Text from Ezekiel     1 June 2020: Ruth suggests you might wish to read this article, The Millennial Pastor, written by a Canadian pastor giving his personal view as to how it could be once we are finally allowed to return to worship in our church.

St Mary's continue to hold weekly Church Services using Zoom so that members of the congregation will be able to worship together from their own homes. The "meeting" will start at 9.45am for a quick catch-up with others with the service beginning at 10am. Smaller groups will then be able to meet in a virtual coffee shop after the service.

Be sure to visit our facebook page where you can find the links to follow future Services on subsequent Sundays

Unfortunately the service for Pentecost failed to record. However you can see the text of the service by following this link

Watch and listen to the edited edition of the Service of 24 May at St Mary's

23 May 2020: Join the Rt Rev Michael Beasley, Bishop of Hertford, with a prayer for Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians from around the world to pray between Ascension Day (21 May) and Pentecost (31 May) for people to come to know the love, hope and peace found in Christ.

21 May 2020: Ascension Day
The Welwyn Hatfield Deanery Service for Ascension Day was introduced by the Revd Sue Underwood with Revd Dr Rob Marshall from St John's, Digswell and reflections from the Hatfield Team Rector Fr Darren Collins.
The address is given by the Bishop of Hertford the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley and contributions all remotely added from the Huddersfield Choral Society and pupils from Monkswood School and many others.
You can view the Welwyn Hatfield Deanery Service for Ascension Day by following this link

Features of our Virtual St Mary's Church include Morning and Evening prayer conducted by Ruth; church notices; how the elderly and vulnerable can get help at home through the North Mymms Youth Project ; a Prayer Tree; and the Daily Prayer from the Church of England website

To enter the virtual portal for St Mary's follow this link: https://virtronix360.world/stmarys

May 2020:   A letter from the Vicar at St Mary's Parish Church, North Mymms, the Revd Ruth Barr

Dear Parishioners,

We are trying to find different ways to stay connected with one another during the lockdown and until the restrictions are lifted for us gathering together in one place to worship.

1) We have been posting a daily Bible verse and image on our new Facebook page

2) We have posted out Morning and Evening Prayer Booklets for the Easter season, which will be changed as we approach Pentecost Sunday at the end of May. Please feel free to join others in saying these prayers.

3) We are emailing regular messages to those for whom we have correct email addresses. If you have not received anything from us, please let Rev Ruth have your email address so you can be added to the church database.

4) 14 members of the PCC have met online through the Zoom app, so we were able to still discuss church matters during the lockdown. We have also used this for meetings between the vicar, wardens & administrator so we are all kept informed of what is happening.

5) Phone calls to those who are isolated at this time. We are trying to ensure everyone is contacted by phone to see how they are doing. If you have been missed from this list, please let Rev Ruth know, but conversely if you are feeling overwhelmed with people phoning you, please just say so.

6) Our church website is regularly updated, so please check to see what is new

7) Either through our facebook page or the internet, please join us for services which have been videoed and walk through our virtual church, designed by Richard Jackson:

8) We are also including the Weekly Bible readings and Collect for the Day for you to follow at home, or from this link

If you would like to read your Bible either as a book or online (follow the links below), then I recommend following a daily program to inspire you and help.

https://mybible.com/en-GB/ or

You could also check out the Church of England’s website which has a daily prayer and livestreamed services: https://www.churchofengland.org or

https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/time-to-pray or

https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps

There are various TV & Radio stations which are currently broadcasting Services. Here are a few which might be subject to change:

  • Television programmes: Sunday Worship on Sundays at 10.45am on BBC1; Songs of Praise on Sundays at 1.15pm on BBC 1
  • Radio programmes: Prayer for the Day daily at 5.43am on Radio 4
  • Sunday Worship on Sundays at 8.10am on Radio 4
  • Daily Service: Monday to Friday at 9.45am on Radio 4 Longwave and DAB
  • The Daily Service is available on a Radio 4 DAB side channel which is automatically made available about a minute before the programme begins.
  • Celebration (Act of worship) Sundays at 7.30pm on BBC Radio Wales
  • Choral evensong- Wednesdays at 3.30pm and the same service is repeated Sundays at 3pm on BBC Radio 3

Blessings to you at such a difficult time.

Revd Ruth Barr

St Mary's North Mymms

If you have any prayer requests at this time, please get in touch and we would love to pray for you.
I would encourage you to still support us with your own prayers please.

To keep in contact with us, please phone Rev Ruth Barr on 07447 458 526 or email: ruthbarr77@gmail.com
If you prefer to write, my address is The Vicarage, North Mymms Park, Hatfield, AL9 7TN.
If you are in need of any kind, or would just like a chat, then please contact Ruth, Martin (01707 260687) or Gill (01707 272265)

We would also appreciate any offerings at this time when we are unable to pass around the collection plate
If you wish to set up a standing order to do so, please pay: St Mary’s North Mymms PCC Covenant Fund: Sort Code: 20-92-54 Account Number: 4078 5784
Thank-you so much for your support in various ways both now and in the past and also, we hope, in the future.

If you are self isolating and cannot get out to get food etc, we are happy to help for no charge.

North Mymms Youth Project are able to help you, please do make contact and they will do their best to help.
Call North Mymms Youth Project tel: 01707 444420
They have produced a useful check list of opening times of shops and businesses locally which can found on the North Mymms Youth Project website
Other groups that can assist;
Christ Church Little Heath Support Group - contact tel no: 01707 819217
Hatfield Help Group - email: help@communities1st.org.uk



You are invited to take a virtual tour of St Mary's Church by clicking here or on the logo to the left

We are indebted to Richard Jackson from local North Mymms digital media company Virtronix for generously creating this virtual 3D tour with 360° photography of St Mary's Church

Once you have entered the site either press the PLAY button in the bottom left corner, and let the tour take you around, or you can pause, click and interact with the model in your own time

Keeping in Touch:
May 2020

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Refocused:June 2020

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Sunday readings and Collect for the Day for May and June 2020

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals All enquiries regarding Baptisms, Marriages, Blessing of Civil Marriages, publication of Banns of Marriage and Funeral arrangements should be directed to the Vicar or Churchwardens - details at the foot of the page.

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poppy Mighty Men of Mymms, an online memorial to those men of the parish of North Mymms who lost their lives in the Great War can be found by following this link

In Memoriam Details of the nine Commonwealth War Graves in St Mary's Churchyard, recently cleaned by the CWGC, can be found here .
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