St Mary’s church (AL3 6JJ) is 150 years old! As we mark this milestone of Christian witness and service, a number of special events will be running throughout 2017 which aim to celebrate this unique community and the role of the church within it.

Anniversary Events

An Evening with the Ver Poets

Friday 28th April, 8pm

A recitation of topical verse, including rural idyll, Victoriana, and local interest,

Refreshments provided.

Read more about The Ver Poets.

 

 

Flower Festival

Friday 26th May – Monday 29th May

The church will be open 10am – 5pm throughout the bank holiday weekend for visitors to the flower festival. Free entry. Refreshments available.

 

The other highlights of the weekend:

Brocket Consort concert

Saturday 27th May, 7.30pm

Tickets for this concert are now sold out.

Read more about The Brocket Consort.

Festival Evensong

Sunday 28th May, 6pm

Preacher: The Venerable Jonathan Smith, Archdeacon of St Albans.

 

 

Family Afternoon: walk and BBQ

Sunday 9th July

2pm: Walkers leave St Michael’s Church (AL3 4SL)

3pm: BBQ and Short Service at St. Mary’s Church

History Evening

Thursday 14th September, 7.30pm

Talks will be given by 19th century scholar Dr Simon Healey on ‘The Victorian World’ and local expert Christine Aitken on ‘Childwickbury – a short history’.  Refreshments will be provided.

‘A Christmas Carol’

Wednesday 6th December, 8-9pm

Alison Hook will lead us in a seasonal tour of the church and exploration of Christmas customs past and present.

 

Anniversary Project

As part of our mission to be inwardly vibrant and outwardly open, St Mary’s wants to improve the church and schoolroom as resources for the whole community. At present St Mary’s has an old external toilet. Funds generated from events during our anniversary year will be earmarked for modern, accessible, internal facilities.

Mindful of our many blessings, ten per cent of funds raised will be donated to Toilet Twinning  which provides clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education to communities in the developing world.

Donations can be made by cheque to ‘St Michael’s PCC’ via The Parish Office, The Vicarage, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, AL3 4SL, or on our Just Giving page.

Whether giving online or by cheque please state clearly that you want your donation to support St Mary’s anniversary project.