Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Ware

St Mary's Ware

Welcome to St Mary's Ware

The Church building will usually open from 10am - 4:30pm daily.

From time to time the building will be closed briefly to allow for livestreaming or recording, for a funeral to take place, or to allow for maintenance. 

On Mondays - Thursdays Morning Prayer will be said at 9:15am and Evening Prayer at 5pm. 

Morning Prayer will be livestreamed on facebook Monday - Thursday 

Evening Prayer will be shared on Zoom on Monday and then livestreamed on Tuesday - Thursday. Please see the pew leaflet in the notices section of the website for the zoom link. 

Please come in to light a candle, offer your prayers, enjoy a place just to sit and be, or explore the history and art of the building. 

While we are all still seeking to respond well to the risk from COVID-19 please observe the notices and help keep everyone safe. To leave a prayer on the prayer board you will need to bring your own pen. Please use the hand sanitiser provided and, unless you are exempt, wear a face mask while in the building. 

Services this week

There will be no in person services in the church building this week. In addition to the online links a written order of service is available with options for those who prefer to say the service quietly at home rather than join in online. 

All zoom links are in the Pew Leaflet in the Notices section of this website. 

Sunday 21st February - First Sunday of Lent

8am Eucharist, livestreamed on facebook 

10am Zoom Communion Service 

Wednesday 24th February 

9:45am Lent Lectio Divina, on Zoom 

11am Eucharist, livestreamed on facebook. 

Thursday 25th February, 9pm Compline on Zoom 

Saturday 27th February, Lent Quiet Day (full details and all links will be posted during the week)

Let us pray:

The Collect (prayer) for this Sunday

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, <span style="font-size: 1rem;">one God, now and for ever. Amen </span>

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.


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Get in touch

Reverend Ysmena Pentelow

St Mary's Vicarage 31 Thundercourt Milton Road Ware Hertfordshire

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Holy Communion - on Facebook during November 2020

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m
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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).