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Announcement of new Vicar for Redbourn

We are pleased to announce that The Rev’d Rachel Wakefield, currently Assistant Curate of St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City, has been appointed Vicar of the Benefice of Redbourn, St Mary. 

The Institution and Installation service will take place on Monday 4th September 2023 at 7.30 pm.

Please remember Rachel and her husband Martin and the family in your prayers.

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share this good news. Rachel is a very accomplished and experienced person, having been involved for many years in communications and more recently in Christian ministry. We look forward to welcoming her in September.

Much of the coming months will be spent in preparation for her starting the new job in September. More details will be released over the coming weeks.

Paul Vernon and Michelle Parry-Slater, Churchwardens

Recruiting St Mary’s Bellringers… could you ring for the King?!

St Mary’s Bellringers are recruiting … we need YOU to ring for the King!!!

We are hosting Open Tower events as follows:

  • Saturday 4 March – 2 sessions 10.00am – 12noon and 1.30 – 3.00pm
  • Sunday 5 March – 11.15am – 12.30pm

We would particularly like families with 13-18 year olds who would like to pursue a new hobby and learn together.

However all are welcome to come along to find out more about what we do, see the bells, and if they want to have a go at the historical art of tower bell ringing.

Learning now would hopefully enable new ringers to join with the nation in ringing for the King’s Coronation in May and be heard throughout the village celebrating this memorable event.

We also hope that you would be able to commit long-term to this unique activity.

If you would like more information contact Liz Middleton

Discussion Groups with Vicar Candidates

Do you enjoy chatting, listening, and debating? Would you like to meet some of the shortlisted candidates for our new vicar?

We are in need of a wide range of participants to get involved in discussion groups which will be led by each of the four shortlisted candidates on Monday 20th February.

The discussions will be friendly and informal, and will cover a range of issues and ideas, based around a passage from the bible. There is no need for any background knowledge or theological training – if you’re good at chatting and listening, and open to sharing thoughts and ideas with others you will be more than qualified to join in!

Each discussion group will last 30 minutes, and you’re welcome to sign up to attend one or two of these, (no more than two please, or it disadvantages candidates running the later groups). These will be at 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:00pm in the Upper Room at church on Monday 20th February.

To sign up: please add your name to the list in church or e-mail the Churchwardens.