Hitchin’s hub Church joins the family
Members from Churches all around Hitchin Deanery gathered for the inauguration and recognition of The Hub Church as part of the Anglican family of Hitchin and the Diocese. During the service a Bishops’ Mission Order was presented to The Hub Church by +Michael and signed by Revd Dan Drew, Canon Michael Roden and Rob Bryan, Chair of Trustees for The Hub Church.
A Bishop’s Mission Order legally recognises a mission initiative that will lead to a new Christian community – a fresh expression of church. A Bishop’s Mission Order is not needed for every fresh expression but will normally be helpful or required where a fresh expression in the Church of England operates across parish, deanery or diocesan boundaries or in parallel with existing church structures.
Dennis Yates RIP
Former Diocesan Secretary
The Diocese of St Albans has learnt with sadness of the death of Dennis Yates. Dennis was Diocesan Secretary from 1966 until the end of 1989, when he retired.
Before coming to St Albans, he was Diocesan Secretary in Ripon Diocese following a period at the Church Commissioners.
He was made a Lay Canon of St Albans Cathedral in 1977.
He died on 23rd May, aged 87.
Following the interment of his ashes, a requiem Mass will be held for him at St Albans Cathedral on 10th July at 1:00pm. All are welcome.