Living God's Love in St Albans
OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE - 75 YEARS AS ST MARY'S CHURCH
This September we celebrate 75 years since our first church building, a converted chicken hut, was consecrated as St Mary's as a centre of worship in 1943, during the dark days of the Second World War.
PATRONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION - Our Patronal Festival is actually on 8 September, traditional birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary but this year we will mark it on Sunday 9 September.)
We are delighted that on Sunday 9 September, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, the Bishop of St Albans, will be celebrant and preacher at our Parish Communion. This will also include confirming two candidates, one baptism and admitting three youngsters to Holy Communion. As this is a second Sunday, there will be refreshments before the Service from 9.30 am and the Service itself will be at 10 am.
HOLIDAY AT HOME - Monday 6 August to Thursday 9 August. These were four days of activities for those aged over 75 and resident in our parish (or on our church electoral roll). Each day started with morning coffee/tea and included lunch and ends with afternoon tea. . There were all sorts of activities including watercolour painting, decorating ceramics, gentle exercises; entertainment from a magician and a ukelele band; visitors including two dogs talks from greyhound rescue centre. There was also coach outing to a large garden centre for lunch and shopping
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!