Services in Church and Online
This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week. For information about future services please visit our Calendar page.
For information about the Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Sunday 1st November, click here
St Mary's Church Saffron Walden is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 till 4pm. There will be a service at 10am in St Mary’s each Sunday except for the first Sunday of the month when there will be a 8am traditional BCP service instead. A selection of online services are also on offer at St Mary's and around the team.
Please see our Church at Home web page
for other ways to worship during this time.
We are very grateful to those who have continued to support our church’s running costs during the pandemic with their standing orders. However, we are aware that others who would normally contribute to the collections made during services have been unable to do so. You can now use your credit or debit card to donate money directly to our church using our secure online giving provider ”Give a Little” by clicking on this link
. And you can even gift aid it. Any contributions will be most appreciated. Thank you.
Team JC - our Sunday School. We are not able to run this at present. Click here to access our weekly resources page for parents to use with children and for young people at home. For more resources for worshipping together as a family, please click here. Our 11 - 18 year olds are able to meet each week - see our Aftershock page.
Services at St Mary's Saffron Walden
Please book your place for church services in advance. Our services are now close to capacity and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the church if you haven’t booked. Masks are compulsory unless you have an exemption. Further information about how to book can be found here. Many of our services are livestreamed, as noted in the details below. Click here to find out how this impacts on you as a member of the congregation.
Sunday 1st November All Saints & All Souls
8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
led by Rev'd Andy Colebrooke. Book here to attend church: https://holycommunionbcp1november8am.eventbrite.co.uk
This service will be livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/4N96LEJldNk
4pm All Souls Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
online only and led by Judith Hasler with St Mary’s Adult Church Choir ( no congregation in church). The service will be streamed on YouTube – this is the link https://youtu.be/vuk98t42RAo but it will only be activated at 3.50pm on Sunday - before that it will show as being 'private'.
The order of service will also be available to download here
. If you would like the name of your loved one read out during the service, please email details to the Parish Office by 26th October. More details here
11.00am Live Zoom Holy Communion
led by Rev'd John Saxon. Download service sheet here.
Zoom details in weekly email bulletin.
6.30pm H2H Youth led Service in church
- all welcome (this service will not be livestreamed). Book here: https://h2h1november.eventbrite.co.uk
Sunday 8th November - Remembrance Sunday
There will be no Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial this year and no parade down the High Street but we are holding two services in church.
10.30am Remembrance Day service
following a similar, but shortened, format to our traditional service and it will include the Act of Remembrance, Seats in church will be restricted and it will be essential to book them in advance either online or via the Parish Office in the usual manner. It will also be livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/-98hLlq9F4s
and Zoom (logon details in weekly email bulletin). Book here: https://remembranceservice8november1030.eventbrite.co.uk
4.00pm Music and Readings for Remembrance Sunday followed by Compline
- There will be a congregation in church and it will also be livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/7a9WURfwRhs
. Book here: https://remembrancemusicreadings8november4pm.eventbrite.co.uk
Services in the other churches in our team.
Details can be found in our weekly email bulletin and in the Grapevine and also on the following websites:
Wimbish Church - www.wimbishchurch.org.uk/
Debden Church - www.debdenchurch.org.uk/
Cam Village Churches - www.camvillages.org.uk/
Ashdon Church - www.allsaintsashdon.org.uk/
Hadstock Church - www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6587/
Online Services this week
More information on joining our Zoom services is available here.
5.00pm - Tuesday 3rd November - Live Zoom Evening Prayer
Led by Joe Hordern. You are most welcome to participate in our Zoom service from the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry. A copy of the Evening Prayer service sheet can be downloaded here
. The Bible references for this service can be found in the Grapevine
9.30am - Wednesday 4th November - Live Zoom Holy Communion
Led by Rev’d Caroline Currer. The service sheet for November is available here.
Monthly Prayer Sheet
If you are not able to access online services, you may appreciate the leaflet for private prayer at home - see Prayer Sheet for November.
Recorded YouTube services
You can download previous Online Recorded Services here.