Worship

Click on the activity below for more information:

Altar servers
The altar servers lead the choir and clergy into the church with the cross and candles. They receive the bread and wine and help prepare it for communion. They then direct members of the congregation up to the front of the church to receive communion or a blessing. New altar servers are welcomed.
Telephone

Sue & Chris Hillier
01923 779580

Bellringers

The Tower Ringers meet for practice every Wednesday from 7.30-9.15pm. Our bellringers ring the bells from 9.15am to 10am and 5.15 to 6pm on Sundays to call parishioners to worship.

The St Mary’s group is part of the Watford District of the Hertfordshire County Association of Bellringers.

If you’re aged 12 or over then you might like to consider joining the bellringers.

[We also have an active group of Handbell ringers who always welcome new friends to join them.]

Telephone

David Hibbert
Tower Captain

01923 773735

Choir

Adults and children are invited to join our church choir. The choir meets every Thursday in the church at 7.45pm.

The choir performs in the church every Sunday from 10am and during Choral Evensong on the 3rd Sunday of each month. They also sing at carol services, weddings and are often invited to perform carols at various venues in the area.

If you enjoy singing and would like to join the choir, please get in touch.

Please note that children must be able to read fluently if they wish to join in but newcomers don’t need to be able to read music.

Telephone

Andrew Sykes
01923 718561
07943 601717

Intercessions

This is another word for 'prayers'. For the Parish Communion services, these are usually led by members of the congregation who write their own prayers using some general guidance notes and following a general pattern.

Download Intercessions by Season Download Intercessions by Season

Click here for more information about prayer.

Telephone

 

Lesson readers

Volunteers read the lessons (Bible readings) during our services.

We actively welcome new readers so please get in touch if this is something you'd like to do. There is a microphone on the lectern.

If you are a little nervous about reading in front of the congregation of 100 or so people at the 10.00am service, why not begin at the 8.00am where there are usually fewer people? Please get in contact to find out more.

Telephone

June Poppleton
01923 773388

Sidespeople & Welcomers

The sidespeople meet new people and greet the congregation as they arrive in church and hand out and collect in the hymn books used during services. They also hand the collection plates around the congregation.

Telephone

David Hibbert
01923 773735

At the Sunday 10.00am service, the sidespeople are supported by Welcomers who greet people as they arrive, particularly keeping an eye out for new people to make sure they receive an appropriate welcome and are made to feel at home. Telephone

David Carruthers
07831 387541

 

Our choir sings at principal services and welcomes new members

Servers

 

 

Last updated: February 20, 2017

 

This website is maintained on a voluntary basis by Barrow DesignsThis website is maintained on a voluntary basis by Barrow Designs