About Us

Our motto is simply: 'Loving God, Loving People'. 

This means that... 

  • We believe God is loving in character (Exodus 34:6-7) and that he loves all he has made (John 3:16). 

  • As his church our purpose is to love him in return and to love other people too (Mark 12:29-31). 

So what does this mean in practice? We've come up with eight values; four

for 'loving God' and four for 'loving people':


Loving God 

  • Worship - lifting up God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with our praise.

  • Word - listening to God through his written word, the Bible.

  • Wait - looking to the Holy Spirit for guidance, equipping and renewal.

  • Walk - living lives that imitate Christ and following his example.


Loving People

  • Witness - letting others know about Jesus and sharing his love in action and word.

  • Wide vision - learning about God's world and sharing his concern for it.

  • Warm Welcome - loving, encouraging and accepting one another. 

  • Working Together - linking our gifts together to build up the Church.


The idea is that this represents following Jesus with our Whole Life

Meet Some of Us
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Kathy Williamson

Our Pastor, Kathy has recently retired from Howlands and we are currently looking for a new Pastor.  Kathy left a career in the civil service to become a Baptist minister and was Pastor for over ten years at Kingsbury Free Church (Baptist) in North West London. After a brief period of retirement, she joined the Church family at Howlands as part-time Pastor in November 2018. If you have any queries or questions our Church Co-Ordinator, Stuart Soper is here to help and can be contacted on stuartsoper57@gmail.com



I am originally from Ghana. I have been attending Howlands with my family since 2013. I am one of the Deacons and Junior Church Leaders. Also a wife, mum of two girls and work full time in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Worshipping here has been a blessing. There is a great sense of unity, love, diversity and inclusion in the Church with sermons that encourage faith as a believer, following Jesus' example and the presence of the Holy Spirit. This inspires me, as part of a Church family, where I can always partake freely in God's presence."



I've come to this Church since I was a baby so I know it well! Howlands is a welcoming, loving and diverse family of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities. I work as a biomedical scientist at Hemel Hempstead Hospital and enjoy life with my Church family.

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I'm currently Church Co-Ordinator in the absence of a Pastor and also a Deacon here at Howlands, and have been attending this Church for nine years. I was drawn to this Church by the welcome and warmth I initially received from everyone when I made my first visit on a stop-over whilst travelling around the UK. I am pleased to say that warmth, along with unity and Christian love has continued to this date. I am the father of Richard and Nicola who are all grown up. I was a Petty Officer (MW) in the Royal Navy, a Community Regeneration Manager and am now in my retirement an author and illustrator.



I have enjoyed being part of this Church for 17 years. Howlands is a place where everyone receives a warm welcome and is encouraged to find out more about the Christian faith.

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