Parish Giving

Please consider how you might support the mission and ministry of this parish. The church is a charity. It depends on the generosity of those who attend to keep it going and to pay for its running costs.

In order to make regular contributions to the Parish, please consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). A Direct Debit can be set up by following this link https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/harpenden-st-nicholas-st-albans/ or by calling the dedicated hotline on 0333 002 1271, quoting our unique Parish Code (320 632 245) or by scanning the QR code with your mobile device . If you have any queries, please contact The Parish Giving Recorder, Claire Petevinos, by email: giving.recorder@parishofharpenden.org

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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 less strategic documents 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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Search the site

Or explore the categories and tags …

Categories

Categories relate to the core purpose of a page or post

Admin Articles Clergy Community Events Groups History Leadership Ministry Mission Music Notices Sermons Services Sustainability Theology Web links Worship Young People

Tags

Tags are ascribed to pages or posts if they in some way significantly reference the tag’s meaning.

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Still not found what you want? Contact the Office or tell the Website editor

Funerals

Dealing with the death a loved one can be a hard time, with many difficult feelings, and lots of questions and anxieties. Whether or not you (or the person who has died) are regular attenders, the Church can offer support and help during those difficult days. A service can be held in the Church and/or at a crematorium/cemetery.
A minister from the church will meet with you, talk you through planning the funeral service, and can help with any questions or concerns. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a Christian service, the first thing you should do is tell your funeral director/undertaker who will explain what to do.
There is useful information about planning for a funeral on the Church of England funerals site.

An application can be made to have the deceased’s ashes interred in St. Nicholas’ churchyard. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.

Weddings

A wedding is a great moment for a couple, as you mark your commitment and celebrate with your families and friends. We also believe it is a moment to celebrate God’s love and ask for his blessing. The three churches of our parish offer beautiful, peaceful settings for your special day – and our clergy will be happy to help you plan and prepare. You will find lots of information in our Parish “Wedding Pack” here If you would like to make arrangements for your wedding please contact the Parish Office.
You can also find plenty of useful information about planning a wedding service at Your Church Wedding.

Baptisms

Baptism (also known as christening) is a celebration of a person’s life in which they are welcomed into God’s family, and in which we pray for God’s blessing on them. If you would like to arrange a baptism at one of the three churches in our parish, please contact the Parish Office.
There’s lots of useful information about planning a baptism/christening on the Church of England Christenings website.

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