St. Peter-ad-Vincula, Roydon

  • St Peter's Church,
  • High Street,
  • Roydon, Harlow
  • Essex
  • CM19 5LW

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Weekly News Sheet




20th August: Tenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30 am Holy Communion 

                                                          Readings: Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32 (Lynn Hughes)

                                                                            Matthew 15: 21 – 28 (Patsie Proctor)

Sidespeople: Pat Collins and Wendy Stone

Intercessor: Stella Davis


5 pm Evening Prayer


Sidesperson: Pam Craner


Church Family News

Congratulations to Chris and Sarah Speller on the birth of their fourth child, Joshua Luke. Joshua, who is a seventh grandchild for Chris and Robert Findlay, weighed 9 lb 4 oz at birth.

We have some wonderful news this week:  the Rev’d Collins Onyango Nyawade, emailed to let us know that his daughter Mathilde is out of hospital and making a good recovery from malaria.   He also asked us here at St Peter’s to pray for Kenya as voting in elections has started, and there is a fear of violence.We are delighted that Mathilde is recovering wel. We will keep the whole family in our prayers.

If you would like to leave a prayer for someone there is a prayer board in church and there is also a book to record prayers in the porch. 

If you would like a flower arrangement dedicated to a loved one please speak to Jane Nairn (01279 793431)

                                                                              Future Events

Sunday 27th August – Bank Holiday BBQ at St Peters from 2:30pm – 5pm. With games in the churchyard. All are very welcome. If you would like to come, please let Jess Wells know ( or 07775808882)

Followed by Songs of Praise at 5pm. If you would like to suggest a hymn, on the theme of Celebration, there is a suggestions box by the bookshelf at the back of the church

On Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm, there will be a concert given in church by De Merc chamber choir. This will be a fund raiser for St Peter’s, so please make a note in your diaries. Further details will be given in due course, when the programme is known, and tickets will be available for purchase.

General Notices

Roydon Parish News: Editor: Mrs Sheila Collins, “Stepping Stones”, 1a Epping Road, Roydon CM19 5HP. Tel: 01279 793476 and e mail – . Deadline for July Edition 16th June. Distribution – 23rd June.

Anyone for Badminton? Come and join a friendly group at Roydon Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons between 2 – 4.15pm – all standards including beginners are most welcome – Alan Beal-Forbes 01279 792504

Coffee Mornings are held each Tuesday morning 10 – 12 in the church hall, kindly organized by Paul Gillingham – Lively chat and music too! Do come along - a drink, home made cake and good conversation for a voluntary donation of only £1.50!

Roydon Market – Will be held on the second Saturday of each month – free entry – 10am – 2pm at the village hall. £15 to hire a stall (for further information ring Pat Greenhill 01279 792110)

Senior Citizens lunch club: The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the New Inn

Roydon WI – Why not join the Roydon WI – for social activities and monthly interesting talk which happens each first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. For further details e mail or visit Roydon WI website at

Harlow Food Bank – A collection box has been placed inside the church for your donations, which will be taken to the food bank depot. There is further information on

Roydon Book Club for further information ring Maureen White on 01279 792227

Priest in Charge – As there is no priest in charge at present please contact one of the Churchwardens (contact details below) or assistant Churchwardens (contact details in the Roydon Parish News).

Churchwardens - Chris Findlay (01279 793612) e mail – and Jess Wells (01279 793717) e-mail:

Next week’s news sheet: Any items for next week’s news sheet can be sent to Katie Collins at or 01279 793092