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:

Remaining PRAY HEMEL date for 2017:

December 2nd   Salvation Army

Pray Hemel dates for 2018. 

January 6th – New Life

February 3rd – St Mary’s, Old Town

March 3rd – Sunrise

April 7th  – South Hill

May 5th – Carey Baptist

June 2nd – St Albans, Warners End

July 7th – St Mary and St Joseph

August 4th – St Benedicts

Sept 1st – Prayer Walk – Boxmoor meet outside St Mary and St Joseph at 8.30 am

Oct 6th – St Barnabas

Nov 3rd – Adeyfield Free Church

Dec 1st – Cornergate at Cedar House, Apsley

 

  • 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:   ppc-chair@smj.hemelcatholic.org