His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
is with great sadness that we have received the news that His Royal
Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died. We mourn his passing and offer
our prayers for Her Majesty The Queen and all the members of The Royal
Family at this time. St Etheldreda's Church in Hatfield will be open
for private prayer and for those who wish to light a candle in his
memory from 8am to 8pm on Saturday 10th April. For Covid reasons we
will not be having a book of condolence at the church, but if you would
like to send a private message of condolence to the National Online Book
via the Church of England website, please click HERE.
A Prayer for Prince Philip
God of our lives, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his love of our country, and for his devotoion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy, through our Redeemer Jesus ChristAmen
To read a statement from Bishop Alan please click HERE
click on the link below to watch an aerial video of the church and
listen to our bells.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.
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.
The following announcement was made on Sunday 7th February 2021 by the Rt Rev Michael Beasley, Rev Stephen Copson, Rev Dr David Chapmen and Rev Dr Andrew Prassad.
Following a recent process of discernment undertaken by us as Regional Church Leaders and the Elders of Panshanger Church, we are delighted to announce that the Rev Paul Seymour, currently Team Vicar in the Bishop's Hatfield Team Ministry within the Diocese of St Albans, has been appointed as Minister in pastoral charge of Panshanger Church (LEP).
This is subject to the completion of the usual legal formalities, after which further information will be announced. Meanwhile, please remember Paul and his wife Cate in your prayers as they prepare for their move.
With our prayers and all good wishes,
Rev Michael Beasley (Bishop of Hertford), Rev Stephen Copson (Baptist
Regional Minister), Rev Dr David Chapman (Methodist District Chair) and
Rev Dr Andrew Prassad (URC Thames North Synod Moderator).
Paul's last Sunday service at St John's will be on 25th April 2021.
WHAT'S ON IN APRIL AT ST JOHN'S
**** THE CHURCH IS REOPENING AGAIN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP ****
Sunday 28th March at 11 am Palm Sunday Holy Communion
Following the service at 4 pm there will be a Zoom coffee morning. To join us, please contact Paul for a link.
Wednesday 31st March at 11 am Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.
Friday 2nd April at 11 am Good Friday service - The Nail This will be a live
streamed Zoom service . If you would like to join the service,
contact Paul who will provide you with a link.
Sunday 7th April at 11 am EASTER SUNDAY Holy Communion