The Passion of Alban and Livia
Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd June
Roman Theatre of Verulamium
Witness the legend of Alban come to life in a new play presenting the events around the death of St Alban. Taking place at the historic Roman Theatre of Verulamium, evening performances will be introduced by Pete the Temp, performance poet. Presented by Act of God Theatre Company.
Performance times: Friday 21st June: 8-10pm; Saturday 22nd June: 2-3.30pm and 8-10pm.
Suitable for ages 12+
Tickets £15 (youth concessions £10) available from Ticket Source
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The Alban Pilgrimage
Saturday 22nd June
Join us for the Alban Pilgrimage – a magnificent procession to celebrate St Alban, Britain’s first saint. This special day begins with a procession from St Peter’s Church, through the city centre, to St Albans Cathedral. Giant carnival puppets re-enact the story of Alban’s martyrdom, from his capture and trial to his death. The puppets are accompanied by people of all ages dressed as lions, Roman soldiers, angels, chariots and more. It is not only a stunning spectacle; it is a profoundly moving experience.
Services at St Albans Cathedral: Festival Eucharist – The Very Rev’d Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral (immediately after the procession)
4.00pm Festival Evensong – Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford
You can also join us on the Abbey Orchard for Alban Fest, an afternoon of fun Roman themed activities, part of our Roman Festival, from 12pm until 6pm.
We look forward to welcoming you!
More information on the St Albans Cathedral website
St Andrew’s Church Fete in aid of The Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Saturday 6th July, 10.00am – 12.30pm
St Andrews Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PF
Attractions include: raffle, tombola, homemeade cakes, refreshments, bottle tombola, books, musical interludes, bouncy castle, plants and flowers, guess the name of the teddy, nearly new, everything £1, childrens activities, the Church Mice dance display, and more!
Hawking, Dawkins and God: Science and Religion in Contemporary Culture
Wednesday 10th July, 7.30-9.00pm
Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral
The ‘celebrity scientists’ such as Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins have tended to present a conflict model of science and faith. Yet in movies there is much more openness in the way the imagination explores science and God. In this lecture the Rev’d Prof David Wilkinson, Canon Scientist reflects on the current situation of science and faith and suggests ways forward for education, apologetics and Christian mission.
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Send in the Clowns An evening of theatre, comedy, poetry, music and stories.
Thursday 11th July, 7.15pm
Redbourn Village Hall
For 30 years, David Robinson has toured around the world with productions including ‘The Screwtape Letters’, ‘The Hiding Place’ and ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’. After 22 years with Saltmine he co-founded Searchlight and has pioneered the use of professional theatre in churches.
Adrian Plass has written over 40 books, and he and Bridget have performed in every kind of venue you can imagine and some you probably can’t!
Over the years, tens of thousands of people have enjoyed David and Adrian at Spring Harvest, The Keswick Convention, Greenbelt and on their hilarious joint tours. Together with West End singer Amanda Watsham-Dunstall, they have created an evening of theatre, comedy, poetry, music and stories.
Tickets: £10 – book online here or tickets from Ashtons Estate Agents or the Enchanted Tea Rooms, on Redbourn High Street
St Alban is the earliest martyr from Roman Britain and his sainthood was celebrated from the fourth century onwards. The centuries after his martyrdom were, however, also the most mysterious in the island’s history. Fortunately, the cult of St Alban allows historians to piece together a little of what occurred after the end of Roman Britain. During this study day we will examine first what we know about St Alban (and St Amphibalus, who introduced Alban to the Christian faith), then trace the history of their cults into the twelfth century, using texts written about these saints to discuss the history of Christianity in early medieval Britain.
Tutor: Dr Sihong Lin, University of Manchester
Price: £25 book tickets online
Well Dressing (with a difference!)
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August, 12.00 – 4.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church, Steppingley, MK45 4AU
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