Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Ware

St Mary's Ware

St Mary the Virgin in Ware is a witness to hundreds of years of prayer and worship. The building is open every day from 9am, usually until 5:30pm. Sunday services are at 8 and 10am. Morning prayer is said at 9.15am Monday to Thursday and mid-week Communion services are on Wednesday at 11.00am and on Thursday at 7:30pm. All are very welcome.

Between Christmas and New Year the church will be open everyday, but not necessarily for as long as usual. Many apologies if you come along and find the church closed, we will be back to normal from 2nd January. If you want to check opening or closing times please email [email protected] 

For a full list of upcoming events and services see the calendar under the 'Services and Events' tab.


We are always looking for new ways to raise funds to keep this church running and for special causes. In line with this we have become an Amazon affiliate. This means that if you are considering buying something online through Amazon and if you go there from our site (by clicking here) en-route to your purchase, The church will receive a small percentage of the price paid. It will not affect the price you pay.

Get in touch

Reverend Ysmena Pentelow

St Mary's Vicarage 31 Thundercourt Milton Road Ware Hertfordshire
(01920) 464817
(01920) 462539

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Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m

High Street

The 10am Parish Eucharist follows a Holy Communion service at 8am. The 8am service is shorter, lasting around half an hour with a sermon and Communion but no hymns. The 10am service is a longer service, of around an hour, with hymns, a sermon, prayers, and Communion. The choir sing in the 10am service (the choir do not sing in services in the summer school holiday period).