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

2013 Service and Event Archives

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WELCOME to our 2013 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 2013

Encounters: Live the Challenge Advent 2013 Encounters: Live the Challenge this Advent
Encounters is the Live the Challenge initiative for Advent 2013 from the Diocese of St Albans. It begins on Sunday 1st December. Find out more at livethechallenge.co.uk, where you can sign up for a daily email or text, or follow @live_challenge on twitter.

An opportunity to explore faith, hope and love and to live a little differently:

  • Take time to read and think
  • Make time to pray and then act
  • Bring a bit of purpose to your Christmas preparations

Sun 1st: Advent Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service with Baptism of Jamie Cody Clifford Hayes Lee, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: From Darkness to Light: A Celebration in Music and Readings for the Beginning of Advent, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 5th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

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

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 15th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Carols with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies accompanied by Bedford Brass, Langford
Musical notes Would you like to join the St Andrew's Choir for this occasion? If so, please speak to our organist, Peter Luck, or to Sarah Riches, Churchwarden. There will be a few short rehearsals beforehand.

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 22nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
6pm: Carols & Nine Lessons, Henlow

Nine Lessons and Carols

Mon 23rd
9.30am: Christingle preparations and church being decorated for Christmas, Henlow: all help and financial contributions towards the cost of the flowers very welcome (donations to Hilary Nicolls or to one of the churchwardens please).

Christingle Tues 24th: Christmas Eve
4pm: Christingle, Henlow
6pm: Christingle and Crib Service, Langford
» Christingle? What's that?
11.15pm: Midnight Mass, Henlow
11.15pm: Midnight Mass, Langford

Wed 25th: Christmas Day
9.30am: Christmas Service, Langford
10am: Christmas Service, Henlow

Sun 29th
No service at St Andrew's today
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow


November 2013

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service with baptism of Toby Rowan Courtman Brown and Isabelle Megan Wheeler, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
3pm: All Souls, Henlow: an opportunity to remember and commemorate the lives of loved ones who have died by reading out their names and lighting candles in church, followed by light refreshments.

Tue 5th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 7th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 10th: Remembrance Sunday Poppy Wreath
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, Henlow, with guest speaker the Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 16th
St Mary's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Henlow
As in previous years, church vestments, registers and other exhibits will be on display along with craft items on sale and tea and coffee available. Funds raised this year will be set aside for essential and ongoing building maintenance following recent major repairs to the west wall of the church tower.

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

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford

Fri 22nd
7.30pm: Dedication of New Organ and Stained Glass Window, Henlow
Organist: Andrew Lucas, St Albans Cathedral
Dedication: The Bishop of Bedford
Wine & Cheese will be served
Dedication of New Organ and Stained Glass Window: poster preview
Poster download: A3 | A4
Confidence in Leading Worship flyer and booking form (pdf, 197kb)
Download the Confidence in Leading Worship flyer and booking form (pdf, 197kb)

Sat 23rd
Confidence in Leading Worship
All-day workshop at St Mary's Baldock with Bishop of Hertford, Paul Bayes: booking forms available at the back of both churches or may be downloaded here (see opposite).

Sun 24th: Christ the King
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
10am - 4pm: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: An Advent Retreat with Christian Aid, Milton Keynes
11am: Memorial Service and Burial of Ashes of Andrew Bassett, Langford

Sat 30th: St Andrew
10am: Churchyard Working Party, Henlow: autumn leaf clearance, all help welcome! Please ask at St Mary's for further information.
5.30pm: St Andrew's Day Service, Langford. Followed by Fish & Chips Supper in the Church Hall.



October 2013

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 3rd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
8pm: Quiet Evening Service, Langford

Fri 4th
Harvest Barn Dance and Supper, Henlow Parish Hall: Cancelled

Sat 5th
9.30am: St Mary's being decorated for Harvest Festival. Contributions of flowers, produce, tinned and dry goods as well as help on the day all warmly welcomed.
1pm: Wedding of Matthew Raw & Charlotte Hunt, Langford

Sun 6th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Harvest Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
1pm: Bring & Share Harvest Lunch, Henlow
6pm: Harvest Evensong, Henlow
Collections at Henlow today for A Sweeter Deal, the Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal.

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 12th
St Andrew's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Langford (Church Hall)
Raising funds for Phase 2 of our Organ Repairs: the bellows
• Looking Back: 2012 | 2011 | 2010
1pm: Walk for the Word, Henlow. Sponsored Walk with Shefford and District Bible Society Action Group, starts and ends at St Mary's.

