St Michael’s Community Weekend: 7th-9th September 2018
On 11th November 1918, the Armistice was signed; ending what was then known as The Great War, the bloodiest conflict known at that time. In common with many others, St Michael’s will be commemorating the centenary of this momentous occasion by holding several events over the weekend of 7th to 9th September 2018 to raise money for both the church and The Royal British Legion.
All of the events, which make up the community weekend, will be held in the church or the churchyard, and is open to all. The programme of events over the course of the weekend will be:
Friday Evening, 7th September
St Michael’s Church: 6.30 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start – The Great War told in poetry, prose music and song.
The content of the performance has been specially written for this occasion, and will tell the story of the war using music of the time, letters, poetry and newspaper reports, with some of the accounts featuring men from St Michael’s and St Albans in general.
Tickets for this event cost £20 per person to include a glass of wine, or soft drink, light refreshments, and entry to re-visit the Flower Festival and History Exhibition the following day.
As this event takes place inside St Michael’s Church, only 150 tickets are available.
To buy tickets: Either contact St Michael’s Parish Office on (01727) 835037 between 09:00 and 12:00, except Wednesdays. Outside of these hours, please leave a message on the answerphone or send click here to send an email to to find out more.
Payment for tickets can be made by cash, cheque or by electronic transfer to our bank account.
Saturday, 8th September ONLY
St Michael’s Churchyard Fete: 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Entry to the Churchyard Fete is completely FREE and all are welcome to come along to join in the fun – there will be something for everyone.
Tea, coffee, cakes and soft drinks will be available in the Parish Centre from 11.00 a.m. and the food tent will open around 12.00 p.m.
We have St Albans City Band providing music, St Albans Morris will be in the churchyard, and a local Children’s Theatre Group will be performing excerpts from their July production of Annie. There will be a variety of stalls as well as many games and activities for children over the course of the fete. Some of the activities are still to be confirmed, so please come back to the website over the course of the next couple of months to see what has been added.
Saturday, 8th and Sunday, 9th September
St Michael’s Church: Flower Festival and History Exhibition
The Flower Festival and History Exhibition will take place in St Michael’s Church and will be open from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 8th September and from 12.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 9th September.
The cost to enter the Flower Festival and History Exhibition is £5 per adult, which is payable at the church door.
We are pleased to be able to offer tea, coffee, cakes and soft drinks in the Parish Centre from 12.00 p.m.
Please do keep checking back to see what else has been added before the actual weekend arrives.
Sunday, 9th September
St Michael’s Church: Festival Service
We will be holding a special all age service at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 9th September led by Bishop Stephen Venner. During this service a new plaque will be unveiled, commemorating five soldiers from the parish who died during World War One but who were not named on the original WWI memorial board.
Click on the links below to view publicity for the events. If you wish to purchase tickets for the Friday evening event via email, and cannot access the ‘click here’ link above, the website for ticket purchasing is also available on the Evening poster below: