Notices @ St Marys Church

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.

Parish Bible Study Group The next Bible Study group meeting is 3.00pm Wednesday 5th December at St Paul's.

Please pray for Monday•s meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) at which key decisions about our future direction as a parish and how we both raise and spend money will be made.

Rennie Grove Hospice 'Light up a Life' Service takes place on Sunday 18th November at 4pm at StMary's. We need helpers to serve the tea and coffee so let Caroline, Rickey or John know if you can help.

Job swap! On Sunday 25th November the 9.30am service at St Mary's will be taken (with help we guess!) by the Landlord of the Olde Kings Arms, Mr Ben Satchfield. Canon John will be running the pub that day and invites you to pop in and have (and pay for!!) a drink between 12 and 2pm. Funds will be raised at this event to jointly support a charity of the pubs choice as well as to raise funds towards the new toilet and kitchenette at StMary's.

Advance Notice. Christingle services in support of the Children's Society will be held at St Paul's On Sunday 2nd December at 11.15am and at St Mary's on Sunday 16th December at 3pm.

Autumn Clean A big thank you to all those who came and cleaned and polished last Saturday. Everything looks and feels the better for your efforts, and it was really good to have done it before the services on Remembrance Sunday.

The Acorns sale for the Royal British Legion on Remembrance Sunday raised £80.93 . Thank you to Maureen Stacey for knitting the poppies, Catherine Lindsay for helping the children bake the biscuits and to the congregation for your support.

Many thanks to Brian Doran and all those who helped with the special Remembrance Day evening service. It was a wonderful and fitting commemoration and the Mayor of Dacorum and our many guests were exceedingly compiimentary.

The Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal 2018 Give Peas a Chance.Many thanks to everyone who generously donated to this appeal. The amount collected totalled £300.10

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