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Town's churches sending families on the trail of Easter

Town's churches sending families on the trail of Easter

Town's churches sending families on the trail of Easter

02 April 2021

Families are asked to look out for the Truth and Treasure Easter trail posters with QR codes centred around shops open in South Street.


Virtual carols event watched in 800 homes raised over £600 for charities

Virtual carols event watched in 800 homes raised over £600 for charities

Virtual carols event watched in 800 homes raised over £600 for charities

14 January 2021

The event was hosted by Great St Mary’s Church after the annual Carols on Fair Green service in Sawbridgeworth was cancelled.


Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

18 December 2020

Highlights of the virtual event in Sawbridgeworth were performances by schools and performing arts group Youth Create.


A festive weekend of cheer to banish the grimness of 2020

A festive weekend of cheer to banish the grimness of 2020

A festive weekend of cheer to banish the grimness of 2020

04 December 2020

Sawbridgeworth Evangelical Congregational Church is holding a Christmas carols event with local schools and a performing arts group.


Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

09 November 2020

New vicar of Great St Mary's, Fr Simon Vivian, revealed wreaths would be laid over the days leading up to Armistice Day "without fanfare".


Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

30 October 2020

Abi Roberts called for a doorstep carols event after the pandemic put paid to Sawbridgeworth and District Rotary Club’s Carols On Fair Green.


Thorley Hill's harvest festival project feeds Stortford food bank

Thorley Hill's harvest festival project feeds Stortford food bank

Thorley Hill's harvest festival project feeds Stortford food bank

22 October 2020

In a series of virtual assemblies, pupils learned from different year groups and showcased their creative work.


New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

06 October 2020

The Rev Simon Vivian, a 49-year-old father of two, has been inducted to the Church of Great St Mary’s.


How Stansted church helped visitors from Poland's oldest monastery

How Stansted church helped visitors from Poland's oldest monastery

How Stansted church helped visitors from Poland's oldest monastery

03 October 2020

A party from the Benedictine abbey quizzed St Mary's volunteers on their work and how they engage the community.


Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

17 September 2020

Derek and Pauline Hinge will mark the occasion with a meal – after meeting up with his best man and his wife, who married a fortnight before them!


About chime! Bells return for Sunday morning service at St Michael's

About chime! Bells return for Sunday morning service at St Michael's

About chime! Bells return for Sunday morning service at St Michael's

10 September 2020

Bell-ringers follow central guidance restricting numbers in the bell tower and sticking to the same rope.


Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

14 August 2020

Daring duo drew a crowd as they returned old cockerel atop Tudor tower of 13th-century Great St Mary's after it had snapped in a storm.


Bishop's Stortford mayor sends birthday greeting to Dalai Lama

Bishop's Stortford mayor sends birthday greeting to Dalai Lama

Bishop's Stortford mayor sends birthday greeting to Dalai Lama

22 July 2020

Cllr Norma Symonds is a long-standing supporter of the 85-year-old Tibetan Buddhism leader and his people.


Community Church joins good neighbour initiative for Covid-19 crisis

Community Church joins good neighbour initiative for Covid-19 crisis

Community Church joins good neighbour initiative for Covid-19 crisis

26 April 2020

A network of over 1,000 churches from over 40 different denominations has established a national call centre open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.


Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

18 April 2020

The helpline has been extended to include Spellbrook, High Wych, Eastwick, Gilston and Allens Green and there is now a freephone number.


Churches use technology for Easter online

Churches use technology for Easter online

Churches use technology for Easter online

10 April 2020

Great St Mary’s associate minister Rev Debbie Hoare is due to broadcast services online on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


Servers for services: Stortford churches go digital to deal with lockdown

Servers for services: Stortford churches go digital to deal with lockdown

Servers for services: Stortford churches go digital to deal with lockdown

06 April 2020

Clive Weir said: "Ultimately it doesn’t matter if our buildings are closed because the real church is not a building but a community of people.”


Coronavirus shuts down services at Bishop's Stortford churches

Coronavirus shuts down services at Bishop's Stortford churches

Coronavirus shuts down services at Bishop's Stortford churches

19 March 2020

Some churches will remain open as a place of prayer and contact, but with signage reminding visitors to remain two metres apart.


Stortford vicar being trained to give emotional support to community after disasters

Stortford vicar being trained to give emotional support to community after disasters

Stortford vicar being trained to give emotional support to community after disasters

28 February 2020

Lessons learned from national tragedies such as the Grenfell fire and Manchester terror bombing are behind the programme.


Baptists want to 'provide essential support for all' at extended church

Baptists want to 'provide essential support for all' at extended church

Baptists want to 'provide essential support for all' at extended church

23 February 2020

The Twyford Road church has asked East Herts Council for planning permission to convert a redundant storage unit.


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