|30th November 2019|
9:30am – 2:30pm
Arts and Crafts Fair with live music and mulled wine. Buy your unique Christmas Gifts early this year.Stall enquieries : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tues., 12th Nov.2019|
|A Literary Evening with Wendy Moore,|
Author of Wedlock, How Georgian Britain’s Husband Met his Match.
|Saturday, 26th October 2019|
|Our Church bells will be rung as part of the Herts County Open Day racing money for the County Bell Fund which supports maintenance and repairs to bells around the county.|
|Thursday, 19th September 2019|
|Creative Royston presents:|
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter ALISON BALSOMOpening Night Concert: The Baroque TrumpetSeating is unreserved-the bar will be open from 7:15pm, so why not arrive early, reserve your places and enjoy a drink beforehand!Tickets: £20, £10 under 16s from
|Saturday, 30th March 2019, 3:00pm-4:30pm||Messy Church Worship. Our theme is the Noah’s Ark.|
Please join us and get messy.
|14th March, 8:00pm|
in the Parish Room,
|Lent Course 2019|
Do join us for this 5 week course on Thursday evening’s.
(14/3, 21/2, 28/3, 4/4, 11/4)
|Thursday, 18th April at 7:00pm||Maundy Thursday Passover Meal & Eucharist Middle Eastern MezzeThis will take the form of a Jewish Passover Seder with unleavened bread, bitter herbs and cups of wine that|
together tell the story of God’s redemption plan, showing how Jesus used the Passover meal to identify Himself as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
|Foodie Day. Join us for a light lunch or coffee and cake throughout the day to start fundraising for our forthcoming trip to Musoma, Tanzania with a charity our village supported for many years- GoMAD|
Ken C, Antje and Kimi from our church will be spending 3 weeks this summer in Musoma helping to build a water tank, goat shed, latrines and also in purchasing some bunkbeds for the local Albino and Blind children school.
|Sat., 16th March 2019||The Famous Flea Market|
|Saturday, 6th October 2018 &|
Sunday, 7th October 2018
|19th Book Weekend|
|Saturday, 22nd September 2018|
|Harvest Supper in aid of the Bishop’s Appeal ‘ Give Peas a Chance’|
|Thursday, 12th July 2018||Mothers’ Union Garden Party|
|Saturday,7th July 2018 – 7:30pm||Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and selections from Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms|
|Thursday, 5th July,|
7:30pm at St Mary’s
|A celebration of the publication of ‘Dea Senuna’ a wonderful book, published by the British Museum. The authors will be giving a short presentation about Ashwell’s very own Roman Goddess Senuna and highlighting the significance of this amazing find. Refreshments (Donations welcomed) Museum open before and after the talk.|
|Saturday, 23rd June|
|The Big Brekkie Join us in the Parish Church Room, Swan Street to raise money for Christian Aid.|
|Friday 11th May to Sunday 20th May||Ashwell Music Festival|
|Sunday, 13th May 2018|
|Ashwell at Home|
Join us for a lively village event with pletny going on.
Not to be missed!
|Saturday, 24th March 2018|
9:30am – 1:00pm
|St Mary’s Flea Market|
|Thursday, 22nd March 2018|
Parish Church Room, Swan Street
|Would you like to join us for a delicious piece of homemade cake and a chat, provided by the|
Mothers’ Union. Or perhaps you know of somebody who would appreciate coming along too, if so please let them know or bring them along. Everyone warmly welcome!
|Starting 20th February at 8:00pm||Lent Course 2018|
|Saturday, 2nd Dec. 2017||St Mary’s Christmas Fair (please click)|
|Starting Thurs. 30th November|
Parish Room, Swan Street
|Please click for on the Advent Course 2017 for all the details.|
|Saturday, 25th November 2017|
7:00pm for 7:30pm start
|FUNDRAISING QUIZ NIGHT in St Mary’s ChurchCheese & biscuits included in the price but please bring own drinks & glasses.|
Teams of 6, or if not part of a team, you will be allocated a table to join.
