St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to the church of St Mary the Virgin, Brent Pelham. Part of the united benefice of Hormead with Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden, this is one for the five churches that make up the Quintet Churches. This church serves the community of Brent Pelham and lies right at the heart of the village. 

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Revd James Sawyer

The Vicarage
Great Hormead


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Mid-week Benefice Holy Communion (Currently suspended but we hope to bring back soon)

Every Wednesday at for 45 mins
St Mary the Virgin
Brent Pelham, SG9 0HE, GB

An informal said service of Holy Communion. Usually with some readings, a psalm and a short homily and time of prayer, this more intimate service of Holy communion takes place in the sanctuary, around the altar.
Participants share communion with one another. It provides many with a boost to their week, and enables others to receive communion where a busy weekend prevents them from attending church. We conclude with refreshments and an extended opportunity to talk or pray for one another.


Our Benefice 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. Find them here:
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the local PSO whose details are here: or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on
01727 818107 or email: [email protected]
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. If you think someone is at risk of immediate harm or in danger, call 999.

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