The Parish’s Practical Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Responding to the Ukraine Crisis – The Diocese of St Albans & the Parish of Harpenden

The Diocese of St Albans is taking steps to provide assistance to Ukrainian refugees.  Luton Airport is an important arrival point for many of these refugees. The crisis of refugees while immediate will also be for some time to come.

This leaflet sets out the diocesan scheme and how our Parish plans to support it. 

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BHA Food Appeal for the Ukraine

Chernihiv in the Ukraine – TOGETHER WE CAN HELP


There will be a collection on: Saturday 14th May from 10 am to 3 pm
In the Cunningham Room in St Nicholas Church Halls

We are now able to get lorries into Ukraine, and there is an ongoing desperate need for food. Donations of the following are urgently needed…
Tins of soup, beans, tomatoes meat, fish, fruit , puddings , vegetables, etc. Dried Foods , Potatoes, packet soups, sauces, custard etc. Pasta, Rice Pasta sauces in jars or packets. Biscuits Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Dried milk (urgently needed) and Sugar Baby Foods and Milk Preferably dried

World Day of Prayer at St. Marys

The World Day of Prayer service 2022 was held at the United Reformed Church Vaughan Road on Friday 4 March at 10.30am and also via Zoom at 7.45pm

This year’s service was prepared (three years ago) by the Christian Women of England, Wales & Northern Ireland with the theme of God’s promise found in the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 “I know the plans I have for you”, focusing on freedom, forgiveness, justice and God’s peace which can be a sign of hope for all people. The prophet Jeremiah lived some 600 years BC at a time when the southern kingdom of Judah had been invaded by the Babylonians and many of its people taken from Jerusalem into exile. The people had lost their land and the future looked bleak.

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Covid

WORSHIPPING SAFELY in our THREE CHURCHES:

As Covid restrictions are lifted, we hope people will feel safe returning to church. Covid has not gone away, but we are learning to live with it. We still encourage people coming to church to wear face masks and to maintain sensible spacing to protect others around them as we worship together. Hand sanitiser is available as well. We offer Holy Communion in as safe a way as possible. Our online service streaming will continue for those joining from home.

THE FATE OF THE DISCIPLES

  • THOMAS martyred in 72AD at Chennai India. Remains  in St. Thomas.   Church Orton -Italy
  • MATTHEW Stabbed in the back by an assassin in Ethiopia on orders of the local king for criticising his life style. Remains in the cathedral at Salerno, Italy.
  • JAMES the Greater killed by he sword (Acts 12.2). Remains  In St. James Church. Compostela Spain
  • JUDAS THADDEUS Killed with an arrow in Beirut 65 AD.  Remains inSt.Basillica Rome
  • SIMON  The Zealot was crucified in England about 65-70 AD Remains at St Basillica Rome
  • JUDAS ISCARIOT committed suicide
  • BARTHOLEMEW visited most countries across the Middle East but was beheaded in India.  Remains in St. Bartholemew’s Church in Rome
  • PHILIP crucified in Egypt in 54 AD. Remains at St.Basillica Rome.
  • JOHN brother of James and gospel writer. Died from natural causes in 100 AD
  • JAMES the Lesser. Oldest disciple killed by stoning in 94 AD. Remains at    St. Basillica Rome
  • ANDREW crucified on an X shape cross in Greece in 69 AD. Remains in the cathedral at Amalfi, Italy
  • PETER Martyred in Rome in 64 AD at the time of the great fire, partly organised by Emperor Nero.  Remains in St.Basillica Rome

 HJB

25/11/2021

Image: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg)

A hive of activity at All Saints’

All Saints’ church hall was a hive of activity last Saturday when the church hosted the first Repair Fair organised by the recently formed St Albans District Fixers. Some 40 attendees brought all manner of electrical and electronic goods including toasters, lamps, audio equipment, kitchen items and laptops for a skilled band of 8 amateur fixers to work their magic on. Bike repairs and servicing, and clothing and fabric repairs were also undertaken by other volunteers, skilled in their own fields. Meanwhile two members of the All Saints’ Catering Committee plied fixers and those awaiting a fix with teas, coffees and delicious home-made cakes.

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THE ETERNAL CHRIST

The Apostles Creed and the later Nicene Creed are two important documents of theological summary and history. Both creeds reveal historic Christian assumptions about  who God is, and what is God doing. However there are aspects of the creeds that should be examined to help to define the difference in meaning of the names Jesus and Christ.

Apostles Creed.  –  “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy  Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell…”

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