Keeping Connected: Thank you to all who are working to keep us connected and in touch. If you are unaware of the email group or WhatsApp group and would like to be connected to either of them please let me know by using my email or ringing me: Vicar’s e-mail:email@example.com ; Church Office: 01438-351963
Giving: It is now possible to give by text to 70085 and quoting StMaryShephall. You need to put a number in for the sum you are donating otherwise the default payment sum is £2, (so for example 70085 StMaryShephall5 will donate £5).
COVID Safety: At our September PCC Meeting we again considered the Covid restrictions and decided to make no changes to how we administer Communion by intinction and how we share the peace. We will remain like this for the time being until we review things again at our next PCC Meeting in October.
We are still collecting food for the Children’s Center and also deodorants for the displaced children of refugees and asylum seekers.
Stevenage Deanery have been asked by the Diocese to run a six week course called Growing Good. It will take place on a Saturday morning, the first three sessions beginning on 9th September are at All Saints Pin Green and the second three beginning on Saturday 30th September at St. Hugh & St. John Chells. The course is designed to encourage and equip our churches for growth and deepening links with our communities, it is hoped that each church will have 2 or 3 people attend the sessions. Each session is about 75 minutes and covers themes titled presence, perseverance, hospitality, adaptability, participation and next steps. The course begins at 9.30am and finishes at 12.30pm.