St Mary the Virgin, Maulden

Maulden Church

St Mary the Virgin Maulden

Welcome to St Mary’s church - a place of Christian faith and worship, a caring community and a beautiful spiritual building.

There has been a church on this site for hundreds of years but the church we see today was largely built in the nineteenth century.

The church stands on a hill overlooking the village and is on the Greensand Ridge Walk.
It is open every day for visitors, regular worship and private prayer.

Essential to the life of our church is the sense of welcome and belonging that everyone can enjoy as they become part of our community.

We are a Community

·        a family of all ages for whom God is important and has a central place in our lives

·        ordinary people who try to follow Jesus Christ

·        people who care about the values of our society and the life of our community as well as the world around us

·        part of the Church of England and in the Diocese of St Albans

 We value our building

            but the church is more than that -

·        it is a place where people meet every day to pray together where they can experience times of quiet and reflection.  link to prayer chain

·        it is a meeting place too  for activities for all ages---the adjacent hall is also available for use by the wider community.  link to church hall

The church is open from 9am until dusk and at service times.

See the weekly pew sheet or parish magazine for further details. link to magazine

 Main services 

First Sunday
8 am  Holy Communion - said, Book of Common Prayer.
9.30 am  Family Service 

Other Sundays

8 am  Holy Communion – said, Common Worship.

9.30 am  Sung Communion with the choir - there is a children’s area with toys and books. 
6 pm  There are a number of evening services throughout the year.
These are Evensong, Songs of Praise or Taize style. 

Wednesdays 
10 am Holy Communion followed by coffee club.
 

Life of the church

Church life extends beyond worship on a Sunday; it reaches out through a variety of weekday activities we offer 

  • Morning Prayer daily at 9 am

·         Exploration of the Christian faith  for all ages including ALPHA, Just 10 and other courses

·         Bible study groups

·         Choir and Jubilate Junior Choir

·         Bell ringing

·         Men’s breakfast

·         Social events

·         Welcome parties

·         “Open the book” in the local school

·         Holiday clubs

·         Missions group supporting charities overseas  and in this country

·         Sewing group

·         Food and fellowship

·         Pastoral teas

·         Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals 

Opportunities 

  ·         To discover and know God

·         To share our faith

·         To make new friends

·         To reach out and support our community and elsewhere

 We want everyone to feel part of the life of our church but above all we want you to feel welcome.

 If you would like to know any more please contact - 

Canon Lynda Klimas  Rector
                                     
rev.l.klimas@btinternet.com 01525 403139

Mrs Marjorie Horrell Churchwarden
                                     marjorie_horrell@hotmail.com 01525 840102

Mr David Golding Churchwarden
                                     davidg20@talktalk.net  01525 840485