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Afghanistan

We had a good session praying for Afghanistan with nearly 30 people involved, despite the short notice!

Here are some ways we can continue to help:

  1. Keep praying!
  2. Contact our local voluntary group Herts Welcomes Refugees (HWR)is coordinating efforts to support refugees locally.

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Climate Action Postcard

Here is a brilliant postcard summarizing what we can all do for climate action.

Climate action postcard

Thanks to St Albans Climate change action

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Justice and Prisons

Notes from the Summer 2021 CTSA Forum

80,000 people are in custody in this country – leaders in Europe and level with America.  But it is said that “prison always does harm” and that prison is “a monsoon designed to was away your humanity”.

The law enforces over 25 years for murderers,

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Unity Challenge

This year we are in lock down but it has never been easier to visit another church – by going online!

  • So why not visit a church that you are not used to
  • Ask God to show you how He is at work there
  • Come to the online Winter Forum on Feb 8th and share your experience

Below are some churches with streaming services. 

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Church Tour Video

This Advent I cycled around nearly all the churches of St Albans, filming for this speeded up tour of all the churches of St Albans, showing where they are and what they look like.  Some churches have added a short welcome video.  If any church that wants to add a video I’ll edit it in. 

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CTE News October 2020

Here is the link for the Churches Together in England (CTE)  October 2020 edition of CTe-News, including articles on:

  • Bishop Joe Aldred retires – perspectives on his impact and legacy 
  • Tackling racial injustice: CTE takes action
  • The launch of The Prayer Shield: 365-day prayer initiative
  • Prisons Week 2020

The latest CTe-News,

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The Church, the Coronavirus, and the Exile

A virus only a few nanometres across has taken thousands of precious lives, reduced the economy to dire recession and impacted personal freedom in a way that many have not seen before.  This short article will look at the impact on church life.  Christians are no longer allowed to gather in churches and normal sacramental life is suspended. 

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Broken for me

A song of thanksgiving, adapted for these times of isolation.

 

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Sunlight Dawning

Here is an Easter song I wrote a few years ago and recorded during the lockdown. It’s for anyone who has had a bad Monday morning.

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Carols at the Clock Tower

What a great way to bring Christmas to the town: what a great band the Salvation Army have. Wonderful to join with the team from City Church.

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