Please be aware of the updated Safeguarding policy for 2020 for St Marys Church, North Mymms

New Church of England Prayer Site

Watch and listen to the Service for 5 July - 4th Sunday after Trinity

Watch the Sunday service for Pentecost with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, UK Church leaders and a message from His Holiness Pope Francis.
Unfortunately the St Marys service for Pentecost failed to record. However you can see the text of the service by following this link

St Mary's continue to hold weekly Church Services using Zoom so that members of the congregation will be able to worship together from their own homes. The "meeting" will start at 9.45am for a quick catch-up with others with the service beginning at 10am. Smaller groups will then be able to meet in a virtual coffee shop after the service.

Be sure to visit our facebook page where you can find the links to follow future Services on subsequent Sundays

21 May 2020: Ascension Day
The Welwyn Hatfield Deanery Service for Ascension Day was introduced by the Revd Sue Underwood with Revd Dr Rob Marshall from St John's, Digswell and reflections from the Hatfield Team Rector Fr Darren Collins. The address is given by the Bishop of Hertford the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley and contributions all remotely added from the Huddersfield Choral Society and pupils from Monkswood School and many others.
You can view the Welwyn Hatfield Deanery Service for Ascension Day by following this link

Features of our Virtual St Mary's Church include Morning and Evening prayer conducted by Ruth; church notices; how the elderly and vulnerable can get help at home through the North Mymms Youth Project ; a Prayer Tree; and the Daily Prayer from the Church of England website

To enter the virtual portal for St Mary's follow this link: https://virtronix360.world/stmarys

13 June 2020:   A message from the Vicar at St Mary's Parish Church, North Mymms, the Revd Ruth Barr

Dear Parishioners,

You may have heard that from today churches can open for private prayer. We cannot as yet. At St Mary's the safety of those who visit us is paramount. The relaxation of rules has been introduced with minimal warning and with a whole raft of requirements and restrictions placed on us. As the building is maintained by volunteers, we can't just 'fling open the doors' or leave the place open unattended as it has been in the past. That would breach the new regulations.

Yesterday a small group of the congregation met on a Zoom meeting to plan how we can re-open for private prayer and complete the necessary risk assessment. The requirements before we can open are extensive. It will NOT be open today or for a while yet. We need to plan and prepare and seek volunteers from the congregation to 'facilitate' and assist visitors when the church is open, ensuring social distancing and compliance with the rules placed upon us. We also need to introduce stringent new cleaning and monitoring controls on who visits, so 'track and trace' could be provided to authorities if needed. For example, all kneelers, hymn books, prayer cards, pew cushions need removing. People will not be able to freely move around and the toilets and kitchen facilities will be strictly out of bounds.

Face coverings will be requested, hand sanitiser must be used on entry and exit and pews wiped down after use. Barriers are being erected in places in the building. St Mary's will be a very different place whilst this pandemic continues. For some this may be quite upsetting.

You can still visit our church virtually and see it as you may remember it by visiting this link

We will continue to hold our Zoom services each week in the meantime. Services in Church are not permitted. We hope you will join us virtually tomorrow and in the weeks to come. I, together with your Churchwardens Gill and Marti, plus the Parochial Church Council will work on this gradual relaxation of the lockdown in the coming days and we will publish on this website, on our Facebook page, and with notices to be displayed at St Mary's when and how long the Church will be open.

We wish we could welcome you today, but that is just not possible. Please be patient, we don't want to breach regulations or potentially harm anyone that does visit by exposing them to this virus.

Blessings to you at such a difficult time.

Revd Ruth Barr

St Mary's North Mymms

If you have any prayer requests at this time, please get in touch and we would love to pray for you.
I would encourage you to still support us with your own prayers please.

To keep in contact with us, please phone Rev Ruth Barr on 07447 458 526 or email: ruthbarr77@gmail.com
If you prefer to write, my address is The Vicarage, North Mymms Park, Hatfield, AL9 7TN.
If you are in need of any kind, or would just like a chat, then please contact Ruth, Martin (01707 260687) or Gill (01707 272265)

We would also appreciate any offerings at this time when we are unable to pass around the collection plate
You may make a donation through the Give a Little link or
If you wish to set up a standing order to do so, please pay: St Mary’s North Mymms PCC Covenant Fund: Sort Code: 20-92-54 Account Number: 4078 5784
Thank-you so much for your support in various ways both now and in the past and also, we hope, in the future.

If you are self isolating and cannot get out to get food etc, we are happy to help for no charge.

North Mymms Youth Project are able to help you, please do make contact and they will do their best to help.
Call North Mymms Youth Project tel: 01707 444420
They have produced a useful check list of opening times of shops and businesses locally which can found on the North Mymms Youth Project website
Other groups that can assist;
Christ Church Little Heath Support Group - contact tel no: 01707 819217
Hatfield Help Group - email: help@communities1st.org.uk


You are invited to take a virtual tour of St Mary's Church by clicking here or on the logo to the left

We are indebted to Richard Jackson from local North Mymms digital media company Virtronix for generously creating this virtual 3D tour with 360° photography of St Mary's Church

Once you have entered the site either press the PLAY button in the bottom left corner, and let the tour take you around, or you can pause, click and interact with the model in your own time

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Keeping in Touch:
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Refocused:June 2020

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Sunday readings and Collect for the Day for May and June 2020

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals All enquiries regarding Baptisms, Marriages, Blessing of Civil Marriages, publication of Banns of Marriage and Funeral arrangements should be directed to the Vicar or Churchwardens - details at the foot of the page.

See Online Round
poppy Mighty Men of Mymms, an online memorial to those men of the parish of North Mymms who lost their lives in the Great War can be found by following this link

In Memoriam Details of the nine Commonwealth War Graves in St Mary's Churchyard, recently cleaned by the CWGC, can be found here .
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