Like to do something a bit different this year during Lent? Why not take part in a ‘Carbon Fast’ challenge
Why not take part in a ‘Carbon Fast’ challenge?
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As part of our Eco church objectives as we strive towards our Silver award, we are trying to encourage as many of the congregation of St Mary who are willing/able to take part in this Lent challenge. See below for details – hope that you can join us!
Deanery Lent Retreat: Join others across the deanery for a morning Lent retreat at St Mary’s Church, Kinsbourne Green, AL5 3QE, with a light lunch at the end.
The Revd Becky Leach from St Stephen’s Church, St Albans, will be our guest speaker. Time to pray and reflect.
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St Mary’s Church, although small in physical terms, has a vibrant community at its heart and a distinctive ethos of caring and sharing responsibility for its buildings and people.
We seek to relate to and serve people at the north end of Harpenden while remaining a part of the wider parish of Harpenden. Please take a look at St. Mary’s monthly missive.
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The World Day of Prayer service 2022 was held at the United Reformed Church Vaughan Road on Friday 4 March at 10.30am and also via Zoom at 7.45pm
This year’s service was prepared (three years ago) by the Christian Women of England, Wales & Northern Ireland with the theme of God’s promise found in the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 “I know the plans I have for you”, focusing on freedom, forgiveness, justice and God’s peace which can be a sign of hope for all people. The prophet Jeremiah lived some 600 years BC at a time when the southern kingdom of Judah had been invaded by the Babylonians and many of its people taken from Jerusalem into exile. The people had lost their land and the future looked bleak.
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- THOMAS martyred in 72AD at Chennai India. Remains in St. Thomas. Church Orton -Italy
- MATTHEW Stabbed in the back by an assassin in Ethiopia on orders of the local king for criticising his life style. Remains in the cathedral at Salerno, Italy.
- JAMES the Greater killed by he sword (Acts 12.2). Remains In St. James Church. Compostela Spain
- JUDAS THADDEUS Killed with an arrow in Beirut 65 AD. Remains inSt.Basillica Rome
- SIMON The Zealot was crucified in England about 65-70 AD Remains at St Basillica Rome
- JUDAS ISCARIOT committed suicide
- BARTHOLEMEW visited most countries across the Middle East but was beheaded in India. Remains in St. Bartholemew’s Church in Rome
- PHILIP crucified in Egypt in 54 AD. Remains at St.Basillica Rome.
- JOHN brother of James and gospel writer. Died from natural causes in 100 AD
- JAMES the Lesser. Oldest disciple killed by stoning in 94 AD. Remains at St. Basillica Rome
- ANDREW crucified on an X shape cross in Greece in 69 AD. Remains in the cathedral at Amalfi, Italy
- PETER Martyred in Rome in 64 AD at the time of the great fire, partly organised by Emperor Nero. Remains in St.Basillica Rome
Image: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg)
The Apostles Creed and the later Nicene Creed are two important documents of theological summary and history. Both creeds reveal historic Christian assumptions about who God is, and what is God doing. However there are aspects of the creeds that should be examined to help to define the difference in meaning of the names Jesus and Christ.
Apostles Creed. – “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell…”
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