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
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We have an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
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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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.
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
Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) notes are available to order for private use at home. These include a daily passage from the bible to read with a reflection and prayer.
On the last Friday afternoon of each month a small group gather at St. Mary’s for an informal discussion based on their readings .
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12th Harpenden (St. Nicholas) Scout Group
The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK. Its purpose is: to help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
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Revd. James Brown joined us in the Autumn of 2020 with a specific mandate to grow the church in new ways.
He has impressed us with his personal touch, his thoughtful preaching and his media skills. You can sample his work, involving many church members, on our YouTube channel.
In addition, he has a keen interest in music, and in sustainability.
You can contact him at email@example.com or 01582 363789.
There is a Lay Reader (lay minister) based mainly at All Saints, but who also works across the parish, and a retired Anglican minister who is a church member and assists from time to time.
An episcopally mandated Lay Ministry Team assists and advises the Associate Vicar in the planning and delivery of worship, pastoral care and other aspects of ministry
Three district wardens are responsible for administration and organisation.
The District Church Council (DCC) meets regularly and is the governing body under James’ leadership. The committee also has representatives on the Parochial Church Council and Deanery Synod.
Over the years, at least six church members or former members have entered the ordained ministry, and others have become lay readers.
Please would you complete the form below, introduced by our rector.
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