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).
Parish of Harpenden Mothers’ Union (which dates from 1895) normally meets every last Thursday of the month at 2.15pm. and is part of a International Christian Charity.
We have 50 members, some of whom do not regularly attend meetings; but they each receive a bi-monthly Newsletter. Members are invited to St Albans Diocesan MU events where we learn what is happening around the Diocese and further afield. Members also receive a Diocesan magazine three times a year and also publications from our headquarters in London.
As members of the worldwide Mothers’ Union our principles are founded on the support of marriage and family life and is rooted in prayer.
We generally have a speaker for our meetings, but also we may have a Meditation or just a social gathering.
The Committee keep in touch with their particular members and see that they are well, or in need of help and/or prayer.
Branch Contact: Chris Powell, who can be contacted via the Parish Office
updated Jan 2022
Welcome! We are one parish with three distinct worshipping communities. Though frequently working together, each has its distinctive character and serves a particular area of the parish, but you are welcome to worship wherever you feel most at home. We are a parish big enough to count, with churches small enough to care.
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