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UPDATED 30th September

Our Harvest Festival season is well underway

Sunday Services THIS WEEKEND:

2nd October


11.15 am, Wyddial, HAREVST FESTIVAL

3.00pm Anstey Harvest Community Tea at the village hall, followed by Harvest Festival Service at 5pm in St George's church.


9th October

9.30am Meesden, Holy Communion

11.00am Great Hormead, HARVEST FESTIVAL Family Service

6.00pm Bret Pelham, Evensong.

Read the latest September/October edition of Church News

Appeal for Help

Two major disasters have struck the world that will need our help. A famine in East Africa and the floods in Pakistan.

We encourage everyone with spare resources to donate to the Disasters Emergence Committee appeals or direct to Tearfund. A generous offer has been made to match up to £3,000 of your donations.

You will all be aware of the terrible floods in Pakistan and in contrast the severe drought leading to real hunger in East Africa. Tearfund are actively involved in both places through it’s local partners and the church, and support for Tearfund’s work in these areas can be made by donations through their website:


Moreover, the value of your gift can be double through an anonymous donation promising to match any giving up to a value of £3000. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the scale of disasters, but here is a practical way of helping.


In addition, Tearfund have produced a very helpful article about praying for those affected by the floods:

So we can tally the total, please tell us of your pledge here:

 I pledge to donate to the DEC or Teafund Appeals the sum of:

This coming weekend ...

All the readings for the coming weekends have been uploaded onto our Readings and Newsetter page. Please downlad them from here.

Our full services calendar can be found under Service Times

Sunday 11th September

9.30am Meesden Holy Communion

11.00 Great Hormead Mattins

CHANGE TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED SERVICE TIME 6.00pm  Evensong Brent Pelham. (Not 11am)


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The Quintet Churches are a group of five Anglican churches who work together and meet for worship in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside in the Diocese of St Albans. We are located just east of the market town of Buntingford and are part of the Buntingford Deanery.

Together we seek to serve our communities, worship God and live His values of love, peace and justice.

Christian have worshiped and ministered in this area for over 1,000 years. So it is our privilege to be the latest generation to continue the story of the body of Christ in our villages.

We are delighted you have found our website, we hope you enjoy browsing  these pages, and to meet you in person soon.

The Ministry Team

P.S. Our website name references both the river Quin which flows in our midst and the quintet or five churches in our benefice (group of parishes). 

If you would like to speak to a member of the ministry team, please call or email us. You can contact the Rector, James Sawyer on 01763 289 258, or email him via this link EMAIL. Please note, James's day of is normally Friday.  Calls may be montitored and/or recorded for training and security purposes.

You can also contact Mrs Patricia Hamilton on 01763 848536 for parish matters and pastoral care.

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Join our churches

All are welcome to attend our churches as and when you wish. But sometimes it's good to deepen our reltionship and say we belong. If you are baptised, a member of the Church of England or another Christian church in communion with it, and live locally, you may like to join the Electoral Roll of one of the five churches in the benefice.

Its a first step to getting involved and shaping the church to be relevant for generations to come. To join, complete this form and drop it off or post it to the Vicarage. See also our Electoral Roll privacy notice here.

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Great Hormead 



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01763 289258