Sunday 16th May
9:30 am Morning Worship in Church
9:30 am Eucharistic service livestreamed from the Welwyn Team
St Mary's YouTube Channel can be found here, where the livestream will appear shortly before the service begins.
For the Church Improvements see - The Church Building
For the latest upates on Covid-19 regulations see - Coronavirus Information
For the latest Newsletter see - Newsletter
The Parish Magazine is back in print! For the archive of last year's online edition see - Parish Magazine
Join us on 6th June for Café Church Online!
This months Theme:
Update 2nd April 2021
Congregational singing is allowed outside again!
There has been an update from the Church of England which states that it is legitimate to give people from outside of your own household a lift to public worship, if they have no other way of getting there.
Face masks should be worn, ventilation inside the car increased (eg by opening windows a bit), and driver + passenger should distance as much as possible (eg passenger in the back, on seat diagonally opposed to driver).
We are opening the Church Building again for public worship from the 14th March. All previous safety measures (as detailed below) remain in place.
-all adults wear face masks, unless clinically exempt from doing so
-we keep 2m distance from anyone outside our own household/social bubble
-we gel our hands as we enter, and as we leave the building
-we follow a one way system to and from our seats at the start and end, and as we move forward to take Holy Communion
-we do not linger at the entrance or exit of the building to talk with others
-we do not mingle with anyone outside our own household/social bubble
As the COVID vaccination programme is rolled out, please be aware that some scams are circulating by phone, text and email. Please do not click on any links they contain. They will lead you to a very convincing page, but at the end will ask you to pay for the vaccine. The Government vaccination programme is free and you cannot jump the queue by paying for it. Those who are eligible for the vaccine first will receive a letter and/or an email with an invitation to ring for an appointment.
Due to restrictions on public movement, the Parish Magazine has not be printed or circulated since March 2020, you can find the abridged online versions here - Parish Magazine
More general information can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
For the latest government response please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
For the latest health advice from the NHS please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Coming soon at St Giles
**Giles Coffee Shop remains CLOSED until further notice**
10th - 16th May
Christian Aid Week - Help Needed!
13th May - 23rd May
Thy Kingdom Come
Thursday 13th May is Ascension Day, and to begin Thy Kingdom Come this year we will be having a reading and a prayer in the churchyard before inviting people to go on a prayer walk around the village in pairs. There will be a variety of routes available. Starts 7 pm.
As previous years we are holding prayer mornings again this year, from 17th May - 22nd May inclusive. If you are able, and would be willing to host the session in the churchyard please let me know- there will be a pre-prepared guide for you to follow! Links and hosts will be sent out with the email next week.
Monday 17th May - 10 am Outdoors
Tuesday 18th May - 10 am via Zoom
Wednesday 19th May - 8 pm via Zoom with Philip (this replaces Evening Prayer that week)
Thursday 20th May - 10 am Outdoors
Friday 21st May - 10 am via Zoom
Saturday 22nd May - 10 am Outdoors in the Churchyard
Sunday 23rd May, which is Pentecost, will be celebrated with a picnic in the vicarage garden at 4 pm. Bring your own food and rug/chairs.
(see Coronavirus Information for latest update)