Please be aware of the updated Safeguarding policy for 2020 for St Marys Church, North Mymms

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting for St Mary's, North Mymms, will be held online via Zoom on Sunday October 18th 2020 at 11.30am

The 2019 signed Annual Report can be read here.

Hard copies are available at the church to collect after the Sunday services if you require one

If you are unable to read the Report online, please contact the Parish office on 01727 825578 to leave a voice message and a hard copy will be made available for you

It is requested that the accounts and reports be read well in advance of the meeting date, to enable any questions arising to be sent in


New Church of England Prayer Site

Watch and listen to the 9.30 Zoom Service for 20 September - 15th Sunday after Trinity

Licensing of the Revd Penny Thomson as Associate Priest in the Bishop's Hatfield Team with special responsibility for St Mary's, North Mymms, led by the Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley.
Watch and listen to the Licensing Service on Sunday 13 September

Watch and listen to the Patronal Festival Service for 6 September - 13th Sunday after Trinity - our first Sunday "Back Home"

The refurbished Bevington Organ was played again - click here to watch and listen

Having agreed a risk assessment plan, the PCC have made the decision that the Church building will trial reopening for services commencing Sunday 6 September at 11am


Under current guidelines 43 people can be accommodated, and to help plan expected numbers please contact the Parish Office on 01727 825578 or email: northmymmschurch@btinternet.com if you will be attending

The Zoom Service will continue from 6 September at the earlier time of 9.30am

There will be no Zoom Service on 13 September when the Revd Penny Thomson is to be licensed as Associate Priest at St Mary's by Bishop Michael in Church during the 9.30 Service

You can read details of this and future plans for re-opening in Ruth's letter below

Be sure to visit our facebook page where you will find daily Bible verses and images along with links to on-line Services

30 July 2020:   An update from the Vicar at St Mary's Parish Church, North Mymms, the Revd Ruth Barr

Dear Parishioners,

Please note that private prayer on Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm has now been discontinued

[St Mary's church is now open for private prayer on Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm. The safety of those who visit us is paramount. There are new regulations in place for those who would like to come in and pray quietly. We have had to introduce stringent new cleaning for those who visit, the kneelers, hymn books, prayer cards, pew cushions have therefore been removed. The toilets and kitchen facilities are not available at this time. Hand sanitiser must be used on entry and masks worn whilst inside. There are certain pews which are not accessible and a one-way system has been put in place to ensure those moving about the building do not come into contact with others. Please adhere to instructions given to you as you arrive.]

The PCC have met to discuss when we will reopen for corporate worship and have agreed that we will trial this on Sunday September 6th at the new time of 11am.

We will continue to worship together at home through Zoom at 9.30am for those who feel the current climate causes too many restrictions or they feel unsafe to venture back into the building at this time.

You can still visit our church virtually and see it as you may remember it by visiting this link

Blessings to you at such a difficult time.

Revd Ruth Barr

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU!

On Saturday 12th September Peter and Sheila Hoile and Martin Wiggs are taking up the Bike 'n Hike challenge again to raise much needed funds for St Mary's Church North Mymms and the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust.

Peter and Sheila have decided to explore West Herts this year. Martin is still considering his options. Read more ...

Please support Peter, Sheila and Martin by donating through our Just Giving page or getting in touch to put your name on the sponsorship form.
Last year we raised £500 of which £250 came straight to St Mary's Church to help fund ongoing essential church maintenance.

If you would like to participate, please contact Martin Wiggs for further information at mwiggs@talktalk.net or visit http://www.b-n-h.co.uk

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
You may make a donation through the Give a Little link or
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 tel: 01707 444420 are able to help you, please do make contact and they will do their best to help.

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

FORTHCOMING PCC MEETING
The Revd Ruth Barr hereby gives notice of a meeting of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of North Mymms at 7.30pm on Monday 28 September 2020.
The meeting will be conducted online by Zoom.
Virtual Bucket - click for larger image
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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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