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

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WELCOME to our Service and Event Archives, where you can look back at what we've been up to in recent months, 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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May 2017

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

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

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 13th
7pm: Quiz & Chips, Langford (Church Hall)
Tickets 10, teams of 6 or less: please see notice sheets or contact Sheila Vidler at St Andrew's for further details

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

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

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

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


April 2017

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.30am: APCM, Langford (Church Hall)
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm - 5pm: Wacky Wednesday Easter Party, Henlow Methodist Church

Thu 6th
4.30pm: Interment of Ashes of Jake Porter, Henlow Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Holy Week

Sun 9th: Palm Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Blessing and Procession of Palms from the Village Pump (weather permitting), Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Mon 10th
Henlow Singers, Henlow
Please enquire at St Mary's for details

Tues 11th
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
12 noon: Christian Aid Lunch, Langford Methodist Church
2pm: Funeral of Rhoda Brunt, Henlow
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Thu 13th: Maundy Thursday
8pm: Maundy Thursday Service, Henlow

Fri 14th: Good Friday
10am: All Age Stations of the Cross followed by Easter Egg hunt and hot cross buns, Langford
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
2pm: Reflections on the Cross
— with Revd Shaun, Henlow
— with Lay Leaders of Worship, Langford

Sat 15th
10am: Decorating Church for Easter, Henlow
8pm: Easter Eve Service of Light, Langford

Sun 16th: Easter Day
9.30am: Family Service, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Renewal of Baptismal Vows, Henlow

Mon 17th
1pm: Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral followed by service at 3pm: please see Revd Shaun for further details

Tue 18th
2pm: Funeral of Peter Lee, Henlow

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Fri 21st
2pm: Burial of Ashes of Ken Larman, Henlow

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

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm: Burial of Ashes of Shirley Cooper, Henlow
7.30pm: APCM, Henlow
Please come and enjoy hearing about the life of St Mary's whilst sipping a glass of wine...

Sun 30th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.30am: Benefice Service, Henlow, followed by lunch: please see notice sheets for details


March 2017

Lent Courses
This year's Lent Groups (Churches Together in Langford and Henlow) are based on the York Course Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways. Groups are meeting in Langford on Tuesday afternoons (starting 7 March) and Wednesday evenings (starting 8 March), and in Henlow on Wednesday afternoons (starting 8 March). Please see the notice sheets in either parish for further details.

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 1st: Ash Wednesday
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 2nd Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 3rd
Women's World Day of Prayer, St Michael's Shefford
Please see weekly notice sheet for details

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Mon 6th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers, Henlow

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 10th
2.30pm: Burial of Ashes of Richard Chandler

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Churchyard Committee, Henlow
Lent Lunch, Henlow
Please see weekly notice sheet for details

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
10am: Brass Cleaning, Henlow

Sat 25th
Lent Lunch, Henlow
Please see weekly notice sheet for details

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


February 2017

We are delighted to welcome the Revd Shaun Speller as our new Vicar. Shaun's induction took place on Thursday 26th January 2017 at St Mary's, Henlow, and he is now presiding at all services unless stated otherwise. We remain grateful to the various members of clergy and other volunteers who stood in before Shaun's appointment.

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

Thu 2nd Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Mon 6th
12.45pm: Funeral of John Seal

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 9th
7pm: Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda, Henlow
Free entry, all are welcome and all contributions towards their work are also welcome.

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
12.30pm: St Mary's Parish Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 26th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
6pm: Deanery Evensong, St Mary's Woburn


January 2017

Sun 1st: New Year's Day
11am: Holy Communion, Langford
Please note later start time
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 5th Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 8th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.45am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood

Mon 9th
10am, Church Cleaning, Henlow
All help welcome please for a special cleaning session to prepare for the Revd Shaun Speller's induction later this month!

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 15th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Canon Liz Hughes

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 22nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
No service at St Mary's today

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 26th

7.30pm: Installation of the Revd Shaun Speller as Vicar of Henlow and Langford
Venue: St Mary's, Henlow
Please see the weekly notice sheets or enquire at either church for further details

Sun 29th
Benefice Service, Langford: further details to be announced...
No service at St Mary's today


December 2016

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th
Crib Festival, St Mary's, Henlow

Keep the date free and look out your cribs! The festival is planned for the entire weekend, 10am - 4pm daily, finishing on Sunday with refreshments and drinks provided by the Henlow Events Committee, followed by the official switching on of the lights on the Christmas tree at the Village Pump: don't miss it!
» Looking Back: Crib Festival 2015
Crib Scene

Sun 4th
9am: Holy Communion, Langford
Please note earlier start time
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
4pm: Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carols at St Mary's, Henlow
5pm: Switching on the Christmas Lights at the Village Pump, Henlow

Mon 5th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

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

Sun 11th
No service at St Mary's today
11am: Holy Communion, Langford
Please note later start time
President: Revd Lynda Klimas
6pm: Carols & Mulled Wine, Langford

