St Mary's Hitchin

St Mary's Hitchin has been a place of worship for over a thousand years. St Mary's is a member of The Inclusive Church Network and all are welcome to our services and events and as visitors. 

 The parish of Hitchin is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’ safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

We receive no central funding and our activities depend on the generous giving of our congregation and wider local community. If you are able to support our work with a donation, please follow the 'giving' link on our front page - and thank you.

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The Rev'd Christopher Bunce (Team Rector, and Vicar of St Mary's)

Church House,


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Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Mary's Hitchin
Churchyard Hitchin, SG5 1HP, United Kingdom

8.00am Said Eucharist,
10.00AM Sung Parish Eucharist.
First Sunday of the month at 10.00am, One Body One Bread, a shorter service for everyone, with a particular focus for younger families. (This service is not livestreamed).

Parish Eucharist10.00am services are livestreamed at

Our midweek service of Said Eucharist (Holy Communion) is on Wednesdays at 11.00am.

Choral Evensong, 6.30pm, twice monthly, usually first and third Sundays. A traditional service with St Mary's Choir.
Reflective Evening Prayer with Hymns 6.30, monthly. A relaxed informal service. Dates and details on our Facebook page

THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, A Churches Together in Hitchin event hosted by St Mary's Church. A 6.30 monthly evening meeting with a panel of speakers on different topics, with questions and discussion. Details on our Facebook page

All are welcome at any of these services.

OPEN TO VISITORS: We are now open most daylight hours, but this could vary. In particular, we usually have someone on hand to welcome visitors at the following times:
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 11.00 - 3.00 Sundays, 11.00 to 1.00.
NB: There may be no entry where times coincide with weddings or funerals, maintenance, or any unforeseen events. If so, this will be indicated by signs outside the main doors. Do check ahead if you are making a special journey.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's!