Sunday 29th November, Advent Sunday
|9.30 am||Online Sunday Eucharist from St Peter’s, Berkhamsted. Follow on their Facebook page||(SO)|
|From 3.00 pm||On-line Services*||Parish Worship – Advent Service of Light||(JR)|
*The service will be recorded and made available online on the Services page.
Tuesday 1st December
|10.30 am||Zoom||Café Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake||(see below)|
Wednesday 2nd December
|10.00 am||Services page||Midweek Podcast on St Nicholas||(GM)|
This will be a playable-on-demand broadcast (podcast) available on the Services page from 10.00 am.
|7.55 pm||Zoom||Midweek Discussion Group||(see below)|
Sunday 6th December, Advent 2 / St Nicholas
|9.30 am||Little Gaddesden||Joint Parish Worship||(JR/HT-pr)|
During the second lockdown, public acts of worship have once again stopped at our three Parish Churches but online services contine. See the Services page. We are confident that we will be able to worship in church from the 6th December. This service will be in Little Gaddesden at 9.30am.
Little Gaddesden Church is open for private prayer at the limited times shown on the Front Page of the website.
We are hoping to run a Children’s Workshop at Little Gaddesden Church on Saturday 5th December for families. All Government protocols will be followed (assuming we are out of lockdown) on social distancing etc. If you would like to attend, please contact Sarah Gall on SarahGaddesden@aol.com or by calling on 01442 842422 or 07717 068280. To follow Government guidelines, places must be booked in advance. Sadly, we will be unable to accommodate those who have not pre-booked their place.
Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are now online. We are getting together virtually by Zoom on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00noon. Contact Hilary Catchpole at email@example.com, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom. You’ll need to make your own coffee…and bring your own cake!
Tired of Woman’s Hour? Fed up with The Archers? Do you find yourself shouting at The Today Programme? Then you need the Berkhamsted Team Worship Wednesday Podcast!
Every Wednesday a ‘podcast’ is published on the Services page. It’s simply a radio programme on the internet, it’s no more difficult to tune in to than switching on your kitchen radio! The advantage is that you can listen at any time from 10am on Wednesday. After a few days it will then be accessible on the Services Archive page.
The programme is usually 15 to 20 minutes in length. The theme of each programme is centred on festivals and saints’ days in the church calendar. So far, we’ve heard about St Swithun, Mary Magdalene, and lately, Florence Nightingale. The Collect for the day, and the appointed Psalm are always included, along with a Bible reading, before a short homily or contemplation by the Vicar, or one of our Readers. We always begin and end with music.
Don’t be scared of ‘podcasts’… they are your friend! POD = ‘programme on demand’… it’s just like catching up with your favourite programme on the BBC iPlayer. If you want to comment or complain about the content, just add your thoughts to the comments section on the Services page of the website.
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
The Midweek Discussion Group meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings are now under way.
The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion often centred around a Bible passage, with a short time of prayer at the end. Everyone will be considered to be fully present if they have signed in, but there is no need to say or share anything. You can spend the whole time ‘mute’ if you wish!
There are the usual protocols about confidentiality, as anything shared must be respected as being confidential to the group. All are welcome, but if inviting others please contact Anthony first.
The next ‘meetings’ are as follows:
- 2 December Philippians 3:17 – 4:9 (Citizens of Heaven) and 4:10-23 (Content in all the Circumstances)
- 9 December and beyond – to be decided
Sign is at 19.55 hrs and the sessions end at 9.30pm sharp. The Zoom invitation is sent a few days beforehand, usually with some background material.
Please contact Anthony Archer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07721 504125 with any questions
Please remember that the church continues to function even with the buildings closed, so we do ask that you continue with your regular financial giving to support the ministry. If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account. Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more.
Do you need any Financial Help?
If you, or anyone you know, is in financial difficulty, the Vicar has access to a hardship fund. Please feel free to contact him in the strictest of confidence on 01442 214898 or at email@example.com.
New Video and Audio Recordings
There are high definition video and high quality audio recordings of this week’s services on the Services Archive page.