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Widford Parish Website


In these uncertain times we as a church have been listening
to the Government and The Church of England.
We have had to make the difficult decision to stop 
meeting together as we are accustomed to do. 
We will no longer be meeting in our clubs and groups,
and as a church we will not be coming to worship together on Sundays.
We are aware that we all need routine in our day and most importantly
that we keep our God in the centre of all that we do.
As we are unable to meet together
how about trying one or both of these two new initiatives.
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 Please do read Churchtalk as it has more information

Morning Worship at Home
This coming Sunday, Rev'ds Stephanie and Andy will be live streaming
our services on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
You can access this here

Forthcoming readings including links:


Sunday 29th March   Spiritual Communion  

Ezekiel 37: 1-14 & John 11. 1-45


Sunday 5th April   Morning Prayer - Palm Sunday 

(There will be a new Order of Service)

Psalm 118. 1 – 2, 19 - end   Matthew 21. 1 - 11


Sunday 12th April 2020   (Easter Sunday order of Service)

Romans 6: 3 - 11   Matthew 28: 1 - 10


19th April, Morning Prayer, Focussing on the character Ruth, Bible Reading

Ruth 1: 11- 22 & Acts 2: 14a, 22 – 32


26th April, Spiritual Communion, (Focussing on the character Hannah)

1 Samuel 2: 1-11 & Acts 2.:14a, 36 – 41

You can also follow Engage Worship for a daily prayer and worship activity, suitable for all ages, here:  https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities
Chelmsford Cathedral are having morning worship each morning
and are live streaming this through Facebook
- click here for more information.
You can also watch the recordings for that last few days
Also if you would like something more akin to Keswick or Spring Harvest,
try joining Olly Knight who at 8:30am leads a half hour of worship and praise - click here to join up (you also need to have Facebook)
You can also watch the recordings for the last few days.

Coronavirus - click here for up to date information

and to read a letter from Stephanie as of 17th March 2020

At a time of uncertainty....

A word of encouragement to us all is given in Joshua 1:9 -

"Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed,

for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."


lent 2020

Click here to find out more about initiatives

organised by the Church of England

We would normally meet every Sunday at both churches in our Parish

(except on the fifth Sunday where we worship together with others in our MMU)

9:30am at St Marys Church

(see here for what service it is this coming week at St. Marys)

10:30am at Church of the Holy Spirit

(see here for what service it is this coming week at CHS)

We would love to welcome you to either service

when we start to meet again

- just come along and meet us and find out more about Jesus



If you want to know more about the Christian

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For more information

please look at  our weekly news sheet - Churchtalk


Widford Parish Mission Statement Prayer

Loving Heavenly Father,

Please help us to grow to be more like Jesus.

We want to get to know Christ together

by loving one another, serving others

and being at the heart of our community.

Lord Jesus, please encourage us on our way. Amen

Widford Parish Safeguarding

Futher details and contacts about safeguarding can be found here


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Please note - The website is usually updated on a Wednesday.

Last updated 24th March 2020


Office Hours during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The office will generally be closed, but the answer phone will be checked regularly.

Office Phone No:  01245 355 989

Office email address  widfordchurchtalk@gmail.com


Church of the Holy Spirit
& Widford Parish Office,
Forest Drive,

UK Charity Number: 1128307

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