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

2014 Service and Event Archives

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WELCOME to our 2014 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 2014

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.

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
10.30am: Oasis — Coffee, Mince Pies & Christmas Music, Langford Methodist Chapel
10.45am: Coffee Morning, St Mary's, Henlow

Thu 4th
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Service with Prayers for Healing, St Andrew's, Langford

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, St Mary's, Henlow, with Baptism of Alice Deal

Tue 9th

East Coast Main Line Level Crossing Closures Feasibility Study
A Public Exhibition by Network Rail
4pm - 8pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Langford
Leaflets with further information have been distributed to homes in the relevant areas: visit www.networkrail.co.uk/ECMLlevelcrossings for more details or to submit feedback.
An exhibition will also be held on Sat 13th Dec: see below.

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford

Thu 11th
2.30pm: Sisterhood Carol Service, Langford Methodist Chapel

Christmas Services Posters

Sat 13th

East Coast Main Line Level Crossing Closures Feasibility Study
A Public Exhibition by Network Rail
11am - 3pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Langford
Leaflets with further information have been distributed to homes in the relevant areas: visit www.networkrail.co.uk/ECMLlevelcrossings for more details or to submit feedback.

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
10.45am: Carol Service led by Sunday Club children, Langford Methodist Chapel
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, St Mary's, Henlow
11am: Café Style Nativity Service, Henlow Methodist Chapel
6pm: Carols with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies accompanied by Bedford Brass, St Andrew's, Langford

Mon 15th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert,
St Mary's, Henlow

The Henlow Singers present
The Joy of Christmas
An evening of music and readings
including carols for choir and audience
Organist: Judith Barker
Conductor: David Barker
Admission: 5
Refreshments available

All proceeds to East Anglian Children's Hospice
and St Mary's RUFUS fund

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow

Thu 18th
6.30pm: Village Carol Singing, Langford: raising funds for Action for Children; meet at Riverside Gardens.

Sat 20th
12 noon: Wedding of Alastair Macfarlane & Lucie Flint, St Mary's, Henlow

Sun 21st
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, St Andrew's, Langford (no communion)
10.45am: Carol Service, Langford Methodist Chapel
11am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
6pm: Carols by Candlelight, Henlow Methodist Chapel
6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, St Mary's, Henlow, with St Mary's Church Choir, Henlow Academy and Raynsford Academy: see poster below for details.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Poster Preview
Download Poster (pdf, 91kb)

Tue 23rd
2pm: Funeral and burial of Colin French, St Andrew's, Langford
7.30pm: Salvation Army Band Christmas Concert, Henlow Methodist Chapel

Christingle Wed 24th: Christmas Eve
4pm: Christingle, St Mary's, Henlow
6pm: Christingle, St Andrew's, Langford
» Christingle? What's that?
11.15pm: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
11.15pm: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
11.15pm: Carols & Communion, Langford Methodist Chapel

Thu 25th: Christmas Day
9.30am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
10am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
10.30am: Christmas Celebration, Henlow Methodist Chapel

Sun 28th
No service at St Andrew's this morning
9.30am: Breakfast & Carols, Langford Methodist Chapel
9.30am: Breakfast, St Mary's, Henlow
10.30am: Benefice Service with Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow


November 2014

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion), with Baptism of Pippa Dance; also with Open the Book presenting the story of Daniel in the Lions' Den.

3pm: All Souls, Langford
A Service of Prayers and Readings to remember loved ones who have died, with an opportunity to light candles and remember loved ones by name. Tea and cakes will be served afterwards.

Mon 3rd
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome 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'...
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 9th: Remembrance Sunday Poppy Wreath
No service at St Andrew's
9.30am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10am: Remembrance Service at the Methodist Chapel, Langford, followed by Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
10.45am: Remembrance Service, Henlow, starting at the War Memorial, continuing in Church afterwards.
No Sunday Club at St Mary's this morning but back as usual in December!

