Welcome to St Mary's Apsley End

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We are a busy, active church, very keen to welcome any newcomers or visitors to our services or to any of our other events.

What's On @ St. Mary's

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Service times

9.30am Eucharist on  Sundays at St Mary’s Apsley End. 

9.30am Eucharist on  Thursdays at St Mary’s Apsley End. 

St Benedict’s Church in Bennett’s End hold an exciting informal Cafe Church on Sundays at 3pm. 

Our Vicar: Mother Alice Jolley

Mother Alice read Theology at Durham University before training for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge.  She served her curacy in the City of Lincoln before moving to the Diocese of St Albans. Alice is currently reading for an LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, and is interested in the intersection between Ecclesiastical Law and the mission of the Church. She also enjoys walking, reading novels, making music, and cooking for a crowd. She shares her life with her partner, Coral, and their greyhound, Fernando.

Food Bank

St Mary’s has a free foodbank, open every Thursday from approx 10am to 12. So anyone (of any creed or none) in need of food is very welcome to pop into our refectory at the back of the church to ask for what they need at that time. There are also free refreshments available and very  simple hot food. No  vouchers are required.

Donations of non perishable goods (which are most welcome!) can be left on Thursdays at the church or else at any time at Dunelm Mill who very kindly give their services to support this initiative.

St Benedict’s Church in Bennett’s End is also an outpost of the foodbank and is open on Wednesday’s from approx 9.30am to 12.

St Mary’s Church: Open for Private Prayer on Thursdays.

Every Thursday, our church is open from about 9.30am until sometime between 3pm and dusk and everyone is most welcome to come to enjoy some quiet time with God.

You are welcome to light a candle and place it in the candle stand, and to write prayer requests and place them in the wooden box at the front of the chapel.

Feedback on whether this opening of the church is useful with suggestions to improve it is very welcome.

Weekly financial giving to the church

Our church continues to have all of its usual expenses to pay.

So, if you normally make your weekly financial offering to St Mary’s in cash, and if you are in a position financially to do so, please could you now consider making your offering online either on a weekly basis or by setting up a standing order?

Please contact our treasurer, Peter Bladon on 01442 257108 or bladon2010@btinternet.com for details.

I’m sure he’ll be delighted to hear from you!

Or you can make a one off donation here

Our neighbours Oxygen Druglink have sent a new newsletter for our interest.

It can be found here.

Safeguarding @ St Mary’s

As part of the Diocese of St. Albans in the Church of England, we are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. This means taking action as a church to promote a safer culture where the welfare of children, young people and adults is paramount, to prevent abuse occurring, to protect those at risk and to respond well to those that have been abused. We will always take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and act accordingly.

Services @ St Mary’s

9.30am – Sung Eucharist & Young Peoples’ Groups
3.00pm – Messy Church (every month normally 3rd Sunday).

Thursdays at 9.30am – Said Eucharist or Morning Prayer
Thursdays at 5.30pm – Evening Prayer

Contact us @ St Mary’s

Contact Details

Team Vicar

Rev Alice Jolley
‭01442 615246‬

Church Wardens

Harry Graham-Brown 07918 071542‬
Sylvia Low 07742 610932‬‬


Katharine Harper 07881 602024

St Mary’s Church
London Rd
Hemel Hempstead
07503 950315 (Benefice Office)