Despite today’s lovely weather, the forecast for Sunday morning (1st May) gives a high possibility of rain, so our 9.30am service will be held indoors – there’s no need to bring chairs.
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.
Online: Reflections on ‘Remembering’
On our YouTube Channel at 9.30am and available to watch at any time afterwards
Join us online for a programme of music, words and pictures as we reflect on Remembrance Sunday. We remember the fallen, and also loved ones who are no longer with us. We reflect on the loss of memory itself and how we can all deal with that.
We look forward to keeping our Harvest Festival at 8.00am and 9.30am on Sunday 3rd October.
This year, instead of the usual collection of harvest food gifts which are distributed to our elderly neighbours in the village, we ask for your support of two charitable causes:
- Please make a donation in church to the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal providing clean water in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- And/or, please bring toiletries (especially; sanitary towels, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, child toothbrushes, wet wipes, nappies – (size 3 & 4, although any are helpful). These will be given to support Afghan refugees coming into the Diocese.
Please don’t bring tins and harvest food boxes this year, but we will look forward to collecting and distributing those again next year.