We kick-off the process of appointing a vicar with this intriguingly titled meeting, on 12th September at 7:30pm.
The meeting will be chaired by the Archdeacon of St Albans, Ven Jane Mainwaring, and is one of the key ways that all members of the congregation can have a say in the appointment process.
Archdeacon Jane will also set out key steps in the process, and give some idea of timing.
Please do come along to this very important meeting in the life of St Marys.
On Sunday 11th September we mark the annual Patronal Festival (St Mary’s ‘birthday celebration’, if you like), with a single service at 11.00am.
The service will honour our patron saint, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and also offer prayers and time for reflection on the loss and gratitude for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Everyone is most welcome to attend and to stay for a cup of tea or coffee after the service.
We’re grateful to Revd Diane Clark, Chaplain at St Albans High School for Girls for leading this special service.
Due to the weather forecast, this service will be held inside the church. There will be no 8.00am service that day.
Please note that the concert by Symphonia Academica that was due to take place at 3.00pm has been postponed.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along, as you are to all other days, services and events at St Mary’s.
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.