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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.     



 EASTER SERVICES ON YOUTUBE

Good Friday 10th April at 11am

This is a reflection and does not include a liturgy

Please click on this link



Easter Sunday 12th April at 10am - Live Service

Please click on this link



Order of service (liturgy) please click here


Another way to see both of these services is to go to Paul's YouTube Channel, by searching https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePaulseymour and selecting the video or live broadcast all of which are named clearly.  You will find all the daily prayers there too.

To view or join the services you will need: 

A computer with speaker/headphones so you can hear, or a tablet (Apple or android) or smartphone (Apple or android).

Your computer or tablet/phone should be connected to the network: WiFi, Wired or Mobile.

Click on the appropriate link above.   If you cannot be there for the live services they are available as videos (using the same links) after the event.

If you have not watched a youtube video before and want to view the live services please joinI 5 minutes early to ensure you're ready.

Notes.

For the live services you can type a message in the chat panel if you want to.

You do not need to subscribe to anything.

You do not need to have a YouTube account.

If you'd like to watch tonight's Maundy Thursday service, which included a Holy Communion including the striping of the table -  the video is available to watch - see below.



 MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
THURSDAY 9th APRIL 2020 AT 7 PM


Rev. Paul invites you to join him at the Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday the 9th April at 7pm which will be live streamed from the Vicarage.

You can access the service by clicking here:





Should you experience any problems, please go to Rev. Paul's channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePaulseymour and click on the service there. You will also find all the daily prayers there.

To join the service you will need:
A computer with speaker/headphones so you can hear, or a tablet (apple or android) or smartphone (apple or android).
Your computer or tablet/phone should be connected to the network: WiFi, Wired or Mobile

if you have not watched a youtube video before, click in at 6:55 pm to make sure that you are ready in time.

Notes
You can type a message in the chat panel if you want to.
You do not need to subscribe to anything.
You do not need to have a youtube account.


For the full order of service please click on the thumbnail below:







A MESSAGE FROM REV PAUL

Dear Friends

We are unable to celebrate Holy Week in the way we would normally.

I feel your pain and distress that we can’t celebrate the most Holy of all weeks in our churches, indeed I share that pain.

My thoughts this week have started focusing on how would Christ be in this time of trial. Christ of course lived a life that was very much in the open air. Our climate is very different and we even in summer spend significant time indoors. Much of Christ’s ministry was where people were in those days, that was in the market place and places of worship, and on a few occasions we read of Christ drawing large crowds. It has occurred to me that many churches like ourselves have turned to various forms of social media, and in doing so are talking to many people that we would never reach, indeed thousands of extra people. 

If you are reading this then you are being reached via this website, and it possibly means you can  see my daily prayer on You Tube - see the notice below.  If nyou have difficulty seeing that for any reason, please email me at revpaulseymour@gmail.com and I will add you to the daily growing list of those who receive the link. But here’s the really neat bit, you can email the link on to friends or post it on Instagram or your own FaceBook or twitter pages. This is how we at Easter can spread the good news of Christ's death and resurrection.

You will find above the link to the service for Palm Sunday and I hope I have resolved the small technical problems of last week. If you join the service you can leave comments on it whilst the service is live. Sadly I can’t read them during the service but will do so afterwards.  In case the link does not work, the link to the service is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vPrNpVh7OI

During the week I will do some special reflections for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and of course the Easter Sunday Service will be streamed live as well. 

If you need anything please contact me on either my telephone 01707 271966 or at revpaulseymour@gmail. com

Please keep safe and may God Bless you

Paul


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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 APRIL AT ST JOHN'S


Sunday 5th April          Palm Sunday service streamed from the vicarage at  

                                 10 am - see above                  

Thursady 9th April at 7 pm   Maundy Thursday service live streamed
                                         from the vicarage - 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


 

 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

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

Fete 2020 2

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






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