Great Amwell with St. Margaret's and Stanstead Abbots Benefice

Welcome to our Benefice website



As we remain in Lockdown.

We will continue to have a service each Sunday in the Benefice online at 10.30am, we will also continue a weekly Sunday Prayer Meeting at 4pm. For both of these please use the following link
you can also join in on an ordinary landline phone by ringing any of these numbers
+44 131 460 1196, +44 203 051 2874, +44 203 481 5237 with the meeting ID: 270 178 5021.

Our weekday Morning Prayer Services also continue Online using the same link details as the Sunday services.

To access our continuing Online Social Coffee Morning please use the following link

Pancake Day Children's online meet up at 5pm on Tuesday 16th February, if you have not received the link via the two church schools, please contact Revd Sarah at for the details.

Ash Wednesday we have an online service at 7.30pm, using the usual service links. Ash Cards with prayer will be distributed prior to then, if you would like one please contact one of the churchwardens or Revd Sarah.

From Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm we will be starting our online Lent Course which will be based on the film 'The Terminal', the first week we will watch the film together so the session will last 2 hours. We will use the same links as for our services above.

For all Benefice Service and Social Event details, please check the Diary Pages or contact the Churchwardens, whose contact details are listed below.

#LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story - The Church of England is hoping to build on the success of recent years with their Lent initiative. We witness to Godís story and the impact this has made to our story so that others might also find their story taking on new meaning in the light of Godís love. While the current restrictions on daily life necessitated by the pandemic present significant challenges, the suffering and isolation many continue to face make the need for us to share Godís love with our communities greater than ever. Rather than just being a Lenten discipline, this yearís #LiveLent is a joyful invitation to make witness a normal part of the Christian life, the natural overflow of a life lived in devotion to Christ. From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April), there are six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of Englandís National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection includes a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week has a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week. All the resources needed and how to sign up to the reflections and access the App are available at:

Keep up to date with all that is going on in the Benefice on our Social Media pages, whose links are below

Priest-in-charge: Revd Dr Sarah Forrest.
25 Hoddesdon Road, Stanstead St Margarets, Herts. SG12 8EG
07488 914972 / 01920 870115 email:

For enquiries please either contact the Benefice Office on 07434 631945 / 01920 870115 leaving a message or email: or you may contact the Church Wardens for the church concerned:

St, Andrew's Church
Mrs Janet Dance - or 01920 871262

Mrs Marilyn Britton - or 01920 870188

St. Margaret's Church
Mrs Lyn Paddon - or 01920 487717

St. John the Baptist Church
Mr Richard Mellor - or 01920 460474

Please do get in touch with us if there is any further information you would like, or anything you would like the clergy or the churches to include in our prayers.

For contact information please see the Contact Us section of the website.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him"

What's on Today
. • Benefice Morning Prayer (Online)
What's on Tomorrow
. • No Events Tomorrow