Please join us at 3.00pm this Sunday for a very special song recital given by Rosanna Milner (soprano) and Simon Pusey (piano).
Rosanna is a choral scholar at Queen’s College, Oxford where she is reading Music. The programme will include songs by Bach, Hugo Wolf, Rebecca Clarke, Cole Porter and more.
Do invite your family, friends and neighbours to join us. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection for our fundraising efforts for Emmaus Hertfordshire, working with homeless people.
And then why not make it a double bill and join us at 6.30 pm for our first Choral Evensong sung by our choir in over two years? It will be a lovely way to round off the day and all are welcome.
Reverend Will Gibbs is moving on from Redbourn after 16 years of service to the church, parish and village. In September he will join the team at St Albans Abbey as Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care. He, Claire, Olivia and Darcy will be moving just a little way “up the road” over the summer period.
A Service of thanksgiving for his time with us and a farewell celebration will be held on Sunday 24 July at 11.00 am, followed by a bring and share lunch.
He’d be delighted to see as many of his friends as possible on that day. The service will be outside in the churchyard if the weather is kind, and lunch will be set out in the Transept Hall. There should be plenty of food to go around, but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
The occasion will be very relaxed. If you can only come to one part of the day, or even pop in for a few minutes, you will be just as welcome as if staying for everything.
If you would like to contribute to Will’s leaving gift, donations can be made by bank transfer using these details:
- Name: Parochial Church Council of St Mary Redbourn
- Sort Code: 40-23-11
- Account: 51119354
- Reference: Farewell Gift
If you prefer to donate by cash, this can be handed to any of the Churchwarden team – Paul Vernon, Michelle Parry-Slater, Stephen Gell and Catharine Pusey – when you next see us.
Will has given much of himself in his time at St Mary’s and has been greatly supported by Claire and their girls. We will miss them, but will do our best to give them a memorable send off.
In our latest online service on our YouTube Channel, our Lay Leaders of Worship, David Forbes and Sue May, ask how well we really know other people, using illustrations from the bible and music.
The service includes an interview with people from the Emmaus community, which is our chosen charity of the year for 2022.
The online service will be broadcast at 9.30am on Sunday 26th June, and available to watch any time afterwards.