The United Benefice of
St Mary's, Henlow, and St Andrew's, Langford

2012 Service and Event Archives

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WELCOME to our 2012 Service and Event Archives, where you can look back at what we were up to back then, most recent listed first. Please visit our current Services and Events and Weekly Notices pages to find out what's on now.

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December 2012

Advent and Christmas Services
Leaflets with details of most services shown below (Anglican and Methodist) are being delivered to homes in both villages. If you don't receive one, please contact us to request a copy.

Sun 2nd: Advent Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Carols and Readings for Advent, Henlow

Mon 3rd
2.30pm: Carol Singing at Elizabeth House, Langford, with Langford Methodists (followed by refreshments)

Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.30am: Oasis - Coffee & mince pies with Christmas music, Methodist Chapel, Langford
6.30pm: Carols at Henlow Grange with St Mary's Choir
8pm: Christmas Praise & Pray, Methodist Chapel, Langford

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 6th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Fri 7th
7pm: Harmonies & Strings, Langford - concert by the East Beds Youth Choir and the East Beds Youth Sinfonia. Free entry, retiring collection for BBC Children in Need.

Sat 8th
10.30am - 3.30pm: Vocations Day, Langford Church Hall. This is a meeting for prospective ordinands: please contact Sue to find out what's involved.
1pm: Wedding of Christopher Turner & Julie Wheeler, Henlow

Sun 9th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
11am: Toy Service & Nativity, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
6pm: Carols with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies accompanied by Bedford Brass, Langford

Mon 10th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Christmas performance with refreshments, Henlow

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Thu 13th
2.30pm: Sisterhood Carol Service followed by refreshments, Methodist Chapel, Langford

Sun 16th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
10.45am: Carol Service with Sunday Club children, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Family Christingle Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Congregation and Choir, Henlow

Nine Lessons and Carols

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6.30pm: Village Carol Singing, Langford: meet at Vicarage Close

Thu 20th
10.45am: Langford Lower School Christmas Service, Langford (in church)
7.30pm: Salvation Army Band Christmas Concert, Methodist Chapel, Henlow

Fri 21st
11am: Raynsford School Christmas Service, Henlow

Sat 22nd
9.30am: Church being decorated for Christmas, Henlow: contributions towards the cost of the flowers and/or help on the day very warmly welcomed.
10am: Preparing Christingles for Christmas Eve, Langford: all help welcome.

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.45am: Carol Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
6pm: Carols by Candlelight, Methodist Chapel, Henlow

Christingle Mon 24th: Christmas Eve
4pm: Christingle, Henlow
6pm: Combined Christingle/Crib Service, Langford
» Christingle? What's that?
11.15pm: Midnight Mass, Henlow
11.15pm: Midnight Mass, Langford
11.15pm: Carols & Communion, Methodist Chapel, Langford

Tue 25th: Christmas Day
9.30am: Family Communion, Langford
10am: Family Communion, Henlow
11am: All-Age Celebration, Methodist Chapel, Henlow

Wed 26th: Boxing Day
No services today

Sun 30th
9.30am: Benefice Service, Langford
No service at St Mary's today
11am: Methodist Chapel, Henlow


November 2012

Vicar on Sabbatical
Please note that Revd Sue is on Sabbatical (Study Leave) from 1st September to 30th November 2012. All enquiries should be addressed to either the Revd Patsy Critchley or to the Churchwardens as appropriate. Thank you.

Sun 4th: All Souls
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
3pm: All Souls, Langford: an opportunity to remember and commemorate loved ones who have died by reading out their names and lighting candles in church, followed by light refreshments.

Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
NO Henlow Hippos this month

Fri 9th
10.15am: Year 8 Remembrance Service, Henlow

Wine bottle and glass Sat 10th
7.30pm, Friends of St Andrew's Wine Tasting Evening, Langford: selected red and white wines will be available, with guidance from our resident expert, Ian Riches.
Tickets 10 from Sarah Riches or John Searle at St Andrew's.
Venue: St Andrew's Church Hall.
Advance-purchase ticket admission only; tickets will not be available on the door.

Sun 11th: Remembrance Sunday
No service at St Andrew's
9.30am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10am: Remembrance Service at the Methodist Chapel, Langford
10.45am: Remembrance Ceremonies and Laying of Wreaths at War Memorials, Henlow and Langford
11am: Remembrance Service at St Mary's, Henlow

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC (Parochial Church Council), Henlow

Choose my PCC: Home Office Guide to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections Thu 15th
7am - 10pm: St Mary's in use all day as a Polling Station for Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Henlow.