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 18th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Lynda Klimas
6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Henlow

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 22nd
10am: St Mary's being decorated for Christmas, Henlow

Christingle Sat 24th: Christmas Eve
4pm: Christingle, Henlow
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
6pm: Christingle & Crib Service, Langford
» Christingle? What's that?
11.15pm: Midnight Mass, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
No Midnight Mass at St Andrew's this year

Sun 25th: Christmas Day
No service at St Mary's today
9.15am: Christmas Day Service, Langford (Communion by Extension)

Wed 28th
No services in either church today

Thu 29th
2.30pm - 5pm: Community Christmas Social at the Methodist Chapel, Henlow


November 2016

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 3rd Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sat 5th
1.30pm: Wedding of Lorna Brian and Philip Hill, Henlow

Sun 6th
9am: Holy Communion, Langford
Please note earlier start!
11am: Operation Christmas Child Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
St Mary's is supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year: please bring your packed boxes today (or, if you prefer, make a donation for us to buy the contents).

Mon 7th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Wed 9th
Burial of Ashes of Bert Hobby, Henlow
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 13th: Remembrance Sunday Poppy Wreath
No service at St Andrew's today
9.30am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: The Ven Paul Hughes
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.
President: The Ven Paul Hughes

Tue 15th
3.30pm: Burial of Ashes of Edna Edmunds, Henlow

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 20th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Lynda Klimas
2.30pm: Wedding of WCharlotte Baltruschat and Michael Johnson, Henlow

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 27th: Advent Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
2pm: Memorial Service for Joan Curson, Henlow
6pm: Advent Lessons and Carols, Henlow


October 2016

Sat 1st
10am: St Mary's being decorated for Harvest Festival, Henlow
Time TBA: Bedford Brass, Langford: please enquire at St Andrew's for details.

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Harvest Festival, Henlow, followed by a Bring and Share lunch: please enquire at St Mary's for further details.

Mon 3rd
7.30pm: Henlow Singers, Henlow

Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11.30am: Four Churches Together Coffee Morning, Langford Methodist Chapel

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

Sat 8th: Gift Day, Langford
Please help us to give you a warmer welcome than ever at St Andrew's: this year we're raising funds for a new boiler. Please look out for leaflets with more information being distributed around the village soon.

Sun 9th
9.15am: Morning Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Lynda Klimas
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 16th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
6pm: Deanery Evensong, Henlow

Tue 18th
12 noon: Funeral of Jim Dickson, Langford

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
10.45am: Churchyard Committee Meeting, Henlow

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm - 6pm: Wacky Wednesday Light Party, Henlow Methodist Church

Sat 29th
7pm: Quiz & Chips Evening, Langford
Who? You and your friends!
Where? St Andrew's Church Hall
Tickets from Sheila Vidler at St Andrew's: see the poster below for full details (click to zoom in)
Quiz & Chips Evening: Poster preview

Sun 30th
No service at St Andrew's this morning
10.30am: Benefice Service, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
3pm: All Souls Service, Langford


September 2016

Thu 1st Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 4th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Tue 6th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Sat 10th

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike Find Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike on facebook
Sponsored Bike 'n Hike organised by Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust. Both churches are expected be open to welcome cyclists & walkers during the day.

Sun 11th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Christopher Strong
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Mon 12th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers, Henlow
Please enquire at St Mary's for further details

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Fri 16th
1.30pm: Funeral of Michael Jordan, Henlow

Sat 17th
Gift Day and Teddy Bear Parachuting, Henlow: bring your teddy bears and join in the fun! How far from St Mary's Church Tower can your teddy bear fly?
More details on our facebook page!

Sun 18th
9.30am: Harvest Festival, Langford, followed by Harvest Lunch in the Church Hall. Please see sign-up sheet in church for details.
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Mon 19th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 22nd
12.45pm: Funeral of Bert Hobby, Henlow

Fri 23rd
11.45am: Funeral of George Allen, Langford

Sun 25th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
President: Revd Roger Wood
3pm: Baptism of Elliott Douglas Smith, Henlow

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford


August 2016

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

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

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Tue 9th
Wedding of Philip Down and Jane Griffiths

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

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

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

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


July 2016

Sat 2nd
12 noon - 5pm: RAF Henlow Family Fun Day
2pm: Wedding of Joe West and Nicole Williams

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 7th Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 10th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Roger Wood
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sun 17th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
1pm: St Mary's Rufus Lunch, Northill Village Hall: please see Weekly Notices for further details

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sun 24th
9.15am: Benefice Communion, Langford
President: Revd Roger Wood
No morning service at St Mary's today
3pm: Baptism of Rema Percival Graham, Henlow

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sat 30th
1pm: Wedding of Rebecca Lee and Edward McGregor, Henlow

Sun 31st
Churches Together Service, Henlow Methodist Chapel
An opportunity to say farewell to the Revd Dave Haseldine, followed by lunch
No services at St Andrew's or St Mary's today


June 2016

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 2nd
11am: Funeral of Victor Robson, Henlow Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship

Mon 6th
2pm: Funeral of Anne Bradley, Henlow

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: To be announced
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Special Service to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday
President: Revd Caren Topley
12 noon - 6pm: Village Fun Day at the Pygtles, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sat 18th: St Andrew's Church Fete
2pm onwards, with all the usual attractions including tombola, cakes, secondhand books and raffle.