Tues 11th: Armistice Day
11am: National Two Minutes Silence
The Royal British Legion will be holding a brief remembrance ceremony at Henlow War Memorial: all are welcome to attend.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
— Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 16th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 17th
11am: Funeral and burial of Ivy Lamey, Langford

Tue 18th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 20th
12 noon: Funeral of Mandy Albon, Langford, followed by cremation at Harwood Park

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 30th: Advent Sunday
11am: Benefice Service, Langford, followed by Bring & Share Lunch in St Andrew's Church Hall
No service at St Mary's this morning
6pm: Readings and Carols for Advent, Henlow
St Mary's, Henlow: Advent Readings and Carols 2014 - Poster Preview
Download Poster (pdf, 143kb)

October 2014

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim's Return

The Pilgrim Course continues this month, studying The Commandments. Sessions are being held on Wednesday afternoons in Langford (started 17th Sept) and Monday evenings (started 22nd Sept) in Henlow. Both courses are now fully booked but please contact Canon Sue if you'd be interested in joining a future group.

Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 2nd
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sat 4th
10am: St Mary's being decorated for Harvest, Henlow: all help and contributions in the form of tinned good, packets and produce for use in the decoration warmly welcomed.

Walk for the Word
1pm - 3.30pm: Sponsored Walk, Henlow
Shefford & District Bible Society Action Group invites YOU to walk approximately 6 miles around Henlow (shorter routes available for the less able). Walkers' refreshments available from 3pm at St Mary's.

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion and Harvest Festival, Henlow, followed by Bring & Share Lunch: sign-up sheet at the back of St Mary's.

Mon 6th
Harvest goods from Henlow being taken to St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger: help needed to clear and load goods, please!

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 11th

St Andrew's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Langford (Church Hall)
Thanks to your generosity last year we can now complete the work needed on the organ. This year we are asking for help to inspect and repair the roof over the organ loft as highlighted in our 5 yearly inspection.
• Looking Back: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Vauxhall Male Voice Choir

The Friends of St Andrew's present... Find Vauxhall Male Voice Choir on facebook
The Vauxhall Male Voice Choir
7.30pm at St Andrew's Church, Langford
Tickets 8.00 including light refreshments, available from Jim Dickson or John Searle at St Andrew's.


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

Tue 14th
1.45pm: Funeral of Bill Davies, Bedford Crematorium

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 18th

St Mary's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Henlow
St Mary's will be open with tea and coffee available to visitors. There will be stalls (bling, books and more) and a raffle for a Christmas Cake, along with a display of the Church Registers.
Help needed, please: to distribute leaflets throughout the village in advance; and to serve tea and coffee to visitors on the day.
• Looking Back: 2013

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service with Baptism of Henry James Lawton, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 22nd
No Midweek Communion this week

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

Wed 29th
2pm: Baptism Team Meeting, Henlow


September 2014

Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 4th
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sat 6th
3pm: Wedding of Stephen Syme & Christine Moonie, Henlow

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
12 noon: Extraordinary PCC Meeting, Henlow

Mon 8th
9.45am: Churches Together Meeting, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Tues 9th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
1pm: Funeral of Doreen Howe, Langford

Sat 13th
9.30am: St Mary's and St Andrew's joint PCC meeting with Diocesan Children's Worker & Diocesan Youth Worker, Langford Church Hall.

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike Find Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike on facebook
10am - 6pm: Sponsored Bike 'n Hike organised by Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust. Both churches will be open to welcome cyclists & walkers during the day, with a 'Mini-Fete' at St Andrew's featuring a variety of stalls: home made cakes & produce; books; jigsaws; nearly new; and a raffle — raffle tickets now available from St Andrew's.

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

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim's Return

The Pilgrim Course returns this Autumn, studying The Commandments. Sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons in Langford (starting 17th Sept) and Monday evenings (starting 22nd Sept) in Henlow. Please contact Canon Sue for details or to book your place (limited to 10 per group).

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
1pm: Funeral of Jocelyn Hardware, Langford

Fri 19th

Find Macmillan Coffee Morning on facebook Macmillan Coffee Morning
9am - 12 noon: Church Hall, Langford
Coffee, tea and homemade cakes will be available, along with sale stalls for nearly new items including books and jigsaws plus the opportunity to enter the big raffle draw. By supporting this worthy cause you will be helping everyone facing cancer by the provision of essential help when and where it is needed. Accompanied children are welcome. Remember, a few minutes of your time will make a difference to someone's future. World's Biggest Coffee Morning: We are Macmillan. Cancer Support

Sat 20th

7.30pm: Stotfold Salvation Army Band Concert, Henlow
Admission free but donations welcome
Light refreshments will be served

Sun 21st
9.30am: Family Communion and Harvest Festival, Langford, followed by Harvest Lunch: see sign-up sheet at St Andrew's for details.
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Tue 23rd
8pm: PCC, Langford

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

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Tue 30th
2pm: Funeral of Maureen Barnes, Langford


August 2014

Diocese of St Albans Celebrate 100 Icon Fri 1st
Celebrate 100 Icon Relay moves to Henlow from Langford: see the St Andrew's news page for a brief report and pictures of the icon's arrival in Langford: AN ICONIC MOMENT: Celebrate 100 Icon Arrives in Langford.

