Notices @ St Marys Church

Parish bible study group Please note there will be no bible study group at St Paul’s in August. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 6 September at 3.00pm.

The Parent and Toddler Group will definitely close at Christmas if no-one can be found to take it over. Chris Craig, who runs the group had intended to give up at the end of this summer term but doesn’t want to let the group close. She has advised all the Mums and Childminders that the group will close at Christmas. I know we have appealed before for someone to take this over, to no avail. Can we try one last time please? Ideally someone to work along side Chris from September until she retires at Christmas. Norma Howie

Lunchtime Barbecue There are a few tickets left for a lunchtime South African 'braai' (or barbecue, for the English amongst us) on the 2nd September. A 3 course meal of South African specialities in the lovely surroundings of Gordon Gaddes' garden costs only £16 per head, with all profits going to Langa Township Pre-school Trust. Speak to Norma Podmore or Gordon Gaddes if interested.

Bike and Hike Would you like to visit our local churches and raise money for the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust? A way to do this is to get sponsored for the Bike n Hike event taking place on SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER. Information packs are on the table by the South door. Volunteers are needed to welcome the walkers and cyclists, so if you can help please add your name and time available on the sign-up sheet on the table by the information packs. For any further information please speak to Emmeline.

Friends of St Mary’s Barbecue The postponed annual Friends BBQ will take place on 9th September at 6.30pm at 14 Leverstock Green Road as usual. Let's hope for a fine night but any problems we will ring whoever is on the list. The price is £6.50. Please sign up as soon as possible on the sheet at the back of the Church. On the day, please bring your own drink and a chair.

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