St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You


Easing of Covid Restrictions at St Mary's
From Sunday 25 July, St Mary's is going to be gradually easing restrictions (when safe to do so!). The PCC has also decided to revert to the pre-lockdown pattern so that the times of the Sunday services from now will be:
8.00am    Holy Communion (said)
9.30am    Parish Communion (sung)
From now on, we will not be recording our Sunday Service. If you want to watch a service online, check out our This Sunday page which has links to the national Church of England Service and to the service that will be streamed from St Albans Cathedral.

We are asking everyone to please continue to wear masks inside the church building.  We will still respect social distancing but may have up to three people in a pew (more if all in same bubble). There will be seating in the small and large hall in order to accommodate as many as possible and still have space between people.  At the moment coffee will not be served after the 9.30am service but we hope to start this again in September. For more details about the changes from Sunday 25 July - see leaflet Easing of Covid Restrictions at St Mary's   


St Mary's has been in vacancy (without a vicar) since the end of October 2020 but on Sunday 27 June 2021 it was announced that the Revd Kate Pearson, Anglican Chaplain at the University of Warwick and Assistant Area Dean for Coventry South Deanery, has been appointed Vicar of St Mary Marshalswick, St Albans with the Licensing to be held in early September. Please remember Kate, her husband Richard and daughter Zoe, in your prayers as they prepare for their move.

For more information about Kate and family, see the Introducing Kate Pearson flyer

For more information about the Service now set for 6 September, see the Induction Service flyer

In July Kate Pearson sent a short video message of greeting to the congregation - Use the viewer below or Watch on YouTube


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

Our contacts have been updated      Keep in Contact      Who's Who

Abbey Chaplaincy book cover

New Book  - The Ecumenical Chaplaincy of St Albans Cathedral
written by Pam McElroy, a member of St Mary's congregation

New joint Book Club - St Saviour's and St Mary's - for more information go to Events

Reports on Pre Pandemic Events

posterMake St Mary's Count Event 
Soup Lunch    Saturday 25 January 2020
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Make St Mary's Count Events have a dual purpose as social events that also raise much-needed funds for St Mary's. This event raised £500 - thank you to all who supported the event in any way.

Sunday 19 January 2020 - Sunday in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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The six member churches of Churches Together in Marshalswick (CTM) - 
click here for their website - have a Candle Exchange during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. St Mary's received a candle from Marshalswick Mass Centre (St John Fisher School) and our candle was taken to St Leonard's Church, Sandridge. Those taking the candles to another church join in the worship at the main service.

2019 Advent and Christmas Events and ServicesFor photos  go to our  Photo Gallery