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Faith Matters

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GOVERNMENT ministers are facing a direct appeal from church leaders to reopen places of worship for Christmas services amid claims they are ‘Covid-secure’. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, have been handed a Faith Task Force dossier detailing the efforts…

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Message from St Stephen’s Church in Bush Fair “REVEREND Darren McIndoe will not be recording a service this Sunday because he is currently resting at home after a Positive Covid result on Monday 16th. Following advice from Track and Trace he is self isolating at…

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HARLOW’S police cadets attended a Sunday service at St Stephen’s church in Bush Fair. The cadets not only made contributions to the Harvest Festival but were also able to tell the congregation about the work they are undertaking to reduce anti-social behaviour in Bush Fair.…

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Robert Findlay our Town and Communities Chaplain and key founder and developer of Heart 4 Harlow is retiring at the end of the year, when he and his wife Chris will be moving to their home in Ipswich. Roberts official work for Heart 4 Harlow finishes…

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TWENTY-FIVE new Deacons were ordained by the Right Reverend Peter Hill, the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford and the Bishop of Barking, the Right Reverend John Perumbalath, the Bishop of Bradwell and the Right Reverend Roger Morris, the Bishop of Colchester at socially distanced services held at Chelmsford…

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THE HEART4HARLOW website has published a list of all the churches in Harlow. From the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Old Harlow to the Unity Church in Blackbush Spring, it is a comprehensive list of places where you can worship. https://www.heart4harlow.org.uk/churches/ YH did start…

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Diocese of Chelmsford publishes Statement of Needs to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford THE process to identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford is well underway and the Diocese of Chelmsford’s Vacancy in see Committee – the group that manages and oversees the Diocese’s…

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HERE are details of a memorial service for a much-loved Harlow resident, Bridie Brennan who passed away in April.

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FRESHWATERS Christian Fellowship will be running an Alpha course starting on Thursday the 13th of August. Further details will follow. If you are interested, or you know of anyone who may be interested, please e-mail [email protected] or complete our online registration form. What is it?…

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A NUMBER of St Mary-at-Latton members and parishioners recently completed a two year course in in Christian Studies. A spokesperson said: “I’m sure you will join me in congratulating those from St Mary-at-Latton who received their certificates: Gill, Mary, Malcolm, David, Denise and Ricard. “Well…

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IT IS good to see, that all over the town, churches have re-opened for “social distanced” prayer and worship. Before Covid-19, different parishioners across the churches had been in a number of courses in connection with their faith. One such person is Ian Beckett at…

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MEMBER of St Stephen’s Church, Ian Beckett reflects on the visit of Bishop Stephen Cottrell to their Bush Fair church last year. It appears to be titled is “The Bishop’s Knickers”. Watch on!

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Faith Matters FOR our second interview as part of our Faith Matters series, we went down to the Harlow Synagogue off Harberts Road to interview Rabbi Irit Shillor. In her fourteen years as Rabbi in Harlow, Irit has been at the forefront of leading the…

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DURING 2020, we plan to interview the faith leaders of Harlow. In simple terms, we just wanted to find out what faith means to them? Our first interview is with Alison Taylor, who is the minister at Potter Street Baptist Church. There is no doubt…