Category Archives: Event

WOWA & Parish Council Litter Pick

WOWA and Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council have organised a litter pick at Stanstead Abbotts Village Playground in the High Street (23B High St, Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8AS).

It will be held at 10am on Saturday 25th March.

If you are able to help, please go along and be sure to wear garden gloves and sturdy footwear, and bring your litter pickers! Equipment can be provided if required.

See the Facebook Event page HERE.

The Walled Garden: Upcoming Workshop Sessions

Here you can see a before and after photo of the rescuing of the snowdrops.

If you would like to come and see them and/or help rescue them and have a snowdrop walk, we are having a session on Sunday 26th February from 2–4pm & Sunday 12th March 12–2pm.

Booking is essential. Please email me:

Gini Trower, The Walled Garden
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Rattle on the Stovepipe in Concert

Stanstead Abbotts Concert Society is holding a music event on Sunday 19th February with Rattle on the Stovepipe. Dave Arthur (banjo, guitar, melodeon, vocals), Pete Cooper (fiddle, vocals) and Dan Stewart (banjo, guitar) have built a dedicated grassroots following through Folk club tours.

7.30pm start (doors open at 7pm) at Stanstead Abbotts Parish Hall on Roydon Road.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased online at Ticket Source or ring 01920 870558.


The 3 Churches Benefice has two regular sessions happening over Lent. These are open to anyone and everyone, so please do join us!

Lent Sessions: Living in Love & Faith
Sundays: 5th March, 12th March, 26th March [no meeting on 19th March]
5–6.30pm at St Mary’s Church, St Margarets

How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church?

We will explore these matters by studying what the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences have to say, and by telling the real-life stories of followers of Christ with diverse experiences and convictions.

The sessions are open to everyone – we look forward to welcoming you.

Lent Meditations
Every Wednesday: 1st March to 5th April
7.30pm on Zoom

These Meditations offer a chance to take time for quiet reflection during Lent. We will be looking at St John’s Gospel’s approach to Holy Week.

Join us by clicking on the following link:
You can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers
+44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021

If you have any questions, please do get in touch! /

Men’s Breakfast at The Wilshere Hall

In November, among a generous helping of bacon, beans, bangers and eggs, we were served a fascinating discussion on biblical building. Inspired by John’s excellent testimony on life in the building industry (October) we explored teachings in 1 Peter, Ephesians and Genesis. Surprisingly, the Bible became a very enlightening instruction tool on how to build; especially interesting and challenging when we learned we are the building materials being used to create the building. It certainly induces feelings of wonder, security and responsibility (to name but a few). The God that created the universe chooses to dwell in us rather than build himself some other, far more perfect, dwelling place.

Ever felt alone, unsure of your purpose or want to be more aware of the amazing role you have to play in our world? Then do join us for a full English breakfast served with a conference of cornflakes (sorry – what is the collective noun for cornflakes?) where, next, we will be examining what the Bible has to say about building roads.

We meet next on Saturday 31 December, from 8:30 in The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew’s Church. Email the benefice administrator ( to book your bangers.

Steve Wright

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