At the main Sunday morning Mass robed servers are present and incense is used, with various volunteers taking other roles. The service normally lasts about 1 ¼ hours, followed by refreshments in the church hall. The robed choir currently numbers 7 members who meet at 10am most Sunday mornings to prepare for Mass at 11am. At the moment the choir sings a communion motet occasionally, usually for significant services such as Easter, Confirmation etc. The members are all enthusiastic, and although most of them don’t read music, they are keen to learn new pieces and be challenged. We have a social evening once a year.
They meet in the Hall from the beginning of Mass and come in at the Offertory. After communion the children give a presentation of work they have been doing. The Sunday School performs a nativity play or tableau at Mass on the Sunday before Christmas and at the Christingle service on Christmas Eve. There is an annual study group in Lent, sometimes jointly meeting with Potter Street Baptist Church. There are other courses of study and nurture, and a Parish quiet day has been recently established.There is an annual pilgrimage to Walsingham. Every other month we hold a joint Songs of Praise service with Potter Street Baptist Church, alternating venues.
Confirmation classes for adults and children happen as and when they are necessary, usually one course a year.
For the last two years we have hosted a homeless shelter one evening/night a week, in partnership with Heart4Harlow (the local ecumenical group) during January and February which was staffed by volunteers from the congregation.
We will repeat this as necessary through Heart4Harlow.
The church holds various events throughout the year such as the Christmas Bazaar, book sales and the like, and holds social activities such as quiz nights, beetle drives, meals.
Our Assistant Priest
Sunday School Leader
Come to any of our services, events or contact one of the above. If you would like us to pray for you, please drop us a line or contact Fr James or Fr Garry