St Margaret's

St Margarets is a small rural Church in the village of Ridge in the Diocese of St Albans.

The Church was established on this site in the 13th Century as a small chapel and was expanded to its current size in the 14th and 15th centuries.

It has a small but slowly growing congregation.

The Tower accommodates 6 bells the oldest bears the inscription “ William
Carter made me in 1613”. They were re hung in 1998 after the floor and supporting
frame were strengthened. The bells are rung before every Sunday morning Service.

The traditional oak pews and choir stalls were made and installed by craftsmen from the Robert Thompson Co. ( the mouse man ) from Yorkshire , who’s trade mark carvings of mice are discreetly hidden in 11 places throughout the furniture. Many visitors spend ages trying to find them, a few actually succeed.

An Organ originally built for a Lincolnshire Church in 1936 was purchased by
St Margarets and installed in 1989 producing a wonderful accompaniment to our hymn singing.

A Parish Paper is produced bi -monthly featuring Church events and matters of interest to the community’s of both Ridge and South Mymms ( the home of our sister Church
St Giles ). This Paper is delivered to every home in the two villages.

Our Services:

1st Sunday – 10 am Joint service with St Giles (alternates between the two churches)3rd and 4th Sunday in the month we have Communion2nd Sunday we have MatinsWhenever there is a 5th Sunday in the month we have a Healing Service.

Get in touch

Mrs Pat Legerton

Coursers Farm
Colney Heath

PCC Secretary

Our website

What's on

Holy Communion CW

Every First, Third, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at for 1 hour
St Margaret's
Crossoaks Lane Ridge Potters Bar, EN6 3LH, United Kingdom

Holy Communion is celebrated at 9.15 am on every Sunday except the 2nd Sunday in the month, when Morning Worship/Mattins BCP is celebrated

As short accessible service, with refreshments and time for fellowship, followed by Communion


Our parish of Ridge: St Margaret's is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 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 Parish Safeguarding Officer: Jane Canton [email protected] or Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Jez Hirst 01727 818107, 07867 350886. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.