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.


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)


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.


Safeguarding training on 9 February

Safeguarding training: 2 March 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.


Lent starts on 6 March this year

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 going to museums and galleries in London to see artefacts or paintings associated with Easter and, for our Lent Appeal, we'll also be supporting WaterAid.

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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...


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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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 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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: February 18, 2019

 

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