(All tickets to be reserved by Wed 22nd November.)
Proceeds to St Marys Church, Cash/cheques accepted.
(Cheques made out to Ashwell PCC)
Payment securing your reservation to the Church Office please, or
the Rectory, 109 High Street, Ashwell, SG7 5PQ.
For more information please phone Caroline Evens on 01462 742277 or Marjorie Fitt on 01234 213916
Raffle to be held. Thank you for your support.
|Saturday, 28th October 2017||Friends of St Mary’s Jazz ConcertMarco Marconi and his Jazz Trio|
|Saturday, 7th October &Sunday, 8th October 2017||18th Ashwell Book Weekend|
|Saturday, 23rd September 2017||Harvest Supper|
All proceeds to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal
|Saturday, 23rd September 2017|
10:00am – 2:00pmParish Church Room, Swan Street
|Coffee Morning and Soup Lunch in Aid of the Disaster caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin IslandsThere is no charge but it is a chance for you to give to the Disaster Fund. Gaye & John (742758)|
|Friday, 15th September 2017|
|Ben Goldscheider & Friends|
Ben Goldscheider (horn) and friends, Callum Smart (Violin) and Richard Uttley (piano) play Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and others.
Tickets £15 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk
|11th May 2017 – 28th May 2017||Music Festival|
|Lent Course in the Parish Church Room|
March: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
|18th March 2017, 9:30am-1:00pm||Flea Market raised at total of £1601.15.|
A huge Thank You to Karen Rogers and her team of great helpers.
|10th December 2016, 5:00pm||Ashwell Nativity, starting at St Mary’s.|
Please bring a lantern.
|3rd December 2016, 9:30am-2:00pm||Christmas FairArts and Crafts, Cakes and Cards, Presents and Prizes, Carols, Refreshments. Entrance free. The Museum will be open as well.If you would like to book a table please contact Elizabeth Coldstream: 01462 742288|
|Starting on Tuesday,|
29th November at 8:00pm
|Advent Course in the Parish Church Room.|
Please click on the link for more details.
|1st & 2nd October 2016||17th Book WeekendThe book weekend raise £2490 towards the Restoration Fund. Thank you to Karen Rogers’ team of helpers for another successful event.|
|24th September 2016||Harvest Supper and ‘Barn’ danceA huge thank you to everyone who cooked, moved furniture, poured drinks, provided candles, sold tickets, organised the band, sorted out the raffle and on and on and on – a real team effort.And thank you to those who came along and eat, and danced and drank – a lovely evening.The total raised for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal ‘Life-giving Water’ was £603.60. This project supports Harvest Appeal partner, WaterAid, bringing clean, safe water to rural communities in Madagascar.Melanie Dawson-Dew|
|11th September 2016||Bring & Share Lunch after the Patronal Festival Service|
|10th September 2016||Harp Workshop and An Evening of HarpsDanielle Perrett was playing an 1800 AD antique harp and a modern electric harp.Robin Ward played his triple harp and a wire strung harp. Members of the Clarsach Society will contributed, and a Paraguayan harp was played.Thank you to Catherine Dunlop for another wonderful harp concert.|
|Monday 9th May|
Tuesday 10th May
Wednesday 11th May
Thursday 12th May
Friday 13th May
|WAVE OF PRAYERHere in the Benefice we are joining in the call of prayer with ‘SCHOOL OF PRAYER’ exploring different dimensions of praying.|
|Sunday, 8th May 2016||Ashwell at Home|
|7th May – 15th May 2016||Ashwell Music Festival(Traditional Festal Evensong on Sunday, 15th May at 6:30pm)|
|Sat.,19th March 2016||Ashwell Flea Market|
Special thanks to Karen Rogers and her helpers, for once again organising this event. Her team raised £894.53 for the Restoration Fund.