Sat 2nd
11am: Wedding of Donna Jones & Darren Jones, Henlow
3.30pm: Wedding of Andrew Wilson & Roxanne Goodrum, Langford

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Mon 4th: Centenary of the Outbreak of WW1
Prayers of remembrance were held in both parishes (9.30am, Henlow; 10.30am, Langford), with both churches remaining open until 6pm for those wishing to spend time in quiet reflection and prayer. A selection of readings and prayers were available.

Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm: Baptism Team Meeting, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

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

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

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 16th
12.30pm: Wedding of Jonathan Wheeler & Alexandra Woodward, Henlow

Sun 17th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.30pm: Churches Together Barbecue: see sign-up sheets at either church for details.

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 24th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford Holy Baptism
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Madeline Katie Barker, Henlow

Mon 25th

Celebrate 100

Discover more with St Albans Diocese Celebrate 100 on facebook 10am - 5pm: Celebrate 100
Venue: Keysoe College Equestrian Centre
Join the party as the St Albans Diocese celebrates its centenary with a Festival Day of fun and praise!

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 30th

10am - 12.30pm: Flower Arranging Demonstration & Workshop, Henlow
Led by Alison Wenham, for anyone interested in helping with the church flowers. Experienced and not-so-experienced flower arrangers all welcome: please let one of the churchwardens know if you plan to attend. Cost: 8.00 per person. Participants should be able to take a small arrangement away afterwards.

Sun 31st
No service at St Andrew's today
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow
4pm: Wedding of William Griffiths & Samantha Woodford


July 2014

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

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

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

Mon 7th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Tue 8th
7.30pm: Confirmation Service, Langford, with the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

St Mary's Rufus Lunch
12.30pm, Northill Village Hall
Please contact Issy Taylor for details and tickets; offers of help and/or pudding contributions also welcome, please.

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 20th
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 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 27th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Brooke Louise Stansfield, Henlow

Thu July 31st - Fri Aug 1st:
Celebrate 100 Icon Relay
Diocese of St Albans Celebrate 100 Icon
Thank you to all who joined us as we played host to the Diocese of St Albans Celebrate 100 Icon, pictured here, over these two days. The icon commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Diocese and arrived at St Andrew's in time for Morning Prayer at 9am on Thursday, July 31st, then moved on to St Mary's for 9am on Friday, August 1st. Brief services were held in each parish to welcome the icon, thanking God for the life and witness of the Church in the Diocese and praying for one another as pilgrims and disciples seeking to live God's love in our local communities. Visit the St Andrew's news page for a brief report and pictures of the icon's arrival in Langford: AN ICONIC MOMENT: Celebrate 100 Icon Arrives in Langford

June 2014

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim is Back!

Following the success of the Pilgrim Course in January/February, we're running two more courses in May and June to help us find out more about the Christian faith:

  • A Turning Point? Wednesday evenings in Langford; and
  • Seen in a New Light? Tuesday evenings in Henlow, for those who have already attended A Turning Point?

» Find out more: Pilgrim is Back!

Sun 1st
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 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow, with the Revd Richard Winslade
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'...
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sat 7th

Cup of Coffee Langford Methodist Church
Coffee Morning and Gift Day
10am - 12 noon at Langford Chapel:
Please call in for a free tea, coffee, biscuit and a chat (bring a gift if you wish).
The aim this year is to raise funds to replace the curtains in the Chapel, which have become very faded over the years.
St Mary's Summer Fayre
2pm - 4pm: Come along and join us in Henlow for an afternoon of fun for all ages, including...
  • Books
  • Cards & Jewellery
  • Church Tower Tours
  • Games
  • Grand Draw (tickets now available!)
  • Home made cakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Plants & Produce
  • Refreshments
  • Tombola (Adults' and Children's)
  • and more!
St Mary's Summer Fayre Poster
» Looking Back: St Mary's Summer Fayre 2013
Come Holy Spirit

Sun 8th: Pentecost
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
6pm: Pentecost Songs of Praise, Henlow
Come along and join us for a Pentecost service with hymns
and readings chosen by members of the congregation
(sorry, the suggestion box is now closed).