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.15am: Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Praying Hands Langford Methodists Annual Prayer Week
Sun 13th - Sun 20th
Beginning and ending with the Sunday Services at 10.45am at either end of the week, Langford Methodist Chapel will be open for one hour each day this week and you are invited to come along with your prayer requests or to just sit quietly while others offer prayer. Times vary from day to day: please enquire at the Chapel for full details.

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Churchyard Committee, Henlow

Sun 20th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 27th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
12.45pm: Baptism of Emma Jayne Stevens, Henlow

Mon 28th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow


September 2013

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow, with baptism of George & Hattie Slater
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 5th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
8pm: Quiet Evening Service, Langford

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

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 14th

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike
10am - 6pm: Sponsored Bike 'n Hike organised by Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust.

7.30pm: Biggleswade & District Choral Society Concert, Langford
Re-scheduled Spring Concert in memory of Val Heaps, featuring John Rutter's Requiem and Joseph Haydn's Little Organ Mass.
Tickets: £8 (tickets purchased for the original 23rd March concert remain valid or can be refunded)

7.30pm: Stotfold Salvation Army Band Concert, Henlow. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission free (donations invited)

Sun 15th
9.30am: Harvest Family Service, Langford (no communion), followed by Harvest Lunch (1pm) in the Church Hall. The open collection for A Sweeter Deal, the Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal, raised a total of 82.70: thank you to all who contributed.
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Cassie Blount

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Fri 20th
10.30am - 12 noon: Macmillan Coffee Morning, Langford (Church Hall)
Thank you to everyone who organised and supported this event, which raised a total of 263.80 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sat 21st
3pm: Wedding of Bradley Light & Bethany Blaik, Henlow

Sun 22nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Charlie & Lucy Flint, Henlow

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7pm: PCC, Henlow (in church)

Thu 26th
8pm, PCC, Langford (in church)

Sun 29th
9.15am: Benefice Service, Langford
No service at St Mary's this morning
2pm: Thanksgiving for the Birth of Cruz James, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Jacob Tekell, Henlow


August 2013

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 1st
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

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

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

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

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 16th
2.15pm: Funeral of Evelyn Gregory, Henlow

Sat 17th
Visit of members of the Pilgrim John Howland Society, Henlow

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

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 24th
2pm: Wedding of Mark Vero & Jamie-Lee Schug, Henlow

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

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford


St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome

July 2013 | Weekly Notices

Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 4th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Sat 6th
From 1pm onwards: Langford Family FeteLangford Family Fete and the St Andrew's Secondhand Book Sale continues in aid of St John's and Keech Hospices. More than 500 books priced at 50p or less: viewing recommended!

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
8pm: Charity Quiz Night at The Five Bells, Henlow, raising funds for St Mary's. Teams of up to eight people, 2 per team member: please enquire at The Five Bells for full details.

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 11th
10am: Funeral of Barbara Irene Auburn

Sat 13th
Benefice Pilgrimage to Peterborough Cathedral
» Travelling by train
» Cathedral Tour and lunch included (lunch cost 10.50 + VAT)
» Interested? Please see the Weekly Notices for full details and contact Shirley Morley at St Andrew's to book your place. Deadline: Sun 7th July.

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

Mon 15th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 16th
7.30pm: Organ Recital at Langford Methodist Church with Michael Webb (Organist at Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk).
Tickets: 3 (light refreshments included)
Please contact Ruby Thrussell or Jenny Broadbridge at Langford Methodist Church for further details and/or to book tickets.

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 20th
11am - 4pm: Book and Jigsaw Puzzle Sale, St Andrew's Church Hall (in aid of St John's Hospice and Keech Hospice).
2pm: Wedding of James Rodwell & Amy Rix, Langford

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

St Mary's RUFUS Lunch
12.30pm, Northill Village Hall
A very big thank you to all who helped with this in any way: beforehand; by coming to the lunch; afterwards; by donating raffle prizes; or in any other way which helped to make it a very enjoyable occasion. Special thanks to Issy Taylor for all her hard work. The final result was an excellent boost to St Mary's funds of 609.40.

