St Mary Bayford

Chapel of Holy Cross &

St Alban, Brickendon

St Mary the Virgin

 Essendon

St Andrew’s

Little Berkhamsted

St Mary

Ponsbourne

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 42 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

The 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 parishmag@begesford.co.uk to subscribe.

Services This Month

 

Sunday 5th January The Epiphany

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION & Sunday Club            ESSENDON

9.30   am FAMILY SERVICE                                         PONSBOURNE

11.00 am PARISH COMMUNION                                   BRICKENDON

Wednesday 8th January  

9.30   am Holy Communion                                               ESSENDON

Sunday 12th January 1st Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am FAMILY COMMUNION                                        BAYFORD

9.30   am FAMILY SERVICE                                               ESSENDON

11.00 am FAMILY SERVICE                                   LT. BERKHAMSTED

Wednesday 15th January

9.30   am Holy Communion                                               ESSENDON

Sunday 19th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am MATINS & Sunday Club                                    ESSENDON

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                                PONSBOURNE

11.00 am FAMILY SERVICE                                            BRICKENDON

Wednesday 23rd January

9.30   am Holy Communion                                              ESSENDON

Sunday 26th January 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                         LT. BERKHAMSTED

9.30   am Sunday Club                                 Church Room, Essendon

11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE                                             ESSENDON

11.00 am FAMILY SERVICE                                                   BAYFORD

Wednesday 29th January

9.30   am Holy Communion                                               ESSENDON

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