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Patsy Critchley

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sat 25th: St Mary's Summer Mini-Fayre

» Looking back: St Mary's Summer Fayre 2015

Sun 26th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Roger Wood
St Mary's will remain open until 4pm for Open Church Sunday

Mon 27th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 28th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 29th
10am: Spring Cleaning at St Mary's, Henlow
All help welcome: please bring dusters, polish etc. if you can!

Praying Hands Thu 30th
9am - 5pm: Interviews with prospective priests, Church Hall, Langford. Please pray for the candidates and the interviewers, for wisdom to make the right decisions.

May 2016 | Weekly Notices

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship

Wed 3rd
5.30pm: The Ven Sue Groom to be appointed Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 5th
11am: Funeral of Ken Charles, Henlow Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 8th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Morning services in both parishes led by the Revd Linda Washington
2.30pm: Service of Thanksgiving for the birth of a child — Jasper Raine Mills
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Mon 9th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sat 14th

Quiz & Chips
Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper, Langford
St Andrew's is holding another Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper tonight! Teams of up to 8 or come along and we will put a team together. Tickets 8 from Sheila: please ask at church.

Sun 15th: Pentecost
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Tue 17th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sun 22nd: Trinity Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Roger Wood

Tue 24th

12 noon - 1.30pm: Christian Aid Lunch
The ladies of Langford Methodist Church will be serving lunch in St Andrew's Church Hall today, with home-made soup, rolls and fruit. No charge is being made but donations for Christian Aid would be appreciated.
Christian Aid logo

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Huw Davies

Thu 26th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Sun 29th
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow, followed by Bring & Share Lunch
No service at St Andrew's today


April 2016

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 6th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 7th Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 10th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.30am: APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford

Mon 11th
10am: Funeral of Ingrid Turner, Langford

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
2pm: Bereavement and Baptism Team meeting, Henlow

Sat 16th

Annual Church Clean, Langford Spring Cleaning (image source: cliparts.co)
St Andrew's annual spring clean of the church takes place today, starting at 9.30am. Please bring your own equipment, mops, buckets, dusters etc. All help is gratefully received, the more people we have the quicker the job is finished. Thank you!

Sun 17th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
12.15pm: APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
1.15pm: Funeral of Alan Dorricott, Henlow (followed by private cremation)

Sun 24th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Roger Wood

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Musical notes Sat 30th Apr - Sun 1st May:
Music festival at St Mary's

See posters and keep an eye on the Weekly Notices for more details...
St Mary's Music Festival: poster preview

March 2016

Lent Groups
As usual we are holding ecumenical Lent groups in church members' homes, taking place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Further details may be found on sign-up sheets available from Anglican and Methodist churches in both villages.

Tue 1st
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Richard Winslade
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 3rd Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 4th
2.15pm: Women's World Day of Prayer Service, Shefford Methodist Church

Sun 6th: Mothering Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service with Baptism of Elliot James Anthony Wheeler, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Roger Wood

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Richard Winslade

Thu 10th
12.30pm: Lent lunch, Henlow

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Christopher Strong
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Caren Topley
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Mon 14th
7.30pm: Meeting of Churchwardens and PCCs with Bishop and Archdeacon, Langford (Church Hall)

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Richard Winslade
10.45am: Meeting of Churchyard Committee, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford

Holy Week

Sun 20th: Palm Sunday
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
11am: Holy Communion with Procession of Palms, Henlow
President: Revd Caren Topley

Tue 22nd
8pm: Compline, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Richard Winslade
8pm: Compline, Langford
Led by James Burgess

Thu 24th: Maundy Thursday
8pm: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Roger Wood

Fri 25th: Good Friday
10am: Children's Activities, Langford
Led by Sarah Riches
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
Led by James Burgess
2pm: Good Friday Reflections, Langford and Henlow
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship in both parishes

Sat 26th: Holy Saturday
10am: St Mary's being decorated for Easter: all help welcome and/or donations towards the cost of flowers gratefully accepted.
8pm: Service of Light & Readings, Henlow

Sun 27th: Easter Day
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Patsy Critchley, with renewal of baptismal vows


February 2016

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

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

Henlow Village Drama Group presents Sleeping Beauty: Poster preview

Henlow Village Drama Group presents

Sleeping Beauty

at Henlow Parish Hall

Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4th - 6th Feb

Please see posters for further details; tickets from Sue Moore

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Patsy Critchley
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)
Led by the Sunday Club and Jumping Dolphins

Mon 8th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Tue 9th
10.45am: Service of thanksgiving for the life of John Searle, Langford
Led by the Revd Patsy Critchley

Lent Groups
As usual we will be holding ecumenical Lent groups in church members' homes, taking place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Further details may be found on sign-up sheets available from Anglican and Methodist churches in both villages.

