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

Make Lunch Club is back for the summer holidays!
Join us for fun, friendship and some yummy food too! 12 to 2pm at The Wilshere Hall. JULY: Friday 26th and Monday 29th; AUGUST: Friday 2nd, Monday 5th, Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Friday 16th, Monday 19th, Friday 23th and Friday 30th. Email makelunch@3churches.net to book your place!

Great Amwell Village Games ~ 27th July
Join us for an afternoon of fun at the Glebe Field behind Great Amwell Parish Hall on Saturday 27th July, 5pm to dusk. Bring along a picnic and enjoy games, races, fireworks and more! See the poster HERE.

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.

South African Braai ~ 11th August
On 11th August, commencing at noon, we are having an authentic South African braai (barbecue) in St John the Baptist’s churchyard, accompanied by South African wine and organised by Graeme and Paola. Everyone is welcome!


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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