Azalea means beautiful and dignified in ancient Greek and its mission is to empower and facilitate sustainable transformation in the lives of the men, women and neighbourhoods impacted by sex trafficking through several different projects. Sex trafficking is when an individual is coerced, forced, or manipulated into providing sexual access or services to a ‘punter’ often through threats of, or acts of, violence from a perpetrator. So what work does Azalea do?» Read more
The Church of England wants churches to take a stand on the ecological challenges we face. The diocese is encouraging all of us to better support our church as stewards of God’s creation.
We can do this by participating in Ecochurch, which is an award scheme that recognises the work done by churches to care for the Earth. Churches complete a survey covering a wide range of questions such as how well they are caring for the wildlife in their churchyards or how environmentally friendly their church buildings are. Depending on the answers given by each church, they can work towards an award, and All Saints Church and St. Mary’s Churches already have Bronze Awards. We are not doing this just as a box-ticking exercise to get an award. The award scheme is a means of motivating us as a church to bring about ecological change in our daily lives.» Read more
CORNELIA’S is delighted to announce that it is able to distribute £6,000 to the
following charities. This is a fantastic amount which will hopefully be well received by
the charities. A huge thank you to all customers and volunteers.
• £500 Citizen’s Advice Bureau (Harpenden)
• £1,000 The 267 Project
• £500 JUMP
• £500 STEP
• £1,000 Open Door (St Albans)
• £500 Orphans Know More
• £500 Rennie Grove Hospice
• £1,000 MIND in Mid Herts
• £500 Mercy Ships
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).
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
Cornelia’s Coffee Shop, in the grounds of St. Nicholas’ church, is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am till noon, and Wednesdays 3-4pm. School holiday opening hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am till noon. We serve delicious Fairtrade coffee, teas, cold drinks and snacks with a very friendly welcome and in a beautiful garden setting. All profits go to charitable causes.
Large hall with kitchen and two smaller rooms available for hire for functions including children’s parties, dance classes, dinners, club meetings and craft fairs.
Large Hall – 47’ x 23’
The large hall has a hard polished floor, with a directly accessible kitchen. Kitchen facilities include gas cooker, sink and preparation areas. Crockery and cutlery for 100 is available at an additional charge. The hall is accessible to wheelchair users.» Read more
Flowers in St Nicholas Church are provided by the volunteer St Nicholas ChurchFlower Group. They will be delighted to decorate the Church for special occasions: weddings, funerals, other special services. To discuss your requirements and obtain an up to date price list, please contact at: email@example.com
A folder containing photographs of various arrangements is available to view at a pre-arranged meeting. Flowers supplied via the St Nicholas Church Flower Group remain in the Church.