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.
There will be a special service on Sunday 18th September at 11.00am. Children's Church will take place at the normal time of 10.30am.
The Harvest Festival is on Sunday 2nd October at 10.30 and everyone is very welcome to this family-friendly service. Village organisations are once again decorating the church with produce and tins of food which will be donated to the Salvation Army and the Dunstable Foodbank. The collection will be sent to the Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal which this year is supporting vulnerable communities in Mozambique which have been traumatised and displaced by conflict. The service will be followed by an informal 'Bring and Share' lunch. Everyone is very welcome.
The October Kids' Club and Children's Church will focus on the exciting things that follow on from Hallowe'en. All children and young people are warmly invited to come and find out more! Kids' Club meets on Friday 14th October in church from 3.30 pm until 5.30 pm and Children's Church is on Sunday 16th October at 10.30am. Join us for a special treat of fun, food, crafts and games including the celebration of the October birthdays on Sunday 16th. Please book a place at Kids' Club by contacting Caroline Child on 872779 or [email protected]
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.