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.

You can now make a donation towards the Easter lilies

Easter lilies

If you would like to donate money for the Easter lilies in memory of someone you love, please send your donation to Karen as soon as possible. During the Easter period we will have an Easter Memory Tree at the back of church on which you can hang cards with the names of people you wish to remember.

LiveLent 2018 - our Lent course this year

Lent study course

During Lent this year we will be running the Church of England's 'LiveLent' course. The course is exciting, informative, reflective and accessible. The list of housegroups is now at the back of church for you to sign up.

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Gary Coster RIP

Gary Coster RIP

We are greatly saddened to announce the death of Gary Coster. His funeral will take place at 1.00pm on Monday 12 March at Chilterns Crematorium, followed by a service at 2.30pm in church to celebrate his life. Anyone who loved Gary will be more than welcome at either or both services. We send our condolences to Buzz and his family at this sad time.

Come and join the St Mary's choir

Come and join the St Mary's choir

We are looking for new members! You do not need to be an expert singer as 'on the job' training and help are given. Come along on a Thursday evening (8.00pm) and see how you get on!

The Genius of Gilbert & Sullivan - a lecture/recital in aid of Christian Aid

The Genius of Gilbert & Sullivan - in aid of Christian Aid

On Saturday 24 February Peter Medhurst will be presenting this lecture/recital. 7.15pm for 7.30pm in St Mary's Church Centre, tickets cost £10 and are available from the Gowings.

Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday 2 March 2018

Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday 2 March 2018

This year's service will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 2 March at Berry Lane Methodist Church. The service has been prepared by the women of Suriname and is entitled "All God's Creation is Very Good!" The service is followed by refreshments and all are very welcome to attend.

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


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

Let us pray...

A prayer for February

So soon the joy of Christmas fades.
As angels, shepherds, wise men go,
We take the path to Calvary.
May Jesus walk with us each day,
And may we learn along the way,
And think of what our lives could be,
And what bad habits to give up,
And start to change and make it so. Amen

A prayer for Lent
Lord Jesus, we have once again celebrated your birth, and contemplated the humanity and humility of you who was born as a babe in a humble stable. Now it is time to look to ourselves and prepare to remember once more how you lived, and suffered and died for our sake. Help us to use the forty days of Lent well, diligent in prayer and study of what you taught on earth. May we follow the examples you set us more closely, by loving our neighbours and our enemies too, being sensitive to their needs and ready to help; and may we continue to be good Christian disciples when Lent is past. 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: February 24, 2018


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