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COME & PLAY HOLI WITH HARLOW HINDU SOCIETY Date: Sunday 24th March 2024 Time: 2pm – 4pm Location: Harlow Town Park (near The Bandstand) Car Parking: School Lane Car Park // Showground Car Park (These are pay & display car parks run by Harlow Council)…

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A SPECIAL event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day was held in the Harlow Council chamber on Sunday evening. Although the event marked the murder of six million Jews in Germany during the Second World War. It also mourned and marked all other genocides around the…

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CAN you help with prom donations? Do you have a prom outfit sitting in the wardrobe you no longer need? Suits, Dresses, Shoes & Accessories. All donations welcome. Drop off information on flyer below

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A BISHOP whose brother was murdered in the wake of the Iranian Revolution said her family had “spent a lifetime coming to terms with it” reports the BBC. The Bishop of Chelmsford, Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, was speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.  Click…

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A VERY popular parish priest in Old Harlow has passed away. Father Michael Butler served as parish priest for the Church of the Assumption between 2000 and 2020. Father Michael with parishioner Yasmin Gregory The following is a statement from the Diocese Of Brentwood. Please…

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OVER £2,000 has been raised to replace a vandalised Menorah in Epping. The multi-branched candelabra of Judaism, placed in the High Street, is used to celebrate Hanukkah. The Menorah has been erected in the High Street for the past four years in December in the lead…

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HERE is a list of Christmas services at a number of churches across Harlow. We are adding to this list all the time. If we have left your church out then drop us a line at [email protected] St Mary’s Church, Great Parndon https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6374/ Christmas Eve …

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THE Right Reverend Dr Guli Franics-Dehqani, the Bishop of Chelmsford has written a message for the Christmas season. “I wonder when it is that the Christmas season becomes real for you? For many people, music plays a key part in that process, perhaps when we…

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THE CHAIR of Harlow Council, Cllr Andrew Johnson’s lit a Menorah in the Harlow Town Centre on Thursday evening. A menorah is a nine branched candle holder. The ceremony marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Yossi…

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THE annual Christmas Memory Prayer Tree has become a familiar festive sight outside St Stephen’s Church, for the residents of Tye Green and Bush Fair. Many local people look forward to having the opportunity to write a message in memory of loved ones, to give…

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THE local community are invited to celebrate the festive season with The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) at the annual Christmas carol service. The service will be held at St Paul’s Church, Harlow, on Tuesday, 12 December, from 5.30pm-6.30pm. It will include readings by…

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THE countdown to Christmas has begun and St Stephen’s Church is inviting people to put it’s Christmas Fayre in their diaries: Saturday 9th December  between 12 and 4pm. Please join the St Stephen’s crew so they can share some seasonal and festive good cheer with…

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AFTER over 30 years of serving God, and the town of Harlow they love, it is time for Freshwaters Church to close. A spokesperson said: “We had our last public meeting this morning, and I am so thankful to members past and present who joined…

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HARLOW Menorah outdoor lighting ceremony set to take place in town centre. Full details below.

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A GROUP of activists from Stamford Hill is planning to start a new Charedi community in Harlow reports the Jewish Chronicle. The expanding Charedi population in Hackney and the high cost of housing in inner London have prompted the search for new locations. Rabbi Asher…

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ST MARK’S West Essex Catholic School has been marking Red Wednesday. All over the world, christian churches and schools are wearing red or lighting up buildings, raising awareness, prayer and aid to all those Christians who are persecuted for their religious belief. The theme is…