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



A proposal has been made to erect a plaque inside St John the Baptist’s Church in memory of Richard Warren and his wife, who were married there in 1610. Richard sailed on the ‘Mayflower’ to New England in 1620. This is in conjunction with The Warren Cousins in the United States.

The formal notice has been placed on the St John the Baptist’s Church noticeboards and you can also view the document HERE.

There is statutory four weeks notice period during which parishioners can object to our proposal for a pilgrims’ plaque in the church. The notice period ends on 13th June 2023.



Make Lunch Club in half term ~ Wednesday 31st May
Looking for something to do with the kids this half term? Come along and join us at Make Lunch Club! Check out the poster HERE for all the information.

Patronal Evensong at St John the Baptist ~ Sunday 25th June
Join us for a special Patronal Evensong at St John the Baptist on Sunday 25th June, starting at 6.30pm. Refreshments of smoked salmon and Pimm’s will be served after the service. A poster advertising the event can be found HERE.

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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