St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
More recent news first
Saturday 28 September MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
We replaced our usual Coffee Shop with a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support. This was a very successful event and raised around £800. Thanks to all Lucy Davies and her team and who those who baked, bought or ate cake for a good cause!
PEPPERCORN PLACE - St Mary's Communal Garden
On Friday 9 August Peppercorn Place took part in the Sustainable St Albans "Open Food Gardens"
For more information about Peppercorn Place click here
THE MEMORIAL GARDEN PROJECT
The July PCC agreed a draft layout of the Memorial Garden . The proposal will create three different areas and provide over 200 plots for the burial of ashes. There will be a dropped kerb to give wheelchair/scooter users access to the Memorial Garden and they will also be able to view Peppercorn Place, our Community Garden. The proposed layout allows circulation so only one large turning area will be necessary which will be next to the dropped kerb. The middle apple tree and shrubs at the back will be taken out and the borders around the whole area defined by planting: PCC suggested lavender and rosemary. This will maintain the current soft landscaping effect and relate to Peppercorn Place which will be made more visible by replacing two fencing panels with trellis-work.
Scale plans have been drawn up and sent to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for informal consultations before we submit the necessary formal application for a ‘faculty’.
The PCC has already received a bequest of £1,000 towards this work for which we are very grateful.
Summer Edition of our parish magazine
- Our Open Church - is now out
Get your copy from the back of church
or the perspex holder in the entrance hall
MAKE ST MARY'S COUNT EVENTS
These are intended to be both fun and fund-raising. Thank you to everyone who supported any of the three events so far this year:
Saturday 13 July
for St Mary’s and the charities we support.
Fish 'n' Chips Supper
Ticket sales together with the Raffle
raised £500 for St Mary's and the charities we support
Donations on the day together with the Raffle
raised £385 for St Mary's and the charities we support
Sunday 28 April 2019
Election of Churchwardens and our APCM = Annual Parochial Church Meeting - St Mary's AGM, so to speak
To see Copies of the Reports and Accounts on 2018 prepared for the above meeting, click here
Those elected at the Meetings were:
Churchwardens to May 2020 Andrea Bootle and Chris Bromley
Deanery Synod Reps Lesley Eames and David Herman (they will serve until the end of May 2020)
PCC Members to APCM 2022 Kelly Galpin and Edith Okecha
There is a full list of PCC Members on the Notice Board in the Entrance Hall along with the draft minutes of both meetings.