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.


Find out more about what will be happening at St Mary's during Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2017

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2017

There are many activities and services going on at St Mary's during this very special time of year.

> Find out more...


Congratulations to Jane Earl and Gary Pidgeon on their marriage

Congratulations to our churchwarden, Jane Earl, on her marriage to Gary Pidgeon.

Two burning questions remain from the day:

Who caught the bride's bouquet?

1. Who caught the bride's bouquet?

 

 

Who wore this glamorous footwear?

2. Who wore this glamorous footwear?

Clues...


Situations vacant at St Mary's

Would you like to become a...

Many people are involved in activities in our church and contribute to the things which happen here. We always welcome more people to join in. Here are some of the jobs which you might like to do:

  • Become a Welcomer at the 10.00am service on Sunday
  • Become a Sidesperson
  • Read the lesson
  • Lead the prayers
  • Become a server
  • Arrange flowers
  • Clean the church
  • Serve on the Sunday 10.00 coffee rota
  • Become a leader of our Children's Church
  • Help with the production of our magazine - LINK - tasks include editing, proof-reading and typesetting
  • Help with keeping our noticeboards up to date
  • Keep our Facebook page up-to-date

Have a look at our Contacts page to find out who to call for more information about these tasks.

Situations vacant: We urgently need someone to take on the role of Church Centre Bookings Secretary. Please speak to Kasia Todd, Martyn Gowing or Deborah if you are interested in helping with this essential area of our church life.


Pilgrimage to Greece - October 2017

Pilgrimage to Greece: 2-10 October 2017

Deborah will be leading this pilgrimage which includes visits to Philippi, Thessalonika, Athens and Corinth.

> Download details and booking form

Other Diocesan clergy are also leading pilgrimages next year:

  • 16-25 May 2017: Holy Land, led by the Ven Paul Hughes (Archdeacon of Bedford) and the Revd Canon Liz Hughes (Senior Chaplain at London Luton Airport)
  • 11-18 September: Rome & Assisi, led by Canon Dennis Stamps (Rector of Harpenden)

> Find out more...


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!
[find out more]


SeeRound - the newsletter of the Diocese of St Albans - is available online

SeeRound goes online

The monthly newsletter of the Diocese of St Albans - SeeRound - is available to read online.

> find out more...


Rickmansworth4refugees Facebook page

Rickmansworth4Refugees

A Facebook page has been set up for Rickmansworth residents interested in supporting the plight of refugees either in camps in Calais and the like and also working to welcome refugees who come to our area. [more...]


 

 

 

 

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 March

Living Lord Jesus, may I use this Lent well, remembering that you died for me; for everyone. Help me to make a good plan; one that benefits not only me, but others, and to carry it through. If there is something I need to give up to serve you better – chocolate or grumpiness or something more - may I realise it and do so willingly – and perhaps not only for Lent. There may be something I need to do to help me grow to love you better. May I not hold back so that when Easter comes, I may have a new understanding of the reasons for the pain and humiliation you endured and greet the celebration of your resurrection with fresh joy.
Amen

An Easter prayer

Thank you Lord for all that this Lent has given us: for the opportunities to renew our commitment to you; to rethink your message to humanity, to us, and how to respond to our neighbours; and to consider new ways of working for you.

Let us not be so dazzled by the light and joy and wonder of your glorious Cross and Resurrection that we forget whatever progress we have made. Rather let us use its power to continue to transform our lives as Christians throughout the coming year.

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: March 20, 2017

 

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