St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
St Mary's resumed public worship on Palm Sunday after a period of suspension from January.
From 25 July St Mary's starting easing some restrictions and reverted to our pre-pandemic pattern of Sunday services:
8.00am Holy Communion (said) and 9.30am Parish Communion (sung). Neither service will be recorded. However on the THIS SUNDAY page or the page for that particular Sunday, we provide links to the national Church of England service and to the service that is streamed by St Albans Cathedral.
From Palm Sunday until 18 July, the Parish Communion Service was held twice at 9.00am and 10.30am in order to safely accommodate all those who wished to come. The 9.00am service was recorded - all can still be found on the website
Morning Prayer is being done over ZOOM at 9.00 am each day as are the Wednesday evening services.
See Services this week for the links.
Check out the Church of England media page for virtual service and other resources
The Church of England will be offering a national weekly service which will be broadcast online each Sunday via social media. Daily audio of prayer during the day and night prayer will also be available.
Daily Hope is a phoneline which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Click here for the posters for more details or to print one out and give to people you know who don't have internet access but who might like to join in worship during lockdown.
Some other local parish churches live stream. Go to their Facebook page or website and find the image or link to the service you want.
St Saviour's - search for St Saviour's Church, St Albans or click here for their various online services and events
St Stephen with St Julian via their Facebook page - search for the church name or click here
DAILY PRAYER (Morning, Evening and Night Prayer) can be found on the Church of England website. The service has everything you need included eg the psalms, readings and canticles for the day. Click here to access it. You may need to scroll down that page to find the service you want.
DAILY PRAYER APP for Mobiles - This is advertised on the above page or search for Daily Prayer in the Apple App Store or Google Play. This is free if used online. There is a small charge (£2.99 for a year) if you wish to use the App offline. As with the Church of England website, all the readings, psalms and canticles for the day are included in full.
LISTEN TO A SERVICE ON RADIO OR WATCH ON TV - in March the BBC announced it is launching a virtual church service on Sundays amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The BBC will also aim to broadcast a weekly Sunday morning church service on BBC One, but this will be subject to outside broadcast capacity. Check out your Radio and TV Guides for information - or check online.
CANDLE OF HOPE Churches Together in England - Call to prayer on Sundays at 7.00pm