Wed 10th: Ash Wednesday
10am: Holy Communion with Ashing, Langford
President: Revd Julie Cox
8pm: Holy Communion with Ashing, Henlow
President: Revd Patsy Critchley

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Revd Christopher Strong

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Sun 21st
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Led by Lay Leaders of Worship
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
President: Revd Paul Lanham
12.30pm: St Mary's Parish Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow
More details on the sign-up sheets at St Mary's
6pm: Evensong, Henlow
Led by James Burgess

Mon 22nd
7pm: Licensing of Canon Sue as Archdeacon of Wilts, St John's, Devizes

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
President: Revd Richard Winslade

Sat 27th
12.30pm: Lent lunch, Henlow

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
Services in both parishes led by the Ven Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford

Mon 29th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert, Henlow


January 2016

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow, with Baptism of Benjamin Logan Courtman Brown

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

Thu 7th
8.15am: Sue's final 'Thought for the Day' on Biggles FM 104.8
Biggles FM 104.8

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

Sun 10th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.45am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 17th
Canon Sue's last Sunday at St Mary's
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Tue 19th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
2pm: Bereavement & Baptism Team Meeting, Langford (Church Hall)

Sun 24th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow
No service at St Mary's today

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 28th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Sun 31st: Candlemas
Canon Sue's last Sunday
10.30am: Benefice Service, Langford — please join us as we bid farewell to Canon Sue and her husband, Phil, as they prepare to move to Devizes for Sue to take on her new role as Archdeacon of Wilts » DDO to be New Archdeacon for Wilts. The service will be followed by a Bring & Share Lunch in the School Hall: sign-up lists are available at both churches.

DDO to be New Archdeacon for Wilts

December 2015

Live the Challenge Advent 2015: Season of Promise Live the Challenge: Advent 2015
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Peace, Hope, Joy: Advent and Christmas Services Flyer Flyers with details of all Anglican and Methodist Advent & Christmas Services are being distributed in both villages: please ask at any of the churches if you don't receive one and we'll try to find a copy for you! We invite you to celebrate the birth of Christ with us at any of these services: please do join us if you can.
Embrace the Middle East Flyer design by Embrace the Middle East, tackling poverty and injustice in the Middle East.
 

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 2nd
10am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
10.30am: Oasis Coffee Morning with Mince Pies & Christmas Music, Methodist Chapel, Langford
10.45am: Coffee Morning, St Mary's, Henlow

Thu 3rd
8.15am: Sue's 'Thought for the Day' on Biggles FM 104.8
Biggles FM 104.8

Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, St Andrew's, Langford
Crib Scene Sat 5th - Sun 6th: Crib Festival, St Mary's, Henlow
Keep the date free and look out your cribs! The festival is planned for the entire weekend, 10am - 4pm daily, finishing on Sunday with refreshments and drinks provided by the Henlow Events Committee, followed by the official switching on of the lights on the Christmas tree by the Village Pump: don't miss it!
» Report with photos

Sun 6th
9.15am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, St Mary's, Henlow

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford

Thu 10th
2.30pm, Sisterhood Carol Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford

Fri 11th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Concert, St Mary's, Henlow
Poster preview: The Joy of Christmas: Henlow Singers Concert at St Mary's Henlow, 7.30pm, Fri 11th Dec 2015.

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, St Mary's, Henlow
6pm: Carols with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies accompanied by Bedford Brass, St Andrew's, Langford

Tue 15th
1pm: Funeral of Doreen Lily Robson, Henlow

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow

Thu 17th
2pm: Funeral of Margaret Walker, Langford

Sun 20th
9.30am: Family Service, St Andrew's, Langford (no communion)
10.45am: Carol Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Henlow
6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, St Mary's, Henlow

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with St Mary's Church Choir and Raynsford Academy Choir

Mon 21st
10am: Preparing Christingles, St Mary's, Henlow - all help welcome!

Tue 22nd
10am: Decorating the church, St Mary's, Henlow - all help welcome!
7.30pm: Salvation Army Band Christmas Concert, Methodist Chapel, Henlow

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford
11.30am: Funeral of Jane Hall, Langford
2pm: Funeral of June Winifred Grinstead, Langford

Christingle Thu 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: Carols & Communion, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11.15pm: Holy Communion, St Andrew's, Langford

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

Sun 27th
9.30am: Breakfast & Carols, Methodist Chapel, Langford
9.30am: Breakfast, St Mary's, Henlow
10.30am: Carols & Communion Benefice Service, St Mary's, Henlow
No morning service at St Andrew's today
2pm: Wedding of Robert Guinan & Catherine Ardrey, St Andrew's, Langford

Mon 28th Dec - Fri 1st Jan
Morning Prayer will not be held in either church this week

Tue 29th
Funeral of Alastair Graham Waters


November 2015

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow
Remember to bring your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

Candle 3pm: All Souls, Henlow
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.

