Faith News (Including an array of summer church events)

Faith news
Faith news

All the latest faith news and events from your area.

The St Mary’s church family continues to thrive as a Christian witness in the community, while supporting charity work both at home and abroad.

However, this year we have had to look to raise funds to repair our church pipe organ. Several organists have wished to lend their support to the project by performing in a fundraising organ recital series. Former St Mary’s organist, Hilary Norris returned to open the series, performing a wonderful and inspiring programme, poignantly dedicating some pieces to old friends in the church.

More than 80 people enjoyed the music, a chance to meet Hilary over refreshments and a taste of St Mary’s hospitality. J

onathan Lee’s recital was a sparkling affair and much enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience, with the video projection capturing the virtuosic manual and pedalling technique of this talented organist from St Peter’s, Berkhamsted.

On June 1, Peter Yardley Jones will return to St Mary’s where he was first inspired as a 10-year-old boy to play the organ.

Peter is now a professional organist who combines a successful business career in London with his recital work and is planning an exciting and varied programme for the evening.

This is a free recital with retiring collection in aid of the repair fund. Please join us.

Fete fun at St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon

The second annual Bovingdon Church Fete will be held in the grounds of St Lawrence Church on Saturday, June 14, starting at 2pm.

There will be stalls selling local pro duce, pony rides, games for children and families, cream teas and refreshments throughout.

At various times during the afternoon there will be music from a live orchestra and traditional races – including the egg and spoon, sack and three-legged – for children.

“We want this to be a real community event where the people of Bovingdon can come and enjoy traditional games and pastimes in the beautiful setting of our church and church yard,” said Bovingdon’s vicar, the Rev Charles Burch.

For more information, contact Rev Burch on 01442 833298 or, or Amanda Lawes on 07891 529970 or

Festival at St Alban’s Church in Warners End

St Alban’s Church in Warners End is celebrating the Festival of St. Alban with a fete on Saturday, June 21.

The free event takes place from from 9.30am to 3pm.

There will be lots of stalls selling home made cakes, jams and goodies.

Craft, jewellery, handbags and gladrags, books, music, plants and bric-a-brac will also be on offer.

There will be games, a kiddies’ corner, a display of children’s paintings as part of an art competition and delicious cream teas will be served all day.

On Sunday, June 22, Bishop Paul of Hertford will be celebrating Holy Communion at 10am. and presenting the painting prizes afterwards.

Jolly Jazzers at Nettleden Church

The Friends of Nettleden Church have invited the Jolly Jazzers to perform a Jazz Concert on Saturday, July 5.

The concert will start at 6.30pm in the Church and will be followed by a barbecue.

Wine and soft drinks will be on offer and tickets, costing £10, are available from Malcolm Dawson by calling 01442 86622 or emailing

The new Mayor and Mayoress of Dacorum will be in attendance.

The Friends of Nettleden Church are keen to build on their membership, costing £20per household per annum. The aim of the Friends is to help preserve the fabric of this very old and special building.

Again, membership details can be obtained from Malcolm, or forms can be found at the back of the Church.

Thanking you all, and hoping to see you at the concert.