Tuesday 9 December 2014

Christmas Services at your Local Churches

Broxbourne United Reform Church
  • Sunday 21st - 10.30am, Nativity Café: the Nativity story celebrated in a café setting & 6.30pm, Lessons and Carols by Candlelight with traditional refreshments afterwards
  • Christmas Eve - 11.30pm, Service of Reflection and Holy Communion
  • Christmas Day - 10.00am, All Age celebration of Christmas
Hoddesdon Baptist Church:
  • 21st December - 10:00am An All Age Advent service - Carols, Bible reading, lighting Advent candles and preparing for Christmas.  
  • 21st December - 7:00pm Carol Service - A special service of storytelling, poems and traditional Christmas carols.
  • 25th December - 10:00am Family Celebration of Christmas Day with Rev Chris Johnson
Hoddesdon Methodist Church:
  • Sunday 21st December - 6.30pm, Carol Service
  • Christmas Eve - 3pm, Messy Church Christingle Workshop followed by 4pm, Christingle Service & 11.30pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
  • Christmas Day - 9.45am, Christmas Day Family Service
Overcomer Outreach Ministries:
  • 21st December - 1-3.30pm, Christmas Carols followed by Christmas get together
  • Christmas Day - 1-2pm, Christmas service
  • Sun. 14th - 11am Family Service @ High Leigh followed by Christmas meal (pre-booking for the meal is needed)
  • Sun. 21st - 4pm At Home For Christmas: a family, fun, relaxed celebration of Christ's birth with carols, games, food and Christmas traditions from around the world.
  • Christmas day 10:15am - 10:45am  - Morning service: a short family celebration.
St Augustine's (CofE), Broxbourne & St Laurence, Wormley:
  • Sunday 7th December - 9.30am, Christingle Service at St Laurence & 9.30am, Christingle Service at St Augustine’s
  • Sunday 21st December - 11am, Christmas Crib Service at St Augustine’s & 6.30pm, Carols by Candlelight at St Laurence
  • Christmas Eve - 2.30pm, Christmas Crib Service at St Laurence, 4pm, Carols by Candlelight (child-friendly) at St Augustine’s, 6.30pm, Carols by Candlelight at St Augustine’s, & 11.30pm, First Communion of Christmas at both churches
  • Christmas Day - 9.30am, Said Holy Communion at St Laurence, 10.30am, Christmas All Age Service at St Augustine’s
St Augustine's (RC)
  • Sunday 21st December - 5.30pm, Parish Carol Service
  • Christmas Eve - 11.30pm followed by Midnight Mass 
  • Christmas Day - 9.15am and 11.15am Mass
St. Catherine & St. Paul's
  • Sunday 21st December - 6:30pm, Carols by Candlelight followed by mince pies & mulled wine!
  • Christmas Eve - 4.30pm, Christingle Service & 11pm, Midnight Communion
  • Christmas Day - 10:30am, Christmas Day Family Celebration with Holy Communion
St. Cuthbert's
  • Friday 19th Dec - Messy Church, 4-5.30pm
  • Sun 21st Dec - 6pm, Nine Lessons & Carols
  • Christmas Eve - 4pm, Family Carols followed by the Big Tea & 11.15pm, Midnight Communion
  • Christmas Day - 10am, Family Communion Service
Wormley Free Church
  • Sunday 21st December - 6pm, Carols by Candlelight, Wormley Community Centre
  • Christmas Eve - 11.30pm, Christmas Eve Communion, Wormley Free Church, Slipe Lane
  • Christmas Day - 10.30am, All Age Celebration, Wormley Free Church, Slipe Lane

Monday 12 May 2014

The BIGPicnic

As you can see from the poster below, things are taking shape for The BIGPicnic 2014! The bands are in place including two who are new to us, Joseph & Marmalade Skies. Acoustic Bass is Mario's band who you might remember from last year.

Like last year all activities are free! We are, however, taking collecting donations of food for the Broxbourne Foodbank and would welcome any gifts of non-perishable food. Thanks.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday 30 April 2014

The BIGPicnic

Easter weekend has past and everyone's looking forward to summer weekends. Must be almost time for The BIGPicnic. This returns again on the 1st June 2014 for a forth time and its shaping up to be one of the best yet.

Broxbourne Recreation Ground, 11am-4pm.
You bring you food and something to sit on, and we'll provide the entertainment! Music from local bands, bouncy castle, children's games and much more.

