Services in Church and Online
19th July 2021
. Now that government restrictions have been lifted, it is no longer necessary to pre-book to attend services at St Mary’s.
We want you to continue to feel safe so we are keeping some measures in place for everyone’s benefit.
We will request Track and Trace details when you arrive and we encourage you to wear a face covering whilst in the church building, particularly when singing.
Communion will continue, until further notice, to be in one kind - the consecrated bread - and not the common cup.
Hand sanitiser will be available and we will ensure that anyone wishing to maintain social distancing will be able to do so.
St Mary’s, SW will stop Zooming Sunday services from the beginning of August as there is now very little demand but we will aim to livestream one service each Sunday on YouTube as at present and most sermons will continue to be recorded and available of this website here
Wednesday 9.30am Holy Communion which has been on Zoom will now take place in the South Chapel of St Mary’s Saffron Walden.
From September, Evening Prayer will be in the North chapel SW every first Tuesday of the month and on Zoom for the rest of the month.
We are feeling our way in this and will gradually remove other restrictions in due course as we feel safe to do so.
This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week. For information about future services please visit our Calendar page.
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.
For Children and Young People
Click here or on the logo on the right to access our Weekly Resources for parents to use with children and for young people at home. If you would like to receive a weekly email of story and craft ideas from Matt, our Children & Youth Leader, then please let him know by email email@example.com
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 during term time in the Parish Rooms - see our Aftershock page.
Forthcoming Services at St Mary's Saffron Walden
Sunday 1st August
8.00am Holy Communion President: Rev'd Jeremy Trew
This service will not be livestreamed. No need to book - see above.
10.00am Holy Communion President Rev'd Jeremy Trew
No need to book - see above
. This service will also be livestreamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yyx4CALVphs
using the Green Service book
and the hymns for 1st August sheet.
for Sunday services in other churches in our team.
Services during the week
5.00pm - Tuesday 3rd August - Live Evening Prayer on Zoom
9.30am - Wednesday 4th August - Holy Communion - in church
Led by Sue Walker. An opportunity to pray together! Evening Prayer at 5pm every Tuesday and we would love you to join us. Download a service sheet here. Details to join us via Zoom in the weekly email bulletin. Bible readings available in the Grapevine.
Led by Rev'd Jeremy Trew. This service of Holy Communion in modern language includes bible readings, a short sermon and prayers of intercession.
10.00am - Thursday 5th August - Silent Prayer in the Parish Rooms.
Sitting in a socially distanced circle we start with a brief introduction leading into 20 minutes of silent prayer. All very welcome.
1.00pm - Thursday 5th August - Service for Wholeness and Healing - in church.
Led by Rev'd Jeremy Trew. This short service of prayers for healing is held once a month in the South Chapel at 1pm. No booking needed. All welcome whether you seek healing for yourself or another.
Recent Recorded YouTube services
You can download recent online Recorded Services here.