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
2pm: Baptism of Benedict & Tabitha Long

Tue 30th
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)


June 2013

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service with Baptism of Lucas James Williams, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
1pm: St Andrew's Church Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow: Sign-up sheet at St Andrew's

Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

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

Sun 9th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Olivia & Chloe Rimmer, Henlow

Tue 11th
10am: Churchwardens Meeting

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 15th
Grand Draw tickets now on sale!
2pm - 4pm: Summer Fayre, Henlow
Bookstall, Cakes, Church Tower Tours, Refreshments, Tombolas and more!
Volunteers needed to help with stalls: please see the sign-up sheet at St Mary's. St Mary's Summer Fayre 2013: Craft Display, Church Tower Tours, Grand Draw, Refreshments, Games, Tombolas, Books, Cards, Jigsaw Puzzles and much, much more!

Sun 16th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.15pm: Friends of St Mary's Meeting, Henlow

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Sat 22nd
St Andrew's Summer Fete, Langford
Grand Draw tickets now on sale!

11am - 4pm
Art Exhibition: All work from local artists.
Book and Jigsaw Puzzle Sale: In aid of St John's Hospice and Keech Hospice.

2pm - 4pm
All the usual activities plus:
Organ Recital during the afternoon
Scarecrow Competition: Your opportunity to dress up — or to dress someone else up!
» Two categories: Dummy and Live
» Two Age Groups: Up to 15 and 16+
» Theme: Traditional male/female, 1914 - 1970
» Prizes for all entries up to 10 years and for the winners in each category/age group
» Entry fee: 50p up to 15; 1 for 16+
» To enter or for more info, please contact John Searle at St Andrew's
Also today: The Alban Pilgrimage, St Albans.
Discover more: facebook.com/albanpilgrimage

Sun 23rd
11am: Churches Together and Holy Communion, Langford — Joint Service with Henlow & Langford Methodists at St Andrew's followed by lunch at Langford Methodist Chapel (lunch sign-up sheets at both churches)
No service at St Mary's today
3pm - 5pm: Subject to availability of volunteers, both St Andrew's and St Mary's will be open for Open Church Sunday.

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.15pm: Deanery Synod, Henlow

Sat 29th
1pm: Wedding of Josh Thomas and Kayleigh Seldon, Langford

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


May 2013

Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 2nd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
9.45am: Standing Committee, St Mary's (at the Vicarage)

Fri 3rd
3pm: Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jim Broadbridge; Trinity Methodist Church, Biggleswade.

Sat 4th
2.30pm: Wedding of Mark Robson and Christina Kingsley, Henlow

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

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Thu 9th: Ascension Day
8pm: Ascension Day Eucharist, Henlow

Sun 12th - Sat 18th May
Christian Aid Week: Bite Back at Hunger
Christian Aid Week 2013: Bite Back at Hunger

Sunday 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion and launch of Christian Aid Week, Langford; joint service with Langford Methodists
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wine bottle and glass Sat 18th May
7.45pm for 8pm, Friends of St Andrew's Wine Tasting Evening, Langford.
Selected red and white wines from around the world will be available, with guidance from our resident expert, Ian Riches. Come along and join us for the ideal opportunity to discover the right wine for that next special event in your life, whether it be a wedding, birthday, anniversary, dinner party or even Christmas.
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.

Sunday 19th: Pentecost
(Whit Sunday)

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

Mon 20th
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sunday 26th: Trinity Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Today we offer an especially warm welcome to the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred, joining us for this morning's service at St Mary's, followed by a finger buffet lunch at the Parish Hall.
3pm: Baptism of Robynne Anne Reid, Henlow

April 2013

Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Sunday 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service with Baptism of Seren Wright, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 8th
10am: Funeral of Colin Kilby, Henlow

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sunday 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club followed by APCM, Henlow

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 20th
10am - 4pm: Book & Jigsaw Sale, Langford (Church Hall). Light refreshments also available. Fundraising event for St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger.

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

Mon 22nd
7.30pm: Christian Aid Committee, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 27th
7.20pm: Concord Singers Spring Concert, Henlow. Tickets, 7.00 from Issy Taylor, Peggy Handscombe or the Concord Singers; refreshments included. Please enquire at St Mary's for further details.

Sunday 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion followed by APCM, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow


March 2013

Lent Groups
Lent study groups continue in both villages this month. For full details, please see the Weekly Notices; sign-up sheets are available at both churches.

