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Faith Matters

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MEMBERS of the Chabad of Epping have been visiting Harlow schools to promote a fantastic competition for a public menorah sculpture. The new public menorah will be erected before the date of Hanukkah 2021, which falls on the 28th November. It will be on public…

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A HARLOW CHURCH is set to hold its final service next month. The Trinity United Reform Church in Hare Street made the following announcement on its Facebook page. “It is with great sadness that Church Meeting has made the decision to close Trinity URC. “Our…

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IT IS certainly a busy time at St Stephen’s Church, near Bush Fair in Harlow. Last Saturday two of their team, Dawn Raggio and Ian Beckett, were formally acknowledged at Local Evangelists and Authorised Local Preachers at a service of Lay Ministry at Chelmsford Cathedral.…

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ST Stephen’s Church in Tye Green has a new curate, Revd Sophie Weller, who was formally ordained as a Deacon at Chelmsford Cathedral last Saturday 11th September. Sophie has been a regular visitor to St Stephen’s over the last few months and on Sunday gave…

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TWENTY-Five new ministers are set to be ordained by Bishop Guli at Chelmsford Cathedral on Saturday September 11th. Amongst them is Sophie Weller who is based at St Stephen;s Church on Tawneys Road in Harlow. We found out more about Sophie and her journey to be…

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A STATEMENT from Bishop Guli and the Diocesan Refugee Coordinator, the Revd Canon Gareth Jones: Since 2015 the Diocese of Chelmsford has resettled almost 200 refugees through our resettlement program. Most have been families fleeing the Syrian conflict, but a number have been Afghan interpreters…

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A PERFORMING arts group for people with and without disabilities and learning difficulties, which has performed for Harlow Jewish Community, is using a £749 donation to organise small focused outings for its members.   Razed Roof has played an important role in Harlow synagogue’s Holocaust…

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A HARLOW man has taken his devotion and service to the Catholic Church to the next level by being ordained a Deacon. Tony Rowley was ordained at a special ceremony at Holy Cross Church on Saturday. Tony has been a member of the church for…

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Heart 4 Harlow to hold Special Pentecost Celebration  FOR the first time in over a year the town’s ecumenical community outreach organisation can offer the opportunity to meet together in person (suitably socially distanced) and has chosen St Stephen’s Church near Bush Fair for this…

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A NUMBER of objections have been made to the proposed plans for an evangelical church to move into the Harlow Leisurezone. Last month, YH revealed that a planning application had been submitted for the Christian Revival Church (CRC) to move into the space presently occupied…

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SUNDAY 2nd May was a busy day for St Stephen’s Church in Tye Green with a Sunday Service, three baptisms in the morning and a confirmation service for nine young people in the afternoon. The Church of England globally is known as The Anglican Church…

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STEWARDS’ very own Mr R. Treamer received the Jack Petchey award this week for his contribution to Stewards Academy. Mr Treamer joined Stewards in November 2010, initially as a teaching assistant; he also worked as a PE technician before completing his teacher training and has…

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MORE than 1,200 church leaders have urged PM Boris Johnson not to introduce Covid vaccine certificates, saying they are an “unethical form of coercion”. The list of signatories include Team Rector of St Paul’s and St Mary’s Rev Martin Harris as well as Jenny and…

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AS we begin this journey through Holy Week, once again Covid restrictions prevent Heart 4 Harlow from holding it’s annual “Walk with the Cross” through the town centre. However, Hope is on the horizon and many of the town’s churches will be, once again, opening…

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Easter changes everything! And as we begin to emerge from this cruel pandemic we so long for change! It feels like the wilderness of Lent and the agony of Holy Week have lasted a whole year as we have travelled the way of the cross with…