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Please click on the link below to watch an aerial video of the church and listen to our bells.  Because of Covid restrictions, the bells were rung on Christmas morning by four of our ringers who live in the same household.



 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being held across the world from 18th to 25th January.  Normally services take place in different churches in our area, but this year of course that is not possible because of Covid-19.  Resources are however available to read by clicking the following link:

ctbi.org.uk/resources-for-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/

Let us pray each day for unity within the church and between the churches.


"My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their mesage, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." 

John 17: 20-21



Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.

Our church is situated in the picturesque village of Lemsford, close to Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City and opposite Brocket Hall. 

We warmly welcome all visitors to our church and we would love you to come to one of our services or events.  We hope that you find what you are looking for in these pages, but if you have any questions and would like to speak to someone about the church, please do contact one of the team members listed in the Who's Who and Contacts page.

We look forward to seeing you.

To contact our vicar Paul Seymour, please either email him by clicking        Email: vicar or by using the form at the bottom of the Who's who and Contacts page, or phone him on 01707 271966.     

   

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WITH REGRET, ALL SERVICES AT CHURCH HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  THIS IS FOR SAFETY REASONS.  A DECISION ABOUT RE-OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP WILL BE MADE IN LATE FEBRUARY.  SERVICES AND DAILY PRAYER SESSIONS WILL CONTINUE ONLINE AS USUAL - SEE BELOW.  


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WHAT'S ON IN JANUARY AT ST JOHN'S

 


                                  JANUARY 2021


Sunday 3rd January - Holy Communion at 11 am.  This is a recorded service with Archdeacon Jane preaching.  The service will be available from 8 am on Sunday.  Please click below:   


Sunday 3rd January at 11 am - Sunday coffee, chat and prayer via Zoom.  To join in please contact Paul.

Wednesday 6th January at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details. 

Sunday 10th January - Live streamed Zoom service of traditional Morning Prayer at 11 am.  This service is from St John's church, and Bishop Michael will be preaching.   If you would like to join the service, please contact Paul who will provide you with a link. To follow the liturgy for the service, please click below.

Liturgy

For those who would prefer to watch a recorded service at 11 am, please click below:




Sunday 10th January - Christingle celebration at 4 pm

Wednesday 13th January at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.

Sunday 17th January - Live streamed Zoom service of traditional Morning Prayer at 9.30 am.  This service is from St Michael's church, Birchwood and Bishop Michael will be preaching.   If you would like to join the service, please contact Paul who will provide you with a link. To follow the liturgy for the service, please click below.

Liturgy

For those who would prefer to watch a recorded service at 11 am, please click below:




Following the service at 4 pm there will be a Zoom coffee morning.  To join us please contact Paul for a link.

Wednesday 20th January at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.











DAILY PRAYER


 During this difficult time, Paul will continue to record his Daily Prayer sessions consisting of a reading, prayers and a blessing, and posting them on his YouTube Channel.  Search https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePaulseymour or just type Paul Seymour Daily Prayer into the search bar of your computer and when you press enter, you will be able to select the video you want to watch.  If you experience any difficulty with viewing the videos, please contact Paul direct.


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PLEASE CAN YOU HELP

WE COULD REALLY DO WITH YOUR FINANCIAL HELP IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING IF YOU CAN TO SUPPORT OUR CHURCH AND OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY.

EITHER

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR QUICK DONATION PAGE

CLICK HERE


OR

ALTERNATIVELY WE CAN NOW RECEIVE DONATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGE BY TEXTING THE WORD LEMSFORD FOLLOWED BY A SPACE AND THEN AN AMOUNT OF YOUR DONATION, TO 70085.  FOR EXAMPLE, TO GIVE £5 TYPE LEMSFORD 5, TO GIVE £10 TYPE LEMSFORD 10.  THEN SIMPLY SEND YOUR TEXT TO 70085.  TEXTS WILL COST YOUR DONATION AMOUNT PLUS ONE STANDARD RATE MESSAGE.



MANY THANKS


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IMPORTANT REQUEST TO REGULAR GIVERS FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE


If regular givers would prefer to make their payments by bank transfer, the bank details of the church are:

HSBC Bank.  Sort Code: 40-46-08 A/C No: 51431609

Many thanks





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PARISH MAGAZINE

The December / January edition of the Parish Magazine is now out, and for those who cannot collect a copy from church, it is available to read HERE

To see earlier editions of the magazine, please visit the 'Getting Involved' page. 


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WEEKLY VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNINGS - EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 11 am


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Come and join our weekly virtual coffee mornings which will take place every Wednesday at 11 am.    In order to take part, please phone Rev Paul on 01707 271966 or email him by clicking on his email link below, and he will provide you with details of the meeting link, ID number and password.

Email: vicar

See you there!



 FOOD BANK 

 

As the church is currently closed, we regret that there will be no collections for the Food Bank until further notice.  In the meantime you may like to donate food to those in need by taking it to Sainsbury's and Morrisons who have collection facilities in all their shops. 

Thank you.

 


 HOME INSURANCE

If you need to take out, or renew, a home insurance policy before 31st  December 2020, please think of using Ecclesiastical Insurance as they will donate £130 to the church through their Trust 130 Promotion.  All you need to do is to say that the donation is to go to St John's Church, Lemsford.  Find out more at www.ecclesiastical.com/trust130 or call their team on 0800 783 0130 and quote Trust 130.


 

PCC dates

15th March 2020 - short meeting in the church following the APCM to appoint officers (including sidesmen) and standing committee

23rd March 2020 at 7.30 pm Cancelled

18th May 2020 at 7.30 pm in the school Cancelled

22nd June at 7.30 pm via Zoom

21st July 2020 at 7.30 pm in the annexe *note date change

19th October 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

5th November 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

7th December 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

13th January 2021 via Zoom - time to be confirmed

   1st March 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom




Choir practice every Sunday at 9.30 am  Cancelled until further notice

Bell ringing practice every Monday evening at 7.30 pm  Cancelled until further notice






To email us either click the button below or go to the Who's who and Contacts page and click on the person you would like to contact.  Alternatively please use the form at the bottom of the Who's who and Contacts page.