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Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

17 May 2022

Nine bells from St Michael's have been taken to Oxfordshire for work by the oldest, continuously trading bell-hanging company in the UK.


Champing: Camp in a church near Stortford for a heavenly break

Champing: Camp in a church near Stortford for a heavenly break

Champing: Camp in a church near Stortford for a heavenly break

04 May 2022

Ancient places of worship in Berden and Stansted part of network of 20 across the country offering ecclesiastical accommodation with a twist.


Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

25 April 2022

Members of the public invited to open day on Saturday (April 30) to see Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church's improved facilities.


St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

20 April 2022

There have been bells in the tower since the early 1400s and the present ring of 10 bells was installed in 1820, the year after the tower was rebuilt.


Easter egg 'treasure' up for grabs on digital town centre trail

Easter egg 'treasure' up for grabs on digital town centre trail

Easter egg 'treasure' up for grabs on digital town centre trail

14 April 2022

Stortford churches challenge chocolate hunters to follow Easter story on free 'Truth and Treasure' trail on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday.


Salvation Army's community centre plan for office block in Stortford

Salvation Army's community centre plan for office block in Stortford

Salvation Army's community centre plan for office block in Stortford

09 April 2022

Church charity seeks change of use of building at Ducketts Wharf to enable activities such as coffee mornings, book clubs and toddler groups.


Heaven scent: Bluebell walks in aid of church building project

Heaven scent: Bluebell walks in aid of church building project

Heaven scent: Bluebell walks in aid of church building project

29 March 2022

The annual event in Farnham has been cancelled for the past two years because of Covid-19, but the congregation is eager to step out on April 30.


Former Chelsea star turned Christian minister to give lecture in Stortford

Former Chelsea star turned Christian minister to give lecture in Stortford

Former Chelsea star turned Christian minister to give lecture in Stortford

20 February 2022

Ex-Chelsea, Newcastle and QPR footballer Gavin Peacock will talk at Bishop's Stortford College about his journey from pitch to pulpit.


New Year cash boost for two community good causes in Stortford

New Year cash boost for two community good causes in Stortford

New Year cash boost for two community good causes in Stortford

04 January 2022

Town council grants £27,000 to Bishop's Stortford Community Transport towards new Mercedes minibus and £4,870 to street pastors.


Visitors come from near and fir for Christmas tree festival

Visitors come from near and fir for Christmas tree festival

Visitors come from near and fir for Christmas tree festival

28 December 2021

The event at St Mary's Church in Farnham returned after being cancelled in 2020 because of coronavirus.


Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

22 December 2021

Campaigners need to raise £300,000 to refurbish and replace the bells at St Michael's and are now £20,000 off their target.


Bereaved light candles and leave messages for loved ones at service in Stortford

Bereaved light candles and leave messages for loved ones at service in Stortford

Bereaved light candles and leave messages for loved ones at service in Stortford

13 December 2021

Sunday's annual Carols & Candlelight Service at St Michael’s was organised by funeral director Daniel Robinson & Sons.


Hospital's Christmas carol concert cancelled because of rising Covid cases

Hospital's Christmas carol concert cancelled because of rising Covid cases

Hospital's Christmas carol concert cancelled because of rising Covid cases

13 December 2021

Cancellation of Wednesday's Harlow service hosted by PAH follows that of Bishop's Stortford Salvation Army concert at Methodist Church on Saturday.


O Don't Come, All Ye Faithful! Christmas carol concert cancelled

O Don't Come, All Ye Faithful! Christmas carol concert cancelled

O Don't Come, All Ye Faithful! Christmas carol concert cancelled

10 December 2021

Salvation Army cancels Saturday evening concert at Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church as "the pandemic is rife again".


Join Princess Alexandra Hospital choir for Christmas carols

Join Princess Alexandra Hospital choir for Christmas carols

Join Princess Alexandra Hospital choir for Christmas carols

09 December 2021

The PAH Trust is hosting a carol service at St Paul’s Church, College Square, Harlow, on Wednesday December 15 from 5.30pm.


Lights of Love: Isabel Hospice's ceremony of remembrance in Stortford

Lights of Love: Isabel Hospice's ceremony of remembrance in Stortford

Lights of Love: Isabel Hospice's ceremony of remembrance in Stortford

06 December 2021

Dozens gathered in front of the town's Christmas tree to remember loved ones and to shine lights in reflection of the light their lives had given.


Toy appeal: Help 'save Christmas' for Stortford children in need

Toy appeal: Help 'save Christmas' for Stortford children in need

Toy appeal: Help 'save Christmas' for Stortford children in need

03 December 2021

Salvation Army wants to deliver festive cheer to over 100 East Herts families who would otherwise face a bleak Christmas Day.


Methodist church looking to build even more links with the community

Methodist church looking to build even more links with the community

Methodist church looking to build even more links with the community

26 November 2021

Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church aims to have as many community groups making use of its facilities as possible when building works are finished


Autumn craft fair brings £900 windfall for church at Thorley

Autumn craft fair brings £900 windfall for church at Thorley

Autumn craft fair brings £900 windfall for church at Thorley

16 November 2021

Saturday's event, organised by the Friends of St James the Great, featured 14 stalls selling items including plants and Fairtrade products.


Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

11 November 2021

Memorial at St Michael's to 38 First World War victims "an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community".


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