Welcome

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Please 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.

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.

    

 

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's last Sunday service at St John's - 25th April 2021.

 


WHAT'S ON IN MAY AT ST JOHN'S


 
MAY 2021
 


Sunday 2nd May at 8 am   Holy Communion BCP to be led by Rev Edward Cardale

Sunday 2nd May at 11.00 am  Holy Communion to be led by Fr Darren Collins, Team Rector of the Bishops' Hatfield Team   

ANNUAL MEETINGS.  Following the service we will hold our Annual Parishioners Meeting and our Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

At 4 pm there will be a Zoom coffee morning.  To join us, please contact Frank Puranik or a churchwarden who will send you a link.

Sunday 9th May at 8 am   Holy Communion BCP to be led by Rev Susan Marsh

Sunday 9th May at 11.00 am  Holy Communion to be led by Rev Fiona Souter, the Chaplain at the University of Hertfordshire 

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

Sunday 16th May at 8 am   Morning Prayer to be led by John Marks

Sunday 16th May at 11.00 am  Morning Prayer to be led by Rev Roger Chapman

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

Sunday 23rd May at 8 am   Holy Communion BCP to be led by Rev Susan Marsh

Sunday 23rd May at 11.00 am  Holy Communion to be led by Rev Edward Cardale

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

Sunday 30th May at 8 am   Holy Communion or Morning Prayer

Sunday 30th May at 11.00 am  Holy Communion to be led by Rev Susan Stilwell

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

 

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  Publication of Electoral Roll  2021
 
The revision of the Electoral Roll for 2021 has now been completed.  To view the Roll and the Certificate of the Electoral Roll Officer, please click the following links
 
ELECTORAL ROLL

CERTIFICATE

 

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LEMFEST 2021

 

Lemfest

With the ongoing public health advice about large scale public gatherings, and the need to ensure social distancing, the decision has been taken to cancel the 2021 fete.  However, plans are now being made to hold the next fete on 2nd May 2022.

If you cannot wait that long to have some fun and entertainment - we introduce LEMSFEST 2021 which will be a musical festival in the grounds of St John's School, Lemsford on 10th July 2021 from 1pm to 7pm.

We have a range of local musicians lined up to entertain you, and we will also be running a licenced bar and BBQ for refreshments.  This will give you the chance to join family and friends in a safe environment - and have some fun!

So that we can control numbers on the site and maintain suitable social distancing needs that are likely to be in place at the time of the event, entrance will be by pre-purchased tickets only (no ticket sales on the day).

Tickets are available at £10 for adults and £5 for U16's and can be purchased by application to:

Lemfest-admin@lemsfordfete.co.uk

Please book early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited.

 

 

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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 April / May edition of the Parish Magazine is now out, and for those who cannot collect a copy from church, it is available to read by clicking HERE

To see earlier editions of the magazine, please visit the 'Getting Involved' page. 

 

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 FOOD BANK 

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, 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

13th January 2021 via Zoom - time to be confirmed

1st March 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

12th April 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

Annual Meetings - 2nd May at 12 noon in church

19th July 2021 at 7.30 pm

Saturday 11th September 2021 at 8.30 am at St Mary's Church, North Mymms

Vacancy Meeting Thursday 16th September 2021 (time tba)

18th October 2021 at 7.30 pm

24th January 2022 at 7.30 pm

    

 

 

 

Choir practice every Sunday at 9.30 am 

Bell ringing practice every Monday evening at 7.30 pm  Cancelled until further notice.

 

 

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