St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
St Mary's covers much of the Marshalswick / Jersey Farm area in St Albans, Hertfordshire. (Click for Map)
St Mary's is in vacancy so we do not have a vicar at the moment. It will be several months before a new one will be with us.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS 10 to 16 MAY 2021 - More information
THIS SUNDAY St Mary's Annual Meetings
Scheduled for 11.30am and will be held as hybrid of a physical meeting in church and a ZOOM Meeting and will start a few minutes after the end of the 10.30am Service
ZOOM Meeting Details (join from 11.25 am) Use this link or put in the ID and passcode
Meeting ID 889 7665 5315 Passcode 565301
See the 2021 APCM Page for details inc Reports and Accounts. Printed copies available in church since end April.
We hold the Parish Communion Service twice in church at 9.00am and 10.30am. We would love to be able to welcome anyone who wishes to turn up but St Mary's has very much reduced seating capacity in these Covid times so we need to have an idea of numbers for Sunday services. Members of the congregation have been allocated to a service. There are spaces left for the 9.00am Service but we are almost at full capacity for the 10.30am service.
Please contact a churchwarden if you would like to come at 9.00am or want to check if any space at a 10.30 am Service.
See below for an unedited video of the 9.00 am service .
The congregational words are not on the screen but here is St Mary's service booklet.
There are sung hymns at the start and end of the service. If you wish to join in, the words can be found here.
See this week's Pewsheet which contains the collect and readings for the service, notices and the parish prayer list.
Watch from the viewer below or Watch on YouTube - Sunday from 10.30am
For information on what our young did in WitH see photos under Sunday page for that week
For weekday Services - THIS WEEK or scroll down this page
NEW and RECENT ITEMS
NEW SHARED BOOK GROUP - starting June 2021 - ST SAVIOUR’S & ST MARY’S
St Saviour’s have invited us to join in a new shared book-group for St Saviour's and St Mary's. The suggestion is that the group will meet once a month, alternating on-line and live, so nobody is excluded. At present, the proposed day is Tuesday, once a month. The first meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 1 June and the first book chosen is Perelanda (Voyage to Venus) by C S Lewis. If you are interested, even if you can't do Tuesdays, please contact Dr Imogen de la Bere on email@example.com for more information
Vacancy Matters - The Parish Profile has been finalised. Andrea Bootle and Julia Abrey are our Parish Representatives. See here for St Mary's Parish Profile.
New Book - The Ecumenical Chaplaincy of St Albans Cathedral
written by Pam McElroy, a member of St Mary's congregation
Morning Prayer will be held on ZOOM - The words will be on the screen.
The logon details below work for all weekday services from St Mary's
Click here to log on or use the details below:
Meeting ID: 863 7305 2314 Passcode: 922726
Morning Prayer - Monday to Saturday at 9.00am - log on from 8.55am - ZOOM details above
EVENING PRAYER Monday to Friday at 5.30 pm - from St Saviour's
Invitation to St Mary's congregation to join in with St Saviour's Evening Prayer on ZOOM
The text will be shared on screen. The links are on the St Saviour's parish website
The Coffee Shop Meeting has been held every Saturday since April 2021 on ZOOM, starting at 10.30am and going till noon or even12.30pm if people still chatting. People drop in and out or stay the whole time - just as they did at the physical Coffee Shop at St Mary's. It is a good opportunity to to see, hear and chat with others! Many have their coffee with them! Do join in! When there are 10 or more people, we divide into smaller groups for around 15 minutes, then come back for a while and then into groups again - this gives more people more chance to chat!
Topic: St Mary's Coffee Shop Time: 10.30am to at least 12 noon Saturdays
Meeting ID: 735 5391 3618 Passcode: 081003
CALL TO PRAY FOR THE NATIONThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York call us to pray daily for our country.
SERVICES for earlier services - or select SERVICES from Menu at top of the page
APPEAL FOR HELP - St Mary's Church, along with many churches, charities, businesses and people, is struggling financially in this COVID-19 period. We still have nearly all our outgoings but have lost some of our sources of income; for example, we cannot hire out our hall or use it for our own fundraising events. We realise that this is a tough time for many, but if you could make a donation, it would be very much appreciated. Just go to our giving page.
SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR WEBSITE - We would welcome ideas for future content and comments on our website, please email the web-editor. Also, please let us know if you come across anything that is not working properly or is not clear. We would also welcome contributions to our Stay-at-Home News
Stay at Home News We would love to know what you have been doing - please send us something!
KEEP IN CONTACT How to keep in touch plus news of what members of the congregation are doing.
Daily Prayer - Morning, Evening and Night Prayer (Compline) and Prayer during the Day - "Church of England Join us in Daily Prayer" - scroll down that page to select the service you want. It has the full text including the readings and psalms for the day. The Daily Offices are also provided by the Church of England, in a handy Smart Phone App, downloadable here. You do not need to buy a subscription.
There is a free phoneline DAILY HOPE from the Church of England set up with those who do not have access to online services during lockdown.
St Mary's is an Inclusive Church. Click here for a large version of the poster