News and Events

All Age All Together ServicesPoster for all age services. Text in webpage.

These special services are a little bit shorter than usual Sundays and are designed to engage all ages. Our next All-Age-All-Together service will be on Sunday 5th June - a celebratory mash-up for Pentecost and the Jubilee! Join us at 9.30am for refreshments and 10am for the service start.

Then we have a Parade service for our uniformed groups on Sunday 3rd July - an end of the school year celebration where all are welcome.

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Council

Sunday 22nd May at 11am in St Mary's Church 

Our APCM will take place at 11am on Sunday 22nd May, after our morning service. Papers can be found below:

Agenda and minutes

Annual Report and Accounts 2021

Additional Reports

Peppercorn Place is OpenPeppercorn Place

Our community garden has reopened for Spring 2022. The space will be open each day and is available for the whole, wider,  community to enjoy. Do pop by and have a look, it is looking really beautiful. Find out more here.

Lent Course: Prayer and Discernment (the Ignatian Way)

Title slide for Prayer and Discernment the Ignatian Way

Our four week Lent Course begins on Monday 7th March. Join us at either 9.30am on Monday or 7.30pm on Wednesday in St Mary's Church. If you are not able to join us in person, you can still join in from home. Go to our Lent course page, where you will find a video with resource links uploaded each Sunday evening for the week ahead.

Mothering Sunday: 27th March Mothering Sunday poster, service is on 27th March at 10am

Our next All-Age-All-Together Service will be on Sunday 27th March, Mothering Sunday beginning at 10am with refreshments from 9.30am. All welcome.

Lent Series

Lent begins on Wednesday 2nd March on Ash Wednesday. Join us for a service of Holy Communion, with the imposition of ashes at 7.30pm.

All-Age-All-Together Services

All age image

We love to welcome children and their families to St Mary's. Check out our page for families to find out about the welcome you can expect and the different ways families can engage in our Sunday services.

Around once a month, on key festival days, we have a service that is particularly suited to younger members of our congregation. They are a bit shorter (around 45 minutes), start a little bit later (9.30am for refreshments, 10am for service start) and are very interactive. 

We call these are All-Age-All-Together services and are next ones will be on:

Sunday 27th February (Promise Sunday; a special day for our uniformed groups)

Sunday 27th March (Mothering Sunday)

Sunday 17th April (Easter Sunday)

We would love to welcome you!

Christmas Eve, Journey to the Manger, 4pm - NOW OUTSIDE

NativityWe are very sorry to tell you that after much thought we have decided to cancel our 4pm ‘Journey to the Manger’ service on Friday 24th December.

We know this will be a huge disappointment but we hope that you will all stay safe and well so you can celebrate Christmas with your family and friends. 

Do still join us outdoors though, for carol singing and Christmas goody bags, from 4pm outside the front of church on Christmas Eve. Bring a lamp or a torch and dress up warm!

Christmas Fair: Saturday 20 November 2021Christmas Fair

10.30 to 1.30pm in St Mary's Church

Start the festive season with St Mary's

  • Live Music
  • Gifts and craft stalls
  • Raffle
  • Tombola
  • Light Lunches
  • Cake Stall

Fayrfax Consort: Wednesday 8th DecemberConcert poster

Concert at St Mary's on Wednesday 8 December   8.00 pm

'A Christmas Cracker'
Tickets: £8 for adults / £3 for students and under 18s
Entertainment by candlelight to welcome Christmas, followed by refreshments.
Contact: 01727 852364 for tickets

Tickets £8.00 Adults £3.00 students & < 18’sfrom 01727 852364

Tickets £8.00 Adults £3.00 students & < 18’sfrom 01727 85236

Remembrance Sunday: Sunday 14th November

We will gather at the war memorial, at the front of St Mary's Church, at 10.55am for a short act of remembrance.

Saturday Morning Coffee Shop

Every Saturday - 10.30am to 12.30pm

Drop in for filter coffee, tea and a warm welcome. 

 New Vicar Welcomed: Monday 6th September 2021

Our new Vicar, the Revd Kate Pearson, joined us on Monday 6 September. There was a special service - the Collation, Induction and Installation Service - to mark the start of her new ministry here.  See below for a few informal photos taken after the service. 

Collation - formal group

Bishop and Kate

Bishop with Richard and Zoe

From left - Paul Wiggins, our Reader: The Revd Kate Pearson, Vicar; The Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, Lord Bishop of St Albans; 
The Revd Kylie Hodgins, Asst Rural Dean of St Albans; Mandy Attree, server; The Ven Dr Jane Mainwaring, Archdeacon of St Albans

The Bishop 
with Kate Pearson

The Bishop  with
Richard and Zoe Pearson

Kate with Mayor

Kate and Anne

Kate and cake

 Cllr Edgar Hill, Mayor of the City and District
of St Albans with Kate Pearson

 Kate being presented with
welcome hamper from St Mary's
by Anne Brockwell, one of the Churchwardens

 Kate cutting welcome cake

APCM: 16th May 2021  

For results of our Annual Meeting   held 16 May 2021
 including PCC Membership 2021-2022 and the Minutes (to be agreed at 2022 Meetings)

Book Publication

Abbey Chaplaincy book cover

New Book  - The Ecumenical Chaplaincy of St Albans Cathedral

written by Pam McElroy, a member of St Mary's congregation