title="Eastwick & Gilston Parish Council in Hertfordshire">
Mon, 24th April 2017

Church Services - Eastwick, Gilston and High Wych

Church Services - Eastwick, Gilston and High Wych

1. On this page you will find the details of Church contacts.

2. Church services for the month within the Benefice.

3. The Priest in Charge monthly news letter.

 

1.CHURCH CONTACT DETAILS

Priest-in-charge

Rev Anthony Giles 01279 726476

Readers

Joy Galliers-Burridge 01279 444870

Roger Burridge 01279 444870

June Denton 01279 723714

Churchwarden

Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644

Secretary

Lois Smith 01279 431123

Treasurer

Hazel Scorah 01279 418061

Services for MAY 2017

 

4th May

Thursday

11.0am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

7th May

Easter 4

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Acts 2:42-47, 1 peter 2: 19-25, John 10:1-10

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – John 10: 1-10

11th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

 

7.30pm

St James, High Wych

PCC Meeting

 

14th May

Easter 5

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

17th May

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

18th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

21st May

Easter 6

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3: 13-22, John 14: 15-21

25th May

Ascension Day

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy communion

 

 

 

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Ascension Day Eucharist

 

27th May

Saturday

1.00pm

St James, High Wych

Wedding of Nicholas Bliss & Fiona Lee

 

28th May

Easter 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

Benefice of High Wych and Gilston with Eastwick

 

RECTOR:      Rev Anthony Giles, The Rectory, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth                                                       (anthonyj.giles@ntlworld.com)                                              01279 726476

 READERS:       Joy Galliers-Burridge, Readers, 41 Hart Road, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0HL                                                                                                                                                    01279 444870

    Roger Burridge, Readers, 41Hart Road, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0HL 01279 444870

                            Judith Denton, Path Cottage, High Wych Lane, CM21 0JP                      01279 723714

 

CHURCH WARDEN:      Sarah Bagnall                                                                             01279 441644

 

SECRETARY:                  Mrs Lois Smith                                                                          01279 431123  

TREASURER:                  Mrs Hazel Scorah                                                                      01279 41806

Services for MAY 2017

 

4th May

Thursday

11.0am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

7th May

Easter 4

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Acts 2:42-47, 1 peter 2: 19-25, John 10:1-10

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – John 10: 1-10

11th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

 

7.30pm

St James, High Wych

PCC Meeting

 

14th May

Easter 5

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

17th May

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

18th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

21st May

Easter 6

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3: 13-22, John 14: 15-21

25th May

Ascension Day

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy communion

 

 

 

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Ascension Day Eucharist

 

27th May

Saturday

1.00pm

St James, High Wych

Wedding of Nicholas Bliss & Fiona Lee

 

28th May

Easter 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

MORNING PRAYER SERVICES FOR MAY

 

EACH

TUESDAY

9.00AM

ST BOTOLPH, EASTIWCK

MORNING PRAYER

Not 30th

EACH

WEDNESDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

Not 31ST

EACH

THURSDAY

9.00AM

ST MARY’S, GILSTON

MORNING PRAYER

 

EACH 

FRIDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

 

 

 

 RECTOR’S MAY LETTER

 

One More Step along the World I Go!

Every now and again, one of the children at school will ask me how old I am.  I never give them a straight answer.  I give them enough information to work it out.  I tell them that I became a legal adult at the age of 19 ½.  When I first gave that answer, I was a teacher then, some of my colleagues would nod sagaciously.  Now most of the teachers at High Wych school are too young to understand what I am talking about.  After 23 years of teaching and 8 years of ministry I can only remember three students ever coming up with the right answer.  If you are old enough to remember what I am talking about and can do the maths, you should not be surprised that I have been contemplating retirement for some time.

 

When I first arrived in High Wych I told the Parochial Church Council that I did not intend to retire at the age of 65, nor at 70, the compulsory retirement age for clergy.  I felt I had to stay until the bulk of the work on St James’ church was complete.  This has now been done.  I also thought that I should have retired and been replaced before the start of the Gilston Park development, if it was to go ahead.  I think that there could be several rectors here before that really gets under way.

 

I have decided that I shall retire in mid-September this year.  That would be a little over six years since I arrived in High Wych and Gilston with Eastwick.  My last service will be on Sunday 10th September at 9.30 am at St James the Great, High Wych.  That is the weekend of our second Scarecrow Festival.  I hope that you will book it in your diaries and I look forward to seeing you there to take my leave of you.

 

I have greatly enjoyed my time here with you and have met many friendly and interesting people both inside and outside the church.  Unfortunately, the way the Church of England is set up means that it will be six months to a year after I go before a new Rector will arrive but I am confident that I will be leaving the churches in High Wych, Gilston and Eastwick in safe hands.

 

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

 

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

29th March

Funeral & Cremation

St Mary, Gilston and Parndon Wood

John Clarke

28th April

Memorial Service & Interment of Ashes

St James, High Wych

Jean Madeline Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

Services for APRIL 2017

 

2nd April

Passion Sunday

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

 

5th April

Wednesday

7.30pm

The Rectory

Lent Group 5

 

6th April

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

9th April

Palm Sunday

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 26: 14-27:66

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 26: 14-27:66

10th April

Monday – Holy Week

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Compline with Reflection

 

11th April

Tuesday – Holy Week

8.00pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Compline with Reflection

 

12th April

Wednesday – Holy Week

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Compline with Reflection

 

13th April

Maundy Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

NO HOLY COMMUNION

 

 

 

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Maundy Thursday Communion

Readings – Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

14th April

Good Friday

10.30am

St James, High Wych

Easter Messy Church

 

 

 

2.00pm

St James, High Wych

Reflections at the foot of the Cross

 

15th April

Easter Eve

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Easter Vigil and Festival of New Fire

 

16th April

EASTER DAY

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Easter Family Communion

Readings – Jeremiah 31:1-6, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 28:1-10

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Easter Family Communion

Readings – Jeremiah 31:1-6, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 28:1-10

20th April

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

NO HOLY COMMUNION

 

23rd April

Easter 2

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Acts 2: 14a.22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31

 

 

11.00am

St James, High Wych

High Wych Annual Parochial Church Meeting

 

26th April

Wednesday

7.30pm

St Botolph’s, Eastwick

Gilston & Eastwick

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

27th April

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

30th April

Easter 3

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Acts 2: 14a 36-41, 1 Peter 1: 17-23, Luke 24: 13-35

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph’s, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Acts 2: 14a 36-41, 1 Peter 1: 17-23, Luke 24: 13-35

 

 

 

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