Junior Church at 10am each Sunday (except 1st Sunday of the month and school holidays).
All children aged 3+ are welcome to come to the Windhill Churches Centre just before 10am to share in a short worship and activities before returning to church just before Communion is taken. There is also an activity for older children in the Lady Chapel, during the sermon, plus a creche at the back of the church for the smallest children.
Alban Pilgrimage, Saturday 23rd June
Come and celebrate Britain’s first saint. This special day begins with a procession through the city from St Peter’s at 11am, where giant puppets movingly retell the story of Alban’s martyrdom. Festival Evensong at 4pm at St Albans Cathedral.
Youth Groups – alternate Tuesdays and Sundays. NEXT MEETING – 7:30pm Sunday 24th June, 1 Chesfield Close.
Those in Year 6 and above are welcome to come to Tuesday Youth Group at 5pm in the Windhill Churches Centre. All in Year 7 or above are warmly invited to join us on alternate Sundays from 7:30-9pm for Youth Discussion Group. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, Friday 29th June
Being a mum can be tough. Trade your anxiety for hope, joy and peace in a friendly, prayerful environment. Every other Friday in the WCC, next on 29th June. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.
Parish Praise, Sunday 1st July
We’d love it if you could join us for our Thanksgiving for Baptism service at 10am. All are most welcome, especially the newly baptised and their families and Godparents. There are invitations in the Publicity Area, please pick up an envelope or deliver it to help save us postage!
Sung Eucharist and Civic Service, Sunday 1st July
All are warmly invited to this service at 11:30am. Father Elliot James from All Saints, Leavesden, will be our preacher.
USPG, Justice For Girls In South India presentation, Sunday 1st July
As you may already know the Charities Support Group has decided to support this project as part of our planned donation to USPG. Details of the project can be found on the Welcome Desk in church. Jessica Prakash-Richard from South India and David Brand from USPG will be attending our Parish Praise Service on Sunday 1st July and Jessica will be making a presentation about the project in the upper room at the WCC after the service. All are welcome. Martyn Greenwood, Treasurer, CSG.
Stortford North meeting, 2nd July
Anyone interested in outreach to Stortford North is very welcome to join a meeting on Monday 2nd July at 7:30pm in the WCC.
Bell Tower Open Day, Saturday 7th July 10am-12noon
Please come up to the tower for a demonstration of bellringing. Our St Michael’s coffee morning will be held in church (rather than the WCC) that day too, plus the Children’s Society Annual Box Opening. Home-made produce, books, bric-a-brac. Boxholders bring your box and enjoy a free coffee!
Parish Breakfast, Sunday 8th July
From 8:50-9:50am in the Windhill Churches Centre. Please sign the sheet in the Publicity Area if you’re coming (and if you can help on the day, that would be fabulous!) – but don’t worry if you forget as everyone is welcome. More details from email@example.com.
Inspiring music in worship course, July/August 2018
Would you be interested in joining a discussion course in July? Wednesdays 11th and 18th, Mondays 23rd and 30th July, then Thursday 2nd August. 7:30-9:30pm in the WCC. It’s open to everybody: designed to enable leaders of worship, musicians and congregations to talk to each other and reflect on worship together. Sessions include ‘What does it mean to be a worshipping person?’, ‘Discovering skills and releasing gifts’, ‘Music and mission’. We would invite people to attend all five but they will work as standalone sessions too. You can use the online form to sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/dR1bw5o2NwmIpoVS2
Lesson Reader Training, Saturdays 14th and 28th July, 10am – This brief training session is open to anyone who’d like a refresher and also to any of our congregation who might be interested in joining the rota to read a bible lesson at services. Please contact the Parish Office if you’d like to come along to either of the sessions.
HBW 2018, The Greatest Show in Town, 6th-10th August
URGENT!! A plea from the organizing team –
“We are seriously short of helpers, so much so that we may only be able to take half the children who have applied. We are also in need of a leader for our crèche, this role does not require any major planning of activities as it is mainly free play with the younger children.” Online registration for helpers at www.holidaybibleweek.co.uk Please sign up if you can.
Gravetalk, Wednesday 22nd August at 2:30pm – approximately 3:30pm
All Saints Church
It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s hard to talk to family and friends.
The Church of England has been helping people think about these questions for centuries.
GraveTalk is a café space, where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by GraveTalk conversation cards.
Events have been held in locations across the country, and people of all ages have gathered to talk and share their thoughts about death, dying and funerals.
What happens at a GraveTalk event?
There is tea, coffee and cake! People are welcomed and then the GraveTalk cards will be on the tables, and each person can pick a question and uses it to start a conversation. It doesn’t matter if you only use one question – or work through all of them! The purpose is to talk and listen.