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.

Come and experience Christmas with our 'walk through' displays

Come and add your star to the Christmas Tree of Prayer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It's the last few days before Christmas and there's a lot going round here. With our Carol Service on Sunday 23 December, Crib Service and Midnight Communion on Monday 24 December and, of course, Christmas Day services, we truly hope we will see you and be able to welcome you to your fine church.

In particular, please come and add a star to our Christmas Tree of Prayer. The decorations on this tree are the stars that shine as lights of hope bearing names of family, friends or situations we are thinking of at this time.

> more details about activities and services at St Mary's this Christmas...

Tickets are now on sale for this year's panto!

Tickets nearly sold out for this year's panto: Sleeping Beauty

Back by popular demand, the Motley Crew will be performing this year's dramatic extravaganza on Friday 11 January (7.30pm) and Saturday 12 January (2.30pm & 7.30pm) in the Cloisters Hall. Tickets are nearly sold out so you need to hurry if you want to snatch up the last few.

Preparing children to receive Holy Communion

Confirmation preparation

Being confirmed is the way in which, as adults, we renew our commitment to God and become members of a particular denomination. We will be holding preparation essions in the new year. Please speak to Deborah if you are interested in being confirmed. Confirmation is for anyone over the age of 13 - it's never too late!

START in January

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!

Trip to Oberammergau in 2020

Oberammergau 2020

Deborah will be leading a visit to the Passion Play from 16-23 September 2020. We'll be staying in the Tyrol and a number of excursions are planned. [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]





Key services this Christmas

We look forward to seeing you at St Mary's this Christmas.

Some of our services include:

Sunday 23 Dec
Carol Service at 6.00pm

Monday 24 Dec
Crib Service at 4.00pm
Midnight Communion at 11.15pm

Tuesday 25 Dec
Holy Communion at 8.00am and 10.00am

You will be welcome to spend time in the church over the festive period. Come and add a star to our Christmas Tree of Prayer.

With very best wishes for a peaceful and blessed Christmas

> more details of 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

Mission Action Planning

Mission Action Planning (MAP)

Our vision and goals

Read our December newsletter

December newsletter

Let us pray...

A prayer for December
At the start of the Christian year, let us commit ourselves to being better followers of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May we use Advent to understand the significance of God becoming human and starting earthly life as a helpless babe, look again at what Jesus said, taught and did, and try to live accordingly. And when Christmas comes may we be able to celebrate with greater joy. Amen
A prayer for January
The New Year stretches before us like recently-fallen snow, ours to tread; one of those times to take stock. Acknowledging our successes and failures in the journey through the year that's past, let us set out with confidence on the way ahead, safe in the knowledge that you Lord are with us on each step of the journey. Grant us courage and strength in the difficult times, cast out fear and anger and help us to be wise and loving whatever may befall. Amen







Last updated: December 17, 2018


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