Dates for your Diary
9.30am Sunday 15th October, Preacher: The Revd Dr John Arnold (see below)
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 7.45 for 8.00pm start, All Saints' Day. Great St Mary's - Open Deanery Eucharist with Archdeacon of Hertford (with the Commissioning of the new Area Dean, The Revd Mandy Brown).
PCC Awayday to work on the Mission Action Plan- Saturday 9th December
11 & 14th March 2018, visit of Bishop of Hartford to Great St Mary's
Monday 23rd April 2018 APCM (please note the date has been changed from 26th April).News ROUNDUP
VOLUNTEERS requested to serve tea, coffee and biscuits in Church House from c7.15pm to those attending the Open Deanery Eucharist on All Saints' Day, Wednesday 1st November. This is a lovely opportunity to show hospitality to our neighbouring parishes. Please see Frances if you can help.
This year is the 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION, the effects of which are with us to this day. Water Lane United Reformed Church hosted a talk by the Revd Dr David Cornick (General Secretary of Churches Together in England) entitled `Reformations; What happened and why it is important' on Sunday 15th October 2017, followed by questions and refreshments.
We made a day of this at Great St Mary's and the Very Revd Dr John Arnold (President of the Anglican Lutheran Society) preached at the 9.30am Parish Eucharist service.
DIOCESAN PRAYER DIARY can be found on the St Albans Diocesan website at
THE PARISH OFFICE: Please ensure notices for the pew leaflet are copied to the Vicar as well as the office. PLEASE INDICATE THAT THE EMAIL IS FOR THE PEW LEAFLET (in the subject box). Revd Debbie is arranging the worship rotas.
Enquiries about booking Church House or the Parish Hall should be made to Jayne.
Please note that the Parish Office will normally be open from 9.30am to
1.30pm on Mon and from 9am to 1 pm on Tues and Fri.
Enquiries about booking Church House and the
Parish Hall should be made to Jayne.
Enquiries about booking Church House and the Parish Hall should be made to Jayne.
DEANERY SAFEGUARDING TRAINING Certificates: if you have attended Deanery Safeguarding training this year, please provide the Parish Office with a copy of your certificate for our records as soon as possible. Thank you. (Jayne will make the copy herself, if that helps).
We remember our dear friends Frances and Derrick. May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace. Please keep the family and friends of Frances and Derrick in your prayers.
SUNDAY CLUB/MESSY CHURCH please remember to complete Register and leave in file in Church House.
BISHOP OF ST ALBAN'S HARVEST APPEAL -'FULL OF BEANS': We are glad to support the Bishop's Appeal this year. There will be an opportunity to give at the end of the service (please see marked bowls near the main door). If you use one of the Gift Aid envelopes, please mark it HARVEST APPEAL and make cheques payable to: `St Albans DBF'. Further details about giving are online at www.harvestappeal.org
VOLUNTEERS requested to serve tea, coffee and biscuits in Church House from c7.15pm to those attending the Open Deanery Eucharist on All Saints' Day, Wednesday 1st November. This is a lovely opportunity to show hospitality to our neighbouring parishes. Please see Frances if you are able help.
We also provide tea following the service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the Departed (All Souls) at 3.00pm on Sunday 5th November. Please see Frances if you are able to help.
MOTHERS' UNION At our meeting on Tuesday next, 17th Oct., Ann Bard will be giving a talk on the work of the Food Bank, which this Church supports. This will be of interest to all members of our Church and you are most welcome. We meet in Church House at 2pm and the meeting closes at 3.45pm, after a cup of tea and piece of cake.
On Sunday next, 22nd Oct. 3 new members of our Branch will be admitted to membership of Mothers' Union at the 9.30am Service by Revd Frances and we ask you to pray for them, please. M.U. Committee
Ringing in memoriam: On Sunday evening, before the service, our bells were rung to a quarter peal and dedicated in memory of our dear friend Frances Lane. Clive Moore