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

Lyndsey de Mestre QC appointed Diocesan Chancellor

Lyndsey de Mestre QC appointed Diocesan Chancellor The Lord Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith has appointed Lyndsey de Mestre, QC to be Diocesan Chancellor. The Chancellor is the judge of the consistory court of the diocese, which rules on matters of ecclesiastical law in the diocese, chiefly changes to church… Read more »

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Celebrating Holy Communion – in Farsi (Persian)

Celebrating Holy Communion – in Farsi To celebrate the translation of the Common Worship service of Holy Communion into Farsi, there will be a service held in Wakefield Cathedral to which people from across the country are invited. Of particular interest to places where there is a Farsi-speaking congregation, the service takes place on Saturday… Read more »

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The Bamboo Effect – Encouraging Mental & Emotional Resilience

How can the Church provide spaces where our young people develop the ability to manage and reduce their stress and anxiety levels? How do we actively create culture which is an antidote to the driven, stressful world we all live in? How is our faith a radical way to encourage a generation of mentally and… Read more »

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Dedication of Eversholt’s Restored Bells

Dedication of Eversholt’s Restored Bells Bishop Alan led a service of dedication for the returned and re-hung bells at St John the Baptist Church, Eversholt on Saturday 6th October.  The restoration of the bells was supported by the Bedfordshire Association of Church Bell Ringers Restoration Fund and Luton District’s Belfry Repair Fund. Bishop Alan is… Read more »

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Community Crafters join Poppy Production Line in Sawbridgeworth

Community Crafters join Poppy Production Line in Sawbridgeworth A team of craftspeople have been working on a poppy production line to create a stunning ‘poppy fall’ for the Memorial altar in Great St Mary’s Church, Sawbridgeworth. The talented team included members of the Great St Mary’s congregation alongside others from Hailey Centre for older people… Read more »

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St Leonard’s Church Flamstead wins National Lottery support

St Leonard’s Church Flamstead wins National Lottery support St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead has received initial National Lottery support for its “Living Histories, Lasting Journeys” project.  The project aims to protect and share the valuable heritage of this 12th century church for generations to come.  12 months of structural repairs are planned to start in 2020,… Read more »

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Top Tips on Roof Security in the light of “one of the worst church lead thefts in recent years”

Top Tips on Roof Security in the light of “one of the worst church lead thefts in recent years” The news of the theft of 20 tonnes of lead from All Saints Church, Houghton Conquest, a Grade 1 listed church near Bedford, has been widely reported across national media, as one of the worst church… Read more »

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‘Alban Life’ Magazine is coming to St Albans Diocese

‘Alban Life’ Magazine is coming to St Albans Diocese Named after our founding saint, St Alban, Alban Life is a new quarterly printed magazine for the people of St Albans Diocese. To be published at Advent, Lent, Pentecost and Harvest, each edition will give you 28 pages of encouraging, informing and inspiring stories about current… Read more »

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TV Documentary on transforming work of Christians Against Poverty

TV Documentary on transforming work of Christians Against Poverty ‘The Debt Saviours’ is a BBC2 documentary featuring the work of Christians Against Poverty with people in debt. There are stories of lives transformed  It will be broadcast on Friday October 5th at 9pm (on BBC2) Churches are encouraged to pray for the broadcast of the… Read more »

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Archdeacon Paul to retire at year end

Archdeacon of Bedford to retire at year end Farewell service: Saturday 12th January at St Paul’s Bedford at 4pm. All are welcome After a ministry spanning 36 years as curate, Vicar and Archdeacon, the Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford since 2003, has announced that he will retire on 31st December 2018. During his time as… Read more »

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