Welcome to The 3 Churches Benefice

Great Amwell with St Margarets and Stanstead Abbots


Our churches sit in a triangle of countryside in the three villages of Great Amwell, St Margarets and Stanstead Abbots, and serve the community by working together to bring God’s Good News to everyone.

We seek to make space for people to meet God in worship and prayer, to belong to God’s Family and join our fellowship, and to get out and show God’s Love through social action and working in our community. We have close links with our two Church schools and are blessed by being able to work with the teachers, staff and children.

We want to welcome everyone and to help them to walk closer with God, discovering together what it means to ‘live life in all its fullness’, as Jesus promised we would!

Rev’d Dr Sarah Forrest
Priest in Charge


Life Group: new course starting in September!
This new course – just10 – is a ten-session series to explain the Ten Commandments and their relevance today. Across ten sessions, we are invited to consider the issues at the heart of each of the Ten Commandments. Using contemporary wording and placing each commandment in a 21st-century context, just10 unpacks how to embrace the Ten Commandments so that each of us can live life to the full. Join us at a Life Group either on Tuesdays on Zoom, 7.30–9pm or alternate Thursdays at The Wilshere Hall, 10.30–12pm. 

Maintenance Day at St John the Baptist ~ Saturday 30th September
On 30th September, we are having a maintenance day at St John the Baptist from 10am onwards, if the weather is fine. There are plenty of jobs to be tackled and volunteers would be very welcome.

All Age Harvest Service ~ Sunday 1st October 
Join us for our 10.30am All Age Harvest Service at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday 1st October. Everyone welcome!

The Big Quiz Night for Tearfund ~ Saturday 7th October
Join us or an epic evening of poverty-beating, community-building fun! Every penny raised will go to Tearfund, who work tirelessly to fight extreme poverty throughout the world. Saturday 7th October, 7pm at The Wilshere Hall, St Andrew’s Church. See the poster HERE for the details.

Harvest Festival ~ Sunday 8th October
On Sunday 8th October, a traditional Harvest Festival celebration, with thanksgiving service and lunch, is being held for everyone to enjoy! Come and enjoy the beautiful historic church of St James, give thanks for the harvest and celebrate locally produced food in all its variety. Tickets for lunch cost £15. To book a place, please email ginitrower@btinternet.com or book online HERE. See the poster HERE.

Quiz Night for St John the Baptist Heating Replacement Fund ~ Friday 13th October
Come along to an evening of quiz fun in aid of St John the Baptist Heating Replacement Fund on Friday 13th October, 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start, at Great Amwell Parish Hall. Please see the poster HERE for all the information. 


All the churches have PA systems and Induction loops, and children are very welcome at all our services.

Please do get in touch with us if there is any further information you would like,
or anything you would like us 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”
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