St Mary's, Old Harlow

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Important Information

The Bulletin

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This is the Bulletin for the 16th, 23rd and the 30th December.

The week of the 25th November there was an additional flyer

The Calendar

Click here to see the calendar - the default view is Agenda

We have added a calendar to our website so now you can check out all the dates for your diary from there. Click on the image above or click here

What happens with appointing a new vicar, as Dave retired at the end of November?

Dear Church family
We just wanted you to be clear about what happens over the coming months. 3 parties are involved throughout the selection process: the Diocese, our Trustees (in our case the Simeon Trust) and the PCC. All 3 parties will work together on producing the Parish Profile, the post specification, the advert for the post, the shortlisting and finally the selection day and interviews.
All of this process is likely to take between 6 and 9 months. The PCC have met with Vanessa Herrick our Archdeacon recently who was extremely helpful and supportive as we face the months ahead. She assured us that we will definitely have a full time vicar replacement and that it also may be possible for the Deanery to appoint additional staffing focused on mission work with the new housing estates in our Parish.
A date is planned for the PCC to meet with the Trustees in mid January. From that date onwards we can begin to consider the style and content of our Parish Profile.
As the New Year  approaches, we very much look forward to an exciting and positive chapter in our church family's life. We hope that new as well as "old" faces can be involved and offer ministries to enable our family to grow and develop as we look to what God has in store for us in the future.
We will keep the church family informed as events and actions unfold.

Dates for your diary and for prayer 


Thursday 13th December - St Nic's Carol Service - rehearsal am; service pm
Thursday 13th December - Carols in The Harvey Centre - 6.00-7.30 pm
Sunday 16th December - Carol Service - 6.30 pm
Tuesday 18th December - Coffee Shop Christmas Special
Tuesday 18th December to Tuesday 1st January (inclusive) - Parish Office Closed
Wednesday 19th December - Last day of the school term
Thursday 20th December - Residents' Association host Christmas Party
Sunday 23rd December - Christingle - 10.30 am
Sunday 23rd December - Prayer Meeting - 5-6 pm
Monday 24th December - Midnight Communion - 11.15 pm
Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day Service with Breaking Bread - 9.30 am
Sunday 30th December - Morning Worship - 8 am
Sunday 30th December - Family Worship - 10.30 am

Many of the 'Dates for your diary and prayer' have links that you can follow. If you'd like to know more about any of the items please feel free to contact us.

In other news...

fblogo-200Warehouse Food Status Update

Autumn 2018

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse:

Please note: We currently have plenty of BEANS and PASTA  and so do not require so many of these items.

Our urgent needs are...

We also need...

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible so, although it takes an extra second or two, it really helps us if you can check the dates.

If you need to find out where you can drop off your donations, please click the button below.

Thank you for your support.

Don't forget... You can help transform more lives with a financial donation too.
Harlow Foodbank 01279 724515

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Harlow Healing Rooms

Harlow Healing Rooms 

Every month on the first Friday, 8pm - 9:15 pm at Gateway Freedom Church, Perry Road, Harlow.
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.