Excerpts From This Week’s Link


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:vh899@btinternet.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: The PCC have taken the decision not to make any further changes to how we administer Holy Communion by intinction or share the peace together for the time being. We will continue to review the situation.

We are still collecting food for the Children’s Centre and also toiletries for the displaced children of refugees and asylum seekers. They would also be very pleased to receive Asda gift vouchers so they  can buy fresh produce for families as needed .

Car Parking: The Old Red Lion have agreed we can use their car park on a Sunday morning when we are at church. So that we do not impinge on their business too much it is probably best if we use spaces at the top of their car park near Hydean Way.

Our Lent charity this year is Herts Young Homeless, it is a local charity based in Hatfield and their focus is on preventing homelessness by supporting people to make positive informed choices, through a range of county-wide, specialist preventative and crisis services. Last year they supported 9,581 people to improve their lives through education, advice and support. Donations enable their frontline staff to continue providing practical support and guidance to young people. HYH service empower young people to be able to deal with the difficult situations in their lives, giving them the ability and confidence to ‘do it
themselves’ and ultimately find stability. Nicola MacKinnon from Herts Young Homeless is coming to talk to us about the work they do on Sunday 3rd March.