St Mary the Virgin, Maulden

Maulden Church

St Mary the Virgin Maulden

We are pleased that we can hold services again despite “Lockdown” restrictions however it is important that we keep to all the Government guidelines in order to keep safe.The church is open all day for private prayer.

Holy week at St Mary’s 28th March-2nd April

Holy Week is the week from Palm Sunday to Good Friday. It is observed as a solemn time when we recall the last week of Jesus earthly life. It is important because it reminds Christians of Jesus sacrifice on the cross and God’s love for his people. As we read the bible and recall the events of the first Holy week we are able, in some small way, to enter into Jesus “pain and suffering”. By doing so we recall not only the costly love of his sacrifice but also the victory over sin and evil won on the cross.

There are many symbols associated with Holy Week and so we going to display some of them outside the church for you to look at and ponder for a while

Palm Sunday                A donkey and palm branches

Maundy Thursday       Socks (foot washing) bread and wine

Good Friday                A purple robe, a crown of thorns, dice, nails and the cross

Eater Day                     The empty tomb

Lynda Klimas

If you require special prayers, practical help or just a friendly voice on the phone please ring 403139 or 07899 852669 or 840102.

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 0
1525 840102

Mrs Sue New Churchwarden
                                                  
dandsnew59@gmail.com 01525 750632