Welcome to The 3 Churches Benefice

Great Amwell with St Margarets and Stanstead Abbots



St John the Baptist, Great Amwell
9:00am Every Sunday

St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
10:30am Every 3rd Sunday
Midday Every Wednesday

St Andrew, Stanstead Abbots
10:30am Every Sunday

Please do check out the Diary for details of special services

Our churches sit in a triangle of countryside in the three villages of Great Amwell, St Margarets and Stanstead Abbots, and serve the community by working together to bring God’s Good News to everyone.

We seek to make space for people to meet God in worship and prayer, to belong to God’s Family and join our fellowship, and to get out and show God’s Love through social action and working in our community. We have close links with our two Church schools and are blessed by being able to work with the teachers, staff and children.

We want to welcome everyone and to help them to walk closer with God, discovering together what it means to ‘live life in all its fullness’, as Jesus promised we would!

Rev’d Dr Sarah Forrest
Priest in Charge


Download News & Notices Sheet HERE

Cream teas at the church ~ Sunday 23rd June
On Sunday 23rd June, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, cream teas will be served at St John the Baptist Church. This is to commemorate 100 years since Harold Abrahams, whose grave is in the churchyard, won a gold medal for winning the 100m at the Paris Olympics.

St John the Baptist Patronal Evensong ~ Sunday 23rd June
Also on Sunday 23rd June, St John the Baptist Patronal Evensong will be held at 6.30pm, followed by smoked salmon and Pimm’s.

BCP Communion Service at St James
On Sunday 30th June there will be a special Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Communion Service at the historic church of St James. All are welcome!

5th Sunday Benefice Celebration Service and Benefice Lunch
On our 5th Sunday on 30th June, we will be holding a special Benefice Celebration Service for Elizabeth and Martin Goldsmith at St Andrew’s followed by a Benefice Lunch in The Wilshere Hall. Please do come along and join us!

Midsummer Music at Stanstead Bury Farm ~ CANCELLED
Sadly, this event planned for 29th June has had to be cancelled.

St James’ Patronal Festival
On Sunday 28th July, at 4pm, we are celebrating the Feast of St James the Apostle with Choral Evensong at St James’ Church, Stanstead Abbots. Congregational singing will complement the music provided by the East Herts Church Choirs Association. Come and join us for a music-filled, traditional evensong. Refreshments will be served afterwards at Stanstead Bury Farm. See the poster HERE.


Our Parish is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSO). View our Safeguarding page HERE for more information.


All the churches have PA systems and Induction loops, and children are very welcome at all our services.

Please do get in touch with us if there is any further information you would like,
or anything you would like us churches to include in our prayers.

For contact information please see the Contact Us section of the website.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him”
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