Welcome

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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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WE REGRET THAT BECAUSE OF COVID RESTRICTIONS THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES AT THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE WATCH AND JOIN IN THE RECORDED SERVICES ONLINE - DETAILS OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND BELOW UNDER WHATS ON.


DURING THE LOCKDOWN PERIOD, THE BROCKET CHAPEL WILL BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ON WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 11 AM AND 1 PM. 


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CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF WELWYN GARDEN CITY

BBC Radio 4's Advent Sunday Morning Service comes from St John's Diswell on 6th December at 8.10 am

Cities of Promise - a place for nature

During this era of Covid the city seems to have been devalued as a place of human flourishing.

Instead it's become a place of fear of contamination - a place to get away from, no longer a sought-after place to live.

But the biblical view is of a redeemed city, a place where human culture is valued alongside restored relationships - a place of beauty and worship of the living God.

Such an understanding of the potential of the city might have inspired Sir Ebenezer Howard who, in 1920 founded Welwyn Garden City, a planned town that was intended to combine the benefits of city and countryside whilst avoiding the disadvantages of both.

With the Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Rector of Digswell, Welwyn Garden City.

Reading: Revelation 21: 22 - 22:5.

 


WHAT'S ON IN NOVEMBER AT ST JOHN'S

For full details please scroll down this page


 

 

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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




WHAT'S ON IN NOVEMBER

AT ST JOHN'S

 

Sunday 1st November at 8 am - Holy Communion

Sunday 1st November at 11 am - All Saints Day Family Service

Sunday 1st November at 4 pm - Afternoon Natter via Zoom.  To join in please contact Paul - see above.

Sunday 1st November at 5 pm - Evening Service via Zoom.  To join in please contact Paul - see above.

Monday 2nd November - All Souls Day  The Brocket Chapel will be open for private prayer between 11 am and 1 pm

Wednesday 4th November at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below

Sunday 8th November at 11 am - A Remembrance Sunday service has been recorded, and will be available from 9 am.  You are welcome to view it and join in by clicking :



 The Liturgy can be found by clicking HERE

Sunday 8th November at 11 am.  Sunday Coffee.  There will be Zoom coffee at 11 am with a prayer room available.  To join in, please ring Paul in order to obtain a link and password.

Wednesday 11th November at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below.

Sunday 15th November at 11 am - A Holy Communion service has been recorded, and will be available from 9 am.  You are welcome to view it and join in by clicking :



The Liturgy and readings can be found by clicking HERE

Sunday 15th November at 11 am.  Sunday Coffee.  There will be Zoom coffee at 11 am with a prayer room available.  To join in, please ring Paul in order to obtain a link and password.

Wednesday 18th November  11am - 1 pm  The Brocket Chapel is open for private prayer.

Wednesday 18th November at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below.

Sunday 22nd November at 11 am - A Holy Communion service has been recorded, and will be available from 9 am.  You are welcome to view it and join in by clicking :


The Liturgy and readings can be found by clicking HERE

Sunday 22nd November at 11 am.  Sunday Coffee.  There will be Zoom coffee at 11 am.  To join in, please ring Paul in order to obtain a link and password.

Wednesday 25th November  11am - 1 pm  The Brocket Chapel will be open for private prayer.

Wednesday 25th November at 11 am  Virtual Coffee Morning - see below.

Friday 27th November at 8 pm  Friday Quiz Night.  If you would like to join in, please either email Paul or telephone him on 01707 271966 and he will send you a link.

Sunday 29th November at 11 am - A Holy Communion service has been recorded, and will be available from 9 am.  You are welcome to view it and join in by clicking :


The Liturgy and readings can be found by clicking HERE

Sunday 29th November at 11 am.  Sunday Coffee.  There will be Zoom coffee at 11 am.  To join in, please ring Paul in order to obtain a link and password.




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 October / November 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 

Now that Sunday services have re-commenced we are once again collecting non-perishable food and toileteries to send on to our local Foodbank.  If you bring things for the Foodbank to church, please hand them to a churchwarden on duty.  Alternatively 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 2020 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

    






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.