A Holiday club, organised by Potters Bar churches and the Scripture Union will be running from July 23rd – 27th at Elm Court in Potters Bar. 9.30 – 4.30 (children under 8 will need to return home for lunch).
The Holiday Club is for children already attending Primary School.
There will be story telling, crafts, games, challenges, a few pirates, some great treasure and much, much more.
The cost of the week is £10.00. Children do need to be booked in advance: forms are available at all the churches or on the website – PBCHURCHESHOLIDAYCLUB.CO.UK


June 17th: Fathers’ Day or “be nice to Dad day”. As I wrote last year, this day has only been celebrated for a little over a hundred years. A newcomer compared to Mothers’ Day, or (not to be American but British) Mothering Sunday.

But it is a day that we should all embrace. To those of you that have their Dad living nearby or even better have their Dad at home with them, then this is a great opportunity to show them just how much you really love them. If you no longer live close by, then why not ‘phone or Skype them. They may not show it, but they will be so happy that you took the time to say hello.

And if your Dad has passed on then Father’s Day is a good time to reflect on much you miss him and to remember the good times you had together. We all have or had Dads, and as we grew up they could be so frustrating – old fashioned – out of touch – not in the real world. Just remember that the restrictions they impose(d) on you, are their way of trying to keep you safe and to help you grow up to be a happy and responsible adult.

Someone once said said “ The older I get, the wiser my Father gets”. Think about those words. I think a lot of you will appreciate that thought. I do.

There are Services at St. Giles and St Margaret’s on June 17th.They will reflect that it’s Fathers’ Day. Do try and join us and most importantly bring Dad with you.

Doug Ryan


If you want a number in the Village Draw, please contact Pam Rowell on 01727 869277. It is a monthly draw held every 3rd Monday night at Bingo. Total prize money paid out is £1,460 a year, i.e. £50 and £30 every month plus £150 and £100 in January and July. Any surplus money raised is used for Village events, e.g. the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch.

Why don’t you try your luck?

May 2018


Following last year’s joyful Pet Service at St..Margaret’s we will once again be welcoming you and your pets to a special service. A service that will celebrate the very important part that animals and particularly pets play in our lives. We share our lives with them for many reasons, some for company, some for fun, some that encourage us to get regular exercise (walkies) and those that help people enjoy a much more independent life, such as guide dogs.

No matter why you have a pet, you love them to bits. So if you want to spend an hour with other like minded pet owners, then bring your Hamster – your Rabbit – your Budgie – your Parrot – your Cat – your Dog – even your Horse (we had a horse join us last year). No matter how small or how large, your pet and you will be most welcome.

So circle a date on the calendar now JUNE 24th. Hopefully we’ll have a lovely sunny day. If so, we’ll meet on Ridge village green, otherwise in St. Margaret’s Church at 9.15am.

Doug Ryan

To all those who organised the Tea Party in South Mimms Village Hall to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Sunday 20th May. It was a lovely event.

The Benefactors of St. Giles South Mymms and their Monuments.
A short illustrated booklet adapted from a talk on Historic Churches.
£5.00 – proceeds towards the Restoration Fund.
Please contact William Marterson or Chris Cameron or collect a copy from the church on a Tuesday afternoon while enjoying a cup of tea and some cake.


A new band of ringers has established itself to restart ringing at St. Margaret’s, Ridge, before morning services, ringing from 8.40 – 9.10 am. It is hoped in due course to recruit and train ringers for St. Giles. Meanwhile ringing practice is on Fridays 18.00 – 19.00 pm, alternating between St Giles, South Mymms, and St Margaret’s, Ridge.

New recruits and existing ringers of all ages are welcome. Please telephone 01923 469580 for more information.

St Giles’ C of E Primary School, at the heart of the beautiful village of South Mimms, is looking for Mid-Day Supervisory Assistants. As a key part of our organisation, your role would be to support our children at lunchtimes while they eat and play. You will be promoting positive attitudes amongst the children, as well as initiating and supervising structured play, actively encouraging the children to get involved. We are a friendly school with well-behaved children. If you enjoy working with young people, are hardworking with a good sense of humour and would welcome a few extra hours work, please get in touch.
Please note that all post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring service(DBS) check. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. References will be required.
For further information, please contact the school office on 01707 642170


St. Giles is open on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 to 5.00 pm., offering tea and cakes. This has now turned into a weekly date in the village calendar, and attracts quite a number of people – and sometimes their dogs!

Please come and visit the church, either for a sociable chat, or just to enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely building. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones. As Summer turns to Autumn and then to Winter Open Church will carry on, with some heating on, of course!


The shop in South Mimms is in danger of closing as not enough people are using it. The village is extremely lucky tha the shop was able to open at the request of many local residents, but is in daner of closing as it is unfortunately not proving cost effective.

If you want a shop – USE IT!