Tue 3rd
10am, Standing Committee, Langford

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow, Henlow

Thu 5th
8.15am: Sue's 'Thought for the Day' on Biggles FM 104.8
Biggles FM 104.8
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 6th
7pm: Royal British Legion rehearsal for Remembrance Sunday, Henlow

Sun 8th: Remembrance Sunday Poppy Wreath
No service at St Andrew's today
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.

Mon 9th
9.45am, Standing Committee, Henlow

Wed 11th: Armistice Day
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Service at the War Memorial, Henlow, followed by prayers and lunch at Henlow Methodist Chapel

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

2pm: Funeral of Ruby Holton, Henlow

Sun 15th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford, with Baptisms of Alex Swift and Olivia & Naomi Evans
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6.30pm: Deanery Evensong, Ampthill, with the Archdeacon of St Albans

Mon 16th
7.30pm, Henlow Singers, Henlow
(Please see Weekly Notices for more info)

Tue 17th
8pm: PCC, Langford (Church Hall)

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

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

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 29th: Advent Sunday
10.30am: Benefice Service, Langford, followed by finger buffet lunch
No morning service at St Mary's today
6pm: Advent Carols, Henlow


October 2015

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim: The Eucharist

The next stage of the Pilgrim Course studying the Eucharist continues this month, running on Monday evenings (5th, 12th & 19th Oct) and Tuesday afternoons (6th, 13th & 20th Oct). It's too late to sign up for this stage now but please contact Canon Sue for more information or if you would like to take part in future.

Thu 1st
8.15am: Sue's 'Thought for the Day' on Biggles FM 104.8
Biggles FM 104.8
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sat 3rd
10am - 4pm: Church open for Harvest decoration, Henlow

Sun 4th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Harvest Family Service, Henlow, followed by Bring & Share lunch
Harvest gifts will be donated to St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 7th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow, Henlow

Sat 10th

St Andrew's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Langford
The Church and the Church Hall will both be open, with tea and coffee available along with a sale of St Andrew's souvenirs, home produce, cakes and books. This year we are raising funds for a major refurbishment project which includes relocating the font and installing kitchen and toilet facilities: please look out for flyers and gift day envelopes which are being distributed to every home in the village.
• Looking Back: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

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

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 17th

St Mary's Gift Day
10am - 3pm: Gift Day, Henlow
St Mary's will be open with tea and coffee available along with various stalls and displays giving information about the church. This year we are raising funds to upgrade the church lighting with energy efficient LEDs: please look out for flyers and gift day envelopes which are being distributed to every home in the village.
• Looking Back: 2013 | 2011


2pm: Wedding of Andrew Pettiford & Lisa Ronchetti, Langford

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

Mon 19th
11.30am: Funeral and burial of Keith Wetherill, Henlow

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
11am: Churchyard Committee, Henlow

Sun 25th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Chloe Elizabeth Addington, Henlow

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Henlow and Langford Methodist Churches present...
2pm - 6pm: Messy Monsters Part 3
» What? Fun activities, games, crafts and music
» Where? Langford Methodist Church
» Who for? Children in Years 1 - 6
» What else? It's free but advanced booking is essential: booking forms are available from all Henlow and Langford Churches. All the family are welcome for food and fun from 5.15pm!

Sat 31st

Choir 7.30pm: Stotfold Salvation Army Band Concert, Henlow
Admission free but donations welcome, proceeds to be split between St Mary's and the Salvation Army.
Light refreshments will be served.

September 2015

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim: The Eucharist

The next stage of the Pilgrim Course studying the Eucharist begins this month, running on Monday evenings (7th, 14th & 28th Sept, 5th, 12th & 19th Oct) and Tuesday afternoons (8th, 22nd and 29th Sept, 6th, 13th & 20th Oct). Please contact Canon Sue for more information or if you would like to take part.

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

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

Sun 6th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford, followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow

Tue 8th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 9th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 12th

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike Find Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike 'n Hike on facebook
Sponsored Bike 'n Hike organised by Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust. Both churches will be open to welcome cyclists & walkers during the day:
St Mary's, Henlow: 10am - 4pm
St Andrew's, Langford: 10am - 6pm

Sun 13th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Mon 14th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow

Wed 16th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Fri 18th

Find Macmillan Coffee Morning on facebook Macmillan Coffee Morning
9.30am - 12 noon: Church Hall, Langford
Coffee, tea and homemade cakes will be available, along with a Bring & Buy Stall and raffle. All welcome: please come along to show your support for Macmillan and the people they help.


