Meeting for Servers and Communion Assistants Serving at the altar and assisting with the chalice. There will be some training on Wednesday 28th June in church for St Mary’s Altar Servers (at 7pm) and Chalice Assistants (at 7.30pm). We are looking for new people to help serve in church and you would be very welcome to come and ‘dip your toe’ in at this session to see if this way of church service is for you. Speak to Jeff Wallis or Canon John for more details. Can you add under the server and chalice assistants notice the following in brackets: (The St Paul's team are welcome at this training however as much of it will be space specific training will also be arranged at St Paul's for a later date).
Parish bible study group The next meeting is on Wednesday 5 July in St Paul’s Parish Room starting at 3pm.
New Curate We are pleased to announce that Caroline Wainman, the new curate in the Hemel Hempstead Team Ministry, will be ordained deacon on Sunday 2nd July in St Albans Abbey. We expect her formal welcome service to be at St Mary's on Sunday 9th July at 4.00pm (further details to follow). Please pray for Caroline, husband Chris and their two children at this important time.
Deanery Outing The Deanery is organising a coach outing to Christchurch, Oxford on July 29th. There is a poster on the notice board giving full details.
Stomp Magazine The Summer edition is shortly due for publication - please let Gordon Gaddes or Jeff Wallis have your contribution by next Sunday please.
100 Club The latest draw took place last Sunday at St Paul’s and the winning number was 61 – Stephen Crawley.
Unwanted items at St Mary’s The Team Rector and Churchwardens have had a walk around St Mary's to remove things that either are not used or have been accumulated for unknown reasons over the years. There are some plastic tubs at the back of church with these items in. If any of them are important to you perhaps you could take them away in the next couple of weeks before we recycle them. There are a number of non religious children's books and books from various places in church that are no longer needed. If you would like any of them then please take them from the book pew at the back.
Thank you Thanks to all those who helped with the arrangements for our
Stewardship renewal, there are a number of letters still awaiting collection so please find yours if you haven't been in church recently.
Pray Hemel Event 1st July The Calendar offers this great opportunity to start next month in the best possible way; praying with Christians from across Dacorum about the so many things that are in God's and our hearts and minds on July 1st. The breakfast is being hosted by the Church of the Resurrection, Henry Wells Square, Grovehill, HP2 6BF. They, with the whole community, are celebrating their 40th birthday (so young!!) and, as well as congratulating, we shall be able to learn about the special events taking place from July 8th-15th. Breakfast at 8.00am, worship & prayers at 8.30 a.m. Plenty of parking in the square or near the church. A date? Good.