Appreciations of Peter Ward

Many people will be interested to read ‘Peter Ward, An Appreciation’ by Mike Stanyon who succeeded Peter as President of HHLH&M (Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society).Thanks to Barbara Chapman for alerting us to it and for her item about Peter on the same page.

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity – 21st July 2019

The Collect Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A reading from the book of Genesis                             18.1-10a The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat [More…]

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity – 14th July 2019

The Collect Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. A reading from the book of Deuteronomy                                      30.9-14 Moses spoke to the people, saying, The LORD your [More…]

The Third Sunday after Trinity – 7th July 2019

The Collect God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power and help us to hold fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah          66.10-14 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, [More…]

The Second Sunday after Trinity – 30th June 2019

The Collect Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A reading from the first book of Kings               19.15-16, 19-21 The LORD said to Elijah, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint [More…]

The First Sunday after Trinity – 23rd June 2019

The Collect God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen. A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.               65,1-9 The word of the Lord through the prophet: I was ready to be [More…]

Everybody Welcome

The collated feedback from our ‘Everybody Welcome’ Lent Course is available here and/or below. Make yourself a cup of tea and sit down quietly somewhere to read it carefully! Following on from the Saturday morning follow up discussion held on 15th June (very well attended, thanks everyone!), the PCC have drafted an ‘Action Plan’ which [More…]

APCM St Mary’s 2019

We held our APCM (Annual Parish Church Meeting) on Sunday 17th March. The Churchwardens for the next year are Dan Shirley and Harry Graham-Brown with assistant wardens Rosemary Bladon, Sylvia Low and Tim Ward. The PCC now consists of the 5 above plus Ann Wiggins, Grant Seymour, Janet Wright, Katharine Harper, Peter Bladon, Tony Woods, [More…]