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Welcome to the Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead Website. We hope you find it helpful to find a church, see what’s happening, and find out the initiatives to serve our communities with God’s love.
As the Chair of Churches Together in Hemel, I know the hard work going into keeping our worshipping churches open and safe during this global pandemic. I thank God for the technology which brings communities together, but I am also aware of people who do not have the same access to phones or the internet (yes, it’s true!). The challenge for us as churches is to be a good neighbour to all around us and to allow the light and love of Christ to shine though us. Just think… when we are including someone who is lonely, when we donate to the foodbank, when we are showing love to refugees of any kind, we are serving Jesus himself.
Churches Together in Hemel are beginning a season of exploring inclusion in our churches. Our Open Forums will cover different kinds of inclusion such as age, disability, culture, ethnicity and other areas. Some issues of inclusion and diversity are best explored within our own churches, but let us spur on and inspire each other to be like the mustard seed which grew into the giant tree in which all different kinds of birds took shelter. This was one of Jesus’ pictures of Heaven. Let our churches become a little taste of Heaven.
Revd Austin Janes
Chair of CTHH
Christians against Poverty
The purpose of Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead
In 2012 representatives of member organisations met to refresh our vision
We agreed our purpose was to:
- Provide a common voice for member churches when engaging with the wider community including the Borough Council and other statutory authorities.
- Facilitate communication between member churches and between churches and the wider community.
- Encourage partnership work between the churches, and churches with the wider community; this includes helping to identify activity that is done better together than separately and encouraging and assisting the delivery of that activity; it also includes shared worship and learning opportunities.
- Support each member church at the heart of community proclaiming by its words and demonstrating by its deeds the love of God.
Churches Together in Hemel is made up of representatives from most of the churches in Hemel Hempstead. For more info on the church please look under Find a Church. Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead (CTHH) is a network of churches within Hemel Hempstead. CTHH has an agreed vision and purpose. In the wider circle CTHH is a part of Churches Together in Hertfordshire. For more information on Churches Together in Herts please see their website.
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