Friday, 18 October 2019

Crib Service

Crib Service

3 pm on Christmas Eve

St Nicholas Church, Elmdon CB11 4LT

Please join us to take part in a simple retelling of 
the Nativity Story and see how Jesus turns what is sad into glad.

Children, please come dressed as shepherds, 
sheep, angels or wise men, to play your part in the story.

Monday, 14 October 2019


Sunday 10 November
United Service of Remembrance
Great Chishill War Memorial
and St Swithun’s Church

Monday 11 November
Act of Remembrance
Chrishall War Memorial
with Chrishall School

Act of Remembrance
Elmdon War Memorial

Service of Remembrance
Holy Trinity, Heydon

Monday, 30 September 2019

The Indian Evening will take place on Saturday 16 November in Great Chishill Village Hall (details below).  To purchase your tickets, please click  here

Friday, 6 September 2019



The Parish of Icknield Way Villages is
looking for a


who is required to manage the Parish Office by assisting the Rector and his Ministry
Team in providing administrative support.
12 hours pw currently Monday, Thursday and Friday (mornings)
Excellent management and communication skills plus good computer literacy required.

Full details and application form please
contact the Parish Office,
Chrishall Village Hall or write to

Closing date 11 October 2019
Interviews on 22 & 23 October 2019

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Parish Walk - 28 September - Map

Parish Walk - Saturday 28 September

Do join in for as much of the walk as you can. Thanks to Peter and Jean Wiseman for their kind permission to walk across their fields . Please meet at Chrishall Church at 8.30am to leave at 9am.  Children are very welcome to join the whole walk but if it is a bit too far for them, they are encouraged to join in at Elmdon to walk the last leg to Chrishall for tea! Dogs are also welcomed but we strongly recommend they are kept on leads for the walk to avoid canine chaos!

Friday, 16 August 2019

Day of Prayer for Britain

On Saturday 31 August,
10am-6pm at the SSE Arena, Wembley. 

A time of worship, prayer and praise to bring healing and restoration to Church and Nation.

Great Britain is in crisis – as we pray together in Unity – God will deliver us!

It is an easy journey on the train to Wembley so come and join us.


Friday, 9 August 2019

Bat Walk & Talk

On Friday 16 August, 7pm, at Holy Trinity Church, Heydon.  Come and hear leading expert Phil Parker of the Bats in Churches Project tell you all about bats and bat behaviour and why they love living in our church and churchyard.

Watch video footage of them in flight, at roost and feeding.  Use state of the art infrared cameras to see our bats in flight as they emerge from their roosts
Refreshments Available, Donations Welcome.  No Ticket Required – All Welcome 

Just Come & Join In

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

You are warmly invited to
A Summer Celebration Service
and Bring and Share Lunch

At 11.30am on Sunday 4 August
St Nicholas Church, Little Chishill (SG8 8PA)

Friday, 19 July 2019

 Sunday 28th July
3.00-4.30pm in Gt Chishill Village Hall

Join us for LOTS OF MESSY FUN!
Crafts, activities, bible story, songs & yummy food!

Monday, 15 July 2019

You are warmly invited to
A Summer Celebration Service
and Bring and Share Lunch

At 11.30am on Sunday 4 August
St Nicholas Church, Little Chishill (SG8 8PA)

Thursday, 11 July 2019


A morning of quiet contemplation and prayer at Holy Trinity, Heydon and Heydon Place Gardens (SG8 8PW) from 10am-1pm.
We will be joined by Archdeacon Robin King.

Refreshments are provided by please bring a packed lunch.

With thanks to Edward and Melanie chandler


A Picnic Service in the garden of Broad Oak Cottage, Chrishall (SG9 9QJ)
The service will start at 11.30am.
Please bring your own picnic and rugs and musical instruments if you would like to join in.
Chairs are not provided so please bring your own if you prefer not to sit on the grass

Thanks to Ron and Susannah Van Staten for hosting

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Come and join us at the Chrishall Open Air Cinema & BBQ - a great way to end the summer!

The event opens at 6.30 pm, with a BBQ and licensed cash bar. Then, at 8pm, the movie on the giant screen starts!

And it’s "The Greatest Showman" - a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.  The film is inspired by the ambition and imagination of the legendary P.T. Barnum – and it gets rave reviews!

Proceeds from this fund-raising event will be shared between Chrishall School and Holy Trinity, Chrishall.  So book your tickets online here!

Monday, 10 June 2019

Please join us for a special Fathers Day service
at Holy Trinity, Chrishall SG8 8QU
on Sunday 16 June

Breakfast of bacon or sausage rolls will be served from 10am (veggie options too)

Our family service led by our Youth Fellowship group will start at 10.30am
There will be a small gift for all the men

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham
Let’s thank God for dads!

