Father John Elliott p 4
Visit to Uganda p6
St. Anthony of Padua The Lord is my SatNav p 16
Prayer Page p 9
Registers p 20
Can you help?
New leaders needed for Radlett Scouts
Presbyterian See page 5
United Free Church suggested
May June 2010 50p
RADLETT CHURCHES COUNCIL
Chairman: Revd William Hogg, (856606 firstname.lastname@example.org) address below
Secretary: Anne Carter, 4 Field View Rise, Bricket Wood, AL2 3RT
Press Officer: David Clout (854403 email@example.com)
ST ANTHONY’S (ROMAN CATHOLIC) CHURCH The Crosspath
Revd John Elliott, The Presbytery, 22 The Crosspath, WD7 8HN
(tel 0845 258 3029, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SERVICES Mass on Saturday at 6 pm (vigil)
Mass on Sunday at 10am
Mass on Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 am, Holy Communion on Mon, Wed, Thur & Sat 10am
Confessions on Saturday 10.30 am - 11 am
CHRIST CHURCH (ANGLICAN) Watling Street
Vicar: Revd William Hogg, The Vicarage, Church Field, Christchurch Crescent, WD7 8EE
Parish Evangelist: Cptn Alan Dodd CA 46 Elm Walk, Radlett, WD7 8DP
Assistant Minister: Revd Annie Hogg, The Vicarage, Church Field, Christchurch Cres., WD7 8EE
Churchwardens: John Duthie 93 Watford Road (852571),
Mike Hardwick (856864 email@example.com)
Parish Secretary: Susan Brown, Church Office open Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9-12noon
closed Tues. (tel 859963, fax 857998, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hall Letting: Tel 01923 850345 or 07999 729883
SERVICES Sunday 8 am Holy Communion (1st Sunday 1662)
9.15 am Choral Communion (4th Sunday Morning Prayer)
11 am Family Worship (1st & 3rd Sunday non-Eucharistic;
2nd & 4th Sunday Communion)
6 pm 1st Sunday of month - Choral Evensong. (Other weeks - see weekly notices)
Monday 9.15am Morning Prayer. Wednesday 10.30am Holy Communion
ST JOHN’S (ANGLICAN) CHURCH Gills Hill Lane
Vicar: Revd William Hogg: Parish Evangelist:Cptn Alan Dodd (see above)
Warden: Kevin Brown, 29 Willow Way, WD7 8DU (289864)
Hall Letting: Tel 859963; Fax 01923 857998
SERVICES 9.45 am Parish Communion (2nd Sunday Family Service)
UNITED FREE CHURCH (Methodist / United Reformed) Station Road
Minister: Revd Ali Facey (01707 652978)
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Hall Letting: Ian Sutherland, 43 Goodyers Avenue (855944)
SERVICES 9.15am Communion on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
10.30am Family Service (with Holy Communion on 4th Sunday)
Chaplain at Watford Peace Hospice: The Revd Canon Michael Carter
The Unison team is starting to change:-
It’s goodbye from me ...
The March / April 2010 issue marked a three-year
period of service for me on the editorial board of
I volunteered for Unison as a staff writer to ensure
sufficient content with the change in editorial staff in
2007. The quality and quantity of the articles from
Radlett’s church members has been consistently high. Working with
Alan Callow and Eleni Patel has been truly enjoyable. I appreciate
having had the opportunity to help promote ecumenism in Radlett
and look forward to reading future issues of this fine magazine.
If you are interested in taking my place on the editorial team starting
with the July/August Unison, please contact any of the Radlett
In August Alan Callow retires, and his place as Editor will be taken by
Revd David Price who will be a Curate at Christ Church.
Joan Doughty is joining the team, primarily as copy checker.
We still need someone to replace Alan Callow as ‘desktop publisher’.
Do you have expertise in Microsoft Publisher or a similar
software package for desktop packaging and email?
The software must be able to receive e-mailed files, normally in
Microsoft Word, and output a ‘pdf’ file which is emailed to the printers.
The work will take 1-4 hours every 2 months, depending on your level
of expertise, and can be done from home.
For more information, please contact Alan Callow or any of the Radlett
Eleni Patel will continue to manage the advertising.
Pastoral Letter: Learning to Listen
For some thirty years I have been a diabetic. But diabetes is
a progressive disease, so what ‘being diabetic’ means in
terms of treatment, its impact on my life, of other diseases
encouraged by it, has changed throughout that period. In the
early days, for example, I could get things back under
control by just being careful over what I ate; today, I have to
have 14 pills and four injections daily – and it is still not
When I tell people that I am diabetic, a few will want to know to what point
the disease has progressed and what problems it is giving, but the
overwhelming majority will say something like ‘Oh, I’m diabetic, too’ or ‘My
wife/uncle/best friend is diabetic’ – and promptly assume that my
experience of the illness exactly corresponds with their own.
