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St Mary Bayford


Chapel of Holy Cross &

St Alban, Brickendon


St Mary the Virgin


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St Andrew

Little Berkhamsted


St Mary


 Hartford Hundred West is a group of five Hertfordshire churches in the Diocese of St Albans:  Bayford, Brickendon, Essendon, Little Berkhamsted and Ponsbourne (Newgate Street).

 Our ministry team is led by Rector Theresa Musiwacho, who is assisted by four lay leaders of worship: Phil Ryan, Solomon Musiwacho, Trish McKeller and Colin Rees.

 Our style of worship is informal.  The main Sunday services, which are in modern English, are Holy Communion and Family Service, which is a simple short service for all ages, for those with or without Faith.  In the summer there is also a service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer with hymns and modern language intercessions on one Sunday a month at Essendon.  And there is a weekly traditional Holy Communion on Wednesday mornings at Essendon, using the Book of Common Prayer.  Everyone welcome!

 For the housebound there is a 20-minute telephone service on Wednesdays. You can obtain an order of service for this by email from  The joining instructions are below.

 The times and venues for our services and events vary; please click on Calendar to see what’s on.

 Please click on About Us and then Who's Who or Contact us to see the contact details for the Office, Rector, Lay Leaders, and other officers.  Any of them would be pleased to hear from you if you have a question and cannot find the answer here.


Weddings, Baptisms and other matters


Saturday Registration is held on the

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

10.00 am to 11.30 am at Little Berkhamsted Church.

If you, or someone you know is interested in a wedding or baptism, or just have a question for our Rector we will be happy to see you.

All are welcome, you do not need an appointment, just turn up.


Every Wednesday at 10.00am

  • Dial 03306060403 from any phone (free)
  • Enter access code 568124
  • Press # key
You are all welcome!

The monthly Parish Magazine contains all the church and village news from our parishes. It costs just 80p per copy or £8 for an annual subscription. Please contact Mike Wainwright at to subscribe.

To view the magazine click here.


Hartford Hundred West Group of Churches is working with the St Albans Diocese to house Ukrainian families locally. Click here for more information about hosting and helping those who host or contact 

It would be wonderful if you would consider making a difference by donating to us to help with our day to day running costs and ministry.  Thank you.

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