Sunday 9th May
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Services this Sunday
We are now able to hold our Sunday services in our church buildings. If you feel more comfortable to join us online then the service at Wendens Ambo will be both in church and via Zoom. The Great Chesterford service will also be live-streamed via Facebook (except iChurch on 3rd Sunday of the month).
Camvillages Churches Together
10am Holy Communion
This Sunday we will be meeting all together at Wendens Ambo and via Zoom
If you would like the Zoom details for this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for an order of service.
Sermon: We apologise for those who were watching online - due technical difficulties, the streaming of the sermon was lost. Please click here to read Alex’s sermon: Sermon 9th May
Within the Saffron Walden Team
10am Holy Communion
Broadcast live via YouTube from St Mary’s
Click on the links below for service and service booklets:
Easter Service Blue Book
Hymn and Prayer Sheet (4th April to 16th May)
Further details of other services happening within the Saffron Walden and Villages Team can be found here.
Reflective and Creative Resources for All Ages
This Sunday’s theme is from John 15:9-17
After you have read this, you may like to create the craft on the left as a reminder of Jesus’s command to us all.
Each week, Matt Williamson, the Children & Youth Leader at St Mary's Saffron Walden posts resources. Click here to go to their website.
If you missed it.....
If you go to our "Sermons and Live-Streamed Services" tab on the right you will find recordings of previous services. The most recent are posted here:
Sunday 11th April Holy Communion from Great Chesterford - Click here to watch
Sunday 25th April Holy Communion from Great Chesterford - Click here to watch
Sunday 2nd May: Morning Prayer from Great Chesterford - Click here to watch
9.30am iChurch - Great Chesterford
9.30am Morning Prayer - Wendens Ambo
9.30am Holy Communion - Little Chesterford
9.30am Family Service - Littlebury Green
11.00am Holy Communion - Littlebury
During the week
5pm Evening Prayer via Zoom: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Join Revd Alex for Evening Prayer each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Find the liturgy we will be praying through in one of the following ways:
9.30 Holy Communion via Zoom: every Wednesday
Download the "Daily Prayer" app to smartphones. When you open up the app it will take you to today and along the top of the screen has tabs for morning, evening and night prayer (the app will automatically take you to the prayer closest to the time of day you open it).
Click on this link: Today's Evening Prayer to be taken to the Evening Prayer for today.
This is a service of Holy Communion via Zoom by a member of the Saffron Walden and Villages Ministry clergy team.
The order of service with the readings for the month, can be found here
Whilst only the priest can physically receive the consecrated bread and wine, you are invited, during this service, to say together a prayer of Spiritual Communion. To find out more about Spiritual Communion please go to the Chelmsford Diocese website here
Giving to the church
A Letter from the Vicar:
As you probably know, our church building cannot be used for services at the moment because of the current pandemic. We are still trying to support the community by providing online services, pastoral care and linking with local support groups.
As the church buildings are not open we are not able to receive donations in the usual way. The church is NOT centrally funded but relies on the generosity of those who use the church and/or live in the parish. There are many bills to pay just to keep the church building running and, as there is no weekly collection, we need further help to pay the bills.
We know this is a difficult time for everyone but if you can spare something to support your local church then please contact your church treasurer or contact me (vicar.camvillages@gmail) if you would like further information or for your treasurers email address.
With love and best wishes,
You can give online to the following churches by clicking on one of the following links:
Further details of other ways you can give to the church and Gift Aid can be found on our Giving page