St Mary’s church 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.
Some of the weekends highlights:
Tickets which include refreshments are £20 and are available from Paul Barnes.
Read more about The Brocket Consort.
Preacher: The Venerable Jonathan Smith, Archdeacon of St Albans.
More details about the flower festival and how to get involved will follow.
2pm: Walkers leave St Michael’s Church (AL3 4SL)
3pm: BBQ and Short Service at St. Mary’s Church
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.
Alison Hook will lead us in a seasonal tour of the church and exploration of Christmas customs past and present.
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.