Our Communion Services are held at 10 am on Sundays and 12 noon on Tuesdays. It will be great to see you there but please read our note below about booking for Sundays, so we can fit everyone in safely.

The Feast of Pentecost

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Choral Evensong at 6.30 pm No booking required

We are all living in strange times! Things that were taken away are being given back: liberty, pub-gardens, gyms, hugs, to name just a few. We feel robbed when things we value are taken away and yearn with anticipation for things to return to “normal”. We know that the “new normal” may take a bit of getting used to. This is true for the Church as for everyone else. We look forward to welcoming you back to St Mary’s in the coming weeks.

This season is one where Jesus’ bodily Ascension is recalled, His returning to the Father and Creator. The disciples were left bereft and afraid (a feeling we all know well!). But all was not lost, the Father sent the life-giving of Pentecost to lead the disciples in all truth and to empower them to share the good news of Jesus. Something that seemed lost was returned but with a “new normal”. Keep that in mind in the weeks ahead. May God’s Spirit be with you!

The Rev’d Christopher Bunce
Vicar of St Mary’s, Hitchin & Team Rector of Hitchin with St Paul’s Walden and Preston

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