Weekly Bulletin



Sunday 29 November 2020

 The First Sunday of Advent

A recorded service will be available on our YouTube channel on Sunday 29 November.

December Services

6 December

9.00am BCP Holy Communion Elmdon

4.00pm Christingle Service on YouTube

13 December

10.30am Family Service Chrishall

Saturday 19 December

Open Air Carol Service Chrishall Churchyard

20 December

9.00am BCP Holy Communion Elmdon

24 December

11.30  Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion Elmdon (ticketed – details to follow)

25 December

10.30 Christmas Day Service Chrishall (ticketed – details to follow)

27 December

10.30 Family Service with Holy Communion Chrishall

Church Opening Times

The following churches are open for private prayer at the following times with limited seating available.

Chrishall Wed 09.00-16.00 and Sun 09.00-16.00

Elmdon Everyday 09.00-16.00

Heydon Wed 09.00-16.00 and Sun 09.00-16.00

Strethall Sun 10.00-15.00

Great Chishill is closed for building works

Following the Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan, our services will be strictly held inline with these regulations and any Tier restrictions. The Winter Plan can be read here

 Study Group

The Study Group will be meeting via Zoom on Thursday 17th Dec at 19.45. 
Zoom details will be available on or before 13 Dec.


It is planned to have a virtual Christingle service on Sunday 6th December at 4pm on our YouTube channel. We will be making our ‘Christingle’ and welcome you or anyone in your home to make along with us. You will need to have available:

    • 1 Orange
    • 4 Cocktail sticks
    • Small sweets and fruits
    • Red ribbon or tape
    • Small amount of foil
    • Small candle

Follow the Star

Join the Icknield Way Parish this Christmas in bringing the spirit into each home and heart.

Please be encouraged to create a Christmas scene in your front garden (visible from the road) and made ideally from sustainable materials. Each display to include a Star, big or small, for viewers to find and Follow the Star in our villages.

Let us share together the love of community and wonder that Christmas brings in a safe and joyful way.

Donations to Heydon Church can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/parish-office2

 or scan the QR code for Heydon below. 

St Swithuns, Great Chishill

We are delighted that the building works in Great Chishill are due to start on Monday! The ceiling of the chancel will be the first to receive attention and then the following reordering of the back of the church to a community space. Works are expected to continue until mid February. If you would like to donate to our project then donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gcreordering

or scan the QR code for Great Chishill below


If you scan the QR code below it will take you directly to the Parish ‘justgiving’ page.


Money for Nothing

(and your gifts for free)

 With our current situation, many more of us will be shopping online. PLEASE remember that if you use ‘easyfundraising’ in your browser or as an app, then our parish can benefit. Over 4000 shops/sites donate a percentage of your purchase and can be donated to Icknield Way Parish – Essex. Please sign up at www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

 Amazon have their own fundraising app/website. Instead of going directly to amazon.co.uk go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk. Everything is the same but you can nominate a charity and our parish charity is ‘The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of the Icknield Way Villages’ (yes, a very long name but our registered charity name). Your purchases will not cost you any extra but by using these sites you could be gifting the parish for FREE.

Similar to easyfundraising is www.smile.amazon.co.uk Again you register and nominate your charity – for Amazon it is ‘The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of The Icknield Way Villages’ A percentage of your purchases on Amazon are then donated to our parish with no cost to you.

Donations can also be made at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/icknield-way-parish

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