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.

Homeless Sunday - 27 January

Homeless Sunday: 27 January

You are invited to bring items for those who find themselves in need of shelter. All items will be passed on to Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership, the Catholic Workers Farm in West Hyde and Together100. Items that will be very welcome include toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, ladies' sanitary products, nappies (sizes 4 & 5), baby wipes, shaving soap, washing up liquid, laundry detergent, kitchen and bathroom cleaner, bleach, floor cleaner, window cleaner. No clothes this year, thank you. The goods will be sorted on Monday morning from 10am, ready for collection that afternoon; if you are available, please come along - many hands make light work!

Sleeping Beauty 2019

We hope you enjoyed this year's pantomime

The Motley Crew's latest cultural offering was 'Sleeping Beauty' which was performed at the Cloisters Hall in January. Here are a few pictures...

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)

Tuesday morning service will start at 10.00am from February

Tuesday morning Holy Communion service

Please note, the time of this service is changing. From the beginning of February, this service will start at 10.00am.

Preparing children to receive Holy Communion

Confirmation preparation

Being confirmed is the way in which, as adults, we renew our commitment to God and become members of a particular denomination. We will be holding preparation sessions 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!

Safeguarding training on 9 February

Safeguarding training: 9 February 10.00am - 1.00pm

If you'd like to be more aware of some of the signs to look out for to ensure care of more vulnerable members of the community you are warmly invited to attend the training being offered at St Mary's. It is open to all, but places must be booked. Please speak to Helen Swain or Mary Weatherilt if you would like to know more.

Represent St Mary's at the Deanery Quiz

Deanery Quiz Evening: 9 February, St Oswald's Church at 7.00pm

If you would like to make up a team for this event, please speak to Deborah. Tickets are £8 including a fish & chip supper.

Musical evening in aid of Christian Aid

Musical evening in aid of Christian Aid: 23 February

An evening of music, both classical and light, will be presented by 'Omnia' at All Saints' Church, Croxley Green. Further details available in the January edition of LINK. Tickets now available from Martyn & Gill Gowing.

World Day of Prayer service will take place at St Mary's on 1 March

World Day of Prayer: Friday 1 March at 2.00pm

The Rickmansworth 2019 World Day of Prayer service will take place at St Mary's . This year's service has been prepared by women from Slovenia and is entitled 'Come - Everything is Ready!' Over 120 countries and islands will take part in the service which is an open invitation to come to God's table. Service followed by refreshments. All welcome.

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!

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!
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Are you interested in exploring the Christian faith further?

Come along to the START course which begins on 22 January.

START course begins in January

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 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.


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

A prayer for January
The New Year stretches before us like recently-fallen snow, ours to tread; one of those times to take stock. Acknowledging our successes and failures in the journey through the year that's past, let us set out with confidence on the way ahead, safe in the knowledge that you Lord are with us on each step of the journey. Grant us courage and strength in the difficult times, cast out fear and anger and help us to be wise and loving whatever may befall. Amen







Last updated: January 21, 2019


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