Trinity 17- “Who is the greatest?”

The story of the disciples arguing over “who is the greatest,” is a well known one. The main theme that is presented is that the disciples should focus less on their own ambitions and egos and model themselves more on the example of Jesus. Christians have always been encouraged to, in the words of St Paul, imitate Christ (1 Cor 11:1), for if Jesus is indeed ‘the pioneer and perfecter of our faith’, as the author of Hebrews maintains (Heb 12:2), then it is entirely appropriate that we should follow his example by striving to have ‘the same mind’ in us ‘that was in Christ Jesus’ (Phil 2:5). The question is what does that mean? What would Jesus do when faced with the situations we deal with? Th

Almshouse flat available to let

Would you like live in this beautiful historic building? You would be part of the living history of Northchurch. There is an upstairs single flat available for the right local person. Terms and conditions apply as this is an Almshouse which was left to the community in the 18th century. In the first instance please apply to Kathy Ridges, Site Manager on 07443 654408 or by email to Please note that we have to apply selection criteria as per the Charity Commission guidelines and if you meet those criteria we may be able to offer you the flat. Part of the criteria is that you are 55 years or over and of the Christian faith. No pets allowed.

Join us on Saturday 6th October for the St Mary's Harvest Quiz!

Join us on Saturday 6th October in the Parish Room for the annual Harvest Quiz night! The price is £10 per person and this includes a fish & chip supper. Please bring your own drinks! Tables/ teams of 6 people. Individuals and couples are welcome and will be organised into teams on the night. To reserve your place please contact either Evelyn Hodgson on 01442 873458 or Linda Lunn on 01442 865745. Alternatively you can add your name to the sign up sheet at the back of church.

Trinity 14: Dangerous ideas

The next St Mary’s Film Club will be on September 18th and the film will be Denial. It is based on a court case when David Irving, a prolific author on Nazi Germany, sued Deborah Lipstadt for claiming that he was "one of the most dangerous spokespersons of Holocaust denial.” It was a strange case as Irving was a holocaust denier and the judgement went against him. Now in the words of Sybille Steinbacher, the author of Auschwitz: A History, it is permissible to speak in public of “Auschwitz denier Irving as a falsifier of history, an anti-Semite and a racist.” Despite this there are still reports that anti-Semitism is still around and the Labour Party in particular has been caught up in a con

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