Services in Church and Online
St Mary's will be open for private prayer on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4pm and have a limited congregation at some services.
We are now able to reopen some of our churches to restricted congregations, ensuring that we keep them COVID-secure. Some services will be available online and face to face, some will be online only and others will be ‘in church’ only – as shown below. If you wish to attend a service at St Mary’s please book your place in advance, both for ‘track and trace’ purposes and to ensure that we do not have to turn people away at the door. Please use the online booking link to Eventbrite or contact the Parish Office
before 12noon on Friday.
This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week. For information about future services please visit our Calendar page.
We aim to provide 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 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.
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 on Zoom - see our Aftershock page.
Forthcoming Services at St Mary's Saffron Walden
Sunday 18th April
10.00am A Service of Commemoration for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Leader: Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/eccvzOv8OFY Book a place in church on Eventbrite https://commemorationprincephilipdukeofedinburgh18april.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling the Parish Office before noon on Friday. Login details for Zoom in weekly email bulletin. The order of service can be downloaded here - screen friendly and as a reduced size version.
12 noon Annual Church Meetings
9.15am. Holy Communion on Zoom. President: Rev'd Hilary Davey (from Wimbish). Login details for Zoom in our weekly email bulletin. The order of service available here and in the weekly email bulletin.
- Zoom only. Login details same as usual 10am Sunday service and also in weekly email bulletin or from the Parish Office.
All the reports and paperwork for the Annual Church Meetings are available here
in the Latest News section of this website.
Next Sunday 25th April
10.00am Holy Communion President: Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/aUnQwVgeEDA Book a place in church on Eventbrite at https://10amholycommunion25april.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling the Parish Office before noon on Friday. You will need the Easter Service blue book and the hymn and prayer sheet for April-May.
Services in the other churches in our team:
Details of other services 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/
Services during the week
5.00pm - Tuesday 20th April - Live Zoom Evening Prayer on Zoom
9.30am - Wednesday 14th April - Holy Communion - on Zoom
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 Paula Griffiths. This service of Holy Communion in modern language includes bible readings, a short sermon and prayers of intercession. Download the April service sheet here.
Details of how to join via Zoom in the weekly email bulletin.
Monthly Hymn and Prayer Sheet
If you are not able to access online services, you may appreciate the leaflet for private prayer at home - see Hymn and Prayer Sheet for April-May.
Recent Recorded YouTube services
You can download recent online Recorded Services here.