Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

New Year’s Honours recognise church figures

New Year’s Honours recognise church figures Two church figures from the Diocese of St Albans have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Revd Paula Vennells, Group Chief Executive of The Post Office and Self-Supporting Minister in the Benefice of Bromham with Oakley and Stagsden has been awarded a CBE. Paula has been honoured for… Read more »

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St Paul’s Church, St Albans church brings the Bible to life

St Paul’s Church, St Albans church brings the Bible to life St Paul’s Church, St Albans will be hosting an exhibition that brings the Bible to life for people of all ages.  The free ‘Bible comes to life’ exhibition will be at the church over the weekend Friday February 1st to Monday February 4th.  It features interactive… Read more »

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The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy

The Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy Should you be considering a trip to Italy and to the region of Lake Como you might like to consider calling in on the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia, (immediately opposite Bellagio), on Lake Como. The Church is open daily and their regular Sunday Morning… Read more »

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Colin Bird Elected DBF Chair

Colin Bird Elected DBF Chair St Albans Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) has elected Colin Bird as Chair, following the retirement of Canon David Nye after ten years’ service. The DBF, with the Bishop’s Council, forms the trustee body of the Diocese of St Albans. Speaking about his election, Colin said: “I feel privileged to… Read more »

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Archdeacon’s farewell fills church with people from every corner

Archdeacon’s farewell fills church with people from every corner The Archdeacon of Bedford, The Venerable Paul Hughes, took his leave from the Diocese of St Albans on his retirement in a farewell service on Saturday (12th January). The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and the High Sheriff were both present. A packed service at St Paul’s… Read more »

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Bishop’s Christmas Sermon: Let us open our doors to others

Bishop’s Christmas Sermon: Let us open our doors to others Luke 2. 1-14St Albans Abbey Christmas Sermon 2018 Last week the town of Redbourn, just five miles up the road, hit the national press. Rather than making do with the traditional cardboard Advent Calendars, the good folk of Redbourn had greater aspirations. They organised a Living Advent Calendar. On each of the first 24 days… Read more »

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Community gathers round after devastating fire at Royston church

Community gathers round after devastating fire at Royston church Revd Heidi Huntley and team from St John the Baptist Church receive gift cards and a trolley dash around Tesco to replace the toddler group toys Church, community and emergency services have rallied to the support of St John’s Church Royston, following a devastating fire during… Read more »

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Significant Roman finds under St Michael’s Primary School’s new extension

Significant Roman finds under St Michael’s Primary School’s new extension A new extension to St Michael’s Primary School, St Albans, is now complete.  The opening celebrations were led by the Bishop of St Albans on Tuesday November 27th with a service in St Michael’s Church followed by a tour of the new facilities for invited… Read more »

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Thirst after Righteousness: Rector and Publican in Charity Job Swap

Thirst after Righteousness: Rector and Publican in Charity Job Swap Canon John Williams, Team Rector of Hemel Hempstead and Ben Satchfield, proprietor of the Olde Kings Arms, Hemel Hempstead, opposite St Mary’s Church, took part in a job swap on Sunday 25th November.   John worked a two-hour shift at the pub, pulling pints and serving during a busy lunchtime shift,… Read more »

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Pilgrimage: a featured article from Alban Life Magazine

Pilgrimage: a featured article from Alban Life Magazine This article by The Revd Peter Crumpler is the main feature of the Advent 2018 edition of Alban Life Magazine, which is distributed to parishes quarterly.  Do pick up a copy from your local church.   Earlier this year millions of TV viewers watched as seven well-known people… Read more »

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