A few weeks ago, I was describing this reaction to a friend, who
immediately said: ‘I know exactly what you mean. I find the same when I
tell people I’m dyslexic.’
In other words, it is a common occurrence that people do not seek to
stretch their understanding by reaching out to what is being said to them,
but settle for limiting their interpretation of what is said to what they
The reason I am writing about this now is not because I want people to
listen to me talking, as old men do, about my medical condition (!), but
because it has remarkable parallels with the way we listen – or don’t listen
– to what God has to say.
Our relationship with God should be progressive: we are changed by our
experience of Him and, as we are changed, so we become capable of
deeper insights and greater understanding. These, in their turn, change us
further and open us up to a yet deeper relationship.
But it is a characteristic of most of us in the early stages of that growth,
that we do not even try to stretch our understanding to hear all that God is
saying, being content instead to hear only what our existing understanding
conditions us to hear.
It is characteristic that people edit the Word of God to hear what makes
sense to them, or what conforms with their prejudices. Yet, think about it.
Why on earth would God send His only Son to live among us and to die in
agony on the cross for us, if His message simply affirmed what we
At some point on our journey towards God we start to take this seriously.
There comes a sort of tipping-point: before it, we do what God wants
provided we understand and approve of what it is; after it, we surrender
unconditionally to God and strive continuously to keep his
commandments whether we understand the reason for them or not.
Then and only then can we say we have started to listen.
Messy Church – Thursday 24th June 3.15pm to 5.30pm at St. John’s
A different way to worship—For primary school age
children and their parents/carers, featuring games, crafts,
songs, a short talk and a simple supper at St John’s
Church, Gills Hill Lane. For more information call Fiona on
A Message from the First Radlett Scout Group ...
PLEASE HELP US
Rediscover adventure and help your local community!
Scouts in Radlett meet weekly for boys and girls aged 10-14 and provide a
range of fantastic activities and challenges as well as opportunities for
It is part of a global community of Scouts with members from all cultures
However, we will be losing our leader this December and -- unless we can
find some new leaders to take it forward -- the Scout troop will be closing
at that time. Please don’t let this happen!
Can you help?
If you are interested please contact Jackie Glover (Group Scout Leader)
on 01923 853483 or via our website at www.1stradlettscouts.org.uk
Why not check out www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk to see what fantastic
opportunities Scouting provides?
Training and assistance is provided by the Scout Association.
Improved education and health bring hope to Uganda
As some of you know, our daughter Dr Alison Cowan (formerly of the Red
House Surgery) left England for Uganda at the end of June last year with
her husband, ‘Young’ Alan, and three daughters, Amy (7), Zoe (6), Bella
(2). As an experienced GP, Alison was going to work with VSO in a big
hospital in Kampala, implementing new systems and protocols, visiting
outlying clinics and fulfilling a training function. As house-husband, Alan's
future was somewhat less clear but just as challenging!
My husband Alan and I flew out to visit them in February for a fabulous
holiday. The country has two distinct locations: game parks and slums.
Having spent a few days settling into family life, we climbed in to the family
jeep and set off to explore south-western Uganda, generally regarded as
the most picturesque part of a very beautiful country. We stayed in game
parks where elephant, hippopotamus, wart hogs, water buck, buffalo and
mongoose were near neighbours, along with baboons and monkeys. We
travelled down the Rift Valley to the far south, to Lake Bunyoni, which is
the loveliest lake in Uganda. We stayed in a tree house on Bushara Island
for two nights and saw an incredible variety of birds – 27 different species
on one two-hour walk, all of them absolutely stunning. We returned to
Kampala after eight days, totally captivated by the country and wildlife.
We had brought with us from England a huge quantity of children’s clothes
and books, which came mostly from the children’s school and their church
in St Albans, but also from personal friends. These generous donations
filled nine suitcases, carried free courtesy of British Airways. This gave us
a marvellous opportunity to visit schools and nursery schools in the slum
areas, talk to the teachers and organisers and distribute some of the items
to the children ourselves.
