Resources for Lent/Easter 2021
Welcome. In this very different and difficult year we still look forward to the Joy of our Lord's Resurrection at Easter.
To help with this we are offering a number of different ways that everyone can take part both in person and in their own time. We have also made our annual 'Count your Blessings' Lent Calendar available as a free download (all donations gratefuly received).
We have grouped the information below into four sections; firstly our plans for Loves in the Churchyard, secondly the (on-line) Church Services we run thirdly, materials for use at home and lastly, but not least, is also a set of activities for families.
We are running a Lent Course on Tuesdays at 19.30 on Zoom. Do join us for any or all of the sessions.
We are preparing a special retreat at home with multiple strands during Holy Week (28th March-3rd April). There is more information in
our newsletter of March 5th. Full details and links will be posted here by mid March.
Love in the Churchyard
The church of All Saints, Hertford has adopted the theme of Love in Lent.
We are celebrating love in all its forms – Love of God, love of our neighbours, love of the planet and love of ourselves.
The church porch tells the story of Lent and Easter, the churchyard has a display of hearts of all shapes and sizes, a prayer garden as well as seventeen posters depicting the different themes.
Life at the moment is very hard; people are enduring great loss and suffering, yet we also see everywhere the love that is being poured out by health professionals, teachers, keyworkers, within families and among strangers.
We invite all members of the community to join us by making and hanging hearts in the trees, and also, during permitted daily exercise, to enjoy walking round the churchyard, where snowdrops are blooming, and crocuses and daffodils are beginning to open up.
We are avoiding the area where our Advent Messy Church tree was as crocuses, planted in memory of loved ones, are just pushing through there. However, trees and shrubs in the rest of the churchyard are all available!
Do come and enjoy our six acres of space and see how many different birds and plants you can spot too. if you are able to come in person do watch this short video filmed by Soraia, one of our choristers.
If you can visit us, see if you can find these two hearts made by Isabel, our youngest chorister. And, of course, children (and adults) of all ages are very welcome to add more. Already, there are many celebrating events, remembering people and/or expressing hopes for the future.
Let’s all join together to salute the power of love. With six acres there's plenty of space for more. Come and add to the rich diversity of this celebfration of love and life in Hertford!
This week we are open for the following:
|6.30-8.45 pm Choir Practices|
|1st||Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity|
|10.00 am All Age Service Harvest|
|12.30 pm Farewell lunch with Jo & Doug|
|6.30 pm Choral Communion with music chosen by Jo for her last service|
|10.00 am Simon Balle School Harvest Service|
|12.00 noon for 1.00 pm Soundbites concert: Alex Ashworth Baritone, Christopher Benham Piano||5th||Thursday||11.00 Morning Prayer||1.00 pm Morgans School Harvest Service ||7.30 pm All Saints Art |
We have all the risk assessments/mitigations in place and we continue to be mindful of our own and other people's safety. Further details here.
With All Saints
We invite you all to join us on a Lent course, based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele, available from Amazon in paperback and on kindle. To accompany this course, or as stand-alone reading through Lent there are daily reflections. These are published in a booklet, and also available as a a free app, via email, audio and through the Church of England’s social media accounts.
More information with full programme and Zoom links.
Retreat at homeWe are preparing a special retreat at home with multiple strands during Holy Week (28th March-3rd April). There is more information in our newsletter of March 5th. Full details and links will be posted here by mid March.
The Diocese has pulled together an array of resources from far and wide which can be found their seasonal resources webpage.
Short Video filmed in our Churchyard.
How to find us
Information for Hirers
Our Hall may have just the slot you need. For further information and/or to make a booking visit the dedicated website at https://www.stjohnshallhertford.org/.
To book the church contact the Parish Adminstrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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