A WARM WELCOME TO St MARY’S CHURCH, HITCHIN

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. 

From August, The Sunday 8am Communion Service will resume, starting from Sunday 8th August, with no booking required for this, and our midweek Communion will move to 11 am on Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday 4th August

For Sunday morning services in St Mary’s book your place through the parish office by Thursday noon before each Sunday. If you have to cancel or change your number attending just leave another message anytime up to Sunday morning and we will adjust the booking. Please book for bubbles or households. Contact via hitchinparishoffice@gmail.com

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

HITCHIN FESTIVAL COMES TO ST MARY’S

Summer Lunchtime concerts return to the Church this week, full programme and booking for free tickets available HERE https://www.hitchinfestival.co.uk/

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
vicarstmaryshitchin@gmail.com

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