A suburban village close to the M25, with its own dairy farm and a lively community
The lights are on for ChristmasThe A4251 (Kings Langley High Street) was closed to traffic and the lights were "counted in" by a crowd of thousands on Saturday 30th November. Christ Church Baptist was open to all for warming refreshments.
General Election December 2019
An open letter to the candidates in our constituency, Hemel Hempstead, from Paul Tucker, Chair of the local Christian Aid group.
I am writing on behalf of Christian Aid In Kings Langley to ask some questions relating to development issues and climate change. These questions are being asked of all the candidates in our Constituency and the replies will be complied and circulated amongst our churches.
Will your party maintain the commitment to having 0.70% of GDP spent on overseas aid and development?
• How will you ensure that this is used for the benefit of the poor, responding to their needs and priorities?
• Will you ensure that the Department of International Development remains a separate Government Department?
• If elected as MP, will you act to bring forward legislation requiring UK companies to publish the taxes they pay on a country-by-country basis, so that developing nations know where money is made, and where tax is paid?
• By what date will you ensure the UK achieves zero carbon emissions? What action will you take to monitor progress towards this?
• Who will take responsibility in Government for overseeing Departmental progress?
• Will you have a regular independent review of progress and if so by whom and how often?
• How will your party reduce fossil fuel emissions and promote renewable energy? What specific examples can you give of this?
• Will you support the UK transferring a fair share of finance and technology to poor and climate-vulnerable countries?
It would be helpful to have a reply by 30 November to allow time for circulation.
Thank you for your help,
Chair, Christian Aid in Kings Langley
Community partnership raises £702 for Christian Aid
Sixty-one diners gathered at the Cinnamon Lounge in Kings Langley for our annual Fundraising Meal, now a regular feature of the churches’ calendar in Kings Langley. Due to the generosity of this Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant, each meal served raised £8 for Christian Aid.
This is probably the most enjoyable fundraising venture for the Kings Langley Christian Aid group. Supporters from all the local churches and the general public enjoyed a first class meal in delightful surroundings where old friendships were renewed and new friends made.
With donations £701 was raised during the evening for the work of Christian Aid.
Christian Aid Prayers:
Carol Singing- Please pray and join us on 13 and 21 December
We are singing carols outside Sainsbury’s Apsley on 13 December between 10.00 and 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00pm. For the first session we will be joined for some of the time by children from Nash Mills School and for the second from The Divine Saviour School, Abbotts Langley. This is a really lovely occasion and parents come along to watch the children sing and shoppers are entranced by it all! Do join us for some or all of the time and if you are able to help with the collection that would be great. On 21 December we will meet outside the new care home, St Lauras, in the High Street at 10.30 and most likely then move down to the Butchers after half an hour before retiring at 11.30 for coffee and mince pies at the Bookshop.
Please do hold it all in your prayers for both the singing of the message and for the collection for the most needy in our world.
General Election hustings: Monday 9th December: 7.30 – 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Churches together in Hemel have organised a hustings meeting at Grovehill Church of the Resurrection, (‘The church behind the chippy’), 9 Henry Wells Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6BJ. Arranged by Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead. The candidates will speak and take questions from the audience. Do speak with me if you would like to go as I will have spaces in my car. Paul Tucker
Christian Aid Carol Singing, Sainsbury’s Apsley: December 13, 10-12 and 1.30 - 3.30. We will be joined by children from local schools for what is a lovely occasion. We are inviting others to join us to both sing and help with the collection
Kings Langley High Street, December 21, 10.30 to 11.30 (note the slightly later start time) followed by coffee and mince pies in the Christ Church Baptist Bookshop!
The Kings Langley Christian Aid Annual Report for 2018 is available for download.
Read the latest Campaign Update - Autumn 2019