The post box will be in the church from 24th November
Evensong at St Albans Abbey
Saturday 26 November at 4pm
Richard will be made an honorary Canon at this service. This is an honour for the whole Parish, and we would love it if you could come to the service and stay for celebratory drinks and nibbles at the Abbey’s Refectory afterwards. Please let Richard or Mel know if you plan to come, so that we can let the Abbey know for catering.
St Helen’s Fellowship – for the retired.
Open invitation to come and hear Louise and Brian Edwards talk called ‘Israel Reflections’ on Thursday 17th November from 2.45pm in the Mead Hall.
£1.50 for refreshments.
The Letter: A Message For Our Earth.
The Letter is a film available free to view on Youtube at https://theletterfilm.org. The film comes from the Vatican and arises from the publication of the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si: On Care For our Common Home. In advance of the making of the film, letters were sent by the Pope to five protagonists in Senegal, India, Brazil and the US who were then invited to Rome to meet him . Arouna a refugee from the lowest lying country in Africa, bringing the voice of the poor. Ridhima from India brings the voice of the young. Odair brings the voice of the indigenous people of Brazil. Greg and his wife Robin, pioneers of technology able to map the loss of underwater biodiversity, bring the voice of Creation itself. As we get to know them, on their way to Rome, we learn that climate change is not so much an issue as a human drama, a story of displcement and exile under the impact of extractive, souless money-making. Laudato Si talks of the simultaneous cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. The Letter lets you hear it, see it, touch it. I commend it to you.
The family of the late Ann Hayes, friend to many and once Church Pastoral Assistant, invite those who knew her to attend the burial of her ashes at St Helen’s on 30th November at 12 midday in the Garden of Remembrance.
Appeal from The Chapel Hub, Brewhouse Hill
To raise funds for a new door for the old Chapel Building on Brewhouse Hill, now our community gym, The Chapel Gym, the Chapel Hub is launching their own version of an ‘Advent Calendar’,
Doors can be bought on www.chapelhub.co.uk/fundraising between now and December 24th.
Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details
Monday 14th November 9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 15th November 10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Wednesday 16th November 9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
10.30am – 11.30am Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom 1.30pm – 3.00pm English Lessons for Ukrainians
Thursday 17th November 2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
Friday 18th November 7.00pm – 9.00pm Choir Practice
Saturday 19th November 9.15am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Sunday 20th November
10.00am – 11.00am All AgeCommunion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship