Rothamsted Park Skatepark

Please help us to develop a vision of the new Rothamsted Skatepark

The current skatepark is nearing end of life and a recent survey showed that many people would like to see it replaced with an exciting new one. 

The Playpark Action Rothamsted Committee (PARC) charity, registered charity number 1179147, and Harpenden Town Council are working in partnership to redevelop the Skatepark so that it becomes a great community asset. To help us to do this we need views to represent the whole of the Harpenden Community.

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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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Cornelia’s gives £6000 to charities

CORNELIA’S is delighted to announce that it is able to distribute £6,000 to the
following charities. This is a fantastic amount which will hopefully be well received by
the charities. A huge thank you to all customers and volunteers.
• £500 Citizen’s Advice Bureau (Harpenden)
• £1,000 The 267 Project
• £500 JUMP
• £500 STEP
• £1,000 Open Door (St Albans)
• £500 Orphans Know More
• £500 Rennie Grove Hospice
• £1,000 MIND in Mid Herts
• £500 Mercy Ships

Harpenden Child Contact Centre

Without the services of Harpenden Child Contact Centre, many separated families would be unable to meet their children after a relationship breakdown.  So local volunteers were delighted to meet Hitchin and Harpenden MP, Bim Afolami, when he dropped in at one of their fortnightly sessions at All Saints’ Church Hall in Harpenden recently.

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Announcing our updated parish website

Our website has been in need of refreshing for some while. This has been tricky for technical reasons, and so a complete replacement is now in place. There are likely to be errors and omissions, but in general we hope you like the feel of it.

In particular, the capacity to include a greater number of documents of peripheral nature, without making the site look cluttered. This is achieved primarily by categorising and tagging pages that cannot otherwise be found through the main menu.

Key to this is the “Search” page. Please explore the categories and tags to be found in that page.

You will find some of these ephemeral documents via the “parish -> articles” menu item. This facility may I hope prove to be a way in which articles that might previously have appeared in the “Link” magazine can be given a home.

We would be very pleased to have constructive feedback, both positive or negative, as the new website in its current form does not represent a static resource, but rather a starting point from which to grow. If you wish to be able to create posts on the website please let us know using that feedback link.

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