Sat 17th: St Mary's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Henlow
As in previous years, church vestments, registers and other exhibits were on display along with craft items on sale and tea and coffee available. Funds raised this year totalled £2,272 which will again go towards restoration of the stonework on the west wall of the tower. Thank you to everyone who contributed in whatever way.
Looking Back: Gift Day 2011

Sun 18th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 24th
7pm: St Andrew's Day Bring & Share Supper, Langford (Church Hall)

Sun 25th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Tue 27th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thank you to all those who stood in for Sue and/or helped in so many other ways during her sabbatical. Without your support and encouragement it would not have been possible.


October 2012

Vicar on Sabbatical
Please note that Revd Sue is on Sabbatical (Study Leave) from 1st September to 30th November 2012. All enquiries should be addressed to either the Revd Patsy Critchley or to the Churchwardens as appropriate. Thank you.

Weds 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Churchyard Committee Meeting, Henlow
NO Henlow Hippos this month

Sat 6th
9.30am: Decorating Church for Harvest, Henlow
Gifts of produce to help with the decorations will be much appreciated. Dried and tinned goods may be brought to St Mary's on any previous Sunday but fresh produce today please. All goods will go to St John's Moggerhanger afterwards.
1pm: Bible Society Walk, Henlow

St Andrew's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Langford (Church Hall)
Looking Back: Gift Day 2011 | Gift Day 2010

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Harvest Family Communion, Henlow
12.30pm: Harvest Bring-and-Share Lunch, Henlow: sign-up list at St Mary's
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Tue 9th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Raynsford Lower School, Year 1, visiting St Mary's, Henlow

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Weds 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 21st
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tue 23rd
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 25th
1.30pm: Raynsford School Year 2 at St Mary's, Henlow

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Lily Lawrence, Henlow

Mon 29th
3pm: Standing Committee, Henlow


September 2012

Vicar on Sabbatical
Please note that Revd Sue is on Sabbatical (Study Leave) from 1st September to 30th November 2012. All enquiries should be addressed to either the Revd Patsy Critchley or to the Churchwardens as appropriate. Thank you.

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 3rd
3pm: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 4th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 6th
10.30am: Coffee Morning, Henlow; in church, with Grand Draw.

Sponsored Bike 'n Hike Sat 8th
10am - 6pm: Sponsored Bike 'n' Hike
with Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust: sponsor forms available from both churches.
3pm: Henlow Reunion Service at St Mary's
followed by gathering at The Five Bells

Sun 9th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 10th
9.45am: Churches Together Meeting, Henlow

Tue 11th
7.30pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 14th
2.45pm: Toddler Praise, Langford
4.30pm: Interment of Ashes of Val Heaps, Langford
7.30pm: Stotfold Salvation Army Band Concert, Henlow
Light refreshments will be served; retiring collection to be split between the Salvation Army and St Mary's Church.

Sun 16th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Harvest Family Communion, Langford
The open plate collection will be donated to Action for Hope, the Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal for the Dominican Republic; gifts of non-perishable goods will be donated to the Prebend Centre, Bedford.
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
1pm, Harvest Lunch, Langford - sign-up sheet at St Andrew's

Tue 18th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 22nd
12 noon: Wedding of James Burden & Jessica Spikings, Henlow

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
4.30pm: Norma Jewell's coffin received at St Mary's, Henlow

Mon 24th
12 noon: Funeral and burial of Norma Jewell, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford

Weds 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 30th
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow
(No service at St Andrew's today)


August 2012

Activities in August may be subject to change due to holidays: please check before travelling.

Weds 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 2nd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
10.30am: Coffee Morning, Henlow; see Weekly Notices for details. Grand Draw tickets now available.

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 6th
3pm: Funeral of Mavis Hobby, Henlow

Tue 7th
7.30pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 11th
9.30am: Churchyard Working Party, Henlow
Please bring your own tools (grass clippers, secateurs, croppers etc) & gloves.

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Tue 14th
7.30pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 19th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Ruben Jay Machin, Henlow

Mon 20th
2pm: Baptism Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Tue 21st
7.30pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Sun 26th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Tue 28th
7.30pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Fri 31st
10am: Standing Committee, Langford


July 2012

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 2nd
7pm Henlow Cub Scouts visit St Mary's, Henlow

Tue 3rd
10am: Standing Committee, Langford
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2.15pm: Henlow Hippos

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 5th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
10.30am: Coffee Morning, Henlow; see Weekly Notices for details.