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 14th
Diocesan Synod

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, Henlow

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

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

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 29th
No service at St Andrew's today
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow
» Joint Service with Henlow & Langford Methodists
» Followed by finger-buffet lunch, 12.30pm


May 2014

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim is Back!

Following the success of the Pilgrim Course in January/February, we're running two more courses this month and next to help us find out more about the Christian faith:

  • A Turning Point? Wednesday evenings in Langford; and
  • Seen in a New Light? Tuesday evenings in Henlow, for those who have already attended A Turning Point?

» Find out more: Pilgrim is Back!

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 1st
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
2pm: Funeral of Audrey Roberts, Langford
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

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

Christian Aid Week: 11 - 17 May 2014 9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
Joint service with Langford Methodists for the beginning of Christian Aid Week.
» Find out more: Christian Aid Week 2014 in Langford
10.15am: Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall

11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 12th
12.30pm: Funeral of Jill Saddington

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
8pm, PCC, Langford

Sun 18th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6.30pm: Deanery Evening Praise, All Saints Clifton.

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

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

Mon 26th
1pm: Wedding of Sophie Wenham & Samuel Leving, Henlow

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 29th: Ascension Day
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 31st
2pm: Wedding of Heather Brooks & Andrew Truett, Henlow


April 2014

Tue 1st
2.30pm: Funeral of Martin Murphy, Langford

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 with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 4th
11am: Raynsford Academy Easter Service, Henlow

Sun 6th
The main services in both parishes today will be led by the Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow, with the Revd Richard Winslade

Mon 7th
7.30pm: St Mary's Fete Planning Meeting, Henlow

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 12th
9.30am: Church Spring Clean, Langford
Please join in if you can: the more people there are, the easier it is! Please bring your own mops, buckets etc.

Sun 13th: Palm Sunday: beginning of Holy Week
With Procession of Palms in both parishes
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.45am: Meet at Pump (opposite The Five Bells) for Palm Sunday Procession, Henlow
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
6pm: Deanery Evensong with the Rt Revd Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, Maulden

Mon 14th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert for Holy Week, Henlow
» Please enquire at St Mary's for details

Tue 15th
10am: Churchwardens Meeting, Langford
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
8pm: Compline, Langford

Thu 17th: Maundy Thursday
11am: Chrism Eucharist, St Albans Abbey Cathedral, with Blessing of the Oils
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 18th: Good Friday

10am: All Age Activities, Langford
» Yes, it's for ALL ages, not just children! Followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Cross Buns — all welcome!

10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
2pm: Meditation on the Cross (Easter Vigil), Henlow and Langford

Sat 19th: 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, Henlow

The empty tomb: Christ is risen - Alleluia!

Sun 20th: Easter Day
With Renewal of Baptismal Vows
9.15am: Family Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow

NO Morning Prayer this week in either parish

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 27th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Harry Stanley Jones, Henlow

Mon 28th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow
7.30pm: Christian Aid Committee, Langford (Church Hall)

Tue 29th
11am: Standing Committee, Langford
8pm: Pilgrim Course, Henlow — Seen in a New Light?
» For details see Pilgrim is Back!

Wed 30th
1.30pm: Funeral of Jim Gregory, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow
8pm: Pilgrim Course, Langford — A Turning Point?
» For details see Pilgrim is Back!


March 2014

York Course poster preview: Build on the Rock Lent Groups 2014

This year's ecumenical Lent groups will be using Build on the Rock, a five-session course which looks at faith and doubt, and goes on to reflect on Jesus' teaching, death and resurrection and his continuing significance in our lives. The course uses a booklet (cost £4) with questions for discussion alongside an audio CD featuring Bishop Richard Chartres, Dr Paula Gooder, Revd Joel Edwards, Revd David Gamble and Dr David Hope.

Afternoon and evening sessions will be held in church members' homes, led by the Revds Sue Groom, Patsy Critchley and Dave Haseldine. Full details of where and when may be found on sign-up sheets available from Anglican and Methodist churches in both villages.

