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Zoom - 3 things to remember

28th March - ready for Sunday 29th March.

Sunday Worship
To download and listen to the audio service, please click here. (See the message below for the explanation).

The 10.30 am 'Zoom' Service details are below:
Sarah Swift is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: St Mary's 10.30 service
Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:20 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 840 680 349
Please, join from 10.20 am and familarise yourself with the settings. Remember, please turn your mic off if it isn't already!

6.30 pm
The Deeper Still evening - Pause / Pray - can be downloaded here (897 MB).
If your computer can't play the file, we suggest downloading VLC, which is free (48 MB).

To listen - or listen again - to the Service of Worship from the 22nd March, please go to our Listen page.

Coronavirus update

If you have missed, or wish to read again, the previous updates from Sarah regarding our response in the light of the Coronavirus, please, click here . The current response with its date of posting is below.

26th March

Dear Friends,
Through these strange times I hope that you are able to keep your spirits up and your eyes fixed on our loving God.

Sunday worship
There will be an audio service similar to last week that people can engage with at any time/their normal service time.

8 am - We will be sending out emails and paper copies of talks to those who attend the 8am.
10.30 am - I am intending to do a service using Zoom at 10.30 am, which people will be invited to join.
6.30 pm - Jane B is putting something together for what would have been 'Deeper still'.

Other resources
A friend of Richard S's has put together this website which has helpful information (including input from Richard) and answers. You may like to have a look here. It can also be found here.

Here is a short video on joining a meeting in Zoom - but it is also easy to set up when you get a meeting invite via email (which will come on Saturday). My dad did it in 5 minutes while I was online with him!

Fruit and veg boxes
Lastly, I have been told Gardners Fresh Produce is a Harlow family catering provider who have switched to selling fruit & veg boxes, milk, eggs etc to the public. It seems the best link to use is the one with information via facebook as their main website just refers to catering supplies. 

Bless you all and let's keep on looking to our God who holds us and walks with us through these challenging times,

With love


Rev Sarah Swift

Real lives, real stories, real God... we are St Mary's Old Harlow

A very warm welcome to St Mary's Old Harlow. If you're just browsing, have arrived here by accident, or you're looking for a church, we hope you find what you're looking for right here. We're a mixed group of all ages, who are seeking to grow in our relationship with Jesus, and to reach out with his love to all in Old Harlow and beyond.

Website updated: 26th March

Theme 2020:

Theme for 2020 - Live in the reality of God’s promises

St Mary's Church

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Listen or Listen again

Listen - or listen again - to the sermons by clicking here.

Breaking News 

Important message from MRCT - Foodbank

The increase for our services has risen and we have found ourselves short of the following items:

Solid meat

Fruit juice


Fray Bentos pies

Tinned veg

Tinned mixed meat




We appreciate your ongoing support and would be really grateful if you can help in any way.

Thank you as always

Margaret O'Donovan
Director of Operations
The Michael Roberts Charitable Trust

If you are able to help with any items, you can bring them to the Parish Office and I can take them to the warehouse.  You can also donate most items in Tesco or Sainsbury's direct.

Sunday Services in the next few weeks

In the light of the Government's requirements, all meetings in church and Acts of Worship have been put on hold.

We are planning ways on engaging in worship in the light of the new information and we will publisise those as they are available.

Please read the News and Events section to find out all that's happening in St Mary's, Old Harlow.

Heart4Harlow (H4H)

H4H logo
St Mary's Church is part of the Heart4Harlow (H4H) group of churches in the town.

There's so much going on our Facebook site and Twitter feeds. Have you checked them out yet?

Click here for more News and Events, as well as for other services taking place.

St Mary's, Old Harlow.

St Mary's Church

The Parish Office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30 am to 12 noon and is closed on Fridays.


St Mary’s Churchgate Street, Old Harlow,  is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

Our Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Rebecca Woollams.

They can be contacted at church or by email.Please see our page on Safeguarding for further information.