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St Mary at Latton Church Harlow

The Gowers, Harlow, United Kingdom
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We hope our church page will give a flavour of Latton, keep you up to date with what's happening and encourage you to come and see! Our church community here at Latton reflects the Catholic tradition within the Church of England. We celebrate the mystery of God who enfolds us all in love. Everyone is welcome here, single, married, partnered, young, old, gay, straight, regardless of ethnicity or background or personal circumstances. Whoever you are; wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.


Well done Latton FC for taking us through to the cup final! Yay! They beat Wymondley FC 4-2 today. Good game lads. Let’s see if we can hang on to our cup eh 🤪🤪🤪

Excellent News just breaking in the Diocese - Congratulations to The Venerable Dr John Perumbalath, current Archdeacon of Barking in East London, who has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the sixth Bishop of Bradwell in Essex. Great news John. We wish you God's blessing on such an important next step in God's plans for you. Go well.☺️☺️☺️

Tomorrow’s Coffee Morning! Come and join us at the church hall for one.....and some delicious cake? Yum! All are welcome 10 - 12

Today we celebrate International Women's Day, which is always kept on March 8 every year. The day brings together global governments, women's organisations, businesses and charities together under the banner of International Women's Day. The days theme this year is 'Press For Progress'. With the recent scandals in Hollywood, and the World Economic Forums' Global Gender Gap Report showing that it will take 217 years to close the gender parity gap, it's more important than ever that we aim for progress. The IWD website argues: "We can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. Still love this 2012 poster of the world's women rising up! Prayer for all, but today you women especially note: God smiles with love as he thinks of YOU! You are unique in God's kingdom. There is no one like you. No one has the talents, skills, and abilities that you have. No one has the experience that you have. No one can do the things that you can do. No one can achieve the destiny that God has for your life - except you. And no one can replace you in God's heart. No one could ever be so special to God that God wouldn't still yearn for your company. You are incredibly important to God. You are adorable and treasured in God's sight. God loves you just the way you are. God thinks you are awesome, yet God is eager to help you become even more - more joyful, more contented, more mature, and more blessed. You are uniquely qualified and prepared for each day, because God is living in you and you are living inside God's love. Let's spread this Good News around. Please share on your pages.

10.30am kick off Saturday over at Mark Hall playing fields. Latton FC are playing their quarter final cup match against Wymondley FC. They need all the supporters we can get.

A prayer for God’s Guidance Heavenly Father, in you I live and move and have my being: I pray that you will guide and guard me by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of my life I may not forget you, but may remember that I am always walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Todays gospel reading included the scene where Jesus turns over the money changers tables in the temple and those selling animals and birds for sacrifice. But we can easily get stuck on the idea that He was angry because they were doing this thing in the courts of God's holy house. But this isn't really about what's taking place there, it's about what's actually missing! And what's missing is that they have forgotten all about God. And here's what some of the children got up to at the family service.

Prayer for Strength God loves when you pray for strength. And He promises to answer you: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am Your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Pray with confidence. Pray for the strength that God supplies and keep your eyes open for His answers. They may not look like your expectations. But you can be assured that He is working to strengthen your understanding, faith and hope in Him. Begin your day with this prayer for strength: Dear Lord, this morning, I pray that You give me strength today, to be strong for You in this world full of temptations. You know that there are struggles that I will go through today. I pray that You be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak. Amen.

Everything is sooooo magical☺️....and cold!

Too many rabbits die in freezing weather because their bowls and bottles get frozen. Please share to your pages. And don't forget to put water out for birds well as extra breakfast! And God said, 'Take care of all my their stewards'.

A special Lenten fast Give up harsh words: use generous ones. Give up unhappiness: take up gratitude. Give up anger: take up gentleness and patience. Give up pessimism: take up hope and optimism. Give up worrying: take up trust in God. Give up complaining: value what you have. Give up stress: take up prayer. Give up judging others: discover Jesus within them. Give up sorrow and bitterness: fill your heart with joy. Give up selfishness: take up compassion for others. Give up being unforgiving: learn reconciliation. Give up words: fill yourself with silence, and listen to others. Anonymous, Latin America

The vicarage cat pondering what to give up for Lent...... looks like he decided on standing too long!☺️