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Faith Matters

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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…

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HOLY Cross Catholic Church has continued its series of excellent on line masses and services with an Ash Wednesday service today. With Covid restrictions still in place, Fr Bernard Soley conducted a service with just one altar server and a socially distanced congregation. Due to…

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HOLY Cross Catholic Church is continuing to live stream masses. There was a short break due to Covid-19 but now the Tracyes Road church is back on-line. We have been impressed in the way that all faiths have remained engaged with their communities both on…

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THE GOOD people of St Mary at Latton Church have just received an award. Let Rev Lynn put it in their own words. Rev Lynn said: “How exciting to receive an email from the Anglican Society for Animal Welfare (ASWA) to say we have been…

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HOLY Cross Church has closed its doors due to coronavirus. The Catholic Church based at Tracyes Road put out a short message on Twitter. It read: “Due to a positive COVID test in the parish we will be closed for the next week. “Hopefully we…

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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…