St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

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


More recent news first

Saturday 28 September   MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING  
We replaced our usual Coffee Shop with a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support.  This was a very successful event and raised around £800. Thanks to all Lucy Davies and her team and who those who baked, bought or ate cake for a good cause!

PEPPERCORN PLACE - St Mary's Communal Garden
Raised bedsOn Friday 9 August Peppercorn Place took part in the Sustainable St Albans  "Open Food Gardens"  

For more information about Peppercorn Place 
click here

THE MEMORIAL GARDEN PROJECT                                                                                     

The July PCC agreed a draft layout of the Memorial Garden . The proposal will create three different areas and provide over 200 plots for the burial of ashes. There will be a dropped kerb to give wheelchair/scooter users access to the Memorial Garden and they will also be able to view Peppercorn Place, our Community Garden. The proposed layout allows circulation so only one large turning area will be necessary which will be next to the dropped kerb. The middle apple tree and shrubs at the back will be taken out and the borders around the whole area defined by planting: PCC suggested lavender and rosemary. This will maintain the current soft landscaping effect and relate to Peppercorn Place which will be made more visible by replacing two fencing panels with trellis-work. 

Scale plans have been drawn up and sent to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for informal consultations before we submit the necessary formal application for a ‘faculty’. 

The PCC has already received a bequest of £1,000 towards this work for which we are very grateful.


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Summer Edition of our parish magazine
 - Our Open Church - is now out

Get your copy from the back of church
or the perspex holder in the entrance hall


These are intended to be both fun and fund-raising. Thank you to everyone who supported any of the three events so far this year:

Ploughman LunchPLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH   
Saturday 13 July 
raised £416.50 
for St Mary’s and the charities we support.  

fish and chipsFish 'n' Chips Supper   

Ticket sales together with the Raffle 
raised £500 for St Mary's and the charities we support

Soup Lunch

Soup Lunch    

Donations on the day together with the Raffle 
raised £385 for St Mary's and the charities we support

Sunday 28 April 2019
Election of Churchwardens and our 
APCM = Annual Parochial Church Meeting - St Mary's AGM, so to speak  

To see Copies of the Reports and Accounts on 2018 prepared for the above meeting, click here

Those elected at the Meetings were:  
Churchwardens to May 2020       Andrea Bootle and Chris Bromley
Deanery Synod Reps                      Lesley Eames and David Herman   (they will serve until the end of May 2020)
PCC Members to APCM 2022       Kelly Galpin and Edith Okecha
There is a full list of PCC Members on the Notice Board in the Entrance Hall along with the draft minutes of both meetings.