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



Please note the Public Notice HERE in relation to proposed general tree pruning works in St John’s churchyard. If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter or email stating the grounds of your objection to The Diocesan Registrar at St. Alban’s Diocesan Registry, Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Arbor, 255 Blackfriars Road, LONDON, SE1 9AX or by email to stalbansregistry@wslaw.co.uk, so that your letter / email reaches the registrar no later than Monday 31st May 2024.

Download this month’s News & Notices HERE

Men’s Breakfast at The Wilshere Hall
Please note that this group will not meet on Saturday 25th May. The breakfast has been rescheduled for Saturday 1st June at 8.30am.

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 ~ 29th June 2024
On Saturday 29th June, St Albans Cathedral Music Trust is delighted to invite you to join one or more of the following sessions as we celebrate music in one of Hertfordshire’s hidden gems!

3.30–4.30pm: Organ Recital by Richard Pinel and performances by the Abbey Singers in St James’ Church, followed by refreshments.
4.45–6pm: A visit to the old manor house of Stanstead Bury and its Walled Garden.
6.30–8.15pm: A concert of Jazz and more performed by students from The Purcell School in the listed 17th century rustic hay barn, with drinks and canapes.

Book tickets at https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/Event/midsummer-music-at-stanstead-bury-farm


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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