Services in Church and Online
Our churches are now open for congregations in church as well as online. Space will be limited and we will need your details for Track and Trace so we recommend that you pre-book your seats in church either using the Eventbrite link or by contacting the Parish Office by noon on the previous Friday. St Mary's will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 till 4pm. A selection of online services will continue to be on offer at St Mary's and around the team.
This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week. For information about future services please visit our Calendar page. See also our Christmas Services page.
We aim to provide an online service at 10am in St Mary’s each Sunday except for the first Sunday of the month when there will be a 8am traditional BCP service instead. A selection of online services are also on offer around the team.
Please see our Church at Home web page
for other ways to worship during this time.
We are very grateful to those who have continued to support our church’s running costs during the pandemic with their standing orders. However, we are aware that others who would normally contribute to the collections made during services have been unable to do so. You can now use your credit or debit card to donate money directly to our church using our secure online giving provider ”Give a Little” by clicking on this link
. And you can even gift aid it. Any contributions will be most appreciated. Thank you.
Team JC - our Sunday School. We are not able to run this at present. Click here to access our weekly resources page for parents to use with children and for young people at home. For more resources for worshipping together as a family, please click here. Our 11 - 18 year olds are able to meet each week on Zoom - see our Aftershock page.
Take a look at this online Advent Calendar at https://adventonline.faith/advent-calendar/ Click on each day for cornucopia of specially selected music, art, reflections. There is also one here for children.
Forthcoming Online Services at St Mary's Saffron Walden
A number of our services are livestreamed, as noted in the details below. Click here to find out how this impacts on you as a member of the congregation.
Sunday 6th December - 2nd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion
in St Mary's Church SW with Rev'd Alex Jeewan and also available on YouTube https://youtu.be/4h2_f2c8tw8
and Zoom. If possible please prebook your seat at St Mary’s SW 8am service by contacting the Parish Office or using the Eventbrite link https://8ambcpholycommunion6december.eventbrite.co.uk
4.00pm Christingle Service
– suitable for all ages - have your own Christingle ready to join in! YouTube link available nearer the time.
6.30pm Advent Carol Service
– featuring our Church Choir with readers from local churches. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/EVJssibZYDg
Download an order of service here
Sunday 13th December - 3rd Sunday of Advent
10.00am Holy Communion
- President: Rev'd Canon John Sibson. Prebook your seat in church on this link https://10amholycommunion13december.eventbrite.co.uk
The link for this service this week is https://youtu.be/bMhBcWudurc
Zoom details in next week’s bulletin
More information on joining our Zoom services is available here
Services in the other churches in our team.
Details can be found in our weekly email bulletin and in the Grapevine and also on the following websites:
Wimbish Church - www.wimbishchurch.org.uk/
Debden Church - www.debdenchurch.org.uk/
Cam Village Churches - www.camvillages.org.uk/
Ashdon Church - www.allsaintsashdon.org.uk/
Hadstock Church - www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6587/
Online Services during this week
More information on joining our Zoom services is available here.
5.00pm - Tuesday 8th December - Live Zoom Evening Prayer
Led by Rev'd Paula Griffiths. You are most welcome to participate in our Zoom service from the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry. A copy of the Evening Prayer service sheet can be downloaded here
. The Bible references for this service can be found in the Grapevine
9.30am - Wednesday 9th December - Live Zoom Holy Communion
Led by Rev'd Paula Griffiths from the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry. The service sheet for Advent is available here.
Monthly Prayer Sheet
If you are not able to access online services, you may appreciate the leaflet for private prayer at home - see Prayer Sheet for Advent.
Recorded YouTube services
You can download previous Online Recorded Services here.