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UPDATED 24 March

Please come and worship with us this weekend.

Sunday 26th March 2023



9.30 Holy Communion, Great Hormead

Please come and join us for our celebration of Holy Communion.

11.00 Family Service, Brent Pelham

A n informal Family Service with Community Choir

5.00pm Service of Light, Meesden

Come and join in with well known hymns for Lent, a short talk and discussion.

Our full services calendar can be found under Service Times



10.30am meet at Hormead CofE First School for procession with donkey up to St Nicholas church for 11am Family service.

Find some LENT RESOURCES on our dedicated page HERE

Halo Club Prize Draw 2023

If you would like to support Hormead with Wyddial PCC they are promoters of a 100Club Prize Draw. 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. If you want to take part in the 2023 draw, please download an applicatio form for a £25 ticket HERE


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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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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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The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 



SG9 0NT 

01763 289258