Sunday 19th July 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our worship today. Rev Martin Stewart will be with us next week.

TODAY: Soup & Rolls provided by Session for all – please stay and enjoy a light meal and spend time catching up. Everyone is very welcome.

What’s On This Week:

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Wednesday Walkers 22nd July: Meet 9.30am at Edge Café, corner of Edgeware Rd and Trafalgar St for a walk around St Albans. Please park in Trafalgar Street. All welcome. Barbara & Alan 0211263801 or 337 6202.

BINS: Please be very careful when placing items in the Council bins. You can only put CLEAN paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastics with code 1,2 or 5 in the yellow bin. Everything else goes in the red bin, and organic waste in the green bin. If in doubt, use the red bin. Contaminated recycling all ends up going to landfill, which is not ideal.

Formation of a Pastoral Visiting Team beginning on Monday 3rd August at 9.30am with morning tea on the Lounge. A six week interactive course for those who would like to be pastoral visitors. An invitation is extended to any Session member who would like to continue visiting and to any members of the congregation who enjoy visiting people. You may have done several courses before but the important part is that we are all on the same page. A group of 8-10 people would be great. A pamphlet is available in the foyer which outlines the course content. Everyone is welcome. Please write your name on the clipboard being circulated this morning, or contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264; email

ANNUAL REPORTS: Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again. Annual Reports are now required from: South Elder Care, Wednesday Walkers, Crafty Crafters, Foot Clinic, Fireside, Men’s Group, Worship committee, Meditation Group. Please email them to the Parish Office before 18th August. Accompanying photos also welcome! The AGM will be held in September.

Fireside will meet on Wednesday 29th July at 1.30pm for a post-lockdown get together in the lounge. All women are very welcome to join us. Contact Margaret  366 8936 for more information.

Keeping safe in Alert Level 1

If you’re sick, stay home. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline for advice. Wash your hands regularly with soap.

Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.

Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Stay vigilant. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.