Services in Church and Online
We are now able to reopen 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. The church is also now open each day from about 10am to about 4pm.
This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week. For information about future services please visit our Calendar page.
From the start of June, we will have an 8am BCP communion service in St Mary’s every Sunday in addition to the 10am services.The 8am service will be livestreamed on YouTube on the third Sunday of the month, ensuring that there is one service available online each week. 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 13th June
8am Holy Communion President: Rev'd Michael Lovegrove
(this service will not be livestreamed). Book a place in church on Eventbrite or by calling the Parish Office https://8ambcpholycommunion13june.eventbrite.co.uk
10.00am Holy Communion President: Rev'd Rachel Prior
Livestreamed on YouTube https://youtu.be/L2BuKRe6ZGE
and on Zoom Book a place in church on Eventbrite https://10amholycommunion13june.eventbrite.co.uk
or by calling the Parish Office before noon on Friday. You will need the Green Service Booklet.
Click here for Sunday services in other churches in our team.
Services during the week
5.00pm - Tuesday 15th June - Live Zoom Evening Prayer on Zoom
9.30am - Wednesday 16th June - Holy Communion - on Zoom
Led by Rev'd Paula Griffiths. 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 Angela Want. This service of Holy Communion in modern language includes bible readings, a short sermon and prayers of intercession. Download the June service sheet here.
Details of how to join via Zoom in the weekly email bulletin.
Next Sunday 20th June
8am Holy Communion President: Rev'd Rachel Prior
(this service will not be livestreamed). Book a place in church on Eventbrite or by calling the Parish Office https://8ambcpholycommunion20june.eventbrite.co.uk
10.00am Family Service
Leader: Rev'd Rachel Prior Speaker: Tracey Nicholls
(this service will not be livestreamed) Book a place in church on Eventbrite https://10amfamilyservice20june.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling the Parish Office
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 June.
Recent Recorded YouTube services
You can download recent online Recorded Services here.