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.


Electoral Roll update now going on

The membership rolls of St Mary's are being updated!

Both the Church of England (CofE) Electoral Roll and the Methodist Membership Roll are being completely renewed this year. If you wish to show that, beyond being a very welcome member of the congregation, you want to be an 'official' member (as CofE, Methodist or both) you must complete a new form. Only those named on the relevant Roll may be elected to the United Church Council, be a Churchwarden/Methodist Steward, or vote in the elections for these at the forthcoming Annual Parish Meeting on 23 April. If you want to be included in the relevant Membership Roll(s), please complete an Application Form. The completed forms must be returned to the Church Office by Monday 1 April. We're also taking this opportunity to collect ethnicity information, as requested by the Diocese and also update our database as well as GDPR permissions. For more information, please refer to the relevant articles in the March edition of Link or contact John Glidden (Electoral Roll Officer).

Download Application Form for membership rolls Download application form


We're looking for a new Church Administrator

We're looking for a new Church Administrator

If you are interested in applying for this post, please get in contact with the Vicar.

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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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Come and join us at St Mary's as we mark the weeks of Lent, preparing for the great festival of Easter

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2019

From Ash Wednesday on 6 March to Easter Day on 21 April, the forty days of Lent are filled with many special services and activities as we prepare for the great festival and celebration of Easter. Housegroups will meet to study the Beatitudes, we'll be looking at paintings associated with Easter and, for our Lent Appeal, we'll also be supporting WaterAid.

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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 March
Father we pray for your guidance throughout this month: for the world's leaders; for those in positions of influence throughout the European Union and not least in our own country; for those faced with hard decisions of whatever kind; and for all Christians as we embark on our Lenten journey. May faithfulness, honesty, truth and love accompany us as we try to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ not only in the coming weeks, but for the rest of our lives. Amen
A prayer for Brexit

Light of the World, Lord of the Nations, We turn to you at this crucial time in the life of the land we love.

Grant our leaders wisdom, bring our politicians insight. Help them to work together to serve all the people of this land.

Let calm surround their discussions and mutual respect shine through their debates.

Let personal advancement and individual gain be set aside, as together they decide on the future of our country.

We pray for unity in our land, for reconciliation between those who strongly disagree, and a commitment to understand and respect each other's point of view.

We pray for a shared vision of our nation, a vision built on peace and justice, of a land where people can share life, and live well.

Amen

Written by Revd Peter Crumpler and circulated by the Diocese of St Albans

 


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: March 17, 2019

 

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