More details to follow soon!

CafeChurch Update

The details of upcoming CafeChurch meetings have just been posted on their page - please click the link on the left hadn side of this page to find out more!

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Easter Services 2014

'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.' (John 3:16)

Churches Together Good Friday 'Flash Mob'

Gathering from various locations around Hoddesdon, we'll be congregating at Hoddesdon Clock Tower at 11.15am to proclaim the story of Good Friday and look forward to the surprising news of Easter Sunday.

Other Easter Services listed by Church

Broxbourne United Reformed Church (URC):

Maundy Thursday: Christian Passover Meal, starts 6.30pm, to book a place on 01992 443218
Good Friday: Meditation and Holy Communion, 8.00am
Easter Sunday: All Age Worship with Holy Communion, 10.30am

Hoddesdon Baptist Church:

Sunday 13th April, 10am Palm Sunday Worship
Good Friday 18th April, 10am Reflection on the Cross
Sunday 20st April, 10am Family Easter Celebration

Hoddesdon Methodist Church:

Good Friday: 9.45am Service led by Rev. Barbara Routley
Easter Sunday: 6.30am. Joint service at Rye Meads RSPB reserve led by Rev. Jonathan Evans and Rev. Barbara Routley and 10.30am Service with Communion

Riverside Church, Hoddesdon:

Experience Easter
Good Friday
9:30am - Good Friday breakfast
10am - Good Friday service - Experience forgiveness
Easter Saturday
11am-1pm street:PARTY (Hoddesdon Town)
7:30pm Art exhibition (Riverside)
Easter Sunday
11am Family and baptism service - Experience new life

St Augustine's, Broxbourne and St. Laurence, Wormley, Cof E Churches:

Palm Sunday, 13th April
6.30pm, Palm Sunday Choral Evensong (BCP), St Laurence
Maundy Thursday, 17th April:
7.30pm,  Holy Communion, St Laurence
Good Friday, 18th April:
2pm, Last Hour of the Cross Service of Meditation at St Laurence
2pm, Good Friday All Age Service at St Augustine’s
Easter Sunday, 20th April:
8am, Holy Communion (CW), St Augustine’s
9.15am, Family Communion, St Laurence
11am, Family Communion, St Augustine’s

St. Augustine's RC Church, Hoddesdon:

8pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9.30–Midnight: praying at Altar of Repose.
GOOD FRIDAY: 18th April
10am Stations of the Cross
11am Churches Together Act of Witness – Meet at the our Church 11am.
3pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7pm Stations of the Cross
9pm Mass of the Easter Vigil
EASTER SUNDAY: 9.15am and 11.15am Mass

St. Catherine and St. Paul's CofE Church, Hoddesdon:

Sunday 13th April - Palm Sunday:
9.30am Holy Communion and 11.00am church@11
Maundy Thursday 17th April:
8.00pm Maundy Thursday Service
Good Friday 18th April:
11.00am Churches Together Walk of Witness (Meet at Clock Tower)
12 Noon—3pm Watch at the cross in Church
7.30pm East Hertfordshire Church Choirs Association present a Service of Passion Music and Readings
Easter Sunday 20th April:
8.30am Sunrise service & breakfast
10.30am All Age Family Holy Communion

St. Cuthbert's CofE Church, Hoddesdon:

Maundy Thursday
Meal followed by Service of Holy Communion.  7 pm for the meal.  Approx 8 pm for the service.
Good Friday
9.30 am Service in Church followed by joining with Churches Together event in town centre
4.00 pm Messy Church for Good Friday (Finishes at 5.30 pm)
Easter Day
6.30 am Sunrise Service at Rye Meads RSPB reserve, followed by breakfast at St Cuthbert's Church Hall. (Folk from other churches welcome)
9.00 am Easter Day Communion Service
10.30 am Communion Celebration for All Ages

Wormley Free Church:

Palm Sunday, 13th April - 10.30am, Palm Sunday prayer walk around Wormley after a short service at the Community Centre
Good Friday, 18th April - 6pm, Good Friday Communion, Wormley Free Church, Slipe Lane
Easter Sunday, 20th April - 10.30am, All Age Easter Celebration at Wormley Community Centre, Fairfield Drive, and 6pm, Evening Service at Wormley Free Church, Slipe Lane