- Oaks Farm House
- Hadleigh Road
- Holton St Mary
- CO7 6NW
Services in September
We are delighted to announce that the
Churches will be open for Public
Services in September.
The vacancy has made it quite challenging
for the Churchwardens and Benefice Ministry
Team to arrange public services but we
are pleased that we have this as a plan
6th September – 10am Stratford St Mary
13th September – 6.30pm Holton St Mary
Evening Prayer (with Communion)
20th September – 10am Higham
27th September – 10am Raydon
Harvest Festival (with Communion)
There will be no House Group in September
Midweek monthly Service
We hope to be able to offer a Midweek Service in the Parish Room on 16th September.
THE CHURCHES IN OUR BENEFICE
ARE NOW OPEN FOR PRAYER
All are welcome in any of our churches open between 10.00 am and 4 pm. as follows:
Tuesday: Holton St Mary
Wednesday: Stratford St Mary (Lady Chapel - accessed via churchyard)
Saturday: Stratford St Mary (Lady Chapel - accessed via churchyard)
On the third Wednesday of each month there is a Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service at 10 a.m. in the Parish Room at Stratford St Mary (green building in the middle of the village), followed by refreshments.
SUNDAY SERVICES (currently suspended)
What kind of services?
The 10 a.m. service is usually Common Worship Holy Communion, but we sometimes have baptisms or other events during that service.
The evening service in the churches is a said Book of Common Prayer service of Evening Prayer with a short sermon. During the vacancy these services will be lay led.
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (October-March) or 6.30 p.m. (April-September) services rotate around the parishes. In principle, the pattern is as follows (but please note that the schedule may vary - especially in December - depending on special events, so please check individual dates):
1st Sunday 10 a.m. Stratford St Mary (SSM) Family Communion in the church. 5 p.m./6.30 p.m. Holton St Mary
2nd Sunday 10 a.m. Higham. 5/6.30 p.m. Raydon
3rd Sunday 10 a.m. Holton. 5/6.30 p.m. Stratford St Mary
4th Sunday 10 a.m. Raydon (Holy Communion) + SSM Family Hour with refreshments and activities for children in the Parish Room (green building in the middle of the village). 5/6.30 p.m. Higham.
On 5th Sundays in 2020 we shall be reverting to a Benefice service, rotating round the parishes (see below for locations).
Due to Covid19 all services in the Benefice have been suspended until further notice. We will keep you updated as and when there is any new information.
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where we hope to have our Zoom link to services available soon.