Notices @ St Marys Church

Church Family Christmas Greetings Please use the giant card at the back of church to write your Christmas greetings to the Church family. If this saves you lots of cards and stamps so you want to give a donation towards the Christmas Charities, please put it in the Stomp box by the South door.

Review of Children’s work I am now coming towards the end of the review period of children’s work at St Mary’s and St. Paul’s. I have consulted with lots of people so far, however, if I have not managed to speak to you and if you have any views or thoughts on the future of children’s work in our parish which you would like to share, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can arrange a chat. Many thanks. Reverend Caroline

The Revd David Lawson, Team Rector at All Saints, Kings Langley is retiring on 1st January 2018. His last service in the Benefice will be on 31st December. There will be a farewell Eucharist on Sunday 7th January at 5.00pm at All Saints, Kings Langley, with refreshments afterwards.

Church Opening Thank you to all those who open the church on Saturday mornings and market day afternoons. Last year I reported that the records we have show that well over 500 people had been able to come into the church on one of these sessions. This year the figure has risen to well over 700 -without counting the large number of people who came in on the Halloween Sunday. Whilst there was one wet session when no one came, the more common experience is that a goodly number of interesting people enjoy being able to see inside the church, often for the first time. If you would like to know more or join the rota please contact Robin on 254006.

Thanks to everyone who braved the snow and joined us for our afternoon Christingle service. A lovely service enjoyed by all and we now have £77.94 plus gift aid to donate to the Children’s Society.

There will be no bellringing practice on 21st December, it's the ringers Christmas dinner.

HELP REQUIRED: The church Hall refurbishment is going to start immediately after Christmas, with the disabled toilet being installed and the kitchen being enlarged. To prepare for the builders, all the cupboards will need to be emptied, unnecessary stuff disposed of and the rest stored until the building is usable again. Given the amount of 'stuff' we have, this will be a very big task, so the more helpers there are the quicker we will get through it. If you can make either of the times below, please give your name and phone number to Norma Podmore or Brian Doran:
10.00 to 15.00 on Friday 22 Dec:
10.00 to 13.00 on Saturday 23rd Dec.
We'll try to make it fun!

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