Groups and Activities
There is a wide variety of groups and activities available at St Mary's.
If you would like to learn more about a group then please get in touch with the named contact for the group.
Alternatively, if you would like to start a new group then please feel free to contact to the churchwardens or church office.
The Hub meets most Sunday evenings during term time in New Church House, St Mary's Welwyn, from 19:00 - 20:30.
It is for anyone at secondary school.
Comments from members:
"I'd say The Hub is very fun! It's a chance to make friends, to get good experiences (things like Whitechapel, sleep outs, skiing, barn dances!) You can try something new and get a different perspective on things and maybe think about things you haven't really thought much about before. Somewhere where you can have discussions about different but relevant topics, that opens up your viewpoints, etc. about different things. I'd say mainly somewhere you know you can go to have fun, to relax and to know that you can always find someone who will genuinely care for you, be
there for you if you need it. But also something we like to go to because we have fun but also get a lot out of even if it's just something to think about like a thought for the evening.
It's nice and relaxed and informal and there's no pressure to have to do certain things etc like you would at school. It's structured but in a more relaxed way! It's quite adaptable and varied from week to week."
For information about the bellringers at St Mary's, click here
Book Club - Afternoon
The Afternoon Book Group meet on the third Thursday of each month at 2.00 p.m. in the small room in Church House.
The meeting lasts for about an hour and a half and we have discussed a wide range of books, both ancient and modern! We borrow books from the county library service and, whilst we haven't all enjoyed all of the books, they have provoked lively discussions!
New members would be most welcome.
Book Club - Evening
The evening Book Club meets once a month on the second Thursday evening of each month.
We choose a book by consensus up to 3 months in advance and meet in members' houses to discuss the book in a friendly, informal and enjoyable manner. There are currently around 14 members.
For information about the choir at St Mary's, click here.
Choir members can log in here.
Fairtrade refreshments and products are available in Church every Saturday morning. For more information, click here
St Marys Welwyn FC (FA affiliated) play in the Hertfordshire and Borders Churches Football League. This is for senior players and we field two sides - the 1st team play in Division 1 and our 2nd team play in Division 2.
We have regular mid-week training and five-a-side sessions and we also participate in League, Hertfordshire FA, and National Church team cup competitions.
Membership is open to anyone from the local area and there are currently approximately 30 playing members, ranging in ages from 15 to over 50!
A warm welcome is given to anyone who wishes to play regularly or would just like to join in training sessions or help with the running of the club.
The servers are a team of people, male and female, young and not so young, who act as Servers at the 9.30am Eucharist on Sundays and at major evening Eucharists. A team of 3 Servers and a Sub Deacon are on duty on a rota basis each week.
For more information, contact the churchwardens.
The St Mary's Theatre Club regularly attends performances of all types - plays, musicals, ballet - at the Milton Keynes Theatre, where many productions are staged prior to transfer to the West End. Recently, the group has seen the Matthew Bourne production of Swan Lake , the musical West Side Story and Wuthering Heights by the Northern Ballet. Return coach travel from Welwyn is normally arranged and groups can range from 10 to 40 people.
For information about the productions for which the theatre group has reservations can be found, click here
St Mary’s walking group began nearly 4 years ago and now has about 50 members. We meet at 10:15am on the third Monday of each month and walk for 4 to 5 miles in 2 hours starting from various local pubs. The walks are led by different volunteers who also arrange lunch at the pub.
Walks are relatively easy and great fun, providing a good opportunity to meet and chat to people as well as see lovely countryside and improve fitness. We usually have 20 or more walkers.