The Rev Dr Nick Brindley did his last service with us on the 23rd of May 2021. He has been our minister since September 2012 and we are sad to see him go. After having a stroke in 2016 he spent some time in a period of phased return to work, despite his disabilities resulting from the stroke. But he did not make as much progress as he thought he would in his recovery, so has now taken early retirement on grounds of ill health. He is retiring to Scotland with his wife. We wish them all the very best in their new home.
We await news of a new minister but in the meantime we continue to have services on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.
From this Wednesday, 17th June, we will open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10am- 12pm. Social distancing will be adheared to, as will keeping a record of names for the ‘track and trace’. We look forward to seeing you. For a quite space, or a chat.
We had a fair turnout to plant the trees, the effect of the corona virus lock down just beginning affected turnout greatly, but this is understandable and we wouldn’t have wanted people to take risks. The main thing is that we planted 30 saplings which will grow into a wildlife friendly hedge, also helping to combat climate change.
change of pianist at
‘Jazz on a summer’s evening’
(One of the main events of the Arts Festival 2019, raising money for the North Mymms Youth Project and Chrysalis, Oakmere)
Now featuring the excellent Jazz pianist: JonathonVinten
(Famed for playing piano for George Melly)
Friday 28th June 7.30pm
Tickets £10 including cold supper, byob
Phone Carole for tickets 01707 653988
Our 2015 Festival was a great success with more exhibitors, more visitors and more money raised than 2014. After making small donations to both churches to cover expenses we were able to give Welwyn Hatfield Community and Voluntary Services £600. A particular highlight, again, was the Jazz on a Summer’s Evening.
Mr Ted Beament at the piano
Ted with Mr Ron Wheeler (Chair of WH CVS) and Mrs Nelda Harris (our recently retired Church Secretary) with Mrs Pam Brindley standing.
Our kitchen and waitressing team Jess and Pam Brindley, Beatrice Benedek and Carole Beament. Thanks to Carole who was the main organiser of the evening.
Ron Wheeler thanking everybody with our minister Nick Brindley
Looking forward to welcoming Act4 to our morning worship on Dec 7 when we will be collecting gifts and seeing their current assembly. This will be a lively family service that should get us all in the Christmas spirit.
At this month’s Messy Church session Johann and Elise introduced us to the lovely German custom of making and carrying lamps on St Martin’s day to commemorate Martin’s generous giving of half of his cloak to a poor man who had none. We also learned a traditional song about the saint.