Fri 6th
2pm: Funeral and Celebration of the Life of Jon Clarke, Langford (no black to be worn, please)
2pm: Funeral of Peter Fox, Henlow

Sat 7th
1pm: Wedding of Andrew Jones & Joanne Lodge, Henlow

Sun 8th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tue 10th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 15th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
12.30pm: Anglicans & Methodists Together Barbecue, Langford; please sign-up and/or see sign-up sheet at St Andrew's for details.
12.30pm: Rufus Lunch (St Mary's), Northill Village Hall; please enquire at St Mary's for details

Tue 17th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 22nd
9.15am: Benefice Service, Langford
No service at Henlow today.

Tue 24th
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm: Funeral of Peter Pringle, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Thu 26th
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)

Sun 29th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Amelie Mary Dear, Henlow

Tue 31st
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow


June 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Henlow: Family Fun Day
Where: The Pyghtles Recreation Ground
When: Starts 12 noon with a High Street Parade from the Crown Pub to the Pyghtles
What: Activities and attractions for everyone. St Mary's will be holding a fundraising tombola stall for the church: all donations of goods for the tombola and on the day gratefully received. At 5.30pm a Tribute to Queen and Country with hymns accompanied by the Jazz Band will be led by Revd Sue and the Revd Dave Haseldine.

Langford: Jubilee Lunch
12.30pm in the Methodist Chapel Schoolroom. Please contact Jenny Broadbridge (01462 701127) or give your name to someone at the Chapel if you wish to attend.

God Save Our Gracious Queen: banner made by the children at St Mary's for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
God Save Our Gracious Queen

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow

Tues 5th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 7th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
10.30am: Coffee Morning, Henlow:
  See Weekly Notices for details
7.30pm: Confirmation Service, Henlow

Sun 10th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 11th
9.45am: Churches Together Committee, Henlow
2pm: Baptism Visitors Meeting, Langford (cancelled)

Tues 12th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 16th
St Albans Diocesan Synod, The Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade
(time to be confirmed)

Sun 17th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tues 19th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

St Andrew Langford Quilted Banner
St Andrew Quilted Banner
made by the Log Cabin Quilters

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Deanery Synod (details to be confirmed)

Thu 21st
2pm: Funeral & Burial of Malcolm Dixon, Henlow

Fri 22nd
11am: Funeral & Burial of Gordon Dear, Henlow
3.30pm: Funeral of Val Heaps, Langford

Sat 23rd
2pm: Summer Fete and Quilting Exhibition, Langford
St Andrew's Fete 2011: Come Rain or Shine, the Fete Goes On!

Sun 24th: Open Church Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Both St Andrew's and St Mary's will be open for Open Church Sunday visitors during the afternoon.

Open Church Sunday

Tues 26th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 30th
1pm: Wedding of Paul Wood & Sarah Cooper, Henlow



May 2012

Confirmation Classes 2012
Confirmation classes, led by Patsy, continue this month at 7.30pm on Wednesdays leading up to our Confirmation Service on Thursday 7th June. Alan & Jackie Painter have kindly agreed to host the classes at their home in Henlow - please get in touch or enquire at church for further details.

The classes are open to anyone who would like a refresher course or an opportunity to explore what it means to live a Christian life, not just confirmation candidates.

Tue 1st
8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow
(no Henlow Choir Practice this week)

Weds 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2.15pm: Henlow Hippos
7.30pm: Confirmation Class

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 3rd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
10.30am: Henlow C of E Academy photo-shoot at St Mary's, Henlow

Sun 6th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 7th
2.30pm - 4.30pm: Bellringers Party, St Andrew's, Biggleswade: all welcome!
Celebrating 100 years since the ring of bells at Biggleswade was cast by Gillett & Johnston; raising funds for new bearings, two new bells and other enhancements.

Tues 8th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: Confirmation Class
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

13th - 19th May: Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid in Langford
• Looking Back: Langford Raises 1,844.50 for Christian Aid
Christian Aid Week 2012
Please return any 'Count Your Blessings' collection boxes to either St Andrew's or the Methodist Chapel in Langford this week; and please look out for our team of door-to-door volunteers delivering and collecting envelopes: please give generously!
Thank you.

