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No one belongs here more than you

Welcome to

St Mary's with

St John's

No one belongs here more than you.


Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.

Following the example of Jesus, and seeking to model the inclusive love of God, we welcome all people, whatever your status, wealth, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, health or mobility.

If there is someone you would like us to pray for this week, send us a message on the contact page here .

Read a letter from Rev Alan in the latest edition of the Parish Magazine, here

News and Events

March 2023  edition of the Parish Magazine available now. Click here to read.

'Experiencing God's help in times of crisis': a five week Lent course based on the book 'A Way through the Wilderness' by Paula Gooder. 
Tuesdays 8pm                          
28 Feb & 7,14, 21, 28 March
at Hertford St Andrew's
Watch a video of a Year in the Life of St Mary's here
The APCM will take place on Sunday 30 April, after the service. 

St Mary's weekly newsletter

To receive St Mary's weekly newsletter by email, contact Robin Bishop:

Warm spaces

The Golden Griffin is providing a warm welcome and a hot drink  (supported by St Andrew's and St Mary's).

For details of warm and welcoming spaces provided by the Churches of Hertford every weekday, for people of all ages, click here

Forthcoming events

(full details in the magazine)

Friends of St Mary's runs a programme of events

To find out more about the Friends of St Mary's and to see the full 2022/23 programme, see the Magazine, or click here 

Electoral Roll

 If you would like to be added to the Electoral Roll, you can download a form here.


Please return your completed form to our Electoral Roll officer, Elizabeth Dempster (

St Mary's is open for individual  prayer from

10.00 am to 4 pm Monday to Sunday

Be part of St Mary's while at home


Even though you may not be able to attend a service at St Mary's in person, you can always be part of St Mary's at home. Go here for full details


Support us

We know that some people like to make a donation each week via the collection plate. For the times when that’s not possible, we have set up a text giving number. For details of how to give by text, click here.

Keep in touch

To be added to our mailing list and to receive Thought for the Day and invitations to services, contact Robin Bishop (contact details here).

To join our WhatsApp group, contact David Gorton (contact details here.

For our younger members 


For more details about family services and groups for younger members click here


You can find a storytime story told by Rev Alan here 

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Special Services


Mothering Sunday

All age service
Sunday 19 March
NB Sunday 12 March will not be All Age

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday 2 April

9.15 am St Mary's

Picturing Holy Week 

Monday 3 April 8 pm on Zoom

(For Zoom code, email Kath Oates

Candle lit service for Holy Week in the style of Taize

Tuesday 4 April 8 pm at St Andrew's

A Meditation for Holy Week

Wednesday 5 April 8 pm at St Andrew's and on Zoom

Holy Communion followed by a Medieval Service of the Shadows (Tenebrae), then watch until 10 pm

Maundy Thursday at 8 pm at St Andrew's

Churches Together Walk of Witness

Good Friday 10.30 am

Music and Reflection

Good Friday 12noon to 3 pm St Andrew's

The Last Hour 
Good Friday 2-3 pm
Easter Sunday
Dawn Service

5.30 am St Mary's

Holy Communion (BCP)

8.00 am St Andrew's

Holy Communion

9.15 am St Mary's

All age communion with activities for children and an Easter egg hunt (Please remember to bring a fresh flower to decorate the cross.

Zoom Communion for Easter

10.30 am 

Services by Zoom

For full details of our regular Sunday online services, click here


We are using the Zoom platform for this, and it is quite straightforward. More information here

Meditation and Mindfulness 

Online and in-person Wednesdays 8pm

At St Andrew’s Church every first Wednesday.    


On Zoom every other week.

For further details and Zoom codes please see St Andrew's website here

or contact the St Andrew's church office

Tel: 01992 504373 email: standrew.hertford@


Video of guided session available here



Every first Saturday of the month, people from both our churches gather together for Breathe. Breathe is a chance to pray together about ourselves and our lives, our churches and our world. It is hoped that you will be able to use these prayers in the same way, by putting aside a time to pray, possibly on Saturday morning and perhaps with someone else. Find out more here

Our sister church, St Andrew's Hertford

Find out more about what's happening at St Andrew's on their website,

Weekly Services

Sundays 9. 15 am 
Holy Communion in church
All age services 

A monthly, shorter, child-friendly, interactive communion service with songs, prayers and some new surprises. Every 2nd Sunday in the month. 


Sundays 10.30 am service via Zoom

For more details go to St Andrew's website here


Compline  7.00pm Sundays on Zoom


For more details go to St Andrew's website here

In peace we will lie down and sleep; for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.


This short, spoken service takes its name from the Latin word for ‘completion’ and is intended to mark a quiet end to the day.

The words are available as both a PowerPoint here and Word document here and so, if you prefer, you can say the service at home. 









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