Sunday 5 October, HARVEST FESTIVAL - Family Service at 10.30 am followed by short communion Service


St Mary's North Mymms Welcome to the website for St. Mary’s Church, North Mymms.

Our beautiful church has served the parish of North Mymms for over 700 years and continues to be a centre for worship, mission and prayer for the local communities of Brookmans Park, Welham Green and the surrounding area.

We are a warm and friendly church and seek to share the love of God in all that we do both inside and outside our church!

Whether you are looking to join us for worship or for information about having a special event such as a baptism or wedding here, we would be delighted to welcome you to any of our services or social occasions.

What's On in September     

Sunday 7 September Family Service, followed by communion 10.30pm
Sunday 7 September Choral Evensong 6.30pm
Mondays 8,15,22,29 September Art Workshop 2pm - 4.30pm; 7pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 13 September Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust
Sponsored Bike 'n Hike
10am - 6pm
Sunday 14 September Patronal Festival
Guest preacher the Venerable Dr Trevor Jones, Archdeacon of Hertford
Sunday 21 September Baptisms 11.30am
Saturday 4 October Harvest Supper
Tickets (£10) from Sue Crawley to include hot food, drinks and entertainment
7.00pm in St Michael's Room
Sunday 5 October Family Harvest Festival 10.30am

Looking further ahead.....
mmm In this year when we are commemorating the start of the First World War, an exhibition remembering those local men who died will be on display at St Mary's on Sunday 9th November from 2pm - 4.30pm, and Saturday 15 November from 2pm - 4.30pm.
see more details

St Symphorien Military Cemetery Letter from the Reverend Canon Richard Pyke, Team Rector, remembering the Great War.

Dear Friends

You will be well aware that the country is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war - the Great War.
Up and down the country there are memorials and testimonials of this horrendous time which has affected the lives of us all ever since. We remember not only to honour those that fought and died, but also to recall the terrible suffering on all that war inflicts, in many different ways, and the ongoing ramifications and scars it leaves behind. Reflecting on the great conflict it becomes clear that history is capable of repeating itself over time. It also becomes clear that there are no certainties in life - that peace is a very precious thing to have.

If we are to strive for ongoing peace then we have to learn the lessons of history, there are many to be learnt and there is no room for complacency. We need to pray and work earnestly for long term peace in our country - I believe implicitly that the Christian Church has to take a lead in this.

All of us will have stories in our families of these times. I think of my own grandfather who took part in the opening stages of WW1 and was an Old Contemptible. One of the stories he told was of the retreat from Mons. Many of the British soldiers saw an angel in the sky - the angel of Mons - which they saw as a sign of divine deliverance.
We know that protagonists from all sides of the conflict called upon God to uphold their cause. The suffering that followed as a consequence of the War or indeed any tragedy, strengthened the faith of many, but for others, the experience led to a loss of faith and certainly distrust in any kind of institutional religion. Out of that terrible conflict and the subsequent Second World War, war weary soldiers and civilians, believers and unbelievers, resolved to build a peaceful world.
We have in our generation been the beneficiaries of the sacrifices and fruits that built this peace in Europe. One hundred years on, many are questioning how far and what price a United Europe. Whatever your personal convictions, these commemorations point to the former price paid by millions and as such we all need to consider any decisions made regarding our future very carefully.

Your friend and priest

For details of forthcoming and regular events go to Calendar

Keeping in Touch - August - September 2014

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You may like to begin to get to know us by visiting St. Mary’s. Tucked away in the beautiful and tranquil setting of North Mymms Park you will find the church open every day for prayer and quiet reflection.
You can light a candle, leave a prayer request or simply enjoy the peace.

Weekly Prayers are held in St Catherine's Chapel every Saturday from 9.30am - 10.00am

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals Enquiries regarding Baptisms, Marriages, Blessing of Civil Marriages, publication of Banns of Marriage and Funeral arrangements should be directed to the Vicar, the Revd Julia Boothby,
tel: 01727 822887.

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