Living God's Love in St Albans
Congratulations to Ruth Goatly whose formal title is now the Revd Canon Dr Ruth Goatly as she has just gained her new degree - Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology.
AFTERNOON TEAS - held Saturday 15 July
This very enjoyable and successful social afternoon raised £450.00 for St Mary's and the charities we support. Congratulations and thanks to The Make St Mary Count Team for all their hard work which is very much appreciated. Thanks also to those who donated the food and / or raffle prizes and to all who came to support the event.
SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH - On the second Sunday of each month we will be trying a new initiative. We will begin with Coffee at 9.30 am on those Sundays and then go into church around 10.00 am for the Parish Eucharist. It is also the Sunday when we offer gifts for the FEED Collection - the gifts will be collected during the first hymn.
CONSIDERING CONFIRMATION? Fr Grant will be preparing people for confirmation, so if you (or anybody you know) would also like to think about confirmation you’re welcome to attend the sessions. You won't be alone as already several people have expressed an interest. Please have a quiet word to Fr Grant about this.
EXPLORING THE FAITH GROUPS - open to those who are simply enquiring about the Christian Faith and also to more established Christians. If you would like to know more, speak to Fr Grant or Paul Wiggins (see contacts) or email us by clicking here One group meets in the afternoon, the other group meets in the evening.
CENTRAL AREA REVAMP - The Quiet Room, entrance halls and all three toilets have been redecorated. The Quiet Room has new furniture and Roman blinds. Come and have a quiet time in the Quiet Room - relax in one of our sofas!
STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL - Have you made your response to the Stewardship Renewal Campaign? We at St Mary’s need to be able to more than balance our budget, we need to be able to invest in new initiatives and to set aside funds to pay for works that will some be needed on our building. We all need to think about this.