Kinsbourne Common Fete

Saturday, 24 September, 2022
Kinsbourne Common fête
12 PM to 3 PM

Organised by St Mary’s church and the 9th Harpenden Scout Group.

This year’s fête is eco-themed. Discover pre-loved accessories, junk modelling, make your own bug hotel and a chance to have your bike checked. All this alongside our more traditional stalls: plants, books, afternoon tea and much more!

Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fête

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Fun, games and crafts for families

Розваги, ігри та рукоділля для сімей

Церква Святої Марії Кінсборн-Грін, Харпенден

Привіт, українці в Харпендені!

Розваги, ігри та рукоділля для сімей

Будь ласка, приєднуйтесь до нас для ігор на свіжому повітрі (якщо дозволяє погода) та ремесел у приміщенні зі світлом, надаються закуски.

Середа, 31 серпня 2022 р., з 15:00 до 17:00.

у церкві Святої Марії, Кінсборн-Грін, Харпенден. AL5 3QE

Церква знаходиться на Лутон-роуд (на північ у напрямку до Лутона та поблизу The Fox, паб/ресторан). Це 35/40 хвилин ходьби від центру Харпендена.

Ми можемо забезпечити безкоштовний транспорт до/з цієї події – будь ласка, повідомте нас, і ми надамо водія-волонтера, який підвезе вас.

Будь ласка, напишіть нам на адресу: parishsupportgroup@parishofharpenden.org, щоб ми дізналися кількість дітей і дорослих (для організації харчування) і замовити транспорт.

Інформацію треба надати до п’ятниці 26 серпня.

Усі заходи та закуски надаються безкоштовно.

St Mary’s Church Kinsborne Green, Harpenden

Hello, Ukrainians in Harpenden!

Fun, games and crafts for families

Please join us for outdoor games (weather permitting) and indoor crafts with lights, refreshments provided.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

at St Mary’s Church, Kinsborne Green, Harpenden. AL5 3QE

The church is on Luton Road (north towards Luton and near The Fox, pub/restaurant). It is a 35/40 minute walk from the centre of Harpenden.

We can provide free transport to/from this event – please let us know and we will arrange a volunteer driver to take you.

Please email us at: parishsupportgroup@parishofharpenden.org to find out the number of children and adults (for catering) and to arrange transport.

Information must be provided by Friday, August 26.

All activities and refreshments are provided free of charge.

World Day of Prayer at St. Marys

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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THE FATE OF THE DISCIPLES

  • 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

 HJB

25/11/2021

Image: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg)

THE ETERNAL CHRIST

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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St. Mary’s Eco-Church

At St Marys we are participating in Eco Church: A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.

Their resources are designed to equip a church to express its care for God’s world in its worship and teaching; in how the church looks after its buildings and land; in how it engages with the local community and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of its congregation.

We want to be a church which cares for creation as an integral part of loving our neighbours and following God faithfully.

You can find out more about Eco church here:  Eco Church – An A Rocha UK Project


Please take a look at this wonderful water pump below; restored and renovated by Rob Hemmin to be part of our harvest display, it represents clean water for all and enough rain to water our crops; as we explore the theme of water. Our superb flower arranging team have put lots of thought into all of these windowsills to reflect our focus on Eco church: the areas where wild flowers were planted or encouraged to grow, to help our wildlife; the pollution of our seas, oceans and rivers; and the importance of our trees and woodland

Jeel al Amal

Jeel al Amal (“Generation of Hope”) Boys’ Home and School in Bethany

St Mary’s has held Jeel al Amal in our prayers ever since 1999, when our own Rev’d Duncan Swan led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, during which a number of people from St Mary’s visited the Home in Bethany, in the Palestinian West Bank.   There they saw the dedication and the love that the surviving founder and her staff showed to the boys – as one of our members described it, “Christianity in action”.   They determined to continue to support the Home, and ever since, St Mary’s has held events in aid of Jeel, and our coffee money has been devoted to Jeel.  

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