Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Sawbridgeworth

Suspension of public worship and private prayer

6 Jan 2021, midnight

Like so many churches, we’ve taken every precaution at Great St Mary’s over the past year to ensure we’re as Covid-19 secure as possible. However, in the face of the current very real local danger, and for the safety of so many of us, we felt it an appropriate and responsible response at this time – a response which has been mirrored in most of the other churches in our deanery. This decision has since been supported unanimously by our PCC. Needless to say, we will continue to review this decision and will seek to open the church building up again as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, Revd Debbie and Fr Simon will continue to preside at a 9.30am Sunday mass which may be watched either live from about 9.20am via the church Facebook page or website ( or later, on those two platforms and on our YouTube channel, at a time of your choosing.