|16th March 2016||A Parish visit to the Abbey www.stalbanscathedral.org|
|Sat.,12th March 2016||Choir of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge Concert|
|Lent Course 2016||During Lent we will be following the “Pilgrim” course on the Creeds|
|Saturday 5th December 2015, 9:30am-1:00pm||St. Mary’s Christmas Fair|
|Saturday 3rd Oct. &|
Sunday 4th Oct. 2015
|16th Book WeekendThe book weekend raised £2514. Thank you to Karen Rogers and her team of helpers.|
|Saturday 27th June 2015, 10am-1pm||Ashwell Live – Mini Market|
Crafts and Brick-a-brack.
|Thursday 7th May –|
Sunday 24th May 2015
|Ashwell Music Festival|
|Saturday 18th April at 4:00pm||Collation and installation Service of the|
Revd. Robert Evens by the Bishop of St Albans
|Sunday 12th April 2015||All the King’s Men concert with a new line up and fresh|
material, group of students from King’s College London.
|Sat. 21st March 2015||St Mary’s Flea Market was another great success, thanks to Karen Rogers and her team of helpers who raised £1153 for the Church Restoration Fund.|
|Sat. 6th December 2014,|
|St.Mary’s Christmas Fair organised by David & Beth Richards|
Arts and Crafts
Cakes and Carols
Present and PrizesCarols sung by the Choir and Refreshments available.
The Museum will be open.
|Sat.4th October 2014, 10:00am-5:00pmSun.5th October 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm||15th Book Weekend|
Thank you to Karen Rogers, Teresa King and their team of enthusiastic helpers the event raised just over £3000 for Friends of St. Mary’s.
We hope to see many of you next year again.
|29th March 2014, 9:30am – 1:00pm||St.Mary’s Famous FLEA MARKET|
Free Entry. Thank you to Karen Rogers and her team of helpers this was another successful yearly Flea Market, the event raised £1146 towards the Church Restoration Fund.
|Starting on Tuesday 11th March –|
Tuesday 8th April 2014
8:00pm – 9:00pm
URC Hall Ashwell
|Lent Groups 2014 – People of the Passion|
No experience needed just turn up if you can, different leaders will take each evening so lots of variety.
Please click on the link to find out more.
|Tue. 3rd Dec.&|
Tue. 10th Dec.2013
|“The First Things” (Creation etc) A talk about Creation. Organised by Mark Eaton followed by “The Last Things” , what might happen at the end of time.|
|7th December 2013||St.Mary’s Christmas Fair Thanks again to David & Beth Richards who are organising this wonderful Christmas event which is a fab fundraiser for the church restoration fund.|
|Sat. 12th October 2013||Harvest Supper and Jazz Quartet|
6th October 2013
|14th Ashwell Book FairThe book-weekend was a huge success raising £3143. Thanks to Caroline Feast & Karen Rogers and all those people who gave so much of their time to help with the event.|
|14th September 2013|
|Labyrinth WalkThere is a deep silence at the centre of each of us, but most of us are far too activist and cluttered and busy to know it” (Dewar)There is currently a resurgence of interest all over the world in walking these ancient patterns. Labyrinths are now being created in schools, universities, churches, hospitals, hospices and village greens to offer a safe reflective space.|
|29th June, 7:00pm||A Mixed Bag -Concert at St.Mary’sA Big Thank You to Catherine Dunlop who organised the concert, she raised £212 for St.Mary’s Restoration Fund. Well done!|
|11th May – 26th May 2013||60th Ashwell Music Festival|
|12th May 2013||Ashwell at Home|
|20th April 2013||St.Mary’s Flea MarketThank you to Karen Rogers who again had organised this years|
Ashwell Flea Market and Thank You to everyone who helped Karen. The amount raised for the Restoration Fund of St.Mary’s was £1250.00.
Well Done Karen & her Team of Helpers!
|19th Feb. – 21st Mar. 2013||Lent Group starts on the 19th February and runs every week till the 21st March|
|12th February 2013||Shrove Tuesday Supper at The Bushel and Strike|
|Sat.1st Dec. 2012||St.Mary’s Christmas Fair.|
|Sat. 13th October||International Harp Ensemble Concert at St.Mary’s.|
The Harp Concert made a profit of £440. The money will go to the Church Restoration Fund. I am grateful to all the helpers. Thank you! Catherine Dunlop.
