St Mary the Virgin, Studham
Welcome to St Mary's Church Studham
We're delighted that we are now following our pre-pandemic pattern of services with a service of public worship every Sunday at 10.30am.
First Sunday of the month: Family Service
Second Sunday of the month: Holy Communion
Third Sunday of the month: Holy Communion with Children's Church
Fourth Sunday of the month: Holy Communion
Online worship continues to be available every Sunday from Nicola Lenthall's YouTube channel.
St Mary's, Studham is open daily, usually from 9am until 5pm. There is an ample car park and a flat easily accessed path to the main south door. Please come in to offer your prayers, to enjoy a place to be still or to explore the history of the medieval Grade 1 listed building.
In accordance with government Covid 19 guidance, face coverings are now a matter of personal choice; hand sanitising continues to be encouraged. The church is well ventilated and in normal Sunday services and if required, there is sufficient space for social distancing.
Anyone in need of help or pastoral assistance, should please contact the Reverend Nicola Lenthall on 01582 872223 or [email protected] Please email Nicola if you would like to stay in touch with the life of the church.
Carols, cake and coffee is back by popular demand on Sunday 13th December from 2pm until 3pm. We are being joined by the children of Studham C of E Academy for this informal get-together to sing popular carols and Christmas songs. Requests are welcome! we shall ernd with a hot drink and some delicious cake.
Christingle Service: this joyful family friendly service is on Sunday 18th December at 10.30. Thanks to the children of Studham school who are assembling the Christingle oranges there will be a Christingle for everyone and we shall be lighting the candles to remind us that God is always with us as the light of the world. The collection will be donated to the Children's Society in support of their important work with vulnerable children and the morning will end with refreshments and the celebration of all the December birthdays.
A Carol and Crib service will take place on Christmas Eve at 4.30pm. Everyone is warmly welcome to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas through traditional carols and readings.
Midnight Mass is this year at St Mary's Church Kensworth at 11.15pm and there will be a Christmas morning Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalene Whipsnade at 9.30.
On Sunday 1st January the Benefice of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade will join together for Holy Communion at Studham at 10.30.
The parish of Studham 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, (PSO) Meg Bender who can be contacted on 01582 872967 or [email protected] The Diocese of St Albans Safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) who advises our PSO.
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 Adult Services.
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