 13

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Calendar for St. Mary's & St. Andrew's

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Faithful Creator,
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • the family and friends of those who have died: Valerie Brett, Catherine Pratt

  • those who have asked for prayer: Angelina, Daniella

CHURCH SERVICES. Our Thursday & Sunday services are 'hybrid' ones, where you can join us in church or continue to watch on Zoom.

Please wear a mask if entering the churches, and check the calendar before visiting!

Click here to join our Zoom services.

St. Mary's A/V project

As most will know, we are raising money to install new technology into the church, and you will find more information about this here.

Anything to do with technology seems to be expensive (!), so we are very grateful to those who have donated towards the cost of the project so far.

If you would like to help, please see the details on the A/V project page.

Race To The King

During the weekend of 19-20 June, Marcus Frost will be competing in the Race To The King ultra marathon hike. He'll be walking just over two marathons non-stop along the South Downs Way from Arundel to Winchester Cathedral. The course is 54 miles of perilously hilly ups and downs, and a few twists and turns, to be completed in 24 hours, so no sleep! He will be raising money for World Vision and if you're interested in contributing, the giving site is here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marcusfrost. Marcus asks for your prayers, especially for strength, protection and resilience for all the 1000+ participants during the event, and for dry weather...


ST. MARY'S OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. From Monday 7th June, St Mary's Church will be open between 9am-4pm, providing we have volunteers available to sanitise each day. If you would like to join this rota and help sanitise for 20 minutes once a week please contact Rev Tom - we particularly need help on Fridays. Please do let others in the community know that the church is regularly open once again.

ELSIE’S ORDINATION, on Saturday 26 June 2021, 3 pm at St Mary’s Bocking. Remaining un-ticketed seats will be open for other attendees on a first come basis.

ELSIE’S FIRST EUCHARIST. Sunday 27 June, 10.30 am at St Mary’s, Great Dunmow. All are welcome and there will be a light buffet and refreshments afterwards.

Of course, if the Government announcement on 14th  June changes the restrictions, then these plans may have to be altered.

ST MARY'S PCC. The minutes of St Mary's PCC meeting on 11th March 2021 are displayed in church and on the website.  If you have any queries please speak to the churchwardens or to Tom.

ATTENDING SERVICES AT ST. ANDREW'S. If you are planning to attend a service at St. Andrew's Church between now and the end of July, please advise Eva (epercival.124@gmail.com), as until seating restrictions change, seating everyone could be a struggle.

SAFFRON WALDEN BIBLE FOCUS, Saturday 11 September 2021 at Abbey Lane URC, Saffron Walden.
Speaker: Revd. Rob Hudson, Vicar at St Peter’s Church, Harold Wood
Session 1: 2.30 – 4.15 pm
Afternoon Tea
Session 2: 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Admission: Pre-booked free ticket. Booking and enquiries: swbible.focus@gmail.com

RECORDINGS OF SERVICES. If you miss any of our Sunday services, or would like to listen to them again, they are available via the church website Services page.

WONDERING IF YOU'RE ON DUTY? Please have a look at the Rotas calendar!

FOODBANK SHOPPING LIST - UPDATED JUNE '21. If you are able to help with this essential work, please see this list of currently required foodstuffs.

BABY STUFF BRAINTREE. If you, or someone you know, are able to donate or require clothes/equipment requires support, please have a look at this page for details.

COMMUNICATION. For information, please refer to the website: https://www.stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk. Information will be disseminated by email (if you are not on the circulation list, ask Patrick Whittick to add you: patrick@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk / 07759-317951) and by WhatsApp (if you are not joined to the St Mary’s group, ask Nigel Dodd to add you: nga.dodd@btinternet.com). If you know a church member who is not online, please pass the word on. Information and requests for assistance can be directed to any of the following:

DAILY HOPE is a free national phone line to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are still closed for services. Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

HAVE A SMART SPEAKER? You may be interested in this page from the Church of England website.

MINISTRY TEAM. The Ministry Team would like to be informed if anyone is ill or in need of a visit.

CHURCH SERVICE DETAILS


Thursday Services

From Thursday 27th May, we will resume in-person worship at our 9.30am service. You are warmly welcome to join us at St Mary's or continue to join in via Zoom. We are committed to offering both options during the continued uncertain times.


Sunday Services: St Mary's Great Dunmow

During the summer months, our 10.30am service will following the pattern below:

  • 1st Sunday: Holy Communion

  • 2nd Sunday: Morning Praise

  • 3rd Sunday: Holy Communion

  • 4th Sunday: Morning Praise

  • 5th Sunday: Holy Communion

Due to on-going COVID guidance, PCC have decided that the 9am service will not be held at present. This will be reviewed over the summer and we hope it will return later in the year. Rev Tom would welcome your feedback / opinion on our service pattern at any time as these are currently being reviewed.


Sunday Services: St Andrew's Barnston

From June and continuing throughout the summer months, services at St Andrew's Barnston will be as follows...

      • 2nd Sunday, 10.30am: Holy Communion

      • 4th Sunday, 6pm: Holy Communion or Evening Prayer / Celtic Prayers etc.

TO CONTACT THE PARISHES:

Priest-in-Charge: Revd. Tom Warmington 01371-513233 / 07895-712954 / tom@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk. Tom’s day off is Friday

Assistant Curate: Revd. Elsie Bouffler 07786-957390 / elsie@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk. Elsie works Monday-Wednesday

Revd. Canon Rosemary Drew: 01371-872662

Parish Administrator and Hall Bookings: Sarah Jeffrey 01371-875753 / administrator@smgd.org.uk

Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Miss Catherine Salmon 01371-872580 / Mr Michael Ryley 07879-486293

Churchwarden, St. Andrew the Apostle, Barnston: Eva Percival 01371 876510 / epercival.124@gmail.com

Pastoral Assistant: Miss Pam Warren 01371-878219 / pastoral.assistant@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk


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