Tables ready for a lovely tea, provided by St Marys team after the Faith and Light service, at St Johns Harpenden.
St Marys bug church was filled up with twigs, leaves and other materials at our outdoor Simply Worship service. We found some caterpillars, and moved one into the bug church complete with his favourite leaves!
We added the Please and Thank you prayers to the prayer board in church. We are proud to have received our Eco Church silver award.
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
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
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
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
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
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