“I’ve upped my giving – up yours!”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for the annual Giving Campaign and launch of the Parish Giving Scheme. Friends, as we head towards the end of the Church year, and before we dive once more into the delights of Advent and Christmas,

Resurrection Hope

Nov. 3, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley All Saints Commemoration of departed loved ones 2019.11.3 Readings: Isaiah 25.6-9; Romans 8.9-11 I want to begin by really commending you for coming to this service tonight and for reflecting together on death and bereavement. I

Angels ascending and descending

Sep. 30, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for St Michael’s Patronal Festival Communion 29th September 2019 Readings: Revelation 12.7-12 and John 1.47-51 I went to Vicar school in a place called Cuddesdon. Cuddesdon is the Church of England’s version of Hogwarts. It is

Eeyore, Education, and St Albans Cathedral Study Centre

Sep. 23, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley in St Albans Cathedral 22nd September 2019 during the Presentation of St Albans Study Centre certificates Psalm 128, Ezra 1; John 7.14-36 Faith and learning The children’s author AA Milne was an acute observer of human

God of wrath and God of mercy: is there a Jekyll and Hyde aspect to the Almighty?

Sep. 15, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley at St Michael’s church 15th September 2019 Readings: Exodus 32.7-14; I Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-10 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a dystopian tale by the nineteenth-century novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. In

“No one is too Small to make a Difference”: St Bartholomew

Aug. 25, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley in St Michael’s St Albans 25th August 2019 Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people Age to age your glory tell; In his name for us ye laboured, Now in bliss eternal dwell. Twelve poor men, by

“a little boy and his Bear will always be playing”: Winnie the Pooh and what is truly Primary

Jul. 24, 2019 by

Address at St Michael’s Primary Leavers’ Service 22nd July 2019 by Kenneth Padley There are many children’s books with good endings. But there are very few as good as the passage I am about to read. Some of you may

Animal Service 11.30am Sunday 15th September 2019 St Mary’s Childwick AL3 6JJ

Jul. 23, 2019 by

A simple and fun half-hour outdoor service to thank God for creation and to pray for animal welfare. If you have a pet which you would like blessed, please bring it with you; if your pet is of a nervous

St Albans Churches Pilgrim Trail, 31st August 2019

Jul. 23, 2019 by

Come and join in with this inaugural walk around the new Pilgrim Churches Trail. All ages and dogs welcome. Meet at the West End of the Cathedral at 9.45 am to be welcomed and sent off. We will walk to

Providence and Joseph in Egypt

Jul. 22, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for Evensong on 21st July 2019 in St Michael St Albans Psalm 81; Genesis 41.1-16, 25-36; I Corinthians 4.8-13 Who would have thought that ancient economics could make such a gripping story? Genesis 41 begins with