“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

God calling

Jun. 30, 2019 by

Sermon for Petertide by Kenneth Padley (All Age Service 30th June 2019) Reading: Luke 9:57-62 People have always called and been called. Long before the telephone was invented, calls were made – including calls to and from God. God called

Clothed with Christ: Alban and all the Saints

Jun. 23, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley in St Michael St Albans for 23rd June 2019 Baptism of Maximilian Ridley-Holloway Readings: Galatians 3.23-29; Luke 8.26-39 ‘As many of you as are baptised into Christ have been clothed with Christ’ (Galatians 3.27). I suspect

It’s all about the cross: sermon by Kenneth Padley

Apr. 7, 2019 by

Lent 5 2019: Philippians 3.4-14; John 12.1-8 It’s all about the cross. The suffering and death of Jesus is the obvious theme of this season of Passiontide. Not everyone gets this. There was a notorious case five years ago when

Harry Christophers and Medieval Daze

Feb. 24, 2019 by

Save the dates! Medieval Daze, a festival of fun at Kingsbury Barn organised by the Friends of St Michael’s, 20th – 22nd September 2019. This will be preceded by An Evening with Harry Christophers discussing the 40th anniversary of his

The existence and nature of God

Feb. 24, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley on Revelation 4 and Luke 8.22-25 St Michael St Albans 24th February 2019 What on earth are we to make of the whacky passage which we have just heard from Revelation chapter 4?! The book Revelation

Education Sunday – address in St Michael’s on 27th January 2019 by Caroline Godden, Adult Learning Officer, St Albans Cathedral

Jan. 29, 2019 by

Education Sunday at St Michael’s Church Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10 I Corinthians 12.12-31a Luke 4.14-21 Thank you all so much for having me here today, it’s a real pleasure to be here with you, to join your worship with you,