News from the Diocese of St Albans - March 2011

Japan Earthquake

Prayers and appeals
Easter Monday Pilgrimage
This time, you are invited to bring a (small) bottle of fresh water for the Easter Baptismal Pool. Prepare to renew your baptismal vows. Picnic on the Abbey Orchard from 1pm, all-age Eucharist from 3pm.
Olympics start in under 500 days
Ready to Run is a morning that brings it all together for you on Saturday May 21st at St Mary's School, Cheshunt EN7 5FB. Speakers including Bishop Paul Bayes, Duncan Green (Church of England’s Olympic Coordinator and member of the Olympic Organising Committee), Matt Oliver (from More than Gold) Jon Heyes (from Herts is for Winners), Workshops and Market Place. Book . More
Celebrating REMarch is Celebrating RE month. Upload your pictures of 'Celebrating' events to the diocesan website (registration requried) or see these.

Before that on Good Friday ..

Hear 'At the Foot of the Cross' on BBC Radio 4, from St Albans Cathedral. All seats booked already so listen in or listen again.
Last Chance
Luton Urban Mission Workshop, High Town Methodist Church. 9.30am - 3pm. Email Andrew Coieby
Easter Resources for Children
From the Diocesan Website
Safeguarding Update
See information on the revised Vetting and Barring scheme here
And finally.... a Census dilemma for clergy
Clergy have no 'office-holder' option when they fill in their census forms. The Archbishops' Council says:  

(a) We very much regret that The Office for National Statistics has not provided a box that allows non-employee office holders to respond accurately.

(b) Clergy will have to decide whether to tick employee or self-employed, neither of which is accurate.

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St Albans Diocese

Editor, Arun Kataria
Diocesan Communications Officer

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