Our first visit was to the
church on the edge of the
swamp just behind Alison’s
house in Nabawongo,
where about 150 children
attend their Sunday School,
all of whom had gathered to
welcome us! We listened
to the children reciting their
memory verses, followed by
some rousing choruses and
traditional dance. The
children were delighted with
the clothes, books and football we had brought. It was so encouraging to
see the young pastor’s enthusiasm and to hear what he and his team
were achieving there. Subsequent to our visit, ‘young’ Alan has become
involved with a primary school in the area, the Royal Pride Academy,
which has close ties with this church. It has four classes, each with about
a 100 pupils. They were delighted to receive some of the books we had
brought, and Alan hopes to help them further by finding funds for wood
flooring. When it rains, the present floors turn very quickly into mud-
baths, and school has to be abandoned!
As soon as our granddaughters were settled into school and nursery in
Kampala, ‘young’ Alan became involved with the Railway Children
Primary School, where he spends a morning most weeks reading with
two classes, again each with about a 100 pupils. The Railway School
was founded in 1948 by Uganda Railways Corporation to cater for the
children of their lowest wage earners. Its catchment area is still the
surrounding slums. The present headmistress, Olivia, has been in place
for about nine years and her vision is to develop a reading culture within
the school so that the children can escape the slums. It was obvious from
the excitement and pleasure with which the children greeted our boxes of
books that her vision is becoming reality.
Their library contains very few books, so the older children (aged
between 11 and 13) have written stories for the younger pupils to read:
the pile of exercise books is impressive. They were beautifully written
and illustrated and very carefully handled by the younger ones. Olivia
has also opened the Hope and Glory Centre where children who cannot
afford to go on to secondary school can learn traditional crafts and cake
making. This serves the dual purpose of keeping them off the streets
whilst giving them some hope of generating future income.
Our third visit was to Sparkling
Stars, a small nursery run for
profit by Naomi, a friend of
Alison. Naomi is an English
girl who came out to Uganda
some eight years ago on a
two-week trip to visit her
parents who had set up a
school in Kampala. She was
so moved by the huge level of
need in the slums that she
stayed. Now, as well as looking after 14 local street children in her own
home, she works with several families and helps them find ways of
supporting their own children. She does this through facilitating small
income-generating projects, such as bread-making. Funds from
Sparkling Stars pay school fees (on average £30 per child per term),
and Naomi is personally responsible for funding the schooling of up to
These are just three examples of the work we saw being done within
the slum areas. But there are more. Joe, an engineer from Brighton,
came out for a five-day visit seven years ago and, like Naomi, stayed.
He has set up and runs an organisation called Hands of Hope which
works in the largest of the Nabawongo slums, providing, among other
things, nursery education for the most vulnerable children (two classes
of about 40 pupils each) and small loans to families to facilitate income
generation. He has just acquired a large container which he is
furnishing with books to offer on loan to other children’s groups. His
long term vision is to found a secondary school for weekly boarders. He
was passionate that children should not be separated from their
parents. Siobhan not only works with VSO as a physiotherapist in the
hospital in Mbarara, but also trains local women to make dried plant
arrangements with maize husks and banana fibres, as part of Healthy
Child Uganda income-generating projects. Our own Alison, who, having
successfully rolled out a scheme of continuous medical training within
clinics around Uganda, has handed over to a very competent Ugandan
doctor and is now working on developing sexual health services in the
community. I have written about both aspects of our holiday on my
website – www.taylortravels.com.
W e r et ur ned t o Rad l et t ,
exhilarated by the beauty of the
natural landscape and wildlife.
We were deeply impressed by
the people we met, both
European and Ugandan, who
work tirelessly to bring improved
health and education to the
Your Prayer Page: A Meditation on ‘The Walk to Emmaus’ –
and the Return Journey
They started out on their first Easter Day, Cleopas and his friend
(or was it his wife? – we’ll never know) in depression and despair
(Luke 24:13-27). They poured out their whole story - what had
happened and what they had hoped would happen - into the ear of
a sympathetic stranger. They listened with growing wonder as he
opened the Scriptures to them in a fresh way. They begged him to
stay with them longer, and he did. Then at the table, as he broke
the bread, they recognised him.
Then everything goes into reverse. They do the same journey
again, but now it is completely different. The Lord’s last supper is
now the recognition meal. Farewells are turned into greetings. It
is the start of a whole new life.
So it is with their return journey. Those footsteps which were filled
with tears on the way out are filled with joy and thanksgiving as
they return. The One they thought they had lost forever is now
their Present Companion in their hearts. Instead of a heart full of
self-pity they carry a heart full of good news which they are eager
to share with others.
