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.


Situations vacant at St Mary's

Annual church meetings: Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 7.30pm

These are important meetings in the lift of St Mary's. They are an opportunity to review the year that has passed and hear plans for the future as well as elect those called to serve in various roles in our church community. Elections include Churchwardens, representatives to Deanery Synod, members of our United Church Council and a variety of other roles. Please consider standing for election and being involved in the life and running of your church.

Refreshments will be served from 7.00pm.


Ricky Week Fair - Jolly Jam Jar stall

Ricky Week Fair: 13 May (2.00-4.00pm)

We'll be holding our annual Jolly Jam Jar stall. Please fill a jar or two with sweets or other goodies and return to church by 7 May.


Please plant some veg for our stall at the Rickmansworth Festival

Rickmansworth Festival: 20-21 May 2017

We're going to be running a plant stall selling vegetable plants. Please help by growing some plants. These can be collected in the week before the event. Our presence at this event is as much to publicise the Church as it is to raise funds, so please help us to make sure it is a great success.


Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Thy Kingdom Come

An ecumenical and international initiative from Ascension Day (25 May 2017) to the Day of Pentecost (4 June 2017).

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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.


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! 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...

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

A prayer for May

Living Saviour may we continue to give thanks for your resurrection, prepare to celebrate your Ascension and make room for the presence of your Holy Spirit in our lives. Let us remember all that we have learned and thought about and prayed for through Lent and Easter and allow it to transform us.

Lord, we lay before you our lack of courage, our distractedness and we pray that you will strengthen us in faith and in your service day by day. 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: April 23, 2017

 

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