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 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.

Advent Sunday is on 29 November this year

Advent and Christmas 2017

We started the new Church year on Sunday 3 December - Advent Sunday. As we head towards Christmas, there are many activities going on to mark this special time of the year and you will be most welcome at all of them.

In particular, our Christmas Tree of Prayer will be welcoming everyone who visits our church from 17 December. Please feel free to add the names of those for whom you are praying.

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Come and 'walk through' the Christmas Story

The story of Christmas is told through tableaux around the interior of the church. Visit Mary's house; take time to reflect on how it must have been for the shepherds and kings as they witnessed the wonderful event of the birth of Christ. There are activities for children too so bring your family for a special outing. There is no charge.

Come and join the St Mary's choir

Come and join the St Mary's choir

Membership of our choir is decreasing and it would be a huge loss to St Mary's if we no longer have a choir to lead our music. You do not need to be an expert singer as 'on the job' training and help are given. Come along on a Thursday evening (8.00pm)!

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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We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's during the Christmas period

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's during the Christmas period

Key services include:

Sun 17 Dec at 6.00pm
Carol Service

Sun 24 Dec at 4.00pm
Crib Service

Sunday 24 Dec at 11.30pm
Midnight Communion

Monday 25 Dec at 8.00am & 10.00am
Christmas Day Holy Communion

... Read more about all these services


St Mary's Calendar of forthcoming services and events


Download this week's pew sheet

Weekly pew sheet

LINK renewals now due


Our church magazine

Read our latest newsletter

Read our latest newsletter with details of all our Christmas activities and services

Mission Action Planning

Mission Action Planning (MAP)

Our vision and goals

Let us pray...

A prayer for December
In the winter darkness stars twinkle, candles flicker and fairy lights wink; in the winter darkness we celebrate your birth, Christ, light of the world. How do we greet you, infant Christ? Let us be full of love; let us give you our time willingly; let us pause before your crib and reflect on the difference you made by your life on earth, how you would save us. May we celebrate your birth with joy and thanksgiving. Amen


Candle of Remembrance and PeaceThe Candle of Remembrance and Peace was lit in St Mary's on Monday 4 August 2014 at the service to mark the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Placed by the Book of Remembrance, it will remain alight until 2018.






Last updated: December 11, 2017


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