We are a warm and friendly congregation seeking to encounter God, deepen our faith, and serve the community.

 

All are welcome to come and join us at our Sunday Service at 10.00am and our midweek activities.

Our young people are important to us - we have a children's group and youth group every Sunday morning, we also have a self-serve creche, and an All-Age family service once a month.

If you are enquiring about a Christening, please use our 'Life Events' menu button above.

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Our Church Team

 

 
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Zoe Pimentel

Vicar 

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Barney Pimentel

Vicar

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Chris Maule

Church Warden

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Graham Barnett

Church Warden

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Cheryl Wheatley 

Safeguarding Officer

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Hall Hire

We have several rooms available for hire, including a kitchen, for use of events or community groups. For more information about booking rooms, please contact Beryl on 02476 448056.

St Alban's stainglass window 1 in Church Foyer

St Alban's stainglass window 1 in Church Foyer

History of St Alban

St. Alban is distinguished as being, as far as we know Proto-martyr of Britain, suffering martyrdom in the days of persecution under the Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian at Verulam, now known as St Albans, Hertfordshire. 

Alban was a heathen. One day a Christian Priest, fleeing from his persecutors, begged to be taken in. Alban opened his doors to him and gave him food and shelter. This stranger, Alban observed, used to spend his time in continual prayer day and night. Through the holy example of this servant of God, Divine Grace shone in the heart of Alban and he began to imitate the example of faith and piety which was set before him by this Priest, who afterwards instructed Alban by his welcome admonitions, with the result that Alban cast off idolatrous and became a Christian.

After a time, the heathen governor heard that this Christian Priest was concealed in Alban's house. Soldiers were therefore sent to search for him. When they came to the Martyr's house, Alban, assuming the habit (a long cloak of the Priest) gave himself up in his stead to the soldiers, and was led bound before the judge, who at the moment was standing before the Altar offering sacrifice to the heather gods. The Judge, angered at Alban giving himself up into the hands of the soldiers to shelter his guest and aid his escape, commanded him to be dragged up to the images of the gods, telling him that he might choose between sacrificing to them or suffering punishment of death, which was due to the rebellious and sacrilegious person that he had been concealing.

St Alban's   stainglass window 2 in Church Foyer

St Alban's stainglass window 2 in Church Foyer

St Alban's stainglass window 3 in Church Foyer

St Alban's stainglass window 3 in Church Foyer

But St. Alban, who voluntarily confessed himself a Christian, refused to do so, saying that he "worshiped and adored the true and living God who created all things". He was then tortured, ordered to be put to death. On his way and at the place of execution, tradition relates that many miracles took place. The executioner, himself converted at the site, cast away his sword and confessed himself a Christian, desiring to suffer with, or instead of Alban. Thus Alban, accompanied by the multitudes, ascended the hill, whose slopes were adorned, or rather clothed, as St Bede tells us, with all kinds of sweet meadow flowers, a spot worthy from its lovely appearance to be the scene of a Martyr's sufferings. Here on the summit of the hill St. Alban received the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him. He suffered on the 22nd day of June, near the city of Verulam, where afterwards in peaceful times, a Church of wonderful workmanship was erected (St Alban's Cathedral). "In which place," says St. Bede, "there ceases not to this day the cure of sick persons and the frequent working of wonders".