Registered Charity No. 1117022
Revd Stephen Copson
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Churches Together in Hertfordshire unites in pilgrimage those churches in the area which, acknowledging God's revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord according to the Scriptures, and in obedience to God's will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves:
To seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another
in the Church, which is his body; and
To fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness
and service in the world:
To the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Notices and vacancies
Claire Morgans of Hertfordshire Council writes:
There are more than 1000 vulnerable children and young people who are ‘looked after’ in Hertfordshire, many of whom have suffered neglect and abuse.
They desperately need the chance to have a safe and secure childhood, and a chance to experience family life. We need to recruit 80 new foster carers this year, to join our existing group of over 400 carers across the county.
We need the help of churches and other community organisations, to spread the word and make people aware of how they CAN make a difference. Your help is key to making a real change to the lives of children.As churches are so prominent within their communities, you could make a real difference to our campaign by pledging the support of your church and inspiring people to think about whether they could foster.
Over the next few weeks we will also be sending out bookmarks and posters to churches across Hertfordshire and will be encouraging you to distribute them to your congregation.. In the meantime, if you would like to know more about our campaign, have any ideas about how you could help make a difference or just want to know more, please do get in touch.
Claire Morgans, Marketing and Communications Officer, 01438 843 281, Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecumenical events at St Albans Abbey
Roman Catholic Chaplaincy
Mass is celebrated by a Roman Catholic priest every Friday at 12noon
Contact: Fr Brian Reynolds
Tel: 01442 382118
Free Church Chaplaincy
A Service in the Free Church Tradition is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 11am.
Contact: The Revd Peter Hudson
German Lutheran Chaplaincy
A service is held in German on the last Tuesday of every month, at 7pm.
Contact: Pastor Dr Ulrich Lincoln, Assistant Pastor Almut Rüter
A congregation of the Russian tradition meets monthly on Tuesdays at 10.00am. (Check our Service & Music list for dates.)
Orthodox Contacts: Fr Theophan Willis, Rosemary Carter, Tel: 07586 463 785
Regular events for your diary
Churches Together in England
Newsletters and updates
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1517 and all that ... The Relevance of the Reformation Today
A day conference run in partnership by the Newman Association and St Albans Cathedral Study Centre
The Protestant Reformation, in its noble aim of radically purifying Christian belief and practice, convulsed Europe and led to massive fragmentation and conflict. The next centuries saw the resulting divisions spread throughout much of the world, with different western Christian traditions developing markedly diverse heritage and cultures. The last 100 years has seen a re-examination of the Reformation goals and convergence towards greater Christian unity. What has been the impact of the Reformation on the world of today – religious and secular? Four speakers from a range of western Christian traditions will give their views, followed by a panel discussion.
Bishop Martin Lund (Bishop of the Lutheran church in Great Britain)
The Revd Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen (Anglican Priest, University of Glasgow)
The Revd Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge, Roman Catholic Deacon)
The Revd Dr Patricia Took (former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain)
Date: Saturday 28th October 2017 (10.30 – 3.30)
Venue: St Columba’s College, St Albans, AL3 4AW
Cost: £30 (£10 for students) to include lunch Booking information
Excellent resources for mission are on offer for HOPE2018. HOPE is an effective way for churches working ecumenically to share the good news of Jesus. HOPE began in 2006 with three friends wondering what it would be like if churches all over the country cooperated in serving their communities and sharing their faith.
This led to the launch of HOPE08. It had such an impact that Church Leaders asked HOPE to continue.
Next January a seven-session video course will be launched. It seeks to enable, equip and empower people to share their faith. In Lent there will be a course that links with the HOPE prison ministry. There is already a free, 220 page brochure that contains:
Practical ideas - true stories of mission in words and action that have worked
Theology around mission – theologian Paula Gooder on why words and actions go together in mission Jesus style
Theory - including an outline for a year of mission from the Bishop of Sheffield
Find out more…
TRAINING FOR CHURCH TREASURERS
Whether you are new to the role or have been in post for many years, you will find something in the course to benefit you. It will take place on Saturday 30 September 2017. The cost is £60 and includes all course material, refreshments and a buffet lunch. Registration will be from 9.30 am onwards for a prompt start at 10.00 am and the course will finish by 4.00 pm. Please book early to secure your place if you wish to attend.
The Course will cover:
The Role of the Treasurer
Legal & Financial Overview
Principles of Charity Accounting
Gift Aid and GASDS
VAT and LPWGS
For more information and the booking form click here