Notices @ St Marys Church

The Alban Pilgrimage 2018 Saturday 23rd June, from 11am. The Alban Pilgrimage takes place annually and is held in honour of the city’s namesake, St Alban, who died on 22nd June over 1700 years ago. For more information see: www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/the-albanpilgrimage/

Whisky Tasting Evening. In support of the fund to refurbish the spire clock face at St Mary’s there will be an evening of whisky at the Rectory on Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30- 9.30pm. A chance to nose and taste Blended Scotch, Vatted and Single Malt Scotch Whisky as well as some international whiskies. Just six places left for this event for a minimum recommended donation of £20 per person (with ALL donations going fully to the fund without any deductions). Call or email Canon John to book.

Sunday 27th May TRINITY SUNDAY at St Mary's at 9.30am. The Archdeacon of St Albans, the Venerable Jonathan Smith will preside, preach and bless the New Sound System. All welcome.

Saturday 30th June at 4pm Revd Caroline will be ordained Priest at St Albans Cathedral. We are all invited to support her on this special occasion. A coach or mini-bus to this event may be arranged if we have enough interest so let Caroline or John know if you might like to travel there in that way.

Helping with Art in the Nave Please add your name to the sheets at the back of the church to volunteer your time to help with the Exhibition - There's lots to do but it'll be great fun, Brian Doran.

First Sunday Sausages! As welcoming churches we provide all First Sunday refreshments free to the congregation and visitors. If you enjoyed your 1st Sunday refreshmentslst Sunday perhaps you would like to sponsor these for one Sunday in the future. Speak to Penny Williams for further details.

Miracle in May The Iona Community has received a large unexpected donation to their Capital Appeal which would mean that the second phase of refurbishing the Abbey could begin a year early. There is a shortfall of £300,000 which must be raised by the end of May! They are calling this urgent appeal MIRACLE IN MAY. It is suggested that we might help with this by sending a donation. Please give a gift however small in appreciation of the joys and spiritual benefits we have received over the years of visiting Iona. Cash and cheques to be made out to St Mary& St. Paul pcc and given to Yvonne Doran by May 27/29

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