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion; launch of Christian Aid Week, Langford
10.15am: Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Tues 15th
10.30am: Quinquennial Inspection, Langford
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Visitors Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)
7.30pm: Confirmation Class

Thu 17th: Ascension Day
11am: Consecration of the Venerable Richard Atkinson as Bishop of Bedford, St Paul's Cathedral, London
All welcome, unticketed, no seat reservations: doors open 10am; please be seated by 10.45am
8pm: Ascension Day Eucharist, Henlow

Sat 19th
4pm: Welcome Service for the Rt Revd Richard Atkinson as Bishop of Bedford, St Paul's Church, Bedford St Andrew's Friends presents: Where the Working Boats Went - an evening of music and drama with Life and Times. Sat 19th May 2012, 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church, Langford

7.30pm: Where the Working Boats Went, Langford
An evening of Music and Drama with Life and Times
presented by the Friends of St Andrew's
Tickets 8 inc refreshments from Jim Dickson (01462 700355)

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Sun 20th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford, with Baptism of Emily Lois Jones (no communion).
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tues 22nd
2.30pm: Churchwardens Meeting, Langford
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
8pm: PCC, Langford
(No Confirmation Class tonight)

Sun 27th: Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
12 noon: Church Lunch, Langford

Tues 29th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Weds 30th
7.30pm: Confirmation Class


April 2012

Sun 1st: Palm Sunday (Start of Holy Week)
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.45am: Burial of Ashes of Mary Jennings, Garden of Remembrance, Langford
10.45am: Meet at Pump for Palm Sunday Procession, Henlow
11am: Family Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 2nd
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert, Henlow

Tue 3rd
7pm: Choir Practice, Henlow
8pm: Compline, Henlow
8.20pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2.15pm: Henlow Hippos
8pm: Compline, Langford

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 5th: Maundy Thursday
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
11am: Chrism Eucharist, St Albans Abbey Cathedral
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 6th: Good Friday
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
10am: Children's Service, Langford
2pm: Meditation on the Cross, Henlow and Langford

Sat 7th: Holy Saturday
9.30am: Church being decorated for Easter, Henlow
All help welcome and donations towards the cost of the Easter flowers also appreciated: please contact Hilary Nicolls or the Churchwardens. Thank you.
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow - sign up sheet at St Mary's
8pm: Service of Light, Henlow

Sun 8th: Easter Day
Services at both parishes with Renewal of Baptismal Vows
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow
(no Sunday Club this month)

No Morning Prayer in either parish this week

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
11.30am: Funeral and burial of Marjorie Mona Byrne, Henlow

Sat 14th
3pm: Wedding of Bradley Kingsley & Sarah Woolmer, Henlow

Sun 15th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion followed by APCM, Henlow

Mon 16th
2pm: Baptism Visitors Meeting, Langford
(Church Hall)
7.30pm: Christian Aid Committee, Langford

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2pm: Funeral of Peter Daniel, Henlow, followed by cremation at Stevenage (Harwood Park Crematorium)

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation classes, led by Patsy, begin this week at 7.30pm on Wednesdays leading up to our Confirmation Service on Thursday 7th June. Alan & Jackie Painter have kindly agreed to host the classes at their home in Henlow - please get in touch or enquire at church for further details.

The classes are open to anyone who would like a refresher course or an opportunity to explore what it means to live a Christian life, not just confirmation candidates.

Sun 22nd
9.15am: Holy Communion and APCM, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Weds 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
3pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Henlow
Please see Weekly Notices for venue
7.30pm: Confirmation Class

Sat 28th
7pm: Memorial Concert for Barry Down, Henlow
With Bedford Brass
Tickets: 6 advance or 7.50 on the door
Raising funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity

Sun 29th
11am: Joint Service with Methodists, Henlow,
followed by Bring & Share Lunch in the hall at Henlow Methodist Church. Sign-up lists are at the back of church in both parishes; the Methodists will be providing the first course and the Anglicans will be providing puddings: please indicate what you plan to bring.
(no service at St Andrew's this morning)

Mon 30th
3pm: Standing Committee, Henlow


March 2012

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 1st: St David
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
8pm: Lent Group, Langford/Henlow
(See notice sheet for venue)

Fri 2nd: St Chad
1.30pm: Henlow Middle School Year 7 visit St Mary's, Henlow

Women's World Day of Prayer
Theme for 2012: Let Justice Prevail

Friday 2nd March
2.15pm, All Saints Church, Campton
Speaker: Mrs Sylvia Thomas
Service prepared by Christian women of Malaysia; all welcome, men women and children!

