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.
Letter from the Reverend Canon Richard Pyke,Team Rector, on remembering the Great War
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
What's On in August with Team Evensong dates
|Sunday 3 August||Evensong at St Mary's, North Mymms||6.30pm|
|Sunday 10 August||Family Service at St Mary's||11.15am|
|Sunday 10 August||Afternoon Tea in St Michael's Room||2.30pm|
|Sunday 10 August||Evensong at St Etheldreda's, Hatfield||6.30pm|
|Sunday 17 August||Baptisms||11.30am|
|Sunday 17 August||Evensong at St Michael's, Hatfield||6.30pm|
|Sunday 24 August||NO EVENSONG|
|Sunday 31 August||Evensong at St John's, Lemsford||6.30pm|