St Mary Magdalene

St Mary Magdalene's church has been here, on Hollybush Lane, worshipping God and serving the community since 1882. We are in the catholic tradition of the Church of England. Expect robes, candles, traditional hymns, contemporary music, moments of stillness, time-honoured prayers, and relaxed formality.

We seek to be a church for the whole local community, and to welcome all with generous hospitality, sharing the love of God.

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All of our services are currently accessible online via zoom as well as in church - please contact us for the link to join us from home.

Parish Priest - Revd Emma Hopegood Jones
Mobile: 07397785032
Email: [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Jeni Neville
Email: [email protected]  Mobile: 07947623271

The parish of Hatfield Hyde: St Mary Magdalene 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(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 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 Adults Services.

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The Revd Emma Hopegood Jones

St Mary Magdalene
Hollybush Lane
Welwyn Garden City


Parish Eucharist

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Mary Magdalene
Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JS, GB

On Sundays we do many of the things that Christians have been doing for millenia. We celebrate the Eucharist at 10am. ‘Eucharist’ is the Greek word for thanksgiving. We sing with joy, we pray knowing that God loves us and hears our prayers. We read the Bible, hearing the story of God and God’s people, knowing that we too are part of that story. We take, bless, brake and share the bread and wine of Holy Communion, knowing that as we do so, Christ is present with us.

The service lasts about an hour. There’s no formal dress code – come as you are (your jeans are fine!). You can expect hymns with organ, more contemporary songs from different genres, and music from right across the centuries. Children are always welcome.

After the service we love to spend time getting to know one another over Tea, Coffee and biscuits.