Farewell to Dennis

Sunday 9th June 2024 was a marvellous celebration of Dennis’ time as our Rector.  The Parish came together to create a memorable send-off and so many people came and contributed to the special day.  It was a fitting tribute to Dennis’ wonderful leadership with us. The morning joint All-Parish Service at St. Nicholas’ Church was exceptional, and weaved together so many different styles of worship. The Church was full, the volume high and the warmth palpable. The afternoon Farewell Tea Party was very well attended, with cream teas, cakes, tea, music, crafts and presentations of cards, gifts and many warm words of thanks to Dennis and Helen.

Thanks from Arrata

Dear friends, the team at Aratta, and all those they support, in Chernihiv and Chernihiv Oblast in the North of Ukraine, would like to send you their most grateful and sincere thanks for your donations. We are currently distributing the aid, sent via Tony and Philip at British Humanitarian Aid, to those with the greatest needs; over 80 yrs, severely handicapped, displaced persons and those with damaged homes are all included. The queues are starting to form at 8am, though we only open at 10am. Many are desperate for help as there is little or no state support available.

» Read more

British Humanitarian Aid  Collection

Thank you to everyone who gave donations to BHA at our recent  weekend collections . We had a fantastic response this time, from many members and organisations within our Town, and we collected more items than we could be load into one van; hence a return collection is being organised to fetch the additional items.

» Read more

British Humanitarian Aid Collection

Chernihiv in the Ukraine – TOGETHER WE CAN HELP

There will be a collection on: Saturday 25th February from 10 am to 3 pm
In the Cunningham Room in St Nicholas Church Halls

Our gifts will be collected by BHA on Sunday 26TH February
For further information please contact: Anne Harper or
Margaret Hewitt via the office.

( The Flier for this event may be found here flier)


» Read more

Ecochurch: Taking Action for Future Generations

The Church of England wants churches to take a stand on the ecological challenges we face. The diocese is encouraging all of us to better support our church as stewards of God’s creation.

We can do this by participating in Ecochurch, which is an award scheme that recognises the work done by churches to care for the Earth. Churches complete a survey covering a wide range of questions such as how well they are caring for the wildlife in their churchyards or how environmentally friendly their church buildings are. Depending on the answers given by each church, they can work towards an award, and All Saints Church and St. Mary’s Churches already have Bronze Awards. We are not doing this just as a box-ticking exercise to get an award. The award scheme is a means of motivating us as a church to bring about ecological change in our daily lives.

» Read more

Harpenden Learning for Leisure

Join a Course run by Harpenden Learning for Leisure (HLfL)
If you are interested in the world, keen to keep your brain active and want to participate in an activity with like minded people then an HLfL course may just be what you are looking for.

» Read more

Christian Aid Week 2022

Once again the Harpenden Christian Aid committee organised a delivery only drop of House-to-House collection envelopes across the town. As always this was organised through local churches. A return visit to collect the donations is not required so we have found that more people were willing to volunteer and we managed to cover a substantial area of the town.

» Read more

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. 

» Read more
1 2