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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
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).
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10am: The Sunday morning service alternates between Holy Communion and a more informal Morning Worship.
Music is provided by one of our two classically trained pianists and includes the best of both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs.
Morning Worship is often led by a lay member of the church, and in all our services we strive to engage the children in reading etc.
During term time, the children and teenagers go to the hall for their separate activities in several age-related groups. At other times, worksheets are sent out by email for them to complete during the service. In both cases, a highlight of the service is towards the end when they are encouraged to share their work with the whole congregation.
You can join the service either in person in the church building or online (joining details are emailed to church members or may be obtained from our Associate Vicar or a church member to whom you are known)
Our innovative use of Zoom allows online participants to engage on an equal basis by offering a reading or intercessions, and for children to show their work, displayed on the screen for the church congregation.
For the time being (Autumn 2021) and whilst the shadow of Covid and its variants still hang over us we are continuing the pattern or worship above established at the start of the pandemic with the flexibility to worship online or in person however people feel most comfortable.
Discussions are underway for the longer term as to whether we continue with one service or revert to the pre-pandemic pattern of separate communion and more informal services. Whilst we have greatly appreciated meeting together as one congregation and the sense of unity that has brought, we also know that people meet with God in different ways and want to encourage spiritual health in all our members.
Tuesday Afternoon Group (TAG) is a social activity group open to all, both from the congregation and the local community. It meets monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday, in the church hall, and usually has a visiting speaker. Afternoon tea is provided.
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