St Albans Cathedral Souvenir Guide


St Albans Cathedal souvenir guide is a beautifully illustrated 32 page soft cover book providing information about the history and architecture of St Albans Cathedral and telling the story of Alban, Britain's first saint. Read more

St Albans Cathedral Diary 2021


Contents include Principal Feasts, Holy Days and Festivals 2021 drawn up according to the Common Worship Calendar. Read more

The St Albans Psalter: Painting and Prayer in Medieval England


A beautifully illustrated book exploring the history of one of the most important and beautiful manuscripts from twelfth century England. Read more

St Albans Cathedral Wall Paintings


The Medieval wall paintings of St Albans Cathedral are among the finest in the British Isles. They date from the early thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and, despite suffering damage during their eventful history, continued to bear witness on piers, vaults and walls to the religious sensibilities and artistic skills in pre-reformation England. Read more

St Albans: Cathedral and Abbey


This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the Abbey from Alban to the present; from the earliest evidence of Romano-British Christianity to the imposing and much-loved building that we see today, which was raised to cathedral status in 1877. The text, written by experts in their fields, illuminates not only the building and its history but also the story of St Alban and shows how Alban is still commemorated here today. Read more

John of Wheathampstead; Renaissance Abbot


Abbot John of Wheathampstead’s grave was discovered during excavations for the new Welcome Centre in 2017. This book, written by a leading authority on the medieval Abbey, summarises Abbot John’s life and achievements and explains why he was one of the greatest medieval abbots of St Albans. By Professor James G Clark 2018 | 24pp Read more

Matthew Paris; Monk and Chronicler of St Albans Abbey


Matthew Paris is one of the best known monks of St Albans Abbey. A prolific writer who wrote about current events and the history of the Abbey, he was also an artist with a distinctive style as well as an early map-maker. By Michael Clasby and Gail Thomas 2015 | 40pp Read more

The Organs and Musicians of St Albans Cathedral


Drawing extensively on Peter Hurford’s history of the organs of St Albans Abbey, this publication also has much additional and fascinating material, including a chapter on the restoration completed in 2009. Short biographies of many previous Organists and Masters of the Music also feature. By Andrew Lucas 2009 | 50pp Read more

A Short Graffiti Tour of St Albans Abbey


This book will guide you on a tour of some of the Cathedral’s most interesting and accessible graffiti. By Michael Rose, Gail Thomas and Joyce Wells 3rd edition 2014 | 20pp Read more

The Hertfordshire Cook Book


THe Hertfordshire Cook Book showcases the best of the area with over 40 recipes contributed by a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and small producers across the county. Read more

Inspiring Women Every Day March - April 2021


Inspiring Women Every Day is written by women, for women, to help build faith and bring encouragement to your daily walk with God. Read more

The Nave Screen Martyr Statues St Albans Cathedral


Seven new statues by Rory Young were installed on the nave screen in 2015. This book explains why the statues were commissioned and tells the stories of the martyrs represented on the screen. It also outlines how the statues were created. Julia Low and Ailsa Herbert, eds 2016 | 28pp Read more