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.


Preparing children to receive Holy Communion

Preparing children to receive Holy Communion

Children aged 7 or above will be admitted to Holy Communion on Sunday 25 November. There will be a Preparation Day on Saturday 24 November from 10.00am to 3.30pm at the Vicarage. If you would like to join the Preparation Day, please speak to Deborah. You must attend church regularly (at least twice a month), and be aged 7 or over by 25 November.

Confirmation preparation sessions will be starting in the new year. Please speak to Deborah if you are interested in being confirmed. Confirmation is for anyone over the age of 13 - it's never too late!


Are you reading the lesson?

Are you reading the lesson ?

Deborah has produced some guidelines for how to introduce readings during our services.

> Download guidelines


Would you like to contribute to the beautiful floral displays in our church

Flowers in our church

The beautiful floral displays in our church are lovingly arranged by a small band of volunteers. Members of the congregation and wider community are warmly invited to contribute to these displays by funding the flowers, perhaps in celebration of a special event or in memory of someone - or 'just because'. [read more...]


New monthly drop-in social activity: time for tea and a chat

The Teapot Club

There's a new drop-in group taking place on the third Wednesday of each month in church between 2.00-3.00pm. Everyone's welcome to come along, bring friends and enjoy a cup of tea and excellent company.


Sleeping Beauty - our panto for 2019

The Motley Crew return... by popular demand

Oh yes, our panto team will be putting on 'Sleeping Beauty' this year at the Cloisters Hall with three performances on 11 and 12 January 2019. You will see fellow members of the congregation as you have never seen them before. A few more people are still needed to help, the rest of you just need to put the date in your diary and make sure you get your tickets in plenty of time. Call Chris Hillier for more details.


Trip to Oberammergau in 2020

Oberammergau 2020

Deborah will be leading a visit to the Passion Play from 16-23 September 2020. We'll be staying in the Tyrol and a number of excursions are planned. [more...]


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!
[find out more]


 

 

 

 

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 November
Heavenly Father, may we continue, in the spirit of thankfulness that began with Harvest, to celebrate those who have gone before us whom we have loved, respected and by whom we have been inspired. May we continue to remember them, trusting in your boundless love and care for them and for us.
Especially in this hundredth anniversary year of the end of the First World War may we especially remember those who died in the terrible conditions then, those whose lives were brought short or changed by injury or disease and those who suffered in conflicts since. Let us give thanks for their legacy and pray for peace and co-operation in your world that it may remain a pleasant place for those who follow us.
May we remember those who mourn and pray that, after a time, thankfulness for your gift of those they loved and the times they shared may help them to move into a new phase of their lives, and find happiness in others. 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.

The candle was placed at the foot of the war memorial on Armistice Day 2018 and left to extinguish itself naturally.

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: November 11, 2018

 

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