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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

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

Bible Course

An eight-session course helping you to explore the BIG story

Whether you’re well versed in Scripture or new to the Bible, The Bible Course (from the Bible Society) offers a superb overview of the world’s best-selling book. The course will increase your confidence, equip you to read the Bible better and help you to see its relevance to daily life. Over eight interactive sessions, it combines video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings.

When and where

The Bible Course is running every Tuesday evening from 19th September through to 14 November (except 31st October) at St Mary's Hertingfordbury. Tea and coffee are served from 7.45pm before the session starts at 8.00pm. We expect each session to finish at around 9.15pm.

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 2023/24 programme, see the Magazine, or click here 

Next events coming up:

Saturday 18 November

Christmas Market St. Mary’s Church 10.00 – 13.00

Helen Bishop 07746 694890

24 February 2024

Race Night

(in aid of St Mary's charities)

David Gorton 07544 702241

The 2023 APCM took place on Sunday 30 April, after the service.  Agenda and Papers available here. 
If you are interested in becoming a member of the PCC, please speak to one of the churchwardens or the PCC secretary.
Watch a video of a Year in the Life of St Mary's here

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

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,  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 

Special Services and events

Pet service Sunday 1st October 3 pm
Harvest Festival All Age Service Sunday 8th October 9.15 am. Harvest gifts (donations of food and toiletries welcome) to be donated to Haven First in Stevenage. 
New!! Forest church 

A new monthly service on Sunday afternoons for all ages in all weathers. There will be a variety of activities to opt into, such as Mindfulness, Making and Storytelling, ending with time around the fire to sing, pray and eat together. The service is run by both St Mary's and St Andrew's churches.

Where? The Forest School area at St Joseph's in the Park School (off St Mary's Lane, Hertingfordbury). There is lots of parking and shelter.

When? Sundays 3pm to 4.30pm on 29th October, 26th November and 17th December with further dates in 2024 .

What to bring? Remember to dress appropriately and bring a camping chair, a snack and something to drink.


At our sister church, Hertford St Andrew's:
Soul Food Informal Café-style worship Sunday 7pm St Andrew’s Centre.  11 June, 9 July, 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec.

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

Mindfulness at the Sele Hub on Fleming Crescent

10.30 am on Monday 4 and 25 September

Meditation and Mindfulness 

Recommences 6 September

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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