St Mary Bayford

Chapel of Holy Cross &

St Alban, Brickendon

St Mary the Virgin


St Andrew’s

Little Berkhamsted

St Mary


The Benefice of Hartford Hundred (West) was established on November 1st, 1976 as a “united benefice” combining the four parishes of Bayford & Brickendon, Essendon & Woodhill, Little Berkhamsted and Ponsbourne (Newgate Street), with its centrally located Rectory in the village of Little Berkhamsted. In the years since then, the group has developed a coherence and a distinct identity whilst retaining the individuality of the separate churches.

We are part of the St. Albans Diocese within the Church of England and are united with the desire to welcome every person, young and older, into our wonderful community minded church families. We have 5 beautiful church buildings with various styles of worship, partnerships with three excellent Church of England Schools and a clear Bible based ministry.

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Find out more here


Sunday 5th July, 4th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am    Parish Communion                             BRICKENDON

11.30   am    Zoom Service

Wednesday 8th July

10.00   am    Telephone Service

Sunday 12th July, 5th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am    Parish Communion                    LT. BERKHAMSTED

11.30   am    Zoom Service 


Wednesday 15th July

10.00   am     Telephone Service

Sunday 19th July, 6th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am    Parish Communion                                 ESSENDON

11.30   am    Zoom Service

Wednesday 22nd July

10.00   am    Telephone Service


Sunday 26th July, 7th Sunday after trinity

9.30   am    Parish Communion                                   BAYFORD

11.30   am    Zoom Service 

Wednesday 29th July

10.00   am    Telephone Service


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The July edition of the Parish Magazine (like April,  May & June's editions), is only available on line.


It is very different from the usual printed edition.

There are unfortunately some gaps; so many items are no longer relevant. But on the bright side pictures are in colour and there is no restriction on the number of pages.

You can read the magazine here.

The printed monthly Parish Magazine contains all the church and village news from our parishes. It costs just 60p per copy or £6 for an annual subscription. Please contact Mike Wainwright at to subscribe.

The Hartford Hundred Group wood yard is still open and safely delivering half loads while maintaining distancing requirements.  No full loads are available until June and a few days notice would be very helpful as we are chopping to order. There are still loads of logs available, just call on 01707 261258, leave a message and Colin will call you back.

A generous half load (3/4's of a cubic meter) requests a minimum contribution of £70, and all proceeds still go in total, to your local church.


As the churches have been closed for three months, any donations will be appreciated. 

Please do contact the Parish treasurers to get account details if you wish to give. Their phone numbers can be found here.