St Mary Magdalene Church
Parish of Hatfield Hyde, Welwyn Garden City
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Parish of Hatfield Hyde, Welwyn Garden City
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Church in the heart of the community

St Mary Magdalene is the Church of England Parish Church serving the parish of Hatfield Hyde
on the eastern side of of Welwyn Garden City.

The parish is currently in vacancy
For enquiries please call 07397 785032

More details of Sunday and other regular services
are on the Worship page.
More details of church and community activities

are on our current notice sheet

For Baptism and Wedding enquiries
There will be no Parish Office until further notice.


Services
Following the announcments from the Government requiring the country to enter lockdown once more, we have decided not to hold public services in church. This has been a difficult decision because the Government does allow public worship in churches to continue, but we feel that because the serious nature of the current alert that this is the responsible thing to do for now. This decision will be under constant review and we will make further announcements as the picture changes. We will continue to live stream both our Sunday and Wednesday services via YouTube and hope that you join us there. We will also reopen for individual private prayer as of week beginning 11th January. We will open for the following days:

Wednesday 12pm till 4pm
Friday 9am till 4pm

Parish Giving
Please continue to support our church through this online giving page. It is a safe and secure way of donating money to us in lockdown, until we are able to open our church doors once more. To donate just follow the link below:

Revd Emma Hopegood Jones

Emma will be officially licensed as our new Priest in Charge on Wednesday 20th January at 19.30. This service will be carried out entirly on Zoom, with nobody physically in church due to the current level of Covid concern. The service will be carried out by the Bishop of St Albans, along with the Archdeacon of Hertford. We will be sending out a parish email with the details on how our congregation may join this service in due course. If you have any difficulty in accessing Zoom please contact Nick who will try to assist you in downloading this app.

Target Ovarian Cancer Online Giving Campaign
Following on from the success of our Christmas Crisis charity online giving campaign, we are running another appeal in aid of the cancer charity Target. For details on giving to this cause please see the parish email or contact Nick for details.

Service Book
The service book for those following Wednesday's service at home can be found on our worship page.

Streamed Services
we will continue to stream services for those who are unable to attend church. Our next streamed service will be at 10.30am on Wednesday 20th January. To access this service visit:
Due to popular demand we will be re-introducing Zoom Cafes. Our next Zoom Cafe will be on Wednesday 20th January at 11.30am.

Coronavirus
For updates and advice given to Churches on Coronavirus visit churchofengland.org/coronavirus

Safeguarding Policy
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the Parish of Hatfield Hyde is committed
to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within the parish community.
Julia Merrigan is the Parish Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted on pso@st-mary-magdalene.org.uk
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted on safeguarding@stalbans.anglican.org
More details here.

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