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. For more details see Vacancy
We are now in the season of LENT
NEW and RECENT ITEMS - Sunday Service is below these
New Book - The Ecumenical Chaplaincy of St Albans Cathedral
written by Pam McElroy, a member of St Mary's congregation
NEW REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK from Paul Wiggins, our Reader usually updated on Monday
PLEASE NOTE THAT PUBLIC WORSHIP AT ST MARY'S HAS BEEN SUSPENDED because of the increased risk of infections given the high number of Coronavirus cases in the area. We want to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can and, sadly, this seems the most sensible way to achieve that. There will be a service on Sundays at 9.00am, attended by only priest and deacon, which will be filmed and put online by 10.30am. There are weekday services on ZOOM - scroll down for details.
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
All Weekday Services 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
Wednesday Evening Service at 7.30 pm - log on from 7.25pm - ZOOM details above
Wednesday 10 March Iona Worship led by Pam McElroy
The Coffee Shop Meeting has been held every Saturday since early April 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 e 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