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

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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Do you take cards? Contactless donation units for churches

Do you take cards? Contactless donation units for churches You can take your church collection by contactless card this Christmas! As less and less people carry cash, it’s becoming increasingly important for parishes to look at alternative ways to receive donations. There is a new category on the Parish Buying website to help churches consider… Read more »

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Candlelit Stillness in Berkhamsted: an oasis of peace on the high street

Candlelit Stillness in Berkhamsted: an oasis of peace on the high street Photo credit: Colin Drake St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted held a Candlelit Stillness event on Sunday 25th November, to coincide with Berkhamsted’s big lights switch-on event, the Festival of Light. The church looked stunning with over 1,000 candles and tealights flickering, and visitors were… Read more »

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A prayer for Brexit by the Revd Peter Crumpler

A prayer for Brexit by the Revd Peter Crumpler Light of the World, Lord of the Nations, We turn to you at this crucial time in the life of the land that we love. Grant our leaders wisdom, Bring our politicians insight. Help them to work together To serve all the people of this land…. Read more »

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Hoddesdon Church opening following shooting

Hoddesdon Church opening following shooting Following a shooting near Rye Park, the Vicar of St Cuthbert’s Church, the Revd Nick Sharp, says: “As soon as the Police cordon is lifted, we plan to have the St Cuthbert’s Church (Rye Park) available for quiet prayer, and to have people available for anyone who wants to drop… Read more »

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Registrar to leave for senior post in Church in Wales

Registrar to leave for senior post in Church in Wales The Registrar to St Albans Diocese, Matthew Chinery, has been appointed to the post of Head of Legal Services in the Church in Wales. Matthew will take up his new post in Spring 2019. Matthew has been Registrar to St Albans Diocese since 2015 and… Read more »

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Next Archdeacon of Bedford

Next Archdeacon of Bedford 18/11/2018 The next Archdeacon of Bedford is to be the Revd Canon Dave Middlebrook, currently Vicar of the thriving St Luke’s Church, Watford. He will be one of three archdeacons in the 1100 square miles of the Diocese of St Albans. Their role is popularly and historically described as being ‘the… Read more »

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