lichen /ˈlʌɪk(ə)n,ˈlɪtʃ(ə)n/ noun plural noun: lichens 1. a simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees. We recently had a very interesting survey carried out at St Mary's Church which has uncovered some rare lichens in the graveyard. With their variety of features, stonework and other substrates, churches and churchyards are hotspots for lichen biodiversity. Like many churches in Hertfordshire, St. Mar
Saturday March 21st at 8pm in the Parish Rooms Come and join our very own wine Tutor Michael Eggleton as he explores some wines from unusual grape varieties on Saturday March 21st at 8:00pm in the Parish Rooms at St Mary’s Church, Northchurch. Tickets are £12.00 each and include a bread and cheese supper. There will also be a raffle for some rather special wines! All proceeds to be shared between Michael’s charity Tariro of Zimbabwe and Claire Hodgson’s GO MAD. Both charities
Our next All Age Worship Service is on Sunday 8 March at 10am and our focus will be on 'A Journey of Faith'. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase” Martin Luther King, Jr. Please do join us! Everybody is welcome!
David White is providing some reading and thoughts for us throughout Lent to reflect on this important time of year. David is producing a weekly booklet of readings which will be available in the Church. You can also access them here on the Church website. To download the first booklet, 'a reading from Galatians, a short reflection and ideas how to pray each day', please click here. A short background to Galatians is available here. Also watch out for your ten minutes a day f
Since 2012 St Mary’s choir has welcomed visiting singers from the surrounding area to an annual choral event, to study and explore a range of repertoire. Music has included Handel’s Messiah, a Vierne Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s requiem, Gospel songs, a Mussorgsky mass, a 12 hour Hymnathon and more. We were directed by Richard King (Chalfont St Peter) in 2018 and by Geraldine Latty (Birmingham) in 2015 but most sessions have been run by Tring musician, Richard Grylls. Rich
Here is some advanced warning of the various social activities which are in the planning for this year. Please put the dates in your diaries and watch the pew leaflets, newsletter and website for further details as plans are completed!
Join us in the Parish Room on Thursday 26th March 2020 at 8pm to watch Leave No Trace. A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Refreshments will be provided and everybody is welcome!