Welcome to St Mary's

We wish you a joyful Eastertide

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.


Annual church meetings on Tuesday 23 April

Annual church meetings: Tuesday 23 April at 7.30pm

The Vestry Meeting, Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Annual Meeting of Methodist Members, will be held on Tuesday 23 April. Nominations are sought for Churchwardens, members of Deanery Synod and PCC, Methodist Steward, Circuit representative and Council members. As always, we welcome people to come along and contribute to the running of your church.


The tower will be open on 11 May for visitors

Tower tours: 11 May

As always, our 17th century tower will be open on the first Saturday of Ricky Week (11 May: 2.00pm-4.00pm). Come and see the view from the top of the tower, find out more about our peal of ten bells and about bellringing too.

Please note: for health & safety reasons, we regret that children under the age of 8 are not permitted up the tower; those between 8-16 must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult.

Visitors are also welcome to ringing practice on Wednesday 15 May from 7.30pm.


Workshop: From cradle to...

From cradle to...

A key strand of our Mission Action Plan is to look more closely at the work we do with the 300 or so young people with whom we have contact each week. The Diocesan Children's Advisor will be leading a workshop on this area of church life and helping us plan how we might develop this work. The workshop will be on Saturday 18 May from 10.00am-12.30pm and it open to everyone.


Thy Kingdom Come: 30 May - 9 June 2019

Thy Kingdom Come: Ascension Day (30 May) - Pentecost (9 June)

Once again we will be participating in this ecumenical and international prayer initiative. There is much with which we can each be involved, whoever we are and whatever our personal circumstances.

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Church Giving Sunday was on 20 January

Church Giving Sunday

Following the sermons on Church Giving Sunday (20 January), if you are able and willing to increase your giving via the Parish Giving Scheme, please contact the PGS directly and they will explain what you need to do:

Parish Giving Scheme
Church House, College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LY (01452 835595)


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!


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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Jesus Christ is risen

Jesus Christ is risen - Alleluia!

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 April
Heavenly Father, as we prepare once more to follow your Son in our thoughts as he enters Jerusalem and to remember all that happens there leading up to his trials and death on the Cross, may we understand more clearly why he had to die and learn from his obedience, his dignity, his courage and his care for the people closest to Him. So may we give thanks for his one true sacrifice on behalf of us all; and newly freed from the burden of all we have done wrong or failed to do and encouraged by the assurance of eternal life we may truly rejoice as we celebrate his resurrection on Easter Day. Amen.
A prayer for May
Living Lord Jesus, as our hearts rejoice at the returning life that surrounds us in all its beauty in Springtime, may we give thanks for your life on earth, for your example and teaching, and above all for the great sacrifice you made for our sakes. May we rejoice at your living presence with us always, learn from your final actions and words as you prepared to vanish from human sight, remember you in the breaking of bread and be ready to recognise the presence of your Holy Spirit. Amen

 


Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring that all those who come into contact with our Church have a safe and positive experience. Find out more about our safeguarding policies...

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: April 21, 2019

 

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