Welcome to St Mary, Aston


Church Photo outside

Our Rector is the Revd. Jenny Gray  who  shares ministry with her colleagues in the Beane Valley Benefice team  We are a  friendly and welcoming  parish church serving the village of  Aston and  surrounding areas where people have worshipped for over 700 yearsWe meet together to share our life journey with God, to become the people we are meant to be. We want to give thanks to God, know more of His love and serve our community.    

Brother, sister, let me serve you let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too

We are pilgrims on a journey, and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load


We welcome people of every age and stage of faith.  Join us at 11 am on Sunday and at other times as detailed in the Services section of our website.  Our beautiful historic church is a special place to mark the important events of our lives: baptisms (christenings) thanksgivings, weddings, renewal of vows and funerals as well as sharing our hopes and fears with God in weekly worship.

We are part of the Diocese of St Albans, click under Pages and Links for information and events. We share its vision of ‘Going deeper into God, Making new disciples and Transforming communities’.

What about children?

Children and young people are a valued part of our church and always welcome.
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays children are part of our all age Family Service. Activities are provided in a special children’s corner, we have a kitchen and toilet.

The Parish has a small, highly successful Church of England School which is actively involved in church life through weekly collective worship, special services in church and visits.

Share in the work of the church

The church has close links with our village and people help in its upkeep and organising our special events.  Become a bell ringer or sing in the choir (all ages).Use your skills with flower arranging, cleaning, church and churchyard maintenance or special events – contact the Church Wardens or Friends to volunteer. 

Food for the Stevenage Food Bank and toiletries for Yarlswood Refugees can be brought to church or left at the Rectory, Church Lane, Watton-at-Stone SG14 3RD. 

If you would like us to pray for you or someone you know please contact
our Rector, Rev Jenny Gray

To find out more

Contact Rev Jenny Gray: jennygrayrectory@gmail.com 01920 830035 or our
Church Wardens: Tim Alexander,  01438 880519 or Sara Hudson 01438 880750.  
To visit the Church building please contact one of the Church Wardens.

Church and Aston village events are reported in the monthly Aston Parish News 


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Our website was last updated on Sunday 23 April 2017


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  3 in 1 and 1 in 3 
what’s the Trinity about?

       Our Mission Action Plan

   Rev Jenny's lists of 10's  
 After reading  ‘Ten’ by John Pritchard
our Rector, 
 Rev Jenny Gray has been prompted to  write her own lists
of ‘Ten’ each month

Leave a space for God

Ann Edwards  © 2016