Vicar: Fr Peter Wadsworth - Assistant Priest: Fr Andrew Ferrar - Assistant Priest: Revd Caroline Wilson - Reader: Dr Michael E, - Wardens: Jeremy Harding, Jan B. - Director of Music: Dr John Winter
Assistant Clergy: Fr Roy D, Fr Peter P.


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Sponsored Flower Arrangements: We are offering the opportunity for you to sponsor one of the flower arrangements in Church, either on the pedestal by the statue of Mary or in the Lady Chapel. A contribution between £30 and £50 is suggested. The flowers could commemorate the memory of a loved one or the anniversary of a happy event. Fr Andrew is happy to help with any aspect of this project including a mention of the dedication in the pew sheet. The sponsor, if they wish, could help select the choice of flowers and colours. Jackie E will be pleased to discuss the scope of the flower arrangement with you.


Old Poppies: We would be grateful for these for a project. A box will be placed at the back of church today for donations after the act of remembrance. Thanks in anticipation! Fr Andrew
Readers are reminded that there will usually be a large print version of the reading available on the piano. Please check before the start of the service.
If you know of anyone who would appreciate a visit from a member of St Saviour's or the Vicar, please let a Churchwarden know.
Please make use of the Church Library and bookstall.

Admission of children to Holy Communion: In the new year, we are planning to run another set of classes to prepare children for admission to Holy Communion at Easter. If your child is aged 7 or over and you think she/he might be interested in joining these classes, or if you would like to find out more about this, please speak to Revd. Caroline (01727 859274)
Take time this Advent to pause: Connections for Life is a daily opportunity to think prayerfully about your relationship with the world, with other people and with God - and to allow that reflection to shape your life and actions. You can receive a brief email: a bible verse, a short reflection, an image and a challenge for each day. Or you can instead choose to get texts sent to your phone. For twitter fiends, follow @live_challenge.
  • Stop and think
  • Pray and act.
Connections for Life begins Sunday 30th November 2014: please sign up at www.livethechallenge.co.uk
Crib Service and Christingle Stewards: Volunteers are needed for these two Christmas Eve services. Service times are 3pm and 5pm on Christmas Eve, Stewards need to available at least 30 minutes before hand. Please call Helen Jukes on 01707 850158 if you can help.

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Church Flowers: The flowers by the statue of Our Lady and the memorial table are in loving memory of Matthew Strain, two years gone, adored and missed.


Christmas Tree Festival Grand Draw: Books of tickets are now available for people to sell to assist this important part of our fund-raising efforts for the Christmas Tree Festival. If you are able to help, please speak to James and Elizabeth who will be at the parish breakfast for the next few weeks.
Bible Study Home Group: The final meeting this year is a lunch on Thursday 27th November, 12.30pm (NB amended time) at the house of Elizabeth and James C. Please contact Elizabeth C (01727 864955) if you are coming as she is coordinating contributions to the lunch.
Advent Carol Service: This will take place on Sunday 30th November at 6pm - a beautiful service of Advent music and readings when we are joined by Christians from other churches in Churches Together in Marshalswick.
Sleepout - St Albans Abbey: Tim W will be doing the Sleepout at St Albans Abbey on Friday 5th December & will be raising money for Open Door. There will be a sponsor form by the door of the hall at coffee. He would be very grateful to any of you who feel able to sponsor him. Thank-you.
Sleepout - Southwark Cathedral - 28th November: Mandi Sturrock slept out in aid of Robes, the winter night shelter in South London, on Friday night. She is in church today and would welcome anything you might like to donate. You can also donate by going online to www.justgiving.com/MandiSturrock/. Thank you to those who have already donated.
Tots Time Christmas Service and Party will take place on Friday 12th December starting at 10am. It will be held in the vicarage due to festival preparations in the church. If you have attended the service or helped during the year do put the date in your diary and come along. There will be no Tots Time during the Christmas Tree Festival period. Tots Time re-starts on Friday 9th
Parish Directory: The parish directory, which holds brief contact details of members of the congregation, is being updated. Please note that it is now a legal requirement that we must obtain your consent in writing to be included in the directory, and so the completion of the forms is essential for us. See the notice at the back of the church for more information.
Operation Christmas Child: We are happy to collect any shoeboxes filled with small gifts for a child, which are then sent overseas by Samaritan's Purse. Leaflets with details are available at the back of church, and there is also a DVD with information if anyone would like to borrow it. Shoeboxes will be collected on Sunday 30th November. Many thanks. Fran and Christopher EB
Men's Group Christmas Lunch: We gather at 1.30pm at Jamie's Italian, 22 Chequer Street, St Albans on Thursday 4th December. Cost £29.95 less early booking discount to include 3 courses and glass of fizzy. The imaginative set menu may be viewed on their website. To reserve your place please let Fr Andrew have a £10 deposit by close of play on Sunday 16th November; 01727 865903; andrew.ferrar@gmail.com.
Christmas Tree Festival: Open House at 7 Becketts Ave (Jeremy and Imogen) from 7.45pm each Thursday until further notice to attend to Christmas Tree Festival business, and to provide training and consultation on Google drive/calendar/groups to anyone wanting it.
Have a Fair Christmas by shopping at the Fairtrade and Traidcraft Christmas Shop, Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, 1st - 20th December at the Cross Street Café, Dagnall Street Baptist Church. See poster at the back of church for more details.
Earthworks Willow Wreath Workshop: In the cosy log cabin 'Warren' Earthworks site, Hixberry Lane, AL4 OTZ. Saturday 29th November at 10.30am or 1.30pm, or Saturday 6th December at 10.30am or 1.30pm. All materials will be supplied. Hot drinks and mince pies. £25.00 per person. Advance bookings only. Mandy Marson: 07971 090092 or mandymarson@hotmail.co.uk.
Travelling Crib: This year we will take part in the new Churches Together in Marshalswick Travelling Crib which will set off from our Advent Carol Service. We only have to fill five slots from St Saviour's. Please do take part.