Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. … Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned towards him and cried out in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means ‘Teacher’). (John 20:1, 16)
Mary Magdalene is the first person John records as having seen the empty tomb, and the first to see the risen Jesus. She is invited to believe that Jesus is alive, and invited to tell Jesus' other disciples.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am Easter Day All-Age service in St Andrew, Cuffley (followed by Holy Communion) or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at the Easter invitation made first to Mary, and then to us.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
Messy Easter takes place at 10:30am in St Andrew today. Please register online for a free ticket.
There will be a short Good Friday service at 2pm in St Thomas today. This will not be recorded or streamed.
On Easter Day, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw. At 10:30am we will have our Easter All-Age Service at St Andrew, Cuffley. This service will also be streamed, and will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
Our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday 27th April at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 start. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll has been revised. A published list of those on the Electoral Roll is available at the back of both churches.
More details, including churchwarden and PCC nomination forms, are available on our website. This page will be kept up to date with all the information and forms needed.
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Diocese of St Albans also has some details on some ways we can help support Ukraine.
We are also able to support the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain via the Foodbank. More details of what they are collecting for and what they need are available on our [website][https://norcuff.com/ukraine].
There is no Morning Prayer this Wednesday.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, all are very welcome to join us. .
Performance of The Crucifixion
Singers from several churches in and around Potters Bar (including a few from Northaw and Cuffley) known as the “Good Friday Choir” will be performing John Stainer’s The Crucifixion at the URC Church, 235 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ on Good Friday at 7 pm. All welcome.
Joy Alcott’s funeral
Joy’s funeral is at 1pm on Thursday 28th April in St Thomas.
Jubilee tea party
This is advance notice that we are intending to host a tea party on Saturday 11th June, in the Undercroft. More details will follow.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.