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Are you the next
Bear Grylls? (Part 2)

Join us again for foraging, fire making and fun at Little Chishill Manor (SG8 8PA)
Sunday 30 June

From 3-5pm we will be den building, making camp fires, learning survival techniques, eating bugs (marshmallows actually!!)
and lots of other great outdoor activities.

Open to all rising 5s upwards.  Admission is free but please book your place.
 Contact the church office 837272 or
Helen Williams 01799 520398

With thanks to Gill and Peter Lyster for their kind invitation to use their field

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Watoto Children’s Choir

This internationally acclaimed choir will be visiting us at part of their world tour on Tuesday 21 May, 6pm, at Holy Trinity, Chrishall.  Please book your free tickets and join us to support this amazing children’s choir.  As the children share their personal stories and present live worship music from Uganda, you’ll see firsthand the power of God’s love transforming lives around the world.

Tickets available from

Christian Aid week 12-18 May

During Christian Aid Week, people come together from all walks of life to step out in support of the world’s poorest communities.  For more than 60 years, our amazing supporters have organised thousands of fabulous Christian Aid Week events.  Together, we can raise money to support our poorest brothers and sisters around the globe, pray for justice and witness at the heart of our communities.  We are honoured to support people of all faiths and none, and would love it if you could join us this Christian Aid Week.

Envelopes will be available in churches and from the church office and should
be returned to The Rectory, Church Office or any of our services

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Tuesday 30 April, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Chrishall

Everyone is very welcome to attend and anyone on the electoral roll can vote.

Please join us at 7pm for refreshments 

Monday, 15 April 2019

Bishop Stephen's Easter Message

Light in the darkness

I will begin my celebration of Easter crouched around a fire in the gardens outside Chelmsford Cathedral trying to light a large candle from its flames. When the candle is lit I will hold it aloft, process into the darkened church, and proclaim the ancient Easter proclamation that Christ is the light in the darkness.   In the New Testament all the really important things seem to happen in the dark.
Jesus is born in the night.  When Judas betrays him and he is arrested, night has fallen. When he dies on the cross there is darkness over the land. And when Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb on Easter morning we are told it is still dark.  This is no coincidence. The death and resurrection of Jesus is best understood as a cosmic victory over the powers of evil, death and darkness.  Speaking of the coming of Christ, Isaiah says that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. When Jesus is born, Simeon says he is the light for all people.
That’s why Christians all over the world celebrate Easter in the night by kindling a fire and lighting a candle and proclaiming Jesus as the light of the world. This is also why Christian people today find hope – light in their own personal darkness – through Jesus Christ. We do not find God absent or indifferent to our sufferings. We find he is there with us.  Christ is, therefore, not the light at the end of a dark tunnel, but the light to see by, “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path,” a candle to hold in the darkness.
The Risen Christ is also light for the world. As I write this I don’t know what is going to happen with our Brexit negotiations, however there is every possibility we might still be in the dark. The way of Christ can shed light on this as well, showing us the values and principles we must hold onto even if the path ahead is not clear.
Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

Friday, 15 March 2019

Please join us for
A Special Mothering Sunday

Holy Trinity Church, Chrishall
Sunday 31 March

Our café style family service will start at 10am with posies
for all the ladies

Let’s thank God for Mums!

Everyone Welcome

Friday, 8 March 2019

The first
service is on Sunday 10 March at 3pm in Chrishall Village Hall.

Enjoy worshipping and praising the Lord in a relaxed service, with lots of good worship songs and some great and familiar hymns, too,
all of which have been “voted for” by members of the congregation.

There will be a message from Anand. The Worship Band will play, and we will have a Children’s Corner facility, if you want to bring the family.
We aim to finish at 4pm.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Please join us on

Saturday 2 March


Holy Trinity Church, Heydon

for Pancake Races and a Pancake Tossing Contest

There will be Mardi Gras activities and games and, of course,
lots of pancakes to eat!

Tuesday 5 March 7pm – Elmdon Village Hall

Great Chishill
Thursday 7 March 7.30pm - St Swithun’s Church

Tuesday 12 March 6pm – St Mary’s Church

Little Chishill
Tuesday 19 March 7.30pm – Little Chishill Manor

Thursday 21 March 7pm - Holy Trinity Church

Tuesday 26 March 7pm – Holy Trinity Church

Thursday 28 March 8pm - Hamlet Church

Everyone in the Parish is warmly
invited to attend.  Please support your DCC’s!

If you would like to join your DCC or to vote, you need to
be on the Parish Electoral Roll.  Forms are available from the office.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

The Teaching of Jesus
2019 Lent Course
We shall be studying the York Lent course on ‘The Teaching of Jesus’

Please join us at Chrishall Village Hall at 7.30pm
on 13, 20, 27 March, 3 and 10 April.

Please let Erica know on 837272 if you are planning to come, so we can prepare the course materials.