Update, Mon 21st: LET THEM EAT CAKE!
Langford Coffee Morning raises 550 for Macmillan Cancer Support

World's Biggest Coffee Morning: We are Macmillan. Cancer Support

Sun 20th
9.30am: Harvest Family Service, Langford (no communion)
Harvest gifts will be donated to the Prebend Day Centre, Bedford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Mon 21st
8pm: PCC, Langford

Wed 23rd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 26th
1pm: Wedding of Darren Evans & Lorna Sadler, Langford
7pm: Quiz and Chips, Langford

The Friends of St Andrew's present...
Quiz and Chips
Who? You and your friends! Teams of 6, but come along and we can put you in a team.
When? 7pm, Sat 26th Sept 2015.
Where? St Andrew's Church Hall, Langford.
How Much? 10 per person, including fish and chip supper (advance booking essential as we need to book the fish & chips; max 60 places). Tickets from Phil Groom.
What else? Bring your own drinks and some cash for the raffle!
What's it for? For fun, of course! All proceeds to St Andrew's church funds.

Sun 27th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Emily Charlotte Braybrook, Henlow

Mon 28th
9.45am, Churches Together Committee, Henlow
7.30pm: Henlow Singers, Henlow

Wed 30th
2.30pm: Funeral and burial of Joanne Humphreys, Langford


August 2015

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

Tue 4th
12 noon: Funeral of Molly Grimshaw, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow, Henlow

Thu 6th
8.15am: Tune in to Biggles FM 104.8 for Sue's 'Thought for the Day'...
Biggles FM 104.8
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

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

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 15th
2pm: Wedding of Simeon Hayes & Ellen Cusworth, Henlow

Sun 16th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion), followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

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

Mon 24th
2pm: Funeral and burial of Angela Maria Ransom, Henlow

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 30th
10.30am: Four Churches Together Service: joint service with St Mary's and the Henlow & Langford Methodists at St Andrew's, Langford, followed by Bring & Share lunch.


July 2015

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

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

Sun 5th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service with Baptism of Thomas Peter and Lucy Beth Sykes, Henlow

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 9th
1.30pm: Funeral and burial of Kathleen June Cook, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford

Sat 11th

Shefford and District Bible Society Action Group invite you to their
Strawberry Tea
3.30pm for 4pm at New Wellbury Farmhouse, Hitchin: full details on the flyer below. Flyer preview: Shefford and District Bible Society Action Group invite you to their Strawberry Tea...
Download the flyer (pdf, 471kb)

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow (no Sunday Club today: all helpers at the Henlow Family Fun Day)
3pm: Baptism of Emilie Elizabeth Bailey, Langford

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sat 18th
The concert with Stotfold Christian Choir originally planned for this evening has been postponed: new date to be confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion), with Baptism of William James Adams and Leonidas Charlie Barker
10.30am: Breakfast in the Church Hall, Langford (5 per person). Normal refreshments will also be served.
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
12.30pm: Funeral of John Wright, Henlow

Sun 26th
9.15am: Benefice Eucharist, Langford
No service at St Mary's this morning
3pm: Baptism of Marley & Blayke Tubbs, Henlow


June 2015

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, Henlow

Thu 4th Biggles FM 104.8
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 6th
9.30am: Working Party setting up for Summer Fayre, Henlow

St Mary's Summer Fayre, Henlow
2pm - 4pm, in and around the church, with all the usual stalls and attractions...
St Mary's Summer Fayre 2015: flyer preview
» Download the Summer Fayre Flyer (pdf, 136kb)
» Looking Back: 2014 | 2013

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 13th

St Andrew's Summer Fete, Langford
2pm - 4pm, in and around the church
» Quilts & Flowers Exhibition opens at 11am
» Grand Draw tickets now available

All the other usual attractions as well, including refreshments in the Church Hall...

St Andrew's Summer Fete, Langford: poster preview

» Download the Summer Fete Poster (pdf, 21kb)
» Looking Back: 2013 | 2011

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Joshua Carl Jakes, Langford

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 21st
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
12.30pm for 1pm start: St Mary's Rufus Lunch, Northill Village Hall
Tickets 13.50: please see weekly notices for further details.
2pm - 4pm: Church Open for Open Church Sunday, Henlow

Tue 23rd
Churchwardens meeting, Langford

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Tilly Elizabeth Clare, Henlow

It's Super Sunday at St Mary's!
You're invited to a celebration of music at St Mary's:
4pm: Picnic on the lawn, weather permitting!
5.30pm: Jumping Dolphins Concert in Church — audience participation essential!
6pm: Evensong in Church
Musical score

Mon 29th
9.45am: Standing Committee, Henlow
4pm: Funeral of Charlie Blanch, Henlow


May 2015

Sat 2nd

Go over the edge to end poverty! Go over the edge to end poverty!

