St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

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

St Marys Logo - cross, dove and olive branch


Church of England landscape logo

St Mary's covers much of the Marshalswick / Jersey Farm area  in St Albans, Hertfordshire. (Click  for Map)

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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

There is a lot of material - some new - on this page so you can find things
but you will need to  scroll down so you don't miss anything!

Scroll down for Services, Christmas Fair - details have been updated

 See here  for our special series of sermons from Christ the King to the Fourth Sunday of Advent

 This Sunday - 29 November - Advent  Sunday                

THIS WEEK                  

This is an unedited version of the service in church led by The Revd Canon Dr Ruth Goatly. Sadly, public worship is not allowed this week so just Ruth Goatly and Paul Wiggins, our Reader, take part in the service. The congregational words will not show on the screen but you can follow the service using St Mary's service booklet.   

Watch from the viewer below or Watch on YouTube 



Sunday Parish Communion - St Mary's will re-start public worship services on Sundays from 6 December with Parish Communion Services at 9.00am and 10.30am.  We will upload an unedited video of the 9.00am Service .

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 7.25p - ZOOM details above       
The format of the service varies. 
Wednesday 9 December    Evening Prayer using material from the Iona Community - led by Pam McElroy
Wednesday 16 December   Evening Prayer (Common Worship)
Wednesday 23 December   Evening Service with prayers and chants from the Taize Community - Michael and Chris Bromley

CHRISTMAS FAIR - St Mary's Christmas Fair goes online!  

We’re all going to miss what is undoubtedly one of Marshalswick’s  busiest events of the year! So no bunting, no delicious lunches and no scrummy cakes.  However, we still want to serve the congregation and our wider community by offering a selection of Gifts and Crafts for sale through our webs.  So click  on Christmas Fair Tab in Menu or choose

General  Christmas Fair info/photos         individually priced items         special value Mystery Goody Bag       jigsaws

Would you like to help two organisations at the same time - St Mary's and the FEED Project? If so, why not purchase one or more Goody Bags which will be passed on to FEED.  For more information email the Fair Team

First and Last Quiz - Christmas 2020 - from Lucy Davies - see more here

 Join in with St Mary's online Saturday Coffee Shop  - now 10.30 am  - noon

Since April, we have been holding our virtual Coffee Shop Meeting using Zoom, an online service which allows many people to see each other and chat online.  People drop in and out or stay the whole time - just as they did at the 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!  
Topic: St Mary's Coffee Shop     Time: 10.30am to 12 noon  Saturdays
Meeting ID: 735 5391 3618       Passcode: 081003

 PRAYERS page                                           CONTACTS

  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.   

Appeals - We have been asked to advertise various appeals


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.


Inclusive church graphicSt Mary's is an Inclusive Church.  Click here for a large version of the poster   

St Mary's is a member of Churches Together in Marshalswick (CTM)  - click here for their website and of Churches Together in St Albans  (CTSA) - click here for their website