SUNDAY SERVICES RESUME FROM 28TH MARCH BUT PLACES MUST BE RESERVED: SEE BELOW.

Pre-registration for 10am Sunday Services

To enable us to seat the maximum number of people please contact the parish office hitchinparishoffice@gmail.com with details of the numbers in your “bubble” (including children). Please let us know by 12noon on the preceding Thursday.

If you are no longer able to attend, please contact the parish office at any time. If you have not pre-registered, we will try our best to find a place for you on arrival.

Mid-Week Communion is held at 12 noon on Tuesdays. No pre-booking is required, If you do attend our Stewards will welcome you and direct you to a seat. However, the decision to attend services is yours alone; recommended safety guidelines are followed but we cannot eliminate all Covid risk.

 


AN EASTER MESSAGE

 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11.1

We have all been people of faith and people of hope in this past wretched year. We have lived in the midst of many struggles in the present with a strong hope for a better future. We have had faith in the NHS and applauded its personnel, we have had hope in the vaccine, even when it felt far off. We have had faith in our friends and family, especially those who have supported us when we were fed-up. We have had hope for long awaited and postponed family celebrations, holidays and hugs. Captain Tom has brightened the whole nation with his refrain that “tomorrow will be a good day”.

Christian faith is one that wrestles with the daily reality of human life with a certain hope in the power of God to make all things well. We see this most supremely in the resurrection of Jesus which we will celebrate this Easter. Jesus’ victory over death and the darkness of the world is a pivot which changes the universe. It is the stamp of God’s new Kingdom in the world. All things are made new and are imbued with new hope and purpose. As St Paul reminds us, the old order has passed away and all things are become new. That means a world of opportunity for those who follow in His way.

We are delighted that St Mary’s will be open this Holy Week and Easter and we look forward to welcoming you in person or online (at our Youtube link). Come and join with us as we acclaim “Alleluia Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed Alleluia!”

All are welcome.
you who have much faith
and you who would like to have more;
you who have been here often
and you who have not been for a while
you who have tried to follow Jesus,
and you who have failed;
Come. It is Christ who invites us to meet Him.

All Good wishes,

Rev’d Christopher Bunce

Vicar of St Mary’s Hitchin

vicarstmaryshitchin@gmail.com

 

 

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