Living God's Love in St Albans
More recent news first
THE MEMORIAL GARDEN PROJECT
The July PCC agreed a draft layout of the Memorial Garden and scale plans will now be drawn up. 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. When these plans have been drawn up, there will be informal consultations with the Diocesan Advisory Committee 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
Sunday 28 April 2019
Election of Churchwardens and our APCM = Annual Parochial Church Meeting - St Mary's AGM, so to speak
Draft copies of the Minutes will be available on the main Notice Board later in May - do look at them.
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.
MAKE ST MARY'S COUNT EVENTS
These are intended to be both fun and fund-raising. Thank you to everyone who came to either or both of the two events so far this year:
Fish 'n' Chips Supper 12 April 2019
Ticket sales together with the Raffle
raised £500 for St Mary's and the charities we support
Soup Lunch Saturday 26 January 2019
Donations on the day together with the Raffle
raised £385 for St Mary's and the charities we support