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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.     


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 ST JOHN'S SERVICES LIVE OR RECORDED

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SUNDAY SERVICE - HOLY COMMUNION 5th JULY 2020 at 10 am


Rev Paul invites you to join him in this recorded service of Holy Communion by clicking on the YouTube link below.  Do try to join the service but please note that it will not be available before 10 am on Sunday.   


In order to follow the service (liturgy) and the readings, please click

Here


Another way to see this services is to go to Paul's YouTube Channel, by searching https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePaulseymour and selecting the video you want to watch.  You will find all the daily prayers there too.


AFTER CHURCH REFRESHMENTS

There will be a virtual prayer session after the service at 11.15 am followed by a virtual coffee morning commencing at 11.30 am.  In order to take part in either or both, please either telephone Paul on 01707 271966 or email him by clicking the link below

Email: vicar


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PLEASE CAN YOU HELP


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

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 LETTER TO REGULAR GIVERS FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE


Please read this important letter from the Finance Committee by clicking here.

Your early response to the requests in the letter will be very much appreciated.

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

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

Many thanks



We regret to announce that because of the coronavirus outbreak, all church services and church events have been cancelled until further notice. 


DAILY PRAYER

During this difficult time, and whist so many people are self-isolating, Paul will be posting on YouTube a daily video which will consist of prayers, a reading and a blessing.  For those people who cannot access social media, you can watch the videos by typing Paul Seymour Daily Prayer into the search bar of your computer, and when you press enter you will see Paul's videos there.  If you experience any difficulty with viewing the videos, please contact Paul direct.


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WHAT'S ON IN JULY AT ST JOHN'S



Wednesday 1st July at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below

Friday 3rd July at 8 pm  Friday Quiz night.  Email Rev Paul for details and to take part.

Sunday 5th July at 10 am    Holy Communion.   Recorded at St Michael's.  This will be followed at 11.15 am by a virtual prayer session and at 11.30 am by a virtual coffee morning and chat - see above.
 





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.


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PARISH MAGAZINE

The June / July edition of the Parish Magazine is now out, but because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is only available online.  To see this issue, please click 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!


 SERMON OF DEAN JEFFREY JOHN

On the 16th February 2020 Dean Jeffrey John came to preach to us.  Please click the link below to read his sermon in full.

Read sermon


SERMON OF REV HARRY STEELE

On the 8th March 2020 Rev Harry Steele came to   preach to us.  Please click the link below to read his sermon in full.

Read sermon


 FOOD BANK 

We regret that because of the coronavirus outbreak we are not collecting food in our food bank box in church until further notice.  If you would like to donate food to those in need, Sainsbury's and Morrisons 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 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

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

28th September 2020 at 7.30 pm in the annexe

3rd November 2020 at 7.30 pm in the annexe

    




PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FETE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY THE 13TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FETE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY THE 13TH SEPTEMBER 2020






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