We’ve got a busy programme of events planned for this special year as we mark the 750th anniversary of the formation of the Parish of Rickmansworth.
Here are the events that have been confirmed so far.
Other activities that will be going on include:
- Planting 750 trees in the local area
- Creating our own St Mary’s gin
- Monthly quarter peals by bellringers from other local churches
- A timeline display in church (from May)
Three Rivers Museum is mounting a special exhibition focusing on some of the people who are commemorated in St Mary’s Church (from April).
Rickmansworth & District Art Society’s mural at the back of Tesco will incorporate sunrises and sunsets with silhouettes of Rickmansworth landmarks (from May).
Please get in touch if you’d like any more information about St Mary’s 750:
|Songs, Psalms and Sonatas
Our organist and choir master, Andrew Sykes, together with the choir of St Mary’s and other local musicians, will present a programme of music including a piece written in 1270. The concert will be followed by tea.
|9 May||Quiz Supper
A fun evening with a 750 theme to challenge those little grey cells
|750 minutes of prayer
Members of churches across the local area will take turns to lead prayer and worship in the church.
|20 June||Loves, Labours and Losses
Hilary Pearce and friends will present a programme of music and entertainment with an extended interval for dinner
|10-12 July||Flower Festival and Art Exhibition
We invite our community to join with us in presenting a magnificent floral festival, accompanied by an exhibition of work by the Rickmansworth & District Art Society
|13 September||Patronal Festival
We will welcome the Bishop of St Albans to preside and preach at our 10.00am service as we celebrate our church’s birthday
|3 October||Harvest Hog Roast
As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations, we will be holding a community hog roast with games and entertainment for all
|8 October||The Parishioners of St Mary’s before the Reformation
A talk to Rickmansworth Historical Society by Dr Heather Falvey.
Cloisters Hall, starting at 8.00pm. Non-members welcome (charge of £3).
|22 November||Celebrating St Cecilia
We will join with choirs and musicians from other local churches to celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of music.
|28-29 November||Ricky Revue
Our very own drama group, The Motley Crew, will present a light-hearted and sometimes irreverent review of the past 750 years
|6-19 December||Christmas Tree Festival
This event provides another opportunity for individuals and groups in the community to come together to create a festive spectacle to enchant and delight