Friends of St Helen’s Event – “The Pilgrim Fathers, the Local Connection”
Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2021
Coffee in the Chancel – birthday party
“Have your say – Q&A” – Sun 17th Oct, 11:15am (after the 10am service). You will have seen on screen or in church that the choir are singing from the chancel accompanied by a digital organ we have on loan / hire. Come and hear why we’ve made the change, the advantages it gives us and share your views. Rob, Simon and Richard will be on hand to answer your questions. If you can’t make the meeting, or you’re too shy to ask a question yourself, you can click here to send your comment / question by email.
There will be two very different services to choose from tomorrow, 3rd October, but both will focus on the marvels of creation. You are welcome at either or both! 10am Parish Communion Service in St Helen’s and 3.30pm “Mossy Church” at St Peter’s.
Join us at our 10am Parish Communion Service as we launch our Creationtide Sermon Series dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. As awareness of the present ecological challenges facing our world grows, we examine and reflect on our place and role in the world that God has made.
If you are not able to join us on-site, you can still join us online. Click here or on the image for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website.
Mossy Church has its roots in Forest Church and is for everyone, not just families and children. Barbara will lead us in considering the world around us as our brothers and sisters as St Francis did. Come and watch the flames of the fire flicker as we make bird feeders, search for natural things to use in our prayers and sing to our Creator God! The service has an apple theme – please bring an apple corer if you have one!
The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration of prayer and action as Christians around the world unites to pray, protect, and advocate for God’s creation.
This year, as part of its launch, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
To see how you can play a part in addressing the “unprecedented threat of climate change and environmental degradation”, please see the latest Bulletin from the Church of England Environment Programme.
Come and discuss the sermon at our new group “Following the Message”
Meeting in St Helen’s Church each Monday at 11.15am for one hour of lively discussion about the sermon at the previous day’s 10am service.
Come and grab a drink before at Coffee in the Chancel. You don’t have to commit to every week – just come when you can. You don’t need to be an advanced theologian, or have any previous bible study experience, just come along and tell us what you think!
And, YES, of course you can still come even if not heard the message on Sunday! (though it’s easy to catch up on line).
Saturday 9th October 7.30pm
St Helen’s Church
“The Pilgrim Fathers – the local connection”, a talk by Elizabeth Eastwood. Our local historian talks about the sailing of the Mayflower 400 years ago and its impact on local families
Tickets: £10 with refreshments
from Margaret Pearce 01582 833581
This year, The Bishop of St Albans’ Appeal, “Water is Life”, aims to bring clean water to communities in the DRC, transforming daily lives and hope for the future. For more information, please go to www.harvestappeal.org.
Thank you for your generous support – donations currently stand at £2,300. If you wish to support this cause, please go to our website: http://sth-stp.org/bishops-harvest-appeal-2021/where you can make a donation using your credit or debit card.