Ecumenism

The Parish recognises the importance of developing its relationships with Christian and other Faiths and the local community in general.

  • We participate in the Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead organisation which itself promotes a strong ecumenical presence in the town

  • Our parishioners are particularly involved with the running of and support for the shelter and day centre for the homeless: Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter (D.E.N.S.)

  • Members of the parish join with other Churches and organisations in the Good Friday Procession of Witness, a very visual event in the town centre

  • We support Pray Hemel – a monthly (first Saturday morning of the month) group which meets at a different Church each month to pray for the town and community and to get to know each other better.  Dates for 2017 are:

PRAY HEMEL dates for 2017:

 January 7th   Liberty Cafe

February 4th   Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green

March 4th   Liberty Church

April 1st   Discovery – St George’s

May 6th   New Church Hemel

June 3rd   Sunnyside Trust – Hemel Food Garden

July 1st   Church of the Resurrection

August 5th   Pray and Picnic – Gadebridge Park

September 2nd   New Hope

October 7th   St John’s, Boxmoor

November 4th   St Mary’s, Apsley

December 2nd   Salvation Army

  • In 2003 our parish hosted a major ecumenical event: the Pentecost Celebration, on ‘the Moor’ (i.e. Boxmoor)

  • We provide hospital visitors and the Knights of St Columba and the Catholic Women’s League are regularly involved in community activities

  • Our parish centre is very popular and well used by various groups within the local community

  • We welcome new opportunities to increase our involvement with ecumenical activities in the area

Contact:     ecumenism@boxmoorcatholic.org