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.

Mission Action Planning

Planning our next Mission Action Plan

We've been beavering away behind the scenes getting ready for consultation with both our church community and local community regarding what we might include in our next Church MAP. We welcome your input so we've set up an online survey which we invite you to complete.

> click here to be directed to the survey

If you do not have access to the internet, paper copies are available from the back of church. Please feel free to pass this on to your neighbours and local friends and invite them to complete it too. Responses are invited by Thursday 30 June.

Pilgrimage to Greece - October 2017

Pilgrimage to Greece: 2-10 October 2017

Deborah will be leading this pilgrimage which includes visits to Philippi, Thessalonika, Athens and Corinth.

> Download details and booking form

Situations vacant at St Mary's

Situations vacant: are you called by God to help with any of the following areas of our church's life?

Children's Church and X Team (Youth Group): we need helpers/leaders for both. It will usually be a commitment of about once a month. For Children's Church, please speak to Rachel Turvey. For X Team, please speak to David Carruthers.

Churchyard Overseer/s: We need a couple of people to work together to help us maintain our Churchyard throughout the year. Working together, these people will ensure we get done the regular tasks required: weeding, clearing, pruning etc. If you are interested, please speak to our Steward or Churchwardens.

Sunday Lunch Club: There are no really arduous tasks but some assistance would be really great. Please speak to Maxine Platzman or the Gowings.

School Governors: Skills in finance and education are most needed. Please speak to Deborah if you are interested.

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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SeeRound - the newsletter of the Diocese of St Albans - is available online

SeeRound goes online

The monthly newsletter of the Diocese of St Albans - SeeRound - is available to read online.

> find out more...

Rickmansworth4refugees Facebook page


A Facebook page has been set up for Rickmansworth residents interested in supporting the plight of refugees either in camps in Calais and the like and also working to welcome refugees who come to our area. [more...]



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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

Spring 2016 newsletter


Spring 2016

Mission Action Planning

Mission Action Planning (MAP)

Our vision and goals

Let us pray...

A prayer for midsummer

For the long days of summer and more daylight hours,
We thank you Lord.

For the sunshine to gladden hearts and ripen crops,
We thank you Lord.

For rain that refreshes makes plants grow and pastures green,
We thank you Lord.

For abundance in garden and field and to store for tomorrow,
We thank you Lord.

For picnics and outings, fêtes and family fun,
We thank you Lord.

For lawn tennis and cricket and all summer sports,
We thank you Lord.

For anticipation of holidays and shorter breaks,
We thank you Lord.

For all these blessings and more at this time of year, May we be truly thankful.


Services to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War IThe 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: July 12, 2016


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