It may be too late to register for the abseil but you can still sponsor someone else or go along to cheer the abseilers on and help with the fundraising...

Sun 3rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service with Baptism of Olivia Mae Kelly, Henlow

Tue 5th
1.30pm: Funeral and burial of Dawn Lobarto, Langford

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


Thu 7th

All Day: St Andrew's Church Hall in use as Polling Station for the General and Local Elections, Langford

Biggles FM 104.8 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: Start of Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week: 10 - 16 May 2015 9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford — a joint service with Langford Methodists for the beginning of Christian Aid Week 2015.

Please note that there will be no house-to-house collection in Langford this year. Instead, we are inviting all who would like to give to take a collection box and fill it at home - please see our Christian Aid page for details: Small Change, Big Difference.
» Looking Back: Christian Aid Week 2014

11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Tue 12th
12 noon - 2pm: Christian Aid Lunch, Church Hall, Langford

Wed 13th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Funeral of Rex Bilcock, Henlow

Thu 14th: Ascension Day
8pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Fri 15th
2pm: Wedding of Andrew Jewell & Lindsay McHugh, Henlow

Sat 16th
12 noon: Wedding of Daniel Forrester & Jade Mitchell, Henlow

The Friends of St Andrew's, Langford
invite you to an evening with
Bedford Brass
Tickets: 8.00 (light refreshments included)
7.30pm: St Andrew's Church, Langford
The Friends of St Andrew's Church, Langford, invite you to an evening with Bedford Brass...

» News Report

Sun 17th
9.30am: Family Service with Baptism of Rupert Anthony Brian, Langford (no communion)
10.30am: Breakfast is served! In the Church Hall, Langford. Cost: 5.00 (all proceeds towards church refurbishment works)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 18th
4.30pm: Funeral of Wallace (Wally) Clarke, Henlow
7.30pm: Planning meeting for St Mary's Summer Fayre, Henlow
Grand Draw Tickets now available from Alan Painter at St Mary's

Wed 20th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 24th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Autumn Clara Hufton, Henlow

Wed 27th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 28th
8pm: PCC, Langford

Sun 31st
No service at St Andrew's today
11am: Benefice Service, Henlow
Patsy's last Sunday: please come along to say thank you and farewell!


April 2015

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 1st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow (with hot cross buns to mark Holy Week).
8pm: Compline, Langford

Thu 2nd: Maundy Thursday
11am: Chrism Eucharist, St Albans Abbey Cathedral, with Blessing of the Oils
8pm: Holy Communion, Henlow

Fri 3rd: Good Friday
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
10am: Family Activities, Langford
2pm: Meditation on the Cross (Easter Vigil), Henlow and Langford

Sat 4th: 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: Holy Communion, Langford

The empty tomb: Christ is risen - Alleluia!

Sun 5th: Easter Day
With Renewal of Baptismal Vows
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Mon 6th - Fri 10th
NO Morning Prayer this week in either parish

Wed 8th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
1.30pm: Funeral and burial of Edwin Roberts, Langford

Sun 12th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Zac Josh Ledley Thomas, Langford

Tue 14th

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim: The Creeds

The Pilgrim Course continues this month, studying the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds and exploring the core of Christian belief in greater depth. Sessions are being held in Henlow on Tuesday evenings (starting 14 April) and Wednesday afternoons (starting 15 April). Please contact Canon Sue if you would like to attend.

Wed 15th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Thu 16th
10am: Funeral of Maurice William Hurn, Henlow (followed by cremation at Bedford)

Sat 18th
9.30am: Church Spring Cleaning, Langford
All help welcome! Please bring your own cleaning materials and equipment.

Sun 19th
9.30am: Family Service with Baptism of Harrison Keirin Ashley, Langford (no communion)
10.30am: APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), Langford (Church Hall)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Wed 22nd
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 26th: Rogationtide
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow
12.15pm: APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), Henlow
3pm: Baptism of Kennedy Elizabeth Reid, Henlow

Walk and Talk with Bishop Richard
Spend this Sunday afternoon exploring our Deanery with Bishop Richard of Bedford followed at 5pm by free refreshments at Ampthill Chapter House and at 6pm with a talk by the Bishop: Cobwebs, Burnt-out Cars and Tigers: The Bishop of Bedford tells his story. Flyers with further details are available at both churches.


