St. Peter-ad-Vincula, Roydon

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

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Weekly News Sheet




14th May: Fifth Sunday of Easter

9.30 am Holy Communion with Baptism


Acts 7: 55-end (Pat Greenhill)

John 14 28: 1-4 (Richard Greenill)

Sidespeople: Pat and Richard Greenhill

Intercessor: Richard Greenhill


5 pm Evening Prayer


Sidesperson: Jess Wells


Church Family News

Please pray for John Warren, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer. John is joining the London March for Men in June to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. If you would like to donate, you can do so at

The 8.15 am Weekday Morning Prayer Service has moved from Thursday mornings to Tuesday mornings.


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

Labyrinth Prayer Walking Thursday 11th MayThe labyrinth will be available for two sessions at 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm (candlelit session). This is a lovely opportunity to pray, meditate or simply to be peaceful. Bring a pair of warm socks.


Dads and Toddlers Saturday 13th May from 9.30 am to 11 am in the Large Hall.


Christian Aid Week 14th – 20th May 2017 We will be carrying out the usual house to house collection for Christian Aid week. CAW raises between 15 and 16 million pounds in this week UK wide. Last year Roydon and Dobbs Weir raised £1,418. We hope that you will again support this important charity. If you would like to collect for CA in your area please contact Jane Nairn 01279 -793431 or 07831657195.


CAMEO Strawberry Cream Tea Friday 26th May from 2.30 pm with musical accompaniment from Duncan Lane. Tickets £6 each from Pat Greenhill (792110) or Patsie Proctor (792 564)


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 May Edition 21st April. Distribution – 28th April

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 Jess Wells at or 01279 793717.