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New Guide to Commonwealth War Graves in St Mary’s Churchyard

As we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018, a guide has been produced to record details of those who died as a consequence of that war and the Second World War and are buried in St Mary’s Churchyard.

Their graves are marked by the distinctive design of a Commonwealth War Grave headstone. The plan will guide you to these graves.

Click here to read the Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves in St Mary’s Churchyard

A great many other local people lost their lives in these wars, but are not buried here. Their names are recorded on the memorial inside St Mary’s Church (open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), on the War Memorial on Redbourn Common and on the Roll of Honour in the Parish Centre opposite the War Memorial (open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. Monday-Friday).

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. 

St Mary’s Holiday Club 2018: Guardians of Ancora

The Guardians of Ancora are back, and they really need your help! Are you ready to find the treasure and protect the stories about Jesus that will make the Spire of Light shine brightly once more?

The 2018 St Mary’s Church Holiday Club runs from Monday 23rd July to Friday 27th July, with a launch service on Sunday 22nd July.


Age:  For children going into Year 1 to those leaving Year 6Children going into Year 8 and above can come and help but must attend special training.

Costs

  • Going into Year 1 and Year 2 – £40
  • Going into Year 3 to leaving Year 6 – £45
  • Early Bird offer for whole week – Years 1-2 = £30,  Years 3-6 = £35

Timings:

  • Years 1-2 – Mon – Fri – 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Years 3-6 – Mon – Thurs – 9.30am – 3.00pm,  Fri – 9.30am – 1.00pm

Children need a packed lunch each day, except Friday, and sensible footwear and clothes suitable for the weather.


How to book:

Application forms are currently available inside church, (on the table on the right as you go in the main door).

Please e-mail Ailsa with any questions.

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