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

Mothers’ Union gets behind ’16 Days of Activism’

Mothers’ Union gets behind ’16 Days of Activism’ St Albans Diocese Mothers’ Union has got behind the ’16 days of activism against gender-based violence’ which runs until 10th December. An all-day meeting drew more than 100 people from all over the diocese to hear Nicola Lawrence, Head of Development and Policy for the Mothers’ Union,… Read more »

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Five New Canons

Five New Canons During evensong at St Albans Cathedral on November 11th 2017, the following were installed as Honorary Canons in St Albans Cathedral: Left to right: The Revd Canon Steven Liley, Rural Dean of  Sharnbrook and Vicar in the benefice of Clapham. The Revd Canon Ruth Pyke, Rector of the benefice of Barkway, Barley,… Read more »

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Church Resources for Parliament Week

Church Resources for Parliament Week Parliament week (13-19 November) is a programme of events and activities that connects people with the UK Parliament and democracy. There is something for everyone: whether you attend or organise an event or simply take part in conversation online @YourUKParl. Resources for churches have been produced which major on themes of… Read more »

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Bishop speaks ahead of Government’s review of gambling stakes

Bishop speaks ahead of Government’s review of gambling stakes Speaking ahead of the publication of the Government’s review of maximum stakes for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, (FOBTs) the Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, said: “I remain deeply concerned that if the Government recommends a higher maximum stake than £2, this will not go… Read more »

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Statement about the late Bishop Hubert Whitsey

Statement about the late Bishop Hubert Whitsey The Church of England has been supporting the police on an investigation into allegations of sexual offences against children and adults by the late Bishop Hubert (Victor) Whitsey. The allegations date from 1974 onwards when he was Bishop of Chester and while he was retired and living in Blackburn… Read more »

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Bishop’s concern about Monarch Airlines collapse

Bishop’s concern about Monarch Airlines collapse The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has spoken about the collapse of Monarch Airlines. He said: ‘The news of the collapse of parts of Monarch’s business has come as a shock, and my prayers and concern are for those whose jobs and livelihoods are now at risk, as… Read more »

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Airport Chaplaincy comments on Monarch Airlines

Airport Chaplaincy comments on Monarch Airlines The Chaplaincy Team at London Luton Airport is saddened by the announcement yesterday that Monarch Airlines has gone into administration. Monarch Airlines has an almost 50 year relationship with London Luton Airport and the Chaplaincy Team has been visiting its staff in and around the airport for the past… Read more »

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Renewed link with Diocese of Linköping

Renewed link with Diocese of Linköping Bishop Alan and the Bishop of Linköping, Bishop Michael Modeus, signed the covenant between the two dioceses for a further five years at Diocesan Synod on 30 September 2017. Hear Bishop Martin’s address to Synod.  

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Caribbean Bishop’s news of Devastation

Caribbean Bishop’s news of Devastation The Bishop of St Albans has received the following letter from Bishop Errol, Bishop of North East Caribbean and Aruba following hurricane activity affecting Aruba and Domenica. Money collected in the Diocese of St Albans has already been sent to the Caribbean, but more is needed and the Bishop’s Appeal… Read more »

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A Church learning to grow

A Church learning to grow Around 100 people from 26 of our benefices are attending the conference Leading Your Church into Growth. Training is being delivered by a fantastic team from a number of dioceses and from a range of different contexts and traditions.  Subjects we’ve covered have included Committing Ourselves to Growth, Developing a… Read more »

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