Bishop Alan arrives at the Cathedral
News from the Diocese of St Albans 
Bishop Alan's inauguration
Catch up with pictures and more from Bishop Alan's inauguration on 19th September. Read and hear his sermon and see the procession through St Albans.
 Swine Flu
The latest letter about swine flu from the two Archbishops was issued on 16th September. Read it here
Bishop Alan's Deanery Visits
Begin on 30th September in Elstow and continue on 6th October in Barnet.
New Confirmation Guidelines
Now available here
New CRB Contact at Abbey Gate House
Claire Wood is the new CRB contact at Abbey Gate House. E mail her here 
From Here to Eternity - Transforming Worship through the Christian Year
A major training day for clergy, readers and all interested in worship. Keynote Speaker: John Bell of the Iona Community
Worship through the Christian Year culminating in evening worship with an address from The Bishop of St. Albans.
Saturday 28th November 2009, 10-5pm, St. Albans Cathedral. Lunch provided. To register interest please email David Ridgeway as soon as possible.

Stand Up Take Action

Worship Materials now available for download - apologies for the delay.
Adults with Learning Difficulties
Lauryn Awbrey is Chaplain to a group of adults with learning disabilities, their carers and friends. They do Bible studies, activities, worship, and have a big tea, meeting once a month. She asks if anyone involved with a similar group would like to be in touch, meet up, share ideas. ! Email Lauryn

Vision for Giving - Parish Giving Representatives
Following the Vision for Giving presentations, Autumn meetings in each archdeaconry will bring together Parish Giving Representatives and Treasurers to support Parish Giving Reps in various forms. Contact Carol Chisnall or Geoff Fletcher, 01727 818141 or email. Please encourage all parishes to be represented at these events. Wednesday 21 October at 7.45pm at Stanstead Abbots, St Andrews Church; Wednesday 28 October at 7.45pm at Bedford St Andrews Church; Saturday 31 October at 10.15am at Holywell Lodge

The Sacred Made Real
‘The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700’. The exhibition runs from 21 October to 24 January 2010 and presents 'a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age'.
News from the Church of England
‘Response to God’s hope for us’ in environment videocast
Start slowing down for Advent
The Archbishop of Canterbury shares concerns for the planet in a new videocast encouraging viewers to sign up in advance, via the internet, to the Church of England’s environmentally-themed online Advent calendar for 2009, with its daily green challenges and thoughts. The 'Ready Steady Slow' videocast is available on the website and on YouTube.

Make it personal – support the poor by counting your carbon
Count the cost of your carbon footprint for the sake of the developing world - is the message from the CofE’s Climate Justice Fund, launched, as the College of Bishops meets in Oxford this week, with support from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).  Read  the full story.


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