22 Jul 2021 0 Comment

Edition 46. The Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Week commencing 26th July 2021

Dear Friends, A cautious and careful approach On Friday 16th July,  Bishop Sarah Mullally , who chairs the Church of England's Recovery Group, said:  “The relaxation of restrictions on Monday (19th July) is only possible because...
1 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Edition 38 Easter. Week beginning 5th April 2021

Dear Friends, “Tell his disciples and Peter ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will find Him, just as he told you.’“ Mark 16.7. The disciples discovered that Jesus had triumphed over death. They were still...
26 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Edition 37 Holy Week. Week beginning 29th March 2021

Dear Friends Attending Worship in Holy Week and Easter I am glad that some people have registered to attend worship in church on Palm Sunday and on Easter Day. Please use the contact numbers now if you haven’t yet booked  a seat and...
10 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Edition 35 Lent 4 Week beginning 15th March 2021

Dear Friends Bishop Alan has urged us to take up the offer of a vaccination against Covid 19 when offered. I was talking to Banke Onabamiro at the end of  last Sunday’s service, and I happened to ask her about vaccinations in...
7 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Edition 34 Lent 3 Week beginning 8th March 2021

Dear Friends When we need help I’m sure it has been a struggle, holding onto the memory of what life, including church life, used to be before the pandemic.  Yes, there are concerns about new variants of Covid 19, but the overall...
5 Mar 2021 0 Comment

The fall of the large beech tree

In August 2020 after some windy conditions, a large branch from a Beech tree in the Church yard fell across the footpath and the bottom of the steps for the footbridge going over the railway line. The branch was cleared away so that the...
27 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Visit by Bishop Michael Hertford

We are delighted that Bishop Michael was able to undertake his long planned visit to us on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th July. He took part in our service at 10am on Sunday 5th (via Zoom actually from within the St Mary's building, while...
27 Feb 2021 0 Comment

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...
27 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Edition 33 Lent 2 Week beginning 1st March 2021

Dear Friends, I do hope people are enjoying the little book of daily readings ‘A story to live by’? If you have not received a booklet for your household, please contact me; I still have a few left. The four Lent groups studying...