One Parish, Three Churches

Cornelia’s cafe summer term opening times

Cornelia’s will be open for the summer term from next Tuesday 17th April. Weekdays 9am – 11.45am and Saturdays 10am – noon. Fairtrade coffee to make a difference, at a very reasonable price in a picturesque location with a very welcoming atmosphere.

Parish Easter Pilgrimage to St. Albans

We walked from St. Nicholas’ in Harpenden to St. Alban’s Cathedral

joining a Flitwick group along the way.

The Parish of Harpenden contingent for the Easter Monday pilgrimage to St. Alban’s Cathedral.

Lighting the Easter Candle

The Easter Candle is lit outside St. Mary’s before being processed in for the 2018 Easter Sunday service

Birthday Bake-off at St. Nicks

The first church was built on the site of St Nicholas Church in 1217 and as best we can account for worship started in 1218. As part of its 800 years celebrations, St Nicholas Church held a fantastic Bake Off competition on Mothering Sunday. In addition to Birthday Cakes, entries also featured “Sound” and “Light” (our new church appeal this year). The use of Fairtrade ingredients was encouraged where possible. There was a spectacular selection of cakes and the competition was fierce, and delicious! Many thanks to all those who entered, judged and tasted. Congratulations to the winners.

More birthday celebrations are planned for the remainder of the year, and all church groups are asked to consider how they might celebrate the anniversary at one of their meetings/events.

St. Mary’s Quiz raises £900 for Canine Partners

St. Mary’s church and hall were packed yesterday evening with 15 teams of quizzers who had braved the snow to make the quiz a well supported event.  Our intellects were initially tested by having to work out the names of the rounds of questions from a set of anagrams. Once revealed, it became clear we were going back to school to be tested on subjects as varied as history, geography, P.E. and of course, R.E. Only when the anagrams were unpacked could a team play its joker. The evening was most enjoyable, and £902 was raised for Canine Partners (https://caninepartners.org.uk/).