Welcome to St Mary's

Back to Church Sunday is on 30 September - if you've not been to church in a while, or if you've never been, why not come along?

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.


We celebrate our Patronal Festival on 9 September

Patronal Festival weekend: 8-9 September

We celebrate our name saint, Mary, this weekend. We're planning a day pilgrimage to Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 8 September. There will be time to explore the cathedral at leisure and have lunch. On Sunday there will be a bring & share lunch (possibly a barbecue) so please save the date and come and join us. Sign-up sheets are at the back of church soon.


New monthly drop-in social activity: time for tea and a chat

The Teapot Club

There's a new drop-in group taking place on the third Wednesday of each month in church between 2.00-3.00pm. Everyone's welcome to come along, bring friends and enjoy a cup of tea and excellent company. We look forward to seeing you on 19 September.


Our harvest celebrations will be over the weekend of 6-7 October this year


Concert by Harrow Apollo Male Choir on 29 September

An Autumn Evening in Harmony

Harrow Apollo Male Choir are returning on at 7.30pm on Saturday 29 September, together with the string quartet 'Heart Strings' and soprano Hilary Pearce. The concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of WaterAid.


New office hourse

Church office hours

Karen has changed her working days and will now be in the Church Office Monday-Thursday, 9.15am-12.45pm.


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. Full details are available at the back of church.


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
Let us be thankful for long summer days, for times of refreshment and enjoyment and for times to share with families and friends. We pray for people unable to take holidays because of work commitments or for health reasons and those who work extra hard providing transport and accommodation so that others may enjoy breaks from routine. Keep all who travel safe and well. We remember too people facing change after this month: new schools, colleges or jobs. Some may be anxious, others full of anticipation. Lord guide them as they settle in. May they be helped to settle in by fellow students or colleagues and may they be stimulated by new work and ideas. Guide us all whether we settle back into familiar routines or embark on new ones. Amen
A prayer for September

We thank you for this planet, Lord,
Its oceans and its land,
Plains and forests, deserts, ice,
Lakes, hills, mountains, moorland, streams
Your gifts to all who dwell on earth

You gave it much diversity
And lots of beauty too,
Added life of every kind,
And men of varied race and creed
Meant to live in harmony.

May we care about our world.
That precious gift of yours
Together with sun and rain
That can provide the food we eat,
And make life good for all.

This year has been a wake-up call
With floods and storms and drought
And fires that raged for many days
And burnt all that was in their path.
Can we conserve the Earth You made?

Let us pray that people worldwide will care for the earth
and keep it a fit place for life. 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: August 20, 2018

 

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