St Mary's Church

Steeple Bumpstead


Transforming church and community by the good news of Christ...


Updates and to get help during the COVID-19 period

During the months of August & September, one of our churches will be open each Sunday for limited Sunday worship.

Please click here to read the guidance that everyone must follow and adhere to

The service pattern for August and September will be:

9th August:             10.30am Morning Prayer:   Ashen
16th August:           10.30am Morning Prayer:   Helions Bumpstead
23rd August:           10.30am Morning Prayer:   Ridgewell
30th August:           10.30am Harvest Festival:  Rylands Farm
6th September:      5pm Evening Prayer:           Helions Bumpstead
13th September:   10.30am Morning Prayer:    Ashen
20th September:   10.30am Morning Prayer:    Helions Bumpstead
27th September:   10.30am Morning Prayer:    Ridgewell

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Coffee@Church has been suspended until further notice.


We apologise for any inconvenience.

Dates for Your Diary
Regular Services

Welcome to the St Mary's website. Please feel free to explore the various pages where we hope you will see that we are a diverse and lively community of people, seeking to serve God and the local community.


All are welcome at St Mary's - from newborns to those of 100 plus!  We like to think we have something for everybody and if we can help in any way, please feel free to get in touch. We hope to see you soon!


Jonathan and Theresa Lowe



1st Sunday  - 10:30am Combined Service

                         (see notes below)

2nd Sunday - 11:00am Morning Praise &

                           4:30pm Evensong

3rd Sunday  - 11:00am Holy Communion

4th Sunday  - 4:30pm The '4:30 to King's                                              Cross'

5th Sunday  -  

1st Sunday Combined Services:


Said Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer will take place at St Andrew's, Helions Bumpstead on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at 9.15am

Sermon Podcasts

Sermon Podcast for Sunday 9th August read by Archdeacon Elizabeth

Churchyard Wall

Important Safety Notice

Click here for more information

We are committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church Of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Wendy Norris, may be contacted by emailing: