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Revised 19th October 2016


St Mary’s - ancient …and modern

Having been around for over a thousand years, St Mary’s has had time to learn how to bring a message in a fresh way to a changing culture. We aim to be both true to our faith and alive to the concerns of 21st century people.

St. Mary’s offers a mixture of traditional and modern services. For young children and parents we have the Storyteller Service ‘an informal service for an age group that behaves informally’. During the 30 minute service we tell a bible story, sing songs with a small string and brass band and say a prayer or two. This is always on the first Sunday of the month at 11:15 a.m.

Our main service is at 9:35 a.m. every Sunday. This Communion service is a good opportunity to relax for an hour, enjoy some wonderful music, sing your heart out, hear a hopeful message and bring your cares to God.  During the service there is a jolly Sunday school called ‘Seekers’ (they made the banners on the tower) and a crèche – should it be needed.

On Sunday evenings we have the traditional and beautiful service of Evensong at 6:30 p.m. sung by our choir. The choir offers a free musical education to boy and girl choristers from 7-18 years old and for younger children we have the Training Choir.

Team Rector and Vicar: Canon Michael Roden 01462 452758 in the first instance,

Otherwise 01462 434017.

Honorary Associate Priests:  Rev Fizz Gibbs: 01462 711846,

Rev Hilary Oakley: 01582 761514

Part-time Curate: Rev Daniel Drew:   07738 553264

Readers:  Pauline Sadler: 01462 636265, Dr. David Sellick: 01462 684533, Belinda Copson  

Churchwardens: Warwick Wiggen:  01462 437523, Anne Senechal 01462 641745,

                         Derry Charman: 01462 420665

Director of Music:  Alan Childs:  01582 883420

Parish Office: 01462 452758 or

Team Rector's Secretary:  Dorothy Grieves: 01462 432951

Verger:  Andrew Rogers  07824 363472

Assistant Verger: Roy Forde



8:00 a.m.

Holy Communion

9:35 a.m.

Family Sung


11:15 a.m.

Holy Communion


1st Sunday Storyteller

3rd Sunday Mattins

6:30 p.m.

Sung Evensong

2nd Sunday Choral Evensong


10:00 a.m.

Holy Communion


12:15 p.m.

Holy Communion

7:30 p.m.

(1st of the month)

Holy Communion

Weekday services

9:05 a.m.

Morning Prayer

12:15 p.m.

Lunchtime Prayer

The Church is open

Daily for private prayer

Welcome to St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, Herts

 The Dorothy Wells Organ Foundation @ St Mary’s click here

We welcome to our St Mary’s family the Rev Daniel Drew as a new part-time Curate for more information click here

St Mary’s Autumn Fair Click Here

Saturday 29th October 2016  - 10am to 2pm

News on Current Repairs to Church Fabric click here