Sat 1st
9.30am: Benefice PCC Meeting for Mission Action Planning with the Bishop of Bedford, Henlow

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

Wed 5th: Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent) St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement Team, Henlow
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford

Praying Hands Thu 6th
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 7th
2.15pm: Women's World Day of Prayer, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Shefford

Sat 8th
4pm, Evensong with Installation of Revd Sue as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans

Sun 9th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.15am: Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
12.30pm: Benefice Bring & Share Lunch to celebrate Revd Sue's installation as an Honorary Canon, Langford (Church Hall). Sign-up sheets are available at both churches.

Biggles FM 104.8

Tue 11th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Celebratory Eucharist commemorating 20 years of Women's Ministry in the Priesthood: poster preview (pdf, 946kb)Thu 13th
7.30pm: Diocesan Celebrations for 20 years of Women's Ministry in the Priesthood, All Saints, Hertford.
Celebratory Eucharist with the Ven Christine Hardman (presiding) and Bishop Paul Bayes (preaching). All welcome but please let Revd Sue know if you plan to attend so that numbers can be passed on.

Sun 16th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.15 pm: APCM, Henlow: PCC nomination forms are available at St Mary's.

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Churchyard Committee, Henlow
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow (sign-up sheet at St Mary's)

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.30am: APCM, Langford: PCC nomination forms are available at St Andrew's.
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 28th
Happy Birthday, Sue!

Sat 29th
10am: Preparation of Mothering Sunday flowers, Henlow
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow (sign-up sheet at St Mary's)

Sun 30th: Mothering Sunday
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Communion, Langford
11am: Family Communion, Henlow


February 2014

The Pilgrim Course: A Turning Point? A Turning Point?*
Find out more about the Christian faith by joining a small group exploring The Pilgrim Course. A group for:
  • those who want the chance to think more about the Christian faith
  • those who have recently started to come to Church
  • those preparing for Confirmation
  • and those who have been Christians for many years and want to visit the roots of their faith again.

Where? Henlow (for details please see Weekly Notices).
When? 8pm, Mondays: Jan 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Feb 3rd & 10th 2014.

* Please note that the course is now fully subscribed. For more information and/or to register an interest in possible future sessions, please contact Revd Sue.

Sun 2nd: Candlemas
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

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

Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 6th
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 9th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 13th
9.30am, funeral of Judith Smith, Langford

Sun 16th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service with Baptism of Kayla, Max & Leigha Wilson, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.15pm: St Mary's Church Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow. Sign-up list and menu at St Mary's; cost £14 per person.

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
12.25pm: Short PCC Meeting to approve accounts, Henlow

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 28th
9.30am - 12 noon: Raynsford Academy Creative Prayer Morning


January 2014

The Pilgrim Course: A Turning Point? A Turning Point?*
Find out more about the Christian faith by joining a small group exploring The Pilgrim Course. A group for:
  • those who want the chance to think more about the Christian faith
  • those who have recently started to come to Church
  • those preparing for Confirmation
  • and those who have been Christians for many years and want to visit the roots of their faith again.

Where? Henlow (for details please see Weekly Notices).
When? 8pm, Mondays: Jan 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Feb 3rd & 10th 2014.

* Please note that the course is now fully subscribed. For more information and/or to register an interest in possible future sessions, please contact Revd Sue.


Wed 1st: New Year's Day
No Holy Communion or Coffee Morning in Henlow today. Coffee Mornings will resume in February (10.45am, Weds 5th). Thank you to everyone who has helped with and/or supported these, which raised a grand total of £796.99 for St Mary's Church funds in 2013.
Biggles FM 104.8

Thu 2nd
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 5th: Epiphany
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow
12.15pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 12th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.45am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Tues 14th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014: Is Christ Divided? Image credit: CTBI/John Ott (paper tear) Sat 18th - Sat 25th
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014
Is Christian disunity a scandal before God? Or is it something we have grown accustomed to, as though it were a creaky door that we never seem to get around to fixing? St Paul's words challenge us as we reflect upon this question...

Sun 19th
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
No service at St Mary's today

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 23rd
3pm: Funeral of Florence Emery, Henlow

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

Mon 27th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 28th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Wed 29th
2pm: Baptism Preparation Team, Henlow


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