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: firstname.lastname@example.org» Read more
Church life carries on throughout the week, and we encourage members to engage in whatever ways they feel comfortable, and according to their gifts and inclinations, though we recognise that many members hold demanding jobs placing limits on their free time.» Read more
Dennis was born near Chicago in the USA. However he regards California as his childhood home. He with his wife Helen moved to the UK in 1984 in order to do PhD studies in theology at the University of Durham. Dennis trained for ministry at Westcott House Cambridge and following his curacy was involved in theological education at the Queen’s Foundation teaching New Testament and serving as Dean and Principal. He came to St Albans diocese in 2002 as Ministry Development Officer and Residentiary Canon at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. [Nationally on behalf of the Church of England he is a Senior Inspector of theological colleges and courses and serves on several Ministry Division committees. He remains involved with the St Albans Centre for Christian Studies.] Dennis has particular commitment to Ecumenism, adult theological education, and research and writing on the New Testament. Leisure includes the seaside, walking, a good film and listening to music (mostly classical).
All Saints’ Church has long cherished its well-deserved reputation for friendliness, and we would love to welcome you into our fellowship. We are small enough that you can get to know most of our members, and large enough to have plenty going on.
Patterns of Worship
Full details of our worship patterns are given in our Services page.
Read more about our Associate Vicar, Revd James Brown, on our Clergy and Leadership page
We are currently meeting for worship at 10am every Sunday, alternating between Communion and a more informal Morning Worship. You are welcome equally to join us in church or live on Zoom (joining details in weekly emails to members or from our Associate Vicar).» Read more
Pastoral care for our congregation has developed over recent years and members are very supportive of each other. A pastoral care coordinator provides a valuable link between those needing support and others in the congregation able to give it. Rotas have been arranged for those who need help with shopping or transport. A Pastoral Team of six members, who have received training, visit people in need in the community, led and overseen by the Associate Vicar. If people would like to be visited, or know of people in our neighbourhood who need some help, please contact the Associate Vicar.
The Pastoral Visiting Team
The purpose of this team is to offer welcome, friendship and compassion as an active part of the ministry of everyone in the church.
We visit those who are new to the church family, also those who are housebound, in residential care or hospital temporarily or long-term.
We meet regularly together with the Rector to plan our visits, to pray and to encourage each other.
This is a quiet and confidential ministry.
If you know of someone who would appreciate a visit, please contact the team via the Rector or the parish office
The Associate Vicar at St Mary’s Church is the Rev’d Sally Goodson.
The Rev’d Professor Nicolas Goulding is an Associate Priest. Nick is chaplain to Barts and The London (Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry) where he also lectures and undertakes medical research.
Jenny Goulding and Hilary Pask are Readers (lay ministers) who are based mainly at St. Mary’s. We also have two lay leaders of worship.
Two district wardens help with administration and organisation – at present these are Helen Champion and Lynn Whitwam.
A district church committee (DCC) meets regularly. The committee also has representatives on the Parochial Church Council.
CONNECT, BELONG, SHARE, GROW
Our mission is to build connections, encourage belonging, and share an appealing faith that grows a vibrant Christian community at every stage of life. We are an inclusive parish.
If we can assist you in your faith journey, please contact one of the clergy or the parish office.’