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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.





PAUSE AND PRAY

In and open letter, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking everyone in the nation to pause and pray at 6pm daily from the 1st Febryary.  Please click below to read their letter.

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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.     

  

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT


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,

Rt 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 says that he will be with us at St John's until Easter, by which time he hopes that normal services will have resumed in church and that he will be able to meet with everyone again in person.  



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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 FEBRUARY AT ST JOHN'S

 


FEBRUARY 2021


Wednesday 3rd February at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.

Sunday 7th February at 10 am - Live streamed Zoom service of Holy Communion from St Michael's church.   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 woho would prefer to watch a recorded version of the service - details will follow.

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

Wednesday 10th February at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.

Sunday 14th February at 10 am - Live streamed Zoom service of Morning Prayer. New music from New Wine will be played as part of the service.  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.

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

Wednesday 17th February at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.

Wednesday 17th February at 12.30 pm - Live streamed Zoom Ash Wednesday service from St Etheldreda's church. If you would like to join the service, please contact Paul who will provide you with a link. 

Sunday 21st February at 10 am - Live streamed Zoom service of Holy Communion.  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.

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

Wednesday 24th February at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below for details.

Thursday 25th February at 2 pm and 8 pm.  Paul will be leading the first of 5 weekly sessions of Lent Reflections when he will discuss images of Christ's journey to the cross.  All sessions will be by Zoom.  You are most welcome to join in, and to do so simply phone Paul who will let you have a link to the meeting.


 





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 February / March 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.