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Forthcoming Events and Activities


You are very welcome to join us for any of these events
 
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Our Regular Church Activities

Our Sunday Service is at 10-30am each Sunday, including a créche & Junior Church. Tea, coffee, etc., is served after the service.
On the 1st Sunday in each month we have All-age Worship - a family service when everyone worships together for the whole time (there is a créche).
Holy Communion is normally celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
 
We hold Poverty Lunches (soup, bread & cheese, and fruit) 3 or 4 times a year starting at 12 noon after the Sunday Service. Normally we have a speaker and collect a donation for an agreed charity.
 
The Church Meeting, open to everyone, is also held 4 times a year, at 12 noon, after the Sunday Service.
 
Our Messy Church sessions are held once a month for children and their families, currently on the 3rd Thursday of most months, from 3-45pm to 5-15pm. You can visit our Messy Church page on facebook here, or email mc@wigmorechurch.org.uk for further information.
 
A Bible Study & Discussion Group meets weekly at the church or in members' homes during Lent and at some other times during the year. Contact Valerie Alderman, tel. 659190 or email secretaries@wigmorechurch.org.uk for further information.
 
You will find details of all these activities in the calendar above, in our
Wavelength magazine, and on the notice board in the church foyer.
 
The 5th Stopsley Guides meet at Wigmore Church on Thursdays from 7pm - contact Jean Weir, tel. 01908 375191 or email guides@wigmorechurch.org.uk  You can view their website here.
 
The 23rd Luton Boys' Brigade meet at Wigmore Church on Fridays from 6pm - contact Alasdair McFarlane, email  bb@wigmorechurch.org.uk
 
Leaders and members of both the Guides and Boys' Brigade normally share
in the Family and Parade Service on the 1st Sunday morning of each month.


You can view or download the latest version of our church Welcome leaflet
here (PDF file)

You can view or download a copy of current edition of our church magazine Wigmore Wavelength here (PDF file)

You can view or download the latest version of the Heartland Bulletin here (PDF file)


Wigmore's  Supported Charity 2019-20

This was chosen by the votes of the congregation in a Single Transferable Vote (STV) ballot of Wigmore Church members in March 2019 to replace our previous local charity -  Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neuro Centres. We support a UK or local charity one year followed by an overseas charity the following year.

Four charities were proposed: HomeLeone (helping to build homes and communities in Sierra Leone),  Medecins Sans Frontières [Doctors Without Borders] (a humanitarian organisation for emergency medical aid. In more than 70 countries it provides relief to victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics)Practical Action (a UK-based charity working in Africa, Latin America and South Asia - inspiring people to discover ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage), and Water Aid (bringing clean, safe water to the poorest people and communities around the world).

HomeLeone received the largest number of votes and became our supported charity from May 2019.

HomeLeone was proposed for our charity by Deacon Jacqueline Esama-John (who was born and grew up in Sierra Leone). It's slogan is Slums to Sustainable Living.
HomeLeone logo
Many people in Sierra Leone, live in unimaginable squalor - which enabled Ebola to spread in 2014. Over 280,000 homes are needed by 2028 but few have been built. HomeLeone owns 25 acres of land and is building the first 56 homes of 344 in Destiny Village, near Newton (just outside the capital, Freetown). They aim to build primary and secondary schools, a health centre, businesses creating employment, power, water and waste management, vocational training, recreational facilities and more.
They work with in-country partners, thousands of children get an education, people have fresh water or live in a healthy home and not a slum and they transform lives with a hope and a future.


The HomeLeone website click here [www.homeleone.org] provides more background and information about their work.
Charity Number: 1158211
Company Number: 8974510
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Wigmore's Previous Supported Charities
Here is some information about the charities we have supported in previous years (click on a link to open a PDF file giving further information).

2017-2018 Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neuro Centres
2015-2016 Sizanani  (view their latest newsletter here)
2014-2015 Friends of Luton Youth Music (FLYM)
2012-2013
Copota
2011
East Anglian Air Ambulance
2010
Gorakhpur Nurseries
2008-2009
Luton & Dunstable Hospital NICU Appeal
2007-2008
WaterAid


This page last modified ... 18th September 2019