No room at the inn – Christmas sermon

Dec. 25, 2021 by

by Kenneth Padley on Christmas Eve 2021 at St Michael’s St Albans Luke 2.1-7 I was hopeless at drama when I was in school. The furthest I ever got in the nativity play was the part of the inn-keeper. I

Spotlight on Young People: their mental health and place in church

Dec. 15, 2021 by

An evening of presentation and discussion with Christian Cole, Youth Missioner for the Diocese of St Albans, and David Barker, CEO, YouthTalk 7.30pm Tuesday, 8 February 2022 St Saviour’s church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF Youth mental health as

Advent Hope – sermon by Kenneth Padley

Nov. 28, 2021 by

preached in St Michael’s church 28th November 2021 Jeremiah 33.14-16; I Thessalonians 3.9-13; Luke 21.25-36 Towards the end of the year 1596, a man called Philip Nicolai arrived in the German town of Unna. Nicolai was a Lutheran pastor and

Friends of St Michael’s theatre night: ‘One Man, Two Guv’nors’, 24 Feb 2022

Nov. 26, 2021 by

The Friends of St Michael’s Church have been allocated tickets by the Abbey Theatre to sell and raise funds. The play One Man, Two Guv’nors will be performed on the Main Stage at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday 24th February 2022. Start

Remembrance Sunday sermon – John Bannister

Nov. 15, 2021 by

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. (John 15. 13) Some years ago, there was a television advertisement that tried to

An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke

Nov. 8, 2021 by

8pm Thursday 25th November in the Parish Centre (AL3 4SL) The new Church year which begins at Advent will source most of the Sunday gospel readings from St Luke. This evening session, led by Kenneth Padley, is an opportunity to

Revitalisation and The City of God: St Albans Civic Sermon

Oct. 17, 2021 by

by Kenneth Padley; St Albans Cathedral 17th October 2021 Psalm 126; Proverbs 8.12-21; Revelation 21.1-5a Martin’s Scorsese’s movie Gangs of New York depicts gratuitous blood-letting between Protestants and Catholics in the late nineteenth-century American metropolis. The message of the film is that

Anxiety, Capitalism, and the Sin of Hoarding: a Harvest Sermon

Oct. 12, 2021 by

by Kenneth Padley at St Mary’s Childwick  10th October 2021 based on Joel 2.21-27 and Matthew 6.25-33 Today’s Harvest Festival falls in the midst of another extraordinary period of consumer behaviour. After all that bog roll hoarding of early 2020, we have recently seen

FEED Foodbank update by Jake Atkinson, Care Centre Supervisor; Sunday 3rd October

Oct. 4, 2021 by

Over the course of last year and the pandemic, our operations at the Care Centre have been turned upside down and we’ve had to find new and creative ways of serving, connecting with and supporting our guests. Through our amazing

Supporting Afghan Refugees in Hertfordshire

Sep. 26, 2021 by

A fundraising page has been set up for Herts residents wanting to support Afghan families arriving in the county. Residents are encouraged to make a donation to the countywide appeal set up by Hertfordshire Community Foundation – on behalf of