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.


Patronal Festival: 2-3 September

Patronal Festival weekend: 2-3 September 2017

Our celebration of the saint to whom our church is dedicated, Mary, takes place this year on the first weekend of September marking the birthof the Blessed Virgin Mary.

On Saturday 2 September we shall make a Pilgrimage Day visit to Peterborough Cathedral, leaving from The Vicarage at 9am. The day will include a guided tour and time to explore the cathedral as well as visit the Threads of Revelation Exhibition. Travel will be by minibus or car and a sign-up sheet will be in church throughout August.

On Sunday 3 September, we shall have the usual two morning services at 8.00am and 10.00am and a bring-and-share lunch from about 12noon.

Keep an eye out for further details in the pew sheet.


The Gramble - 24 September

The Gramble: Sunday 24 September

Our annual outing for parishioners who do not manage to go out very much. This year we will be going to St John the Baptist church in Little Missenden for tea. Please tell Anne Kay (773470) or Karen in the Church Office if you would like to come. New drivers also needed!


Receiving Holy Communion before Confirmation

Receiving Holy Communion before Confirmation

Any child who will have reached the age of seven by 3 December, and who wishes to attend preparation sessions in order to learn about receiving Holy Communion, is invited to speak to Deborah. Sessions will take place at the Vicarage at 4.00pm on Saturdays 4, 11, 18, 25 November and 2 December.


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.


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 July

William Penn, 1644-1718

We give back to you, O God, those whom you gave to us. You did not lose them when you gave them to us and we did not lose them by their return to you. Your dear Son has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die. So death is only an horizon, and an horizon is only the limit of our sight. Open our eyes to see more clearly, and draw us closer to you that we may know we are nearer to our loved ones, who are with you. You have told us that you are preparing a place for us: prepare us also for that happy place, that where you are we also may be always, O dear Lord of life and death. Amen

A prayer for August
Heavenly Father, we pray for all who will be taking holidays during the rest of the summer. May they be able to set aside the cares of everyday life and share a time of interest, relaxation and fun with family, friends or new people that they meet. Let us remember young people, especially those who are changing or leaving school or awaiting exam results. May they be able to enjoy carefree holidays. Father, keep all those who travel safe, and let them be aware that you are present wherever they are, be it far from home or not. We pray too for those who are not going away; may they also allow themselves time for refreshment and renewal. Look kindly upon your people, near and far, and remembering all they have faced so far this year, help them to use a summer break to be ready for whatever the coming months hold. 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: July 24, 2017

 

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