Sun 4th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 5th
9.30am: Standing Committee, Henlow
2.45pm: Celebration of Mary Jennings' Life, Langford

Tue 6th
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11.30am: Funeral and burial of Kenneth Prior, Henlow

Thu 8th: St Felix

Fri 9th
11.30am: Funeral of Eileen Vincent, Henlow

Sun 11th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.15am: Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 12th
Please let Revd Sue know by today if you plan to attend the Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist at St Albans Abbey. Thank you.
9.45am: Churches Together, Henlow - at St Mary's
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)

Tue 13th
2pm: Funeral and burial of Ruby Rogers, Langford
7pm: Choir Practice; 8pm: Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 16th
10.30am: Funeral of Carlos Gonzalez, Henlow

Sat 17th: St Patrick
St Albans Diocesan Synod, The Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade

Sun 18th: Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
With flowers for mothers; services at both parishes followed by refreshments
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 19th
Deanery Synod, Shefford

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Churchyard Committee, Henlow
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow - sign up sheet at St Mary's
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Thu 22nd: St Cuthbert

Sun 25th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptisms of Sophie Evelyn Bourne and Logan William Walter Hayes, Henlow

Tue 27th
1pm: Funeral and burial of Evelyn May Trowbridge, Langford

Wed 28th: Happy Birthday, Sue!
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
11.15am: Henlow Middle School (Year 6) Easter Service, Henlow

Thu 29th
11am: Langford Lower School Easter Service, Langford

Fri 30th
9.30am: Raynsford Lower School Easter Service, Henlow

Sat 31st
9.30am: Church Spring Cleaning, Langford
Please bring your own mops, buckets etc to help clean the church for Easter


February 2012

Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2.15pm: Henlow Hippos

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 2nd: Candlemas
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship/Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tue 7th
2pm: Baptism Visitors Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 9th
2.30pm: Funeral and burial of Brenda Craske, Langford

Fri 10th
7pm: Sponsored Knit-In, Langford (Church Hall)
Postponed: future date to be announced

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Barn Dance - Poster Preview

Fri 17th
7pm: Barn Dance, Henlow - details opposite and below...

Barn Dance
Henlow Parish Hall

Presented by the Friends of St Mary's
7pm, Fri 17th Feb, at Henlow Parish Hall with English Country Dance Band Time of Your Life
Tickets: 12.00 including hot supper (please bring your own drinks)
Download the poster (pdf, 78kb)

Sat 18th
11am: Wedding of Susan Bourke and David Lazarus, Langford

Sun 19th
9.30am: All-Age Worship/Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tue 21st
7pm: Choir & Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Wed 22nd: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)
10am: Holy Communion with Ashing, Langford
8pm: Holy Communion with Ashing, Henlow

Sun 26th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow,
12.30pm: Church Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow
(sign-up sheet and menus at the back of church at St Mary's)

Tue 28th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford
2pm: Lent Group, Langford
(See notice sheet for venue)
7pm: Choir & Bell Ringing Practice, Henlow

Wed 29th
2pm: Lent Group, Henlow
(See notice sheet for venue)
7.30pm: Lent Group, Langford
(See notice sheet for venue)


January 2012

Sun 1st: New Year's Day
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford (Joint service with Langford Chapel)
11am: Joint Service at the Methodist Church, Henlow
(No services at St Mary's today)

Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2.15pm: Henlow Hippos

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 5th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Sun 8th: Epiphany
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 9th
9.30am: Standing Committee, Henlow
2pm: Funeral Service for Yvonne Joy

Tue 10th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford
7pm: Choir Practice & Bell Ringing, Henlow

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 15th
9.30am: All Age Worship/Family Service, Langford
11am: Covenant Service at Methodist Chapel, Henlow
(No service at St Mary's)

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow (Church)

Thu 19th
2pm: Funeral Service for Winifred Mary Milliner

Sun 22nd
10.45am: Covenant Service at Methodist Chapel, Langford
(No service at St Andrew's)
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Mon 23rd
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
3.30pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Henlow

Sun 29th
9.15am: Benefice Communion, Langford
(No service at St Mary's)

Mon 30th
7.30pm: Christian Aid Committee, Langford
(venue to be confirmed)


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