Excerpts From This Week’s Link


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:

www.stmaryshephall.co.uk ;  Vicar’s e-mail:vh899@btinternet.com ;  Church Office: 01438-351963

Services at St Marys will restart from 2nd August 2020


There will be two services on Sunday Mornings at 9.30 am and 11am

Places will be limited due to church size. To guarantee a place please contact Elaine 07900481159

Open Church   for quiet prayer and reflection

‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10).

Wednesdays:- 1 – 3 pm

The Church of England have a telephone line called Daily Hope for prayer, reflection, music and worship services available from 9.00am on Sunday mornings 088 804 8044.

The reading for Evening Prayer on Wednesday 19th August on Zoom for those who wish to follow it is Mark 3:19b-end– see Insert

If you wish to come along to one of our Sunday morning services please contact Elaine (07900-481159) who will allocate you a place at 9.30am or 11.00am.

The Children’s Centre is open and very grateful to receive dried and tinned goods again, we will therefore resume our weekly collection to the Hyde and toiletries to Feed up, Warm up as we did before.

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).

We will celebrate Harvest Festival on Sunday 4th October. In past years we have taken our harvest produce to Leyden House Adult Learning Centre but this year it is best to bring only tinned or dried foods and we will support the Children’s Centre at the Hyde with our offerings as they need to replenish stock following the lockdown. The Bishop of St. Albans Harvest appeal this year is called Creating a Buzz in Nepal. Following two major earthquakes where 9,000 people lost their lives and communities and infrastructure collapsed, Nepalese people are appreciating the value of beekeeping as a way of helping to build communities.

Thank you to everyone who lead, organised and contributed to the Sunday and Wednesday evening services, you enabled uninterrupted worship and it is greatly appreciated.