St Catherine's, Sacombe



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St Catherine's, Sacombe is one of three churches that make up the UBSMS (United Benefice of Standon, Mundens and Sacombe)

About the benefice

Link to the benefice virtual church: UBSMS YouTube

We are united in name and the desire to welcome every person, young and older, into our wonderful community minded church families. Our hope is to help everyone discover who Jesus is, and then to grow in understanding and faith.  

We have beautiful church buildings, a large and committed worshipping choir, various styles of worship, partnerships with two excellent Church of England Schools, and a clear Bible based ministry. We believe that our benefice is a great place to be and great fun as well... we look forward to welcoming you into any of our activities some time very soon!

About St Catherine's, Sacombe

Standing on a wooded hillside between Sacombe Pound and Sacombe Green, St Catherine’s has served the community for over 1000 years. The listed building has some important monuments in stone and glass.

While the local population is very small, St Catherine’s draws congregations and visitors from across the benefice and beyond. We also welcome walkers and cyclists, individuals tracing their ancestors and those interested in the wild flowers of the churchyard. The churchyard is a designated County Wildlife Site due to the variety of native flora growing there.

Many visitors comment on the tranquil beauty of the church and the spiritual serenity they experience. Some come regularly just to sit and be at peace... may all who visit our ancient Church of St Catherine experience the peace of Jesus Christ, which has inspired the worship of Almighty God through the generations in Sacombe.

Other churches in the benefice

Please take some time to visit the ACNY sites for the other two churches that make up the benefice:

St Mary's, Standon ACNY site

All Saints, Little Munden ACNY site


The benefice 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.

Get in touch

Rev John Chitham

The Vicarage
Kents Lane

SG11 1PJ
01920 739483
07495 504433

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What's on

Holy Communion

Every Tuesday at for 1 hour
St Catherine's, Sacombe
Sacombe Green Rd, Ware SG12 0JJ, SG12 0JJ, United Kingdom

BCP Holy Communion with informal discussion. Tea and coffee afterwards.

No service on 26th December

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