Reindeer in face maskPlease come and join us as we journey through Advent to the special season of Christmas.

A full calendar of services and events is planned and you will be most welcome at them all.

Father Christmas in face mask

We continue to observe social distancing in our buildings and respectfully ask that you wear a face covering (unless exempt) indoors.

We look forward to seeing you in the coming days.

Christmas collections

We are giving 50% of our Christmas collections to Crisis, Action for Children and Christian Aid. Please give generously.
Thank you. 
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Advent candles

Advent Sunday

10.00am, Sunday 28 November

The first day of the church’s year when we light the first candle on the Advent ring and start our journey towards Christmas.

Windows on Christmas - Stars and Angels

Stars and Angels

Throughout Advent

Look out for decorated windows around the Rickmansworth area with signs of the coming of Christmas.

Christmas tree background

Christmas Tree Festival

5 December – 2 January

Local organisations and individuals are decorating trees inside and outside the church. Come and visit!

We wish you a happy Christmas and peaceful new year

Christmas Tree of Prayer

From Sunday 19 November

Each year we decorate our Christmas tree with prayers for people and situations in the world. You are welcome to add your own prayer.

Christingle

Christingle service

3.30pm, Sunday 12 December

We focus on Jesus as the light of the world and the work of the The Children’s Society in lighting up the lives of children in dark and difficult places.

Christmas carols

Carol service

6.00pm, Sunday 19 December

Sing some of your favourites at this traditional service of nine lessons and carols. Stay for mince pies and mulled wine afterwards!

Crib Service on Christmas Eve

Crib service

3.30pm, Friday 24 December

A chance for family and friends of all generations to come and hear the Christmas story. Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite character (or animal!)

Christmas star

Midnight Communion

11.15pm, Friday 24 December

The first of our Christmas services when we start our celebrations of the birth of Jesus, placing his figure in the crib.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at St Mary's

Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December

8.00am: Traditional Holy Communion service

10.00am: All-age Holy Communion service

Saint Stephen

St Stephen’s Day

10.00am, Sunday 26 December

Celebrating ‘… on the feast of Stephen’, we will mark the life of one of the first Christian martyrs.

Epiphany - the Three Kings arrive at the stable

The Epiphany

Sunday 2 January

8.00am: Traditional Holy Communion service

10.00am: All-age Holy Communion service

Wear your Christmas jumpers!

Tea and crumpets

Tea & crumpets

4.00-6.00pm, Sunday 9 January

Come and celebrate the Baptism of Christ with tea and crumpets at The Vicarage.