Projects

Together with our sister church in St. Albans, Hatfield Road Methodist Church, we have embarked on two exciting projects:

Children and Families Worker

Working in partnership with the ministers, a management committee and lay volunteers, our Children and Families Worker has responsibility for creating and strengthening relationships with local children, young people and their families with a view to encouraging them to start and continue a journey into faith.

Read about our Children and Families Worker and what she has been doing. (December 2020 Update)

Read Emma’s latest update here.  (May 2021 Update)

Read Emma’s latest update here  (January 2022)

Anna Chaplain

By appointing Maggie Dodd, a worshipping member of the parish of St Stephen’s and St. Julian’s, as the Anna Chaplain, the two Methodist Churches in St. Albans is establishing a Gift of Years Anna Chaplaincy in the city in order to share God’s love with the elderly wherever they may be: in residential care, in congregations, in their own homes and in the community.  The chaplaincy is an ecumenical role that builds on existing relationships between churches and residential homes as well as nurturing new ones.

Linked to the Bible Fellowship’s Gift of Years network, the Anna Chaplain models a form of Chaplaincy that meets the spiritual needs of older people – including those with dementia – and will, over time, establish a team of ecumenical volunteers (Anna Friends).  Recruited and trained by the Anna Chaplain, the Anna Friends will support the Anna Chaplain in the expansion of the chaplaincy in breadth and depth, and, crucially, will make a major contribution towards ensuring sustainability beyond the five years of the initial Anna Chaplaincy funding.