Sun.7th October 2012,
|13th Book Weekend at St.Mary’s|
Thank you to Karen Rogers and Caroline Feast for having organised again this year this wonderful event and a thank you to all the Helpers who sort and sell, clear up make tea and coffees etc. £3500 were raised for the Church Restoration Fund. Thank You!
|Sat. 22nd September||Harvest Barn Dance at St.Mary’s|
Thank you to everyone who helped to prepare the church, and the meal, prepare fruit crumbles, for the harvest supper. We had a wonderful evening, and raised over £200 for the bishop’s appeal, which together with the Sunday morning collection will bring the total to approx £400.
|Sat. 14th July 2012||Johannes Brahms EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM|
Iain Farrington’s new arrangement for chamber ensemble and piano. Louise Alder, Stuart Young, Goldfield Ensemble
Conductor: Stephen Bullamore. North Herts Guild of Singers.
|Sat. 7th July 2012||Summer Dance at St.Mary’s|
This wonderful event is to raise money for the Ashwell Playgroup.
|Sat.19th May – Sun. 27th May 2012||59th Ashwell Music Festival|
|Sunday, 13th May 2012||Ashwell at Home We were blessed with plenty of sunshine. Another great success and many lovely visitors to the village.|
|Friday, 11th May 2012||Bat Watch! We arrranged another bat evening, courtesy of the local Bat Conservation branch. They love coming here and from numbers previously we like them to come!|
|Saturday, 21st April 2012||St.Mary’s Flea Market Thank you to Karen Rogers and her team of helpers to organise this yearly event to raise funds for the Restoration of St.Mary’s.|
|February 2012||Lent Course 2012|
|3rd December 2011||Ashwell Christmas Fair at St.Mary’s Church.|
Thank you to David & Beth Richards for organising this event, we raised £2155 for the Church Restoration Fund.
|1st October & 2nd October 2011||12th Ashwell Book WeekendThank you to everyone who helped and supported the|
A special Thanks to Caroline Feast & Karen Rogers who organized the event. A total of £3348 was raised for the Restoration Fund.
|24th September 2011 7:00pm||Harvest Supper and CabaretWe would like to thank everyone who performed and who attended the harvest festival supper in the church the other weekend. £900 was raised for the Bishop’s charity appeal for Cambodia and for the famine in East Africa.|
Caroline Russell on behalf of the Social committee for Ashwell St Mary’s church .
|May 2011||59th Ashwell Music Festival|
|8th May 2011||ASHWELL AT HOME|
|9th April 2011||‘DESPERATE MEASURES’ a local band covering classic Rock Anthems such as THIN LIZZY, QUEEN etc. All proceeds went to the Brazil 2011 Team, thank you all for your help and support and wasn’t it great to hear some Rock Anthems in the Church!|
|9th April 2011||Flea Market at St.Mary’s. Thank you to Karen Rogers who organised this years event and thank you to all who helped.|
|8th March 2011||Shrove Tuesday Supper with a twist. Rich Man / Poor Man Supper Thank you to all who took part and for all the Social Event Team for providing a fantastic meal (even for the Poor!). We raised just over £1000 towards the Brazil 2011 Mission.|
|4th December 2010||Ashwell at ChristmasThank you to everyone who made this year’s Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church, Ashwell on 4th December such a success. The magnificent sum of almost £2,000 was raised for the Church Restoration Fund due entirely to the generosity and support of so many people. David & Beth Richards|
|2&3rd October 2010||Ashwell Book Weekend A very big THANK YOU to all the helpers especially Caroline Feast for organising the event – we raised a total of £3700 for the Restoration Fund!|
|25 September 2010||ST.MARY’S CHURCH HARVEST SUPPER & ‘BARN DANCE’ Thank you to all the helpers and to everyone who supported this event we raised £630 for the Pakistan Floods Appeal and had great FUN on top of it.|
|12 September 2010||ST.MARY’S CHURCH PATRONAL FESTIVAL PICNIC|
Following the 10:45am Service there will be a “Bring your own Picnic” lunch, croquet and other games in the Church Garden (sorry NOT the Rectory Garden). Please bring your food, drink, plates, cutlery, rugs etc and come and join us.