March 2015

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service with Baptism of Aria Mae Wright, Henlow
7.30pm: Aylwin String Quartet Concert, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow, invite you to
an evening of music with

The Aylwin String Quartet
Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra The Aylwin String Quartet
7.30pm, Sunday 1st March
Tickets 10, including a glass of wine

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 5th
Praying Hands 8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Fri 6th
2.15pm: Women's World Day of Prayer Service, Henlow

Sat 7th

Crafts for All Ages
10am - 12 noon, St Mary's, Henlow
Welcome to the second of our monthly all-age craft sessions at St Mary's! This morning we'll be making Mother's Day cards — personalised for your Mum and much more fun than shop-bought cards! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Happy Mother's Day - image courtesy of Webweaver's Free Clipart

Sun 8th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
6pm: Deanery Evensong at St James the Great Church, Silsoe

Mon 9th
7.30pm: Planning meeting for St Mary's Church Fete (Saturday 6th June), Henlow

Tues 10th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford
12.15pm: Funeral of Sarah Scott, Henlow

Wed 11th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.45am: Churchyard Committee, Langford

Wed 11th and Thu 12th

Anne Frank Exhibition: Take a Stand
6pm - 7pm, Wed 11th and Thu 12th March
Henlow Church of England Academy
Drawing on the life and diary of Anne Frank to empower young people to challenge prejudice and discrimination, and promote responsibility and respect for others, this exhibition also showcases other inspirational people such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Gandhi who have all shown moral courage against injustice and prejudice.
» Please enquire at the Academy for further details
» The Anne Frank Trust UK

Sat 14th
9.30am: Diocesan Synod, All Saints Academy, Dunstable

Sun 15th: Mothering Sunday
St Andrew's, Langford: You're invited to our Family Service this Sunday...
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Family Communion, Henlow

Tue 17th
10am: Churchwardens Meeting, Henlow
12 noon: Funeral and burial of Olga McNicol, Langford

Wed 18th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Churchyard Committee Meeting, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford

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

Tue 24th
12.15pm: Funeral of Maria Dorn, Henlow

Wed 25th: The Annunciation
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow
Cost: 5.00; sign-up sheet at St Mary's

Sat 28th
1pm: Wedding of Matthew Willis & Kirsty Parker, Langford

Sun 29th: Palm Sunday (Start of Holy Week)
With Procession of Palms before the service in both parishes
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford (procession from the Church Hall)
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow (procession from the Pump)

Mon 30th
7.30pm: Henlow Singers Holy Week Concert, Henlow
Tickets: 5.00

Tue 31st
3pm: Burial of Gerald Seward, Langford
8pm: Compline, Henlow


February 2015

Sun 1st
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service with Baptism of Lukas, Elliot & Owen Knight, Henlow

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 4th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
7.30pm: PCC, 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

Praying Hands Leading the Intercessions
9am - 1pm, St Andrew's, Langford
Whether you have been leading the prayers of intercession for some time, or would like to think about it, this course offers an opportunity to share ideas and resources and to learn more about this ministry. Please speak to Canon Sue for more information or if you would like to attend.
Stained Glass Window depicting St Cecilia Crafts for All Ages
10am - 12 noon, St Mary's, Henlow
Welcome to the first of our monthly all-age craft sessions at St Mary's! This morning we'll be making stained glass windows — but don't worry, there's no hot metal or glass involved so come along and join in the fun! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sun 8th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
12.30pm: St Mary's Church Lunch at The Five Bells, Henlow. Sign-up list and menu at St Mary's.

Wed 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, Henlow

Mon 16th
8pm, Christian Aid Committee, Langford

Wed 18th: Ash Wednesday
10am: Holy Communion with Ashing, Henlow
8pm: Holy Communion with Ashing, Langford

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

Mon 23rd

FairTrade Fortnight
FairTrade Fortnight this year runs from Mon 23rd Feb to Sun 8th Mar and celebrates 20 years of FairTrade Fortnights. It's an ideal opportunity to commit — or recommit — yourself to fairtrade shopping whenever possible, to help create a fairer world for everyone. Discover more at fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight

Tue 24th

CWR Lent Study Guide 2015: Approaching Jesus Lent Groups
Churches Together in Langford and Henlow will again be holding Lent Groups on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons & evenings, commencing today. This year the groups will be using the CWR Cover to Cover Lent Study Guide, Approaching Jesus. Further details and booking forms are available from both churches.

Wed 25th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 28th
12.30pm: Lent Lunch, Henlow
Cost: 5.00; sign-up sheet at St Mary's


January 2015

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim 2015

The Pilgrim Course continues this month, studying The Beatitudes and exploring the Christian vision for the world. Sessions are being held in Henlow on Monday evenings (starting 5th Jan) and Wednesday afternoons (starting 7th Jan). This course is now fully booked but if you would like to take part in future courses, please contact Canon Sue.

Sun 4th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, 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
No service at St Andrew's today
10.45am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Langford
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow
3pm: Baptism of George William Rodwell, Langford

Wed 14th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
2pm: Bereavement Team Meeting (see Weekly Notices for venue)

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

Tue 20th
10am: Standing Committee, Langford

Wed 21st
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 25th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
No service at St Mary's today
11am: Covenant Service, Methodist Chapel, Henlow

Wed 28th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Thu 29th
10am: Funeral and burial of Angela Lee, Henlow
8pm: PCC, Langford


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