Fri 1st: St David
Women's World Day of Prayer:
» 2.15pm, Shefford Methodist Church, with Revd Anne Hindle (Priest-in-Charge, All Saints, Clifton)

Sat 2nd: St Chad
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow; please see sign-up sheet at St Mary's

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 4th
9.30am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 5th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 7th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
12 noon: Funeral of Peter Cumming, Langford

Fri 8th: St Felix

Sun 10th: Mothering Sunday
9.15am: Family Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 17th: St Patrick
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 20th: St Cuthbert
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow; please see sign-up sheet at St Mary's
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Thu 21st
8pm: PCC, Langford

Sat 23rd
9.30am: Church Spring Clean, Langford
1pm: Wedding of Roberto DiRubbio & Emily Worrell, Henlow

Postponed: new date to be advised
Biggleswade Choral Society Spring Concert, Langford — in memory of Val Heaps
» Tickets 8 (under 12s free)
» See BCS website for further details

Sun 24th: Palm Sunday: beginning of Holy Week
With Procession of Palms in both parishes
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.45am: Meet at Pump for Palm Sunday Procession, Henlow
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 25th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert for Holy Week, Henlow
» Please enquire at St Mary's for further details

Tue 26th
11am: Langford Lower School in Church, Langford
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Wed 27th
School Services, Henlow:
» 9.30am, Raynsford Lower School
» 11.15am: Henlow Academy Year 6
8pm: Compline, Langford

Thu 28th: Maundy Thursday
11am: Chrism Eucharist, St Albans Abbey Cathedral, with Blessing of the Oils
4.15pm: Funeral & burial of Judy Clarke, Henlow
8pm: Eucharist of the Last Supper, Henlow

Fri 29th: Good Friday
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
10am: All Age Activities, Langford
2pm: Meditation on the Cross, Henlow and Langford

Sat 30th: 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.
8pm: Service of Light, Langford

Sun 31st: Easter Day
With Renewal of Baptismal Vows
9.15am: Family Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow


February 2013

Lent Groups
Lent study groups are being held in both villages commencing Tuesday 19 February. For full details, please see the Weekly Notices; sign-up sheets are available at both churches.

Sun 3rd: Candlemas
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 7th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'... (also available in the Biggleswade Chronicle: Reverend Sue Groom's Thought for the Week: Trust in God in the good times and in the bad ones).

Sun 10th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
12.15am: Church Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow. Sign-up list at St Mary's; cost approx £13 per person.

Wed 13th: Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent)
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
8pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 14th: Ss Cyril & Methodius

Sat 16th
Joint PCC Morning, Langford (Church Hall)
Agenda including:
  • Reviewing Mission Action Plans
  • Living God's Love DVD
  • Stewardship

Sun 17th: First Sunday of Lent
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11.30am: Funeral of Margaret Pickles, Bedford Crematorium
12.30pm: Memorial Service for Margaret Pickles, Langford

Sat 23rd: St Polycarp

Sun 24th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of James Barton, Henlow

Mon 25th Feb - Sun 10th Mar
Fairtrade Fortnight
Traidcraft 'Big Brew' Event Packs available free of charge: Traidcraft Big Brew 2013

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Be Still and Know: Poster Preview

Thu 28th: Be Still and Know
Going deeper into God in Lent with Bishop Richard (Ampthill & Shefford Deanery)

2pm: Mini-Pilgrimage from Woburn
» Open to all in the Deanery
» Meet in Woburn Church
» Suitable outdoor footwear recommended
» Afternoon walk ends at approx 5pm; light refreshments will be available

7pm for 7.30pm: Lent Reflections & Compline, Henlow
» For local Ministry Teams, Churchwardens and PCC members


January 2013

Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 3rd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

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

Mon 7th
3pm: Standing Committee, Henlow
Rescheduled to Mon 14th, 11am

Tue 8th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 10th
11.30am: Funeral of Angus Howe, Bedford Crematorium
2pm: Memorial Service for Angus Howe, Langford

Sun 13th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.45am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 14th
9.45am: Churches Together meeting, Henlow
11am: Standing Committee, Henlow
2pm: Baptism Visitors Meeting POSTPONED, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 16th
No Morning Prayer at St Mary's today
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow, with Geoff Fletcher, Diocesan Stewardship Development Officer.

Fri 18th - Fri 25th
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013

Sun 20th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
No service at St Mary's today

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 27th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Mon 28th
7.30pm: Christian Aid Committee, Langford

Wed 30th
No Holy Communion today
8pm: PCC, Langford


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