A WARM WELCOME TO St MARY’S CHURCH, HITCHIN

Our regular Sunday Communion Services are at 8 am and 10 am in Church. Midweek communion takes place at 11am on Wednesdays and is usually followed by coffee and fellowship.

Evensong services have resumed and there is a new Early Evening Service each month.

All are welcome at these services.

Further details of our services and events are found on our Facebook page @StMarysChurchHitchin, details are HERE for Evensongs and HERE for the Early Evening Sundays.

This Sunday we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival at 8am, 10am and Choral Evensong at 630pm
Next week, Sunday October 3rd, we are going to introduce a new service One Bread, One Body which we hope will enable the whole Church family to worship together at 10am.
 
Hand sanitiser will still be available in church and to assist with ventilation, the outside doors will remain open throughout where weather allows.

The churchwardens recommend that face coverings are still worn during services where possible.

 

LIVESTREAMED Services on Sundays are available to watch live at 10 am or anytime afterwards on our Youtube channel available on this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/stmaryshitchin

 

ST MARY’S AUTUMN OPENING TIMES

As well as our regular services, St Mary’s will also usually be open to visitors at the following times from 1st August until further notice:
Sundays, 11.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Please note: There may be no entry at these times where this coincides with weddings or funerals, maintenance, or any unforeseen events. If so, this will be indicated by signs outside the main doors. Do check with the Parish Office well ahead if you are making a special journey.

As stated churchwardens recommend that face coverings are still worn when visiting the church, where possible

We are looking forward to the Autumn at St Marys, especially as we launch our new monthly service, One Bread, One Body in October which we hope will be a way to bring the whole Church family together in a child-friendly way. Then we will head into November, which is very much a month for remembering: We remember those who gave their lives in times of war, the Church remembers the saints (at All Saints) and we all remember our loved ones lost at All Souls. The crowning of the Church year is the festival of Christ the King before the season of Advent leads us towards Christmas joy. We pray that there will be more joy this Christmas than last and look forward to welcoming Hitchin people into their beautiful church!

All good wishes,

Chris
The Rev’d Christopher Bunce
Vicar of St Mary’s, Hitchin & Team Rector of Hitchin with St Paul’s Walden and Preston
vicarstmaryshitchin@gmail.com

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