Welcome to St Mary's

Welcome to St Mary’s, Rickmansworth where Christians have worshipped since the early part of the 13th Century. Our church building is shared by the Church of England and The Methodist Church with the two denominations sharing all services and administration, while continuing to nurture all that is best in both traditions. Worship at St Mary’s is open to all Christians, as well as those who would like to be. Please come and visit us. You will find an active, thriving community and a friendly welcome.


Patronal Festival weekend: 7-8 September 2019

Patronal Festival weekend: 7-8 September 2019

On the Saturday we will be visiting Guildford Cathedral. On the Sunday, the Archdeacon of St Albans will be coming to celebrate and preach. The 10.00am service will be followed by a Parish Lunch.


The Teapot Club will be meeting weekly from 18 September

The Teapot Club - now weekly

We're starting up again on Wednesday 18 September with one big change - we'll be meeting weeky. All welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm. We welcome some more helpers too.


St Mary's 750: commemorating the 750th anniversary of the formation of the Parish of Rickmansworth

St Mary's 750

In 2020 it will be 750 years since the parish of Rickmansworth came into being with Richard de Chelveston recorded as its first Vicar. Lots of ideas have been suggested as to how we can mark this special year and we now need your help to make them a reality. Speak to Buzz Coster or Helen Swain if you'd like to help and be part of the fun.

> read more about the history of St Mary's...


Mary: Discovering the real Mary

Mary: Discovering the real Mary - a journey for all

A series of four sessions examining Mary: the woman, the mother, the contemplative and the radical messenger.
Tuesdays: 10, 17, 24 September and 1 October (7.45pm at the Vicarage)
Saturdays: 14, 21, 28 September and 5 October (10.00am in church)
All welcome


START course begins on 5 November

START course begins on 5 November course

The next START course will begin on 5 November, 7.45pm at the Vicarage. This six-week course is for anyone interested in discovering more about Christianity, wherever you are on your journey of faith. If you're interested, please contact the Church Office to let us know.


New members needed for the editorial team of our church magazine

New editor(s) urgently needed for LINK

After 20 years, one of our regular editors is stepping down from the team leaving the remaining members very short-handed. Our church magazine is an important part of our mission and the way in which we serve our whole community so we'd be really sorry if we had to cut back its publication in any way. Please consider whether or not this is something with which you may be able to help. The experienced team shares the workload, taking it in turns to typeset the issues and one vital member of the team is our trusty photocopier in the church office - no more hand-collating and stapling for LINK!


Church Trail now available

Coming to visit St Mary's? Our Church Trail is available to download

With the help of our Rickmansworth Decorative Fine Arts Society, we've put together a Church Trail for our younger visitors - and our older ones too!
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St Mary's Calendar of forthcoming services and events

Calendar


Download this week's pew sheet

Weekly pew sheet


LINK renewals now due

LINK

Our church magazine


Mission Action Planning

Mission Action Planning (MAP)

Our vision and goals



Let us pray...

A prayer for August
Heavenly Father we give thanks for holiday times: those opportunities for breaks from routine when we seek new vistas, meet new people and become more aware of the wonders of your creation; for quieter times in our lives that help us to refocus and regain our energies; for the joy of fresh approaches to worship in churches we may visit, for time to reflect on our lives; and for the creation of happy memories to recall in darker days. Thus refreshed help us to make good use of our time and energies in the service of your kingdom in the days that follow. Amen.
A prayer for September
Heavenly Father, we pray for our country: guide our Prime Minister and Government and those who will support and advise them in the important decisions that must be made in the next two months, and will affect the lives and livelihoods not only of our own citizens, but also people in countries throughout the world. May all involved in negotiations act wisely and fairly and may an amicable solution be reached that benefits all. Amen

 


Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring that all those who come into contact with our Church have a safe and positive experience. Find out more about our safeguarding policies...

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: August 18, 2019

 

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