St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church, Potters Bar

Welcome to St Mary's

We are a friendly, welcoming church rooted in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, committed to dignified worship, good music and orthodox teaching. You are most welcome to join us at any of our services.

We regularly update this site with the latest information about St Mary's as well as having a brief history of the church and other information about our church and its people.

Lent in 2015

Lent Study will be on the theme of prayer, entitled PACTS Prayer, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving & Supplication. A morning group will meet on Thursdays at 10.15am (after the Eucharist). The evening group will meet on two consecutive Wednesdays at 8.00pm, beginning Wednesday 25 February, and then on Thursdays at the same time for the following three weeks.

St Mary's is 100 years old in 2015!

The church was concecrated on 12 June 1915 although the parish itself dates from 1835.

During the year there are several special events celebrating our centenary including:

Saturday 14 February 3pm - Celebration of Marriage Service for St Valentine including renewal of wedding vows.

Saturday 25 April 7:30pm - Barn Dance

Sunday 17 May 5pm - Confirmation Service with the Bishop of St Albans

Saturday 13 June 3pm - Celebration Songs of Praise followed by Strawberry Tea

Sunday 14 June 11am - Centenary Eucharist followed by Parish Lunch

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Weekly news sheet

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Church Hall and Rooms for hire

We have a newly refurbished hall and church rooms offering excellent facilities. Do contact us for more details.

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Knit and Natter

Why not join our Knit and Natter group on the last Tuesday of every month 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. If you don't knit then just come and have a natter or bring a hobby of your own choice. Ring 01707 658474 or 659938 or email for more information.

Church open

The church is open from 12 noon to around 2pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Do come along if you want some time for quietness and reflection.

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Sunday services

8:00 am Holy Communion

Said Eucharist (traditional language)
Every Sunday at 8:00 am for 40 minutes

10:00 am Parish Communion

Sung Eucharist (contemporary language)
Every Sunday at 10:00 am for 1 hour
Sunday School and Family room available
Coffee served after the service

Weekday services

Tuesday - 9:30 am Holy Communion

Said Eucharist (contemporary language)
Every Tuesday at 9:30 am for ½ hour

Thursday - 9:30 am Holy Communion

Said Eucharist (traditional language)
Every Thursday at 9:30 am for ½ hour
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