Category Archives: Worship

Remembrance Sunday: 13th November 2022

We mark Remembrance Sunday as follows, honouring those who gave their lives for the freedom of others, and to pray for peace in our troubled world:

9.30am – Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church

10.50am – Act of Commemoration at the War Memorial on the Common

Meet at 10.40am at the Cricket Pavilion for a procession to the War Memorial on the Common, where the annual Act of Commemoration and laying of wreaths will begin at 10.50am.

After the service, refreshments will be offered by ChristChurch Redbourn – outside if weather permitting, or inside if wet.

3.00pm – Concert by Symphonia Academica

Further details on how to book tickets here

Taizé for All Souls: Sunday 6th November, 6.30pm

At All Souls we remember all those loved ones we have lost, and particularly those we have lost recently.

This year, on the Sunday 6th November at 6.30pm we will be remembering our loved ones in a short service of music from our choir, readings, prayers and silence.

This Taizé service will enable us to offer our prayers of sorrow and love for those we have lost. We will light candles, sing and pray for their souls in a peaceful setting with lovely meditative music and prayers.

All are welcome – please do join us.

Taizé is a style of Christian worship practised by the ecumenical Taizé community in France, characterised by the repetitive singing of simple harmonised tunes, interspersed with readings, prayers, and periods of silence.

Harvest Festival: Sunday 2nd October

This year we keep our St Mary’s Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October. Rev’d Diane Clark, Chaplain at St Albans Girls School will lead our quiet 8.00am service and our 9.30am All-Age Eucharist, and we have a special Choral Evensong for Harvest at 6.30pm.

We ask those who are able to bring non-perishable food gifts, which will be given to the St Albans and District Foodbank (Trussell Trust) which supplies the foodbank run out of the Methodist Church on Mondays.

Our choir have been working hard towards a special service of Choral Evensong at 6:30pm. Local farmers have been invited. Please swell the numbers and join in this celebration of God’s generous provision and our thankfulness to those who work hard to tend the land.

Our flower team would welcome any foliage, berries or flowers to help decorate the church for Harvest Thanksgiving. If you can help, please bring your contributions to church next Saturday 1st October between 9 and 9:30am, or contact Janet on 792289 to make other arrangements.