The following list contains details of the groups operated by the church:
Meets for practice at 8.00 - 9.00pm on Tuesday evenings and before the service on Sunday mornings.
They sing each week during morning services and lead worship twice a year. The Choir led services are based on a theme such as ‘Spring’ or ‘Love’, which decides the choice of hymns, songs and readings. The Advent Carol Service includes Bible and secular readings, poetry, lesser known carols as well as some old favourites.
Is a group of women, young people and children who sing during morning worship about twice a term and at both the Christmas and Summer Festival Services.
They usually rehearse in the large Hall at 10.00 am on the morning of the performance. They sing modern worship songs, often in two-part harmony, are accompanied on piano or guitar.
Meets most Saturdays between 8.30 – 10.30am during term time.
They have played to many audiences at care homes and women’s groups and hope to play in church services from time to time.
This group meets on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm, in the Church Hall, and starts with tea or coffee, before we get down to the study part of the afternoon. The meeting usually comes to an end around 3:00 pm.
We tend to meet during school term times, so do check out the dates in the diary section of the web site or e-mail one of the contacts.
Each term has a different subject for study. We have undertaken strictly Bible based studies, where we have looked at a book, or portion of a book, of the Bible. We have also carried out thematic studies, where the Bible is only one source of input. Recently we have adopted the York Course Lent Studies, and this year we shall be following their new course ‘Build On The Rock – Faith, doubt – and Jesus.’
You would be most welcome to join us, do contact the Secretary, or Assistant Minister, for more details.
Parent and Toddler Group
We run two Parent and Toddler Group sessions on a Thursday; one in the morning at 10.00-11.30am and one in the afternoon at 1.30-3.00pm.
It is a very popular group with around 120 families attending regularly over the two sessions. There is currently a short waiting list for the morning group.
End of term parties and other activities are organised which are always very well received.
Contact Charlie Thurlby for more information.
Is a social and activity group for elderly people who meet on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm in the Back Hall.
Activities include scrabble, dominoes, card games, quizzes and games involving hand and eye co-ordination as well as exercises to music. About once a month there is a speaker or musical entertainer. Coffee mornings are held twice a year with funds going towards a summer outing and an excellent Christmas lunch.
Meet every six to eight weeks in members’ houses for coffee and fellowship.
Last year they organised four cake stalls after the Sunday morning service.
They also run the Country Kitchen Stall at the Winter Fayre.
Meets from 10:30am on the first Thursday each month in the Upper Room.
Previously they have made a ‘Tree of Life, ‘Noah’s Ark’ collage and an abstract piece entitled ‘The Creation’. At the moment they are working on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘The Elements’ (Fire and Water). To see photos of their past work, please go to the Galley section of this website.
Afternoon Tea Club
Afternoon Tea Club began in 2009. The aim was to give church friends an extra opportunity to meet for fellowship in addition to Sunday morning coffee time. Ladies and gentlemen are welcomed around 3 pm in the back hall on a monthly basis to share conversation, tea and cake in a friendly, informal environment. New friends are always welcome. Tea Club dates are available in the Homewood Herald.
Organises a variety of social events throughout the year.
Each year five or six mid-week country walks of 4 – 6 miles are organised by different members of ‘Mid-Week Strollers’, ending in a pub lunch.
Two visits to St Albans Musical Theatre Company are organised each year as well as other social events such as Barn Dances and Quizzes.
Is a group of dedicated ladies who use their skill to arrange fresh flowers for the church weekly.
The flowers are donated by a person or family in memory of a loved one, and arranged by members of the Flower Guild.
They always put on a wonderful display, particularly for the Harvest Festival Service, Easter and Christmas.
They also run a stall at the annual Winter Fayre selling fresh flower arrangements as well as artificial Christmas table centres.
Meet fortnightly on Wednesday evenings in the small hall.
In the past year the knitting was mainly for the charity “Haven in Romania”. They produced a large quantity of knitted clothes and blankets for this worthwhile cause. They also used some of their funds to purchase underwear for the children.
In addition they knitted another blanket for the Women’s Refuge, as well as hats and gloves for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.
They have a very successful stall at the Winter Fair, and are currently knitting for Syrian children in conjunction with Chiswell Green URC.
Is a small yet hard working group who meet most Tuesdays from 9.30am (weather permitting) to keep the garden beds reasonably weed free and well stocked, and the tubs surrounding the Church well maintained.
Many daffodil bulbs have been planted to maintain a good spring show.
Men's Breakfast Club
The Gentlemen’s Breakfast takes place in the small hall every second month from March to November. We meet on a Monday morning at 8.30am for about 90 minutes to share food, fellowship and listen to an invited speaker. Members of the group take it in turns to act as chef. The Gentlemen’s Breakfast convenor is Stuart Gray, email email@example.com
Ladies wot Lunch
‘Ladies WOT Lunch’ is a relatively new group who meet on three or four occasions during the year to enjoy convivial conversation and a nice lunch. Dates are fluid, normally mid- week, and will be advertised through the church. A sign up list will be found at the back of the church prior to a meet. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name of Organisation||Meeting Day||Meeting Time||Contact Name||e-mail Address||Meeting Location|
|13th St. Albans Brownies||Tuesday||5:45pm - 7:15pm||Clair Ruiz-Palma, Karen Raney-Marr, Ruth Griffithsemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com||Church Main Hall|
|14th St. Albans Brownies||Monday||5:45pm - 7:15pm||Karen Tottonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Church Main Hall|
|7th St. Albans Guides||Thursday||7:00pm - 8:30pm||Jo Russell and Hannah Robinsonemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||Church Main Hall|
|7th St. Albans Guides Senior Section||Tuesday||7:30pm - 9:00pm||Susanna Biddle and Joanne Knoxemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com||Church Main Hall|
|19th St Albans Guides||Monday||6:15pm - 8.00pm||Katie Peettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Church Back Hall|
|13th St Albans Guides||Tuesday||7:30pm - 8:30pm||Lynda Topp Sarah Shreevesemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||Wheatfields School|
|18th St Albans Beavers||Tuesday||5:45pm - 6.45pm||Stuart Smart||tuesday-beavers@18th stalbans-scouts.org.uk||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
|18th St Albans Wickwood Beavers||Friday||6:00pm - 7.00pm||Stuart Smartemail@example.com||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
|18th St Albans Homewood Cubs||Tuesday||7:00pm - 8.15pm||Sarah Burgessfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
|18th St Albans Douthwaite Cubs||Wednesday||6:00pm - 7.00pm||Fiona Bickleyemail@example.com||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
|18th St Albans Aquila Scouts||Friday||7:30pm - 9.15pm||Scout Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
|18th St Albans Tylers Scouts||Thursday||7:45pm - 9.15pm||Simon Thurlbyemail@example.com||Hall Heath Close Scout Hut|
Meets every Sunday except when there is a More@4. It meets between 6.00 - 7.30pm for games, food and discussion. It is for young people in the school Years 6 and over.