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Bells for Peace

Did you know that there are 67 countries in the world where peace does not reign? Most do not make it on to the news, yet the suffering there is just as real. To highlight this, one of the bells at St Mary’s Redbourn is going to be rung 67 times just before 11am each day from today, Monday 7th November until Saturday 12th November: each chime representing one such country.

Each chime is a prayer to end all wars. We invite you all to join us either online or at the church at this time – a video of the 67 chimes will be posted on our Facebook page each day.

On Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016, at 11am the bells will fall silent in tribute not just to our own fallen, but also to all the fallen in these countries.

We pray for:

Algeria

Burundi

Angola

Central African republic

Chad

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Libya

Mali

Mauritania

Nigeria

Mozambique

Puntland

Republic of the Congo

Rwanda

Senegal

Somalia

Somaliland

South Sudan

Sudan

Tunisia

Uganda

Western Sahara

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Burma

China

India

Indonesia

Kazakhstan

North and South Korea

Peru

Kyrgyzstan

Nepal

Pakistan

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Thailand

Uzbekistan

France

Georgia

Greece

Italy

Nagorno-Karabakh

Northern Ireland

Russia

Spain

Turkey

Ukraine

Iran

Iraq

Israel / Palestine

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Yemen

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Mexico

Sponsored ‘Cross Channel’ Swim

claire-gibbsClaire Gibbs, mum of two girls and a local primary school teacher in Luton, is married to Will – the Vicar of St Mary’s Church. She has always been a keen swimmer and dreamed of swimming the Channel. Now she has her chance. Without the uncertainties of tides and the dangers of shipping she will swim the equivalent distance in her local pool where she swims and trains daily.

On Monday 31 Oct (10 am to 10 pm) and Tuesday 1 Nov (6.15 am to 6.15 pm) at Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead, Claire will attempt to swim the distance of the English Channel – 21 miles or 33.8 kms or 1352 lengths of the pool.

Please sponsor her online at: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/clairegibbs1  or via the sponsor forms at church.  

All funds raised will be donated to Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled, our St Mary’s ‘Charity of the Year’.

Thank you. 

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR CLAIRE

Teddy Tots at St Mary’s

Please join us for some Friday morning fun!

Teddy Tots is a new group for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, (and their grown-ups), on Friday mornings in the Transept at St Mary’s Church, Redbourn.  10.30am – 12.00pm.  Don’t forget your teddy!

teddy-1313634_1920Sessions will run as follows:

  • Toys & play, coffee & cake
  • Craft activity
  • Songs & storytime

Teddy Tots is free of charge.  Hope to see you there!

Click here to read the termly Teddy Tots E-Newsletter.  

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Please forward details to anyone who might be interested in coming along.