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Updates on our New Church

Architecture Award 2016
from the Hertfordshire Association of Architects

in Civic and Community Category
awarded to
Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church

Francesca Weal of WEAL Architects at the award ceremony with representatives of
the contractors Lifebuild Solutions Ltd
and Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church

Opening and Dedication Service Saturday 13th June 

Cutting of the ribbon by Revd Tony Cavanagh, former minister and Eamonn O'Reilly, project manager from our church

The key to the building was presented to Eamonn by a representative of Life Build Solutions Limited, the building contractors who completed the building

Guest preacher was the Revd Gareth Powell Assistant Secretary of the Methodist Conference. He is pictured below with the Revd Anne Brown Chair of the Beds, Essex and Herts Methodist District and our Minster the Revd Vindra Maraj-Ogden

Other guests included the Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Gbola Adeleke, and his wife (pictured below), and Mr Mike Penning MP

May 2015

We are now worshipping in our new church

We held an OPEN DAY on Saturday 9th May 

For news of our Open Day please click here

To hear a radio interview with our Minister, Revd Vindra Maraj-Ogden and Bob Blencowe, by Mike Naylor from Three Counties Radio and broadcast on Sunday 3rd May at 8.18 am, please click here.

To hear the whole programme on that date and in future go to  www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio 

April 2015

Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church
is on the move

We are moving into our new church over the next few weeks
Morning Worship (including worship/activities for children) every Sunday at 10.30am  moves into the new church from Easter Sunday 5th April 2015
Worship in the new church April 2015

Messy Church (mainly for families with children):
Will move into the new church from Sunday 10th May onwards
Second Sunday of the month at 3.30pm  followed by Buzz Youth Group (for those aged around 9-13) from 5.30pm. 
No meeting in April 2015

Oyster Club (various speakers and activities):
Will move into the new church from Thursday 14th May 
Normally every Thursday morning from 10.00am,  followed by light lunch but times are different during April
Meets in Warners End Community Centre during April
Please see Calendar  for times. 

Updates on the New Church Building Project

March 2015

The shell of the building is complete; all the windows are fitted. The final installation of the feature cross is underway. Work on the interior of the building is progressing well. The installation of the lift has commenced. The floor finishes are in progress, most of the dry lining and plaster work has been completed, and good progress has been made on the electrical and mechanical works, the plant room, and installation of the doors.  Outside the building, a retaining wall and external staircase have been constructed and work is progressing on the construction of the upper car park and the area near the lower entrance.

January 2015

Work on the new church building has continued to progress well. The slating to the roof has recently been completed, and the brickwork and blockwork are nearing completion.  Inside the building the installation of the electrical conduits and wiring is complete and other internal work is progressing well. The staircase structures have been installed in the lobby.  In the worship area, the scaffolding has been dismantled and plastering of the walls is in progress.  Work has also started with the external works forming the upper car park and the main entrance area.  

July 2014

We are pleased to report that work has resumed on the building of our new church.  The company 'Life Build Solutions' have been appointed as contractors to complete the construction of the new church premises.  They began work in April with preliminary site preparation.  Good progress has been made and work is now continuing on the brick and block work on the walls. This is being followed by installation of the roof beams and timber decking. 

The Foundation Stone

For a video of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new church in September 2013 click here

Visit from the President of the Methodist Conference
On 26 January 2014  the President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Ruth Gee spent the day in Hertfordshire and in the afternoon visited Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church as part of her visit to Hertfordshire.  She wrote up an account of her visit on the Methodist Church website.
To read this report please click here
  The Building Project in 2013
 For earlier photos and news of the progress of the building work click here

Photographs of the New Hemel Hempstead Church Building

The completed church

Our Minister and the church building project team

Taken on site 18th March 2015


Taken on site 4th March 2015



Taken on site 18th February 2015

Taken on site 9th February 2015



Taken on site 23rd January 2015




Taken on site 8th and 18th December 2014








Taken on site 19th November 2014




Taken on site 26th September 2014
Taken on site 21st July 2014




Photographs taken on site 25th June 2014