Messy Church is for all the family and all ages, and is an increasingly popular and different way of doing church. Sometimes it will be outside (also known as Muddy Church), sometimes inside and sometimes a mixture of both. So far we have looked at Creation and The Water of Life. There is some craft, but other activities too - all fun while reflective and God focused. There is a short time of worship at the end of each Messy Church and a sharing of food together. Come and give it a try!
Messy Church will take place at 3.00pm on 18th February.
If you’d like to come along and join the fun, please register in advance by emailing Clare Rawlins at email@example.com.
During January the congregation has had an opportunity to see a model of one design for a new meeting room for the church, and to comment upon it. This is not an agreed design. The project team is continuing to work with the diocesan authorities and other heritage groups to find a way to meet the needs of the church, while retaining the beauty of our little rural church.
Our Lent Group will meet at 30 Godfries Close at 12 noon on the following Fridays up to Easter - 23 February, 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd March, for a soup lunch followed by study of a painting each week from "Deepening the Mystery" - an exhibition of Christian art from the Methodist contemporary art collection. This is coming to the Focolare Centre in Welwyn Garden City and we shall also visit the exhibition during March.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the two Charities we chose to benefit from collections at our Christmas Services. Over £500 will be split between Crisis and The Children's Society.
Thank you also to Gerry Murphy and Felix Green who published pictures of our Kneelers for the Advent Calendar on this website during December.
The lighting in the church, and the floodlighting outside, has now been updated to LED lights. The Church clock has undergone essential repairs, and has now been fitted with an Autowinder which means that we shall not have to rely on the Captain of the Bell Tower climbing up a ladder each week to wind the clock. Thank you to Friends of Tewin for their donations towards these two projects.
We welcomed The Knitted Bible Exhibition here on 1st and 2nd July. Over 30 scenes from the bible knitted by the congregation of St Georges' URC in Hartlepool were on loan to us from them. It was great to see this marvellous exhibition and to welcome visitors to enjoy it with us.
The church is open daily, as well as for regular weekly Sunday services. Within the Welwyn Team, a Parish Eucharist Service continues to be streamed every Sunday from one of the local churches, at https://www.welwyn.org.uk/onlinechurch
Please see the St Peter's Church page for time of other services this month and more information about St. Peter's. Our bellringers ring at St Peter's every week and also at other times.
We are pleased to report that the Welwyn Team Church in Action group has sent many items to the general request for help for Ukrainian refugees as well as to asylum seekers including Afghan refugees being helped by the Herts welcomes Refugees charity.