Notices @ St Marys Church

Watford, Hemel & St. Albans NHS Hospital Chaplaincy On admission to hospital, please ensure that your religion is registered and ask for a visit from hospital chaplaincy team. Chaplains visit the wards during the week and will organise sacramental and pastoral care for you; they also provide an ‘on-call’ service in case of emergency. Please let your parish clergy know if you or a close relative are in hospital. To contact the hospital chaplaincy directly by calling 01923 217994 or 0777 659 8704 referrals can also be made via email:spiritualcare@whht.nhs.uk

Parish Bible Study Group The next Bible Study group meeting is 3.00pm Wednesday 3rd October at St Paul’s.

Parish Christmas Fair 24th November. We need helpers, as we are extending our activity and we need donations of new or unused items for the stalls. (we are well past people’s throw outs!) These include: Toiletries, Chocolate of any sort, boxed or packaged sweets, bottles of wine, any homemade jams and preserves, well-made/good quality craft items or gifts.

Rotary Friendship Cafe Hemel Hempstead Rotary Club is setting up a monthly Rotary Friendship Café at the new café area in the Centre in the Park. The aim is to reach elderly people at risk of loneliness and isolation who are living independently. If you know of someone who is elderly who would be glad of some company do encourage them to come along. Each month there will be different activities on offer. The cost is only £2 which includes tea or coffee and homemade cake. We will be open at the Centre in the Park, Gadebridge Park between 10 and 12 on Thursday 04 October.

Old Town Halloween Event is on Sunday 28th October this year from 3.30 to 7.30pm. Last year we had a massive visitor turnout and the few church volunteers we had were exhausted. If you can help out this year on one or both of two shifts 3.30-5.30 and 5.30-7.30 can you sign up on the lists that will appear in our churches shortly. Many thanks. Canon John

Remembrance Sunday this November will be a big commemoration of the end of the First World War. As well as the usual services we will, this year, have a special 6.30pm service of readings and music to mark the occasion. If you have any family connections with someone involved in the Great War and would like to contribute or be involved please speak to the clergy.

All Souls services for the commemoration of the departed will be held at St Paul's on 28th October at 3pm and at St Mary's on 4th November at 3pm, - all welcome.

Save the dates - Art in the Nave 2019
Art in the nave is scheduled to run again next year. The Festival dates are Friday14th to Sunday 16th June 2019. Much help will be needed as before with setting up and breaking down. If you would like to help and think you could spare a couple of hours then please pencil in the days either side of the festival ie Monday 10th to Thursday 13th for setting up and Monday 17th June for clearing up.

New Orleans Jazz Concert Friday 28th Sept at Sr Marys 7.15 for 8.00pm Tickets £15 & £10 (under 18). from Gordon or Rosina

The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary and St Paul, Hemel Hempstead, Reg. Charity 1130644