|4th June 2010||BAT evening! We will meet at the Parish Church Room and move on to the Church at around 9:30pm to watch them fly. For a place or more information please contact: Andrew Gillborn 742730|
Please read more about the past event from the link below. www.stmarysashwell.org.uk/what/08bat_watch.htm
|22nd May –|
30th May 2010
|Ashwell Music Festival THANK YOU! The Restoration Fund will be better off by nearly £8000, which is a great start for the next phase of Church repairs. A huge thank you is due to so many people who gave up their time to help, and to everyone who attended the concerts.|
|9th May 2010||Ashwell at Home|
|17th April 2010||St.Mary’s Famous Flea Market! Thank you for all your helping hands and support for this event, we raised £1012 for the Restoration Fund.|
|16th February 2010||The 36th Ashwell Shrove Tuesday SupperHeld as always in the Bushel & Strike Pub. This years speakers were: Phillipa Shaw and David Whyman of the Worship Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters.|
|5th December 2009||Ashwell at Christmas – St.Mary’s annual Christmas Fair. Lots of stalls full of fantastic handcrafted items, cards, presents and prizes. Tombola, Bran Tub and Quiz. Homemade cakes, Refreshments and Carols. Exclusive Exhibitions of local Arts & Crafts.|
This year wer raised £2265 towards the Chruch Restoration Fund.
|17th October 2009|
|Concert with Danielle Perrett, Harp & Charlotte de Rothschild, Soprano|
Thank you to Catherine Dunlop for overseeing the organisation of the concert and everyone who helped to make this wonderful event happening. We raised £320 towards the Church Restoration Fund.
|3rd & 4th October 2009||This years Ashwell Book Weekend raised an amazing £3383 for the Church Restoration Fund. A big THANK YOU to Caroline Feast for organising the event and all the other helping hands who sort and price the books, selling and helping on the day, the great cookie bakers and all the others who help tidy the Church afterwards, not to forget all of you who donate the books.|
Another great success, thank you all!
|26th September 2009||Harvest Supper & Barn Dance|
Live music from Tam Lin – Buffet Supper, Drinks bar.
All proceeds going to the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2009:
‘Give water for Life’.
|18 July 2009||Piano recital by International pianist Jill CrosslandJill Crossland has played extensively round the UK and Europe, including at the Wigmore Hall and South Bank in London and at the Vienna Musikverein, Leipzig gewandhaus and Sage Gateshead. Her recordings include the Bach Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics and the complete Bach ’48’ on Signum. Locally she has performed several times at West Road, Cambridge and in Hitchin.|
|4th July 2009||North Herts Guild of Singers|
|21st June 2009||Fundraising Lunch and Auction! This was a quite wonderful and happy event and thanks to Simon and Jenny for allowing us to use their wedding marquee. But it’s thanks to a lot of others as well – providing food, serving, donating and buying that we raised close to £4900. This will be shared between St Mary’s Restoration Fund and the local Relate branch. Many many thanks to so many people.|
|13th June 2009|
|13th June 2009||Harp Workshop! Workshop including a masterclass, technique,and ensemble playing. Run by Danielle Perrett and Anne Chorley. The cost is £8 (members of the Clarsach Society) / £10 (non-members) / under 16 free. All Standards welcome!|
|13th – 14th June 2009||Exhibition of Patrick Bright’s Paintings A retrospective Exhibition of Watercolour paintings by Canon Patrick Bright, former Rector of Ashwell.|
Collection for Ashwell Church Restoration Fund and the Diapalante Wheelchairs for Mauritania Appeal.Refreshments and other activities!
