church website design -

Online Worship Button

UPDATED 29th September 2023

Welcome to the website of the Quintet Churches - the five churches found in the basin area of the River Quin in East Hertfordshire.

Join us for worship this weekend:

Services on Sunday 1st October

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am, Holy Communion,

St Nicholas' Church, Great Hormead.

Please join us for Hly Communion with favourite hymns, sermon and prayers. Refreshment afterwards. All welcome.

11.30am, Harvest Festival Holy Communion,

St George's Anstey, followed by Harvest Lunch in Anstey Village Hall.

It's always wonderful to celebrate at harvest in Anstey and get to share a supmtuous lunch with all the village afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along to church to give thanks for the harvest from the fields around us and the fruitfulness of our ow lives. We'll have an engaging Harvest Report and favourite hymns. Please don't forget to bring your produce gifts for the foodbank.

4.00pm, Harvest FestivalFamily Service followed by tea. Meesden Manor Farm Barn in the heart of the village.

A family froendly Harvest Service in the middle of Meesden. With a harvest report ad favourite hymns in the service, and and tea afterwards. All welcome.

5.30pm, Private Internment of Ashes, Wyddial.

6.00pm, Evening Worship, Wyddial.

Come and join us for a lovely simple and prayerful ending to the day, as we prepare for the week ahead. Join us for some wine or refreshment after the service.

Next week...
Sunday 8st October
9.30am, Holy Communion Meesden
11.00am, Mattins, Hormead

6.00pm, Evensong, Brent Pelham.



Our full services calendar can be found under Service Times

Halo Club Prize Draw 2023

Hormead with Wyddial PCC they are promoters of a 100Club Prize Draw. The next draw will take place at the Harvest Festival Lunch on the Meads, Hare Street. 40% of the proceeds are returned as prizes through the year and 60% helps with the day-to-day running costs for the two churches.


Thank you for visiting the website of The United Benefice of Hormead with Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden. If you'd like to be on our mailing list please sign up below:

For praying and worshiping from home, see the Prayer and Worship section.

Discover all that's going on in our parishes by checking out our Service Times page or downloading our bimonthly newsletter.

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.

Sign up to regular email updates that keep you informed of what's on; just complete the form below. 

Your info will not be shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.
See our Privacy Policy for details. 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required


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.

Electoral Roll Form image



 WD booking test



The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 



SG9 0NT 

01763 289258