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18 & 19 October The Baptist Church Centre will be hosting the Global Leadership Summit again.  This is an excellent opportunity for teams, or individuals, to be encouraged to grow in their leadership. It is not limited to those in specific church leadership positions: it has huge benefits for those in business, maybe as part of their CPD requirements, and also for others who have a more informal leadership role.  Super early bird tickets are available at £55 per person until 30 June, saving £40 on the full price.  See https://globalleadershipnetwork.org.uk for more info/to book tickets

Sunday 20 October 5.30pm One World Week Service focusing on climate change, at Trinity Church, Park Lane, Knebworth, SG3 6PD – ‘Climate Changes Everything’ - speaker Tony Shepherd from green christian.org.uk.All welcome.

Saturday 26 October 7.00pm Quiz Night at Holy Trinity Church, South Street, Bishop’s Stortford. Tickets £10, to include a Fish &Chip Supper.Raffle. Teams of 8. Please email htbs.adsupp@outlook.com.

Thursday 7 November World Mental Health Day event on Suicide Prevention from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at St Albans &Stephen RC Church, 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RB, organised by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. The evening will be facilitated by Revd Sue Stillwell and Revd Richard Allen. Sue and Richard will update us on what Hertfordshire is doing to support those with suicidal thoughts through “Spot the Signs”. They will also challenge us to think about what we can do, both as individuals and church communities, in this area. This will bean excellent evening on a challenging and very important topic. All are welcome.Sue Stilwell has been a Chaplain with MHA (Methodist Homes) for 10 years working with people living with dementia and life-limiting illness. Alongside this work, she has been attached and licensed for the last 8 years to the Bishop’s Hatfield clergy team in the Diocese of St Albans and involved in pioneer and church ministry.Richard Allen has been involved with mental health work for two decades,initially as a volunteer and, for the last 17 years, as a mental health chaplain within the NHS. He is currently the spiritual care manager at the NHS Trust that provides mental health care across Hertfordshire and beyond.There is no formal charge and the Roman Catholic Church have kindly agreed to provide refreshments on arrival. The two speakers are well known in the St Albans Anglican Diocese but this event is open to all of any denomination and none. And of all faiths and none. It would be suitable for all those who take on any pastoral role. There is parking at the Church.

Saturday 23 November Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church’s 200th Birthday celebration 7.15 for 7.30pm at the Baptist Church Centre, Twyford Road, CM23 3LJ. Join us for a buffet meal followed by TV’s JB Gill* talking about his life, career and faith. Adults £10, Children £5, contact 01279836695 or tickets@stortfordbaptist.org. JB Gill was in JLS; and has since appeared on Countryfile; Dance, Dance, Dance; and CBeebies’ Down on the Farm. (*Subject to professional commitments.)

Sunday 24 November – Pray for Schools Event 6.00 for 6.30pm at St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden