St Mary, Marshalswick, St Albans

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St Mary’s Church is situated in the north-east of St Albans at the junction of Sherwood Avenue and Marshalswick Lane.
It was built in the mid 1950s and became a parish church in 1972 when it was consecrated by Bishop Robert Runcie.

Our church is here to serve the community of Marshalswick. We are always pleased to explore the possibility of baptism, confirmation and marriage. We also offer a service of blessing to those married in a Registry Office, and are happy to discuss church weddings for those who have been married before.

We are also here to help at difficult times, to offer prayers for those who are ill and to help with the planning and leading of funerals in church or at the Crematorium or Cemetery.


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Parish Office
St Mary's Church
1 Sherwood Avenue
07720 840661 (Father Grant Holmes) or 01727 851544 (Parish Office)

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Eucharist (Said)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
With Children's Church (in term time) and cr��che.
Except the Second Sunday of the month.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
All Ages Service
This is our monthly Family Service for all ages. We begin with Coffee in the Hall at 9.30 am then move into church for the service at 10.00 am. The music and talk are aimed at our younger members. The service lasts about an hour.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Evening worship with Taizé songs and prayers
This 6.30 pm service is preceded by a 15 minute practice of chants (optional).
Except during Lent
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
BCP Holy Communion (said)
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Eucharist
Two times of silent reflection of 5 minutes duration
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Friday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
In Prayer Chapel
Every Saturday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
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Carol Service
Lessons and Carols with special choir formed for the service from members of the congregation
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Crib Service
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christmas Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Family Eucharist
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open St Mary’s is open every day, 9 am -6 pm. We pray for the community daily at 9 am at Morning Prayer in the Prayer Chapel area near the altar.There is a Prayer Request book on the octagonal table just inside the church and prayer requests may be also be e-mailed. Outside there are two areas for quiet reflection: a circular stone seat and a memorial bench There is a Saturday morning Coffee Shop from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point Hall for Hire Foodbank Collections: every second Sunday of the monthHall and modern kitchen hire: contact Mary Smith on 01727 866877
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7598
Built: 1955
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop (Previously Earl Spencer)
Archdeaconry: ST ALBANS (321)
Deanery: ST ALBANS (32111)
Benefice: St Alban St Mary Marshalswick (32/219BJ)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary Marshalswick, St. Albans (320200 )
CofE Church Info: (632200 32/200)
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The current editor is: Christine Bromley

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 18th July 2017
St Mary : Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9QA - Suburban - opposite local parade of shops

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