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The Rededication of the War Memorial

3rd 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 her.

For a list of the Readers, go to


4th June 2013: The Induction of the Reverend James Duncan Campbell as Vicar of Christ Church and St Mark’s


The Over Sixties Spring Party

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 one gentleman.

Unexpected entertainment 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 and Dance".

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 their tables.
A fun time was had by guests and helpers alike.


St Mark’s Bazaar, 2012

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 them.
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 of ‘vacancy’!
Many thanks to all for your contributions, in many ways, to make it a successful event in our locality.

Keith Cheyney

Vicar's Farewell

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.



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