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 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

Please bear in mind some sections of this website do not reflect the current situation whilst the coronavirus pandemic measures continue.

If you would like to help with the day to day running of our church and ministry especially whilst our church buildings are closed,  please click here

The following churches are open for Individual Prayer:

Bayford Church every Wednesday

Brickendon Church every Thursday

Lt. Berkhamsted Church every Wednesday 11am-3pm

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 3rd January The Epiphany

9.30   am Telephone Service                           

11.30   am Zoom Service

                                                                  

Wednesday 6th January

10.00   am Telephone Service

Sunday 10th January 1st Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                        BRICKENDON

11.30   am Zoom Service

Wednesday 13th January

10.00   am Telephone Service

Sunday 17th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                        BRICKENDON

11.30   am Zoom Service

Wednesday 20th January

10.00   am Telephone Service

Sunday 24th January 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                        BRICKENDON

11.30   am Zoom Service

Wednesday 27th January

10.00   am Telephone Service

Sunday 31st January Candlemass

9.30   am PARISH COMMUNION                        BRICKENDON

11.30   am Zoom Service