Light from Darkness

It’s been a difficult year for many. While government effort has to focus on Brexit, household budgets are stretched, the NHS struggles, and crime increases. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, we remember he also lived in difficult times, under brutal Roman occupation, with deep divisions between rich and poor, and many outcast for being ill or disabled.

But Jesus brought in something utterly new and different He made time for outcasts, stood up to abusers, healed mistrust or hatred, and rebuilt broken lives.

St Mary’s has stood for these values, at the heart of Hitchin, throughout its long history. Do join us here for Christmas to receive the light of Christ in the world.

May his peace be yours this Christmas.

Advent & Christmas 2018

Sunday 8th December
St May’s Choir, Christmas Concert

Sunday 16th December
10am Service of the Word and Nativity Play

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December
4.00pm Crib Service
7.00pm Candlelit Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 11.30pm Candlelit Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Christmas Festival Communion for all ages




8:00 a.m. – Holy Communion
9:35 a.m. – Family Sung Communion (childcare provided)
11:15 a.m.- Holy Communion (BCP)
1st Sunday Storyteller
3rd Sunday Mattins
6:30 p.m. – Sung Evensong (2nd Sunday Choral)(3rd Sunday Evening Prayer)

The Church is open daily, morning prayer 9.05.am

10:00 a.m.- Holy Communion

12:15 p.m.- Holy Communion

After sixteen happy and ground breaking years of ministry as Team Rector here, Michael Roden has left us for a new challenge at Bristol Cathedral. We were joined by clergy, local counsellors, members of the parish and the wider community to celebrate his time with us. Thank you to everyone who played a part in the celebrations, his installation will be on 12th January 2019, in Bristol Cathedral.