The point is, we all – especially in age (perhaps?) -- retrace our
steps in memory. But what a different journey it is after we have
met the Lord! We realise that everything that has happened has
been woven into His plan. Each mistake we have made and every
error become an occasion of thanks and praise as we
acknowledge that, even through them, there is nothing that God
cannot use or has not used for His own plan of salvation.
Apply this to your own life, and discover the hope and peace it can
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In each session the national developments will be explored through their
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The Lord Is My SatNav
I read the other day that ‘God can’t steer a parked car’. A good
Mind you, we have to ‘park’ in our lives from time to time. Jesus
said to His disciples: ‘Come apart and rest awhile’. God rested
on the seventh day after He created the world, too. Mind you, I
haven’t heard that He has rested since. By all accounts He
Anyhow, on life’s journey we cannot stay parked for long. We have to move
The journey is usually varied. The Christian life is not a dull one. Sometimes
it is smooth along the open road. Other times there are traffic jams where we
are stuck and see no way of progress. Other times we are led up leafy
country lanes, but we are never sure what is round the corner. Other times we
are diverted. Maybe our biggest challenges are when we reach a crossroads
and are not sure which way to turn.
There are of course rules of the road. We cannot avoid them.
‘The Lord is my SatNav. I will not fear’, so let’s just plug in.
Having plugged in we have to speak. The SatNav requires us to tell it where
we want to go. The SatNav is happy with a postcode. With the Lord we have
to be more open. Our wants don’t always agree with our needs. There is a
saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it.’ The Lord
knows that. Like the SatNav the Lord responds. With the SatNav we may
have a choice of route. We may wish to avoid motorways or go via such and
such a place. With the Lord we may have a choice. Some times we think we
know best. ‘Make a u-turn,’ says the SatNav. ‘Make a u-turn,’ the Lord tells
us. But no, sometimes we choose to ignore the instruction and carry on our
own way. Then there is silence for a while. Then the SatNav speaks. It
ignores our mistakes and carries on from wherever we are now. The Lord
may also appear to be silent for a short time. Then He speaks to us, if we
listen. Sometimes we have to say sorry. We may take the Lord for granted,
but He never leaves us. He is always there to keep us on the right road or put
us back on the right road, if we but listen.
The SatNav includes a map. We can see the way we are going. Not overly
far but a little way. It is the same with our Christian way. We can see a little
way ahead but then not all the way. It is not necessary to see too far ahead.
The Lord is our SatNav, and we need not be afraid. We shall not be lost!
Aegean Cruise Planned for Spring 2011
A group of ministers have organised an Aegean cruise to visit places we
have known of since Sunday School: Corinth, Athens Thessalonica, Phi-
lippi, Ephesus and Miletus – all places St Paul visited (c.f. Acts 16-21) --
as well as Pergamum, Sardis and the beautiful little island of Patmos,
where St John wrote to the churches featured in the Book of Revelation.
It is going to be a beautiful sea cruise around the Greek and Turkish
coast cruise (we are actually also popping in to Istanbul briefly).
10 days costs just £1276, with all the excursions included.
A colourful itinerary is available from the Revd John Jennings if you
phone 01903-237395, e-mail John.Jennings20@ntlworld.com or write
him at 27 Woodmancote Rd, Worthing, Sussex NB14 7HT.
A group is going from RUFC. For more information contact Alan Callow.
St Albans Diocese Pilgrimage to Taizé 2010
We will travel by bus from St Albans leaving mid-afternoon on Saturday,
July 24th and returning around 6 a.m. on Monday, 1st August.
The pilgrimage is open to young adults between the ages of 15 and 29.
You are welcome to bring your children and there is a special families’
programme and camping area. Costs will be around £175 (please ask for
costs for families) which includes travel and all food.
Accommodation is in tents and, for those who do not have their own tent,
there are big dormitory tents available. Group leaders are:
Revd Philippa Segrave-Pride (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Revd John Kiddle (email@example.com)
For information, or to request a booking form, please contact:
Revd Ysmena Pentelow on 01727 818151 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.taize.fr (the Taizé website); www.gotaize.org.uk (our website)
May 4th 12.30pm at Christ Church
Thanksgiving Service for Bernard Aylett
May 5th 8pm Christ Church Vision Hall
Horticultural Society Talk: by Peter Hordern
'India - Palaces, gardens, trains, rickshaws
and sacred cows'
May 9th—15th is Christian Aid Week
May 13th 8pm Ascension Day Service at St. Martin’s Shenley
May 15th 8.30am at Vision Hall NetWork, Men’s Group
– Breakfast with Dr. Robert Attuh
May 15th 3pm Grand Opening of new garden and safe play area
at Radlett United Free Church.
