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St Mary Bayford

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Chapel of Holy Cross &

St Alban, Brickendon

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St Mary the Virgin

 Essendon

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St Andrew’s

Little Berkhamsted

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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 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

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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 Lt. 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.

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The monthly Parish Magazine contains all the church and village news from our parishes. It costs just 50p per copy or £5 for an annual subscription. Please contact Mike Wainwright at parishmag@begesford.co.uk to subscribe.

SERVICES THIS MONTH

Sunday 3rd October 18th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION (Sunday Club)    ESSENDON

9.30   am HARVEST FAMILY SERVICE              PONSBOURNE

11.00 am PARISH COMMUNION                          BRICKENDON

 

Wednesday 6th October

9.30   am Holy Communion                                     ESSENDON

10.00 am Telephone Service

 

Sunday 10th October 19th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                               BAYFORD

9.30   am MATINS                                                     ESSENDON

11.00 am HARVEST FAMILY SERVICE        LT. BERKHAMSTED

 

Wednesday 13th October

9.30   am Holy Communion                                     ESSENDON

10.00 am Telephone Service

  

Sunday 17th October 20th Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                       PONSBOURNE

9.30   am FAMILY SERVICE                                      ESSENDON

11.00 am FAMILY SERVICE                                   BRICKENDON

 

Wednesday 20th October

9.30   am Holy Communion                                      ESSENDON

10.00 am Telephone Service

 

Sunday 24th October Last Sunday after Trinity

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION               LT. BERKHAMSTED

11.00 am FAMILY SERVICE                                                             BAYFORD

 

Wednesday 27th October

9.30   am Holy Communion                                      ESSENDON

10.00 am Telephone Service

 

Sunday 31st October 4th Sunday before Advent

9.30   am GROUP PARISH COMMUNION         PONSBOURNE

11.30 am ZOOM SERVICE

 

The loss of visitors and worshipping congregations in the last year has had a significant effect on the income each of our churches receives from the generosity of those who visit, admire, use, support and worship in our buildings.

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