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UPDATED 13 April 2024

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

Third Sunday of Easter 14th April

9.30am St Mary's, Meesden,
Holy Communion.

11.00am St Nicholas’, Great Hormead,

6.00pm St Mary the Virgin, Brent Pelham,
Evening Holy Communion.

Fourth Sunday of Easter 21st April

10.00am St George's, Anstey,
St George's Day Patrinal Festival Holy Communion.

Dragon's optional.

Everyone attends St George's Church if at all possible. Please park in Village Car Park, below Village Hall. (first left immediately after the bridge as you turn towards the church if coming into Anstey village from the south or west.


Hormead with Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden


The Annual Parish Meeting and the APCM will be held in 
Hormead C of E First School, Great Hormead

on Thursday, 2nd day of May, 2024, at 7.00pm 

For the Parish Meeting: The election of Two Church Wardens for each parish by the civic electorate.

For the Annual Parochial Church Meeting The election of Parochial representatives of the laity to the Parochial Church Council; SIX representatives, per parish; from and by members of the Church Electoral Roll. Also to receive reports and appoint auditors. Further details, nomination forms and documents will be posted on the benefice website ahead of the meeting: Electoral Rolls will be published for checking in churches. Notice given by Revd James Sawyer, Rector. First published 30 March 2024.


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Our full services calendar can be found under Service Times

Halo Club Prize Draw 2024 - TICKETS

Hormead with Wyddial PCC they are promoters of a 100Club Prize Draw. Tickets for the new draw wil go on sale on 13th February, Pancake Day, launching at a coffee morning in Hormead Church Room. 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.

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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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The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 



SG9 0NT 

01763 289258