Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Ware

St Mary's Ware

For the time being the doors of our church buildings are to remain closed. This is to help all of us help each other limit the spread of COVID-19. It is a highly unusual step and not one that is taken lightly.

But while the buildings are closed the church is not. The prayer, worship and work of the church continues. 

Please be assured that St Mary's continues to pray with and for you. 

We will aim to keep services, readings, prayers an information updated on this website, and on our facebook page. Please join in as you are able with the worship and prayer offered through these means. You may also find the daily service on BBC radio and other broadcast worship helpful. 

A pew leaflet for this week as been uploaded in the 'Notices' section of the website.

This week's readings, read by members of St Mary's are on the separate pages 'Sunday Readings'

Let us pray: 

The Collect (prayer) for this week 

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

A prayer for all those affected by COVID-19

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low, that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.


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.

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Reverend Ysmena Pentelow

St Mary's Vicarage 31 Thundercourt Milton Road Ware Hertfordshire

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Holy Communion

Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for 30m

High Street

Weekday evening service at 7:30pm on Thursdays. This service will usually be a service of Holy Communion. On occasion it will be a reflective service of the word.

Eucharist/Holy Communion