The opening will be followed by a ‘Methodist’ Tea.
All are welcome, but it will help the caterers if you
let one of the following know you are coming.
Alan Callow, Jessica Breakwell, Jo Marsden
May15th Art Show—Auction and Supper
at Vision Hall, Christ Church. 7pm onwards
for information contact Kay Sanchez 856574 or
Margaret Matchett 077790320627
If you would like your event listed in the diary, please send
details to Alan Callow by email: email@example.com
June 3rd 8pm Christ Church Vision Hall
Horticultural Society Talk:
'Pelargoniums' by Brian Carline
June 6th 10.30am Aldenham & Radlett Team Service
at Old Hospital Chapel Shenley
June 6th 2.30pm CCJ Visit to North Watford Mosque
meet in the car park.
For further details contact Norman Sofier 854420
June 13th Radlett Festival
June 13th Centenary of St Anthony’s Catholic Church
June 24th 3.15pm Messy Church at St. John’s
July 1st 8pm Christ Church Vision Hall
The Horticultural Mini Flower Show
I know you believe you understand
what you think I said, but I am not
sure you realise that what you heard
is not what I meant.
28th March Kallum James JENKINS
28th March Harry David Jasper WALLER
18th April Benjamin Fredrick Stanley ROWBOTHAM
21st Feb Oscar James Russell
28th Feb Isabelle Grace Scully
21st March Sienna Joan Clifford
3rd April Kerry Kinread
3rd April Jake Thomas Marchant
3rd April Adrian James Kinread
3rd April George John Kinread
3rd April Kerry Kinread
3rd April John Anthony Kinread
9th March Marian CLARK aged 89 years
30th March Phyllis Mary CAULTON aged 78 years
7th April Rosemary HEWITT aged 86 years
15th April Christine MAYFIELD aged 66 years
26th April Francis John CLEAVER aged 93years
27th April Kathleen ANDREWS aged 83 years
Interment of ashes:
12th April Jean Frances Hillerby
Churches Together in Radlett and Aldenham (CTRA)
After much discussion and work on the constitution, Churches Together
in Radlett and Aldenham has now come into being. It replaces the
Radlett Local Ecumenical Project.
It is led by a Steering Group of Clergy and Lay representatives from all
the Christian Churches in Radlett and Aldenham.
It continues to sponsor the Nurture Group which plans joint events and
encourages listening and understanding between members of the
It is also responsible for this magazine and the Radlett churches
Christian Aid Week this year is
May 9th to 15th
Once again volunteers will be going door to door in roads in Radlett and
Aldenham inviting contributions to help some of the poorest famiies in
If you did not collect last year but would like to this year, please contact
one of the organisers, Neville Brant 855259, Pat Howley 857853 or
Pam Rudd 856956. They would love to hear from you.
Did you know?
Aldenham Parish Council holds an All Faiths Forum that brings together
people interested in developing understanding between people of
different faiths living in the parish and organising events involving the
different faiths in Radlett and Aldenham.
The meeting on 22nd April reviewed the Civic Service and decided the
next one is planned for 13th February 2011.
It also discussed widening the recognition of Mitzvah Day on Sunday
21st November. Last year young people form the Reform Synagogue
and Christ Church joined in a litter pick-up followed by refreshments.
The conversations also covered the Radlett Remembrance Service,
Holocaust Memorial Event, faith schools and the faith communities
response to the BNP candidate for the General Election.
The forum, chaired by the leader of the Parish Council, Ron Worthy, is
primarily composed of interested Parish Councillors and leaders of the
Churches, Synagogues and Bhaktivedanta Manor. However, is open to
anyone concerned with developing understanding and practical co-
operation between the different faith communities in Radlett and
Aldenham. If you are interested in contributing, contact a Councillor,
one of the clergy or the Clerk to Aldenham Parish Council, Peter Evans.
Community Planting Day
The Community Planting day at the United Free Church was a great
success. The children, from Junior Church, Playhouse Nursery and
Brownies, thoroughly enjoyed organising and planting in spite of a
steady drizzle through most of the day. The rain did help to water the
plants in! The efforts of the catering team were much appreciated, in
particular the bacon sandwiches and jacket potatoes.
All involved agreed that what was needed next was a new corridor and
door for direct access to the garden. An appeal to meet the £4,000
estimated coast has been launched. So far £1,500 has been given in
response (including Gift Aid).
See the diary for details of the Grand Opening
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