St Marys Church

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St Marys Church Redbourn 900

The present building dates from about 1100. Over the years it has been altered and added to. In 1478 a bequest of 20 from the Vicar was used to construct the oak rood screen. Recent repairs include the Church roof, tower repairs, stonework, the organ, provision of new gates and lighting. A large measure of the funds to do this has been provided by The Friend's of St Mary's Church. Until the 19th century St Marys was the only church in Redbourn.

The exterior St Mary's became Lourdes for the filming of The Eejits as a pilot for a comedy show to be shown on Channel 4

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Redbourn Parish records. http://website.lineone.net/~pjoiner/genuki/HRT/Redbourn/

See also Keepsake Illustrations

On 21st June 2009 following the 9.30 service, the new extension to St Mary's churchyard was consecrated by Bishop Robin Smith, in the presence of the Mayor of St Albans, members of the Parish Council, Vicar Will Gibbs, and members of the Congregation. The photographs show Registrar David Cheetham reading the 'Sentence of Consecration' (deed), the other shows Bishop Robiin signing it.

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The 2007 Patronal Festival was 9 September at 11 am with sung Eucharist
followed by lunch, Fat Walters Band, Children's activities and games.

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Many organisations contribute to the life of St Mary's Church.

To find out more click here.

The Parish Church also has its own website where you can read the vicar's sermons and find contact and other details of the Parish.

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The Rev'd Will Gibbs.

can be contacted by email

will@stmarysredbourn.org

or 01582 791 669

His day off is Friday

St Mary's Church Organ

Bells. See: Bell Ringing. To hear the bells Click here

BELL RINGING RESUMES 10TH DECEMBER 2013

The bells of St Mary's have been silent for 6 months during essential repairs to one of the main buttresses that support the 900 year old tower. This work is now complete including a major repair to the window in the belfry which means that Tuesday evening ringing practices resumed on December 10th 2013. The bell ringers are very pleased that they will be ringing for Christmas services and we hope to recruit some new bell ringers in the New Year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE READING

George rang the treble for morning service on Sunday 2nd June 2013, exactly 60 years after his first invitation to ring with the Sunday service band at St. Mary's Church Redbourn. The special occasion in 1953 was the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I wish to congratulate George and to thank him for 60 years of service as a bell ringer at St. Mary's and also on his 80th birthday, which he celebrates this year.

Pauline Ridgwell

Tower Captain

QUARTER PEAL NEWS

On Sunday 15th December 2013, a local band of ringers rang 1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles for evensong and in celebration of the life of the late Marjorie Simpson, who recently passed away peacefully.

The ringers were: Treble - George Reading 2nd - Mary Rixon (C) 3rd - Pauline Ridgwell 4th - Diana Reading 5th - Liz Middleton Tenor - Andrew Farnham

PEAL NEWS

A PEAL WAS RUNG AT ST. MARY'S ON TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2012 TO MARK THE DIAMOND JUBILEE

On Tuesday 5th June a peal of 7 Surprise Minor methods was successfully completed to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The band were all members of the Hertford County Association of Change Ringers, including 4 bell ringers from St. Mary's and was the first by local ringers since 2003.

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A PEAL WAS RUNG AT ST. MARY'S ON SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST 2010 TO MARK 900 YEARS OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH AND ALSO AS PART OF THE REDBOURN 900 VILLAGE CELEBRATIONS

The band of visiting ringers, members of the Society of Cumberland Youths, conducted by Ian Fielding, included one ringer from St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, the former parish in which Reverend Will Gibbs served.

Stained Glass

Sunday Services

8 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer).

9.30 am Parish Communion. Creche

11.15 am Morning Praise (Except the first Sunday in the month.)

6.30 pm Evensong

Other Events and combined services - See Redbourn Calendar

The Transept Hall

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Countrywomens Club.

(Affiliated to the National Association of Women's Clubs.)

Meet fortnightly on Tuesday evenings in St Marys Church Transept Hall.

See also: http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/data/churches/redbourn-church.htm

-- Martin Cleaver - Jan 2008

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