*Holy Week & Easter*

Good Friday
Churches Together Open Air Service at Bircherley Green - 10.30am
Music and reflection at St Andrew’s - 12-3pm
with The Last Hour at St Mary’s - 2-3pm

Easter Sunday
Dawn Service with the lighting of the first fire of Easter & breakfast at the Rectory - 5.30am
All-Age Holy Communion - 9.15am
*a grown-up sermon, activities for children & Easter Egg Hunt (please bring a fresh flower to decorate the cross)*

Have a wonderful Easter

*Arts and Craft Weekend with Family Fun Day*

Fri 6th & Sat 7th July
*calling all artists and craftspeople*
You are invited to submit a work of art or craft (painting, drawing, collage, 3D, photograph, embroidery, etc) on any theme.
If you would like a stall at the festival, please contact Jean Skinner at jeanskinner.sew@googlemail.com

Friday 6th:-
Drop off artwork, 4-5pm
Open evening with stalls, music and refreshments, 7-9pm

Saturday 7th:-
Cream teas and fun trail, 2-5pm
Teddy Bear parachuting and zip wire! 3pm

Watch this space for further details!

Our prayer for ourselves is...

'Grant us clear eyes to see people as you see them,
sensitive feet to stand in their shoes,
warm smiles to welcome them in your name
and such generous hearts that our church becomes a foretaste of heaven where every soul you send us finds their loving home,
in the community of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ'.

Welcome to St Mary's

St Mary's with St John sits in idyllic surroundings at the heart of the village of Hertingfordbury, in a parish which also includes a group of settlements known as 'the Five Greens' - Birch Green, Cole Green, East End Green, Letty Green and Staines Green.

The great preacher William Temple once said that the Church is the one organisation which exists 'for the good of those outside it'. At St Mary's we seek to be an inclusive, welcoming and community-focussed church. Currently we hold concerts, art exhibitions and school services, as well as running coffee mornings and a toddler group.

During daylight hours, the church is open for quiet reflection and there is a prayer tree where anyone can come to write a prayer.

Worship at St Mary's is led by our choir and organist. We value tradition, but also seek to pioneer informal child-friendly worship. Our monthly all-age service is a shorter, interactive service in which children are encouraged to participate fully. We now additionally hold Young Church (Sunday School) once a month in parallel with the regular service.

St Mary's is part of the Hertford Team of Anglican churches and shares its clergy and a ministry team with the town centre church Hertford St Andrew's.

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