|14th -24th May 2009||56th Ashwell Music Festival|
|10th May 2009||Ashwell at Home|
|3rd March 2009 –|
1st April 2009
|Lent Course 2009|
This years lent course covered the subject “Why we do what we do in Church”. It was a deeper insight into Church traditions, we looked closely at Weddings, Baptism, symbols and signs and much more. It explained in more details the ‘Eucharist’ and the tradition behind it. The highlight of the lent course was the Agape meal, Agape meaning ‘Love’ in Greek and we celebrated an alternative Eucharist, which took the form of a joyful 3-course meal in our Church.
|Sat.28th March 2009||Flea Market, Claire Lewis organised another successful Flea market which raised £700 towards the Church Restoration Fund. Thank you to Claire and all who helped!|
|Sat.7th March||ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL CHOIRSince 1998 under their current Director Andrew Lucas, the Cathedral Choir of boys and men have toured Sweden, Rome and the United States of America, performed at the International Organ Festival in Haarlem Netherlands and the Thomas à Becket Festival at Angers Cathedral France. At the biennial St Albans International Organ Festival, they play host to two other Cathedral Choirs for the Three Choir’s Concert and they also record CDs and make regular radio broadcasts.|
|6th December 2008||Ashwell at Christmas – St.Mary’s annual Christmas Fair.|
Lots of stalls full of fantastic handcrafted items, cards, presents and prizes. Tombola, Bran Tub and Quiz. Homemade cakes, Refreshments and Carols. Exclusive Exhibitions of local Arts & Crafts.
Playgroup’s Winter Wonderland is at the URC and the Village Museum is open.
A great event to get into the Christmas spirit.
|30th November 2008||Advent Carol Service|
|9th November 2008||Faure Requiem – Special Choral Eucharist|
|17th-27th October 2008||Parish Pilgrimage to Jordon|
|4th-5th October 2008||The book-weekend was a huge success raising £3334. Thanks to all those people who gave their time to help with the event! Caroline Feast|
|19th September 2008||Harvest Supper and Barn Dance in St.Mary’s Church at 7:00pm. Entertainment again by popular request by Tam Lin Tickets £10 available from Caroline Russell 742515 or Allan Budgen 742164.Fun and enjoyment for young and old. Click on the link to see for yourself! Harvest Supper 2007.|
|14th September 2008||Patronal Festival-Bring and Share Lunch! To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Virgin Mary, some of us gathered after Church in the Rectory garden to share lunch together and to play croquet. Fortunately the sun shone and our spirits were high. Events like this are always popular, so do try to come next year.|
|29th August 2008 –|
30th August 2008
|Music in Country Churches|
|25th August 2008||Ashwell Show|
|4th July 2008||Bat Watch|
|15th June 2008||Discoverers Trip to the Grand Union Canal near Hemel Hempstead|
|17th May-25th May||55th – Ashwell Music Festival|
|11th May 2008||ASHWELL AT HOME|
On Sunday, 11th May Ashwell was blessed with warm, sunny weather. Visitors started flocking into Ashwell long before the opening time of noon and several made their way to the Parish Church Room for a cup of tea or coffee. Plenty of delicious homemade cakes were on offer and many helpers generously gave their time to serve teas, replenish teapots, wash up or take money. And, at the end of the day, more help was there to clear up and count the takings. The teas made the wonderful total of £488.35. An added bonus was that several of the helpers had not met before so new friends were made over the steaming urn or dirty dishes. Thanks to all those who gave their talents and time to make our contribution to Ashwell at Home such a success.
|12th April 2008||FLEA MARKET|
A big thank you to Claire Lewis and all who helped, we raised a fantastic £1340 towards the Church.
|21st March 2008||Good Friday Events|
Activities for Children
|8th March 2008||Time and Talents|
A day for the whole community…
|13th Feb. 2008 –|
12th March 2008
|Lent Course 2008|
a 4 week course reflecting on “The Church in the World”
|8th December 2007||Ashwell at Christmas|
A joyful event that brings together the whole community.
|22nd Sept. 2007||Harvest Supper|
celebrating the harvest festival
|9th September 2007||Patronal Festival|
a truly memorable day…