UPDATED 30th July
On Sunday, 2nd August, we will hold an outdoor service in the grounds of Alswick Hall.
Please arrive from 9.45am to be seated by 10.15am in time for a 10.30am start. You will need to bring your own garden chair or rug. Social distancing and safety measures will be in operation. You are encouraged to bring and wear face masks. See here for further details.
Tell us if you plan to attend a church service by emailing us here.
Church will not be quite as it was before lockdown and we've made a short video to help you be prepared for what you will find.
We have been carefully opening up to more public worship over recent weeks. We have leased the gardens of Alswick Hall for our outdoor benefice service at the start of August which we hope will feel safe for people who are still shielding.
Please continue to be mindful of the hygiene and safety measures in place. To help keep everyone safe, please only visit the buildings or attend services if you know you are well and as sure as you can be that you and all the members of your household or 'bubble' are free of any virus infection.
To help keep everyone safe, while optional, masks or face-coverings are preferred. We are encouraging everyone in our congregations to wear one while in church where practical, and even at our outdoor service to protect the vulnerable.
You may also wish to look at:
A video of the Festival Eucharist for th feast day of
St Peter and St Paul from St Albans Cathedral.
Also a Black Lives Matter statement form the Rector and links here.
Discover our services from previous weekends too.
Check out our Prayer and Worship Resources pages to find out all about what's happening this weekend with worship online. New resources and links added.
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During the Covid-19 Virus outbreak we need to do 'Church' differently. But 'Church' has always been about people and not buildings. So while we are not meeting physically in large groups, to keep a safe, we are doing all we can to help our communities and stay connected in other ways. Please do register for our emails below.
We have worked really hard to reopen churches for Priavte Prayer from Monday 15th June. Please contact Revd James Sawyer if you are able to continue to assist with regular cleaning.
For Community links - See the Covid-19 Information page for more details.
For praying and worshiping from home, see the Prayer and Worship section.
In normal times you can discover all that's going on in our parishes by checking out our Service Times page or downloading the weekly bulletin and our bimonthly newsletter. Right now, we are trying to stick to a revised scheduled of services so you know when it's a good time to pray with others at this difficult time.
If you'd like to receive our regular email update, please register using the form at the bottom of this page.
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.
P.S. Our website name quintetchurches.com 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. Or you can contact Revd Paddy Cable on 01799 550466
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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 forst 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.