The Rededication of the
August 2014 at 10:45 am outside Christ Church
Welcome to Our New Reader
Vicky O'Kelly was Admitted and Licensed
as Reader on 6th July 2014 at the Cathedral and Abbey Church
of St Alban by the Bishop of Hertford. Eleven other Readers
were licensed at the same service. Many of her friends from
Christ Church and St Mark's attended the service to support
For a list of the Readers, go to www.stalbans.anglican.org/twelve-readers-licensed.
4th June 2013: The Induction
of the Reverend James Duncan Campbell as Vicar of Christ Church
and St Mark’s
The Over Sixties Spring
The Annual Over Sixties Spring Party took
place between 4pm and 8pm on Saturday 20th April.
Guests, of which there were 44 in total,
were given crustless sandwiches, sausage rolls and delicious
trifle all washed down with cups of tea or coffee. Tantalising
home-made and shop bought cakes followed the entertainment which
once again was provided by dancers from the Sandra Patmore School
of Dance and the Watford Operatic Society (WOS) Concert Group.
Sandra's dancers provided a variety of dazzling,
show-stopping numbers ranging from little ones singing "Me
and My Teddy Bear", to ballet dancers and tap dancers.The
Tappers were both young and not so young and there was even
was provided by
Sandra's daughter, Michelle, and her Zumba Gold class. Michelle's
enthusiasm for this could not be disguised and she even encouraged
the party guests to do some of the arm movements whilst sitting
in their chairs.
A selection of well-known songs, which some
of the guests sang along too, were beautifully sung by the WOS
Concert group and even tempted one couple to get up and dance
to Fred Astaire's and Ginger Roger's "Let's Face the Music
The table top quiz exercised everyone's
brains and there were so many donated raffle prizes that everyone
had to exercise their legs by getting up to choose their prize.
Some even had the extra bonus of taking home the pot of violas,
artistically wrapped in coloured tissue paper, that adorned
A fun time was had by guests and helpers alike.
St Mark’s Bazaar,
Saturday, 17th November, from 2-4pm, saw
our traditional Christmas Bazaar in full swing, with a good
number of visitors; many familiar faces and new ones amongst
With less area to display our wares, due to the inclusion of
the Parish Office in our midst, and with some notable workers
no longer with us, we were not able to match the previous years’
takings but a total of £700 was a good result.
Times of cutbacks in national and personal economy may well
have affected the total amount too. Much hard work was done
before and after the event encouraging us to believe that we
are making a good effort together in the Parish’s time
Many thanks to all for your contributions, in many ways, to
make it a successful event in our locality.
A special service was held on Sunday 26th
August at 2.30pm in Christ Church to say goodbye to Dick and
Janet Lewis at the end of their 36 years here in the parish.
We hope that they enjoyed their send-off.