Meets every Sunday morning at 10.45am with occasional afternoon services
Ashwell URC is one of eight churches within the North Herts Group of URCs, currently supported by one ordained Minister.
Protestant ‘dissenters’ first met in a room in a private house in Ashwell from 1672 until 1693, having heard the preaching of John Bunyan. The first building licensed for worship, however, was an old maltings that used to be located within the present chapel yard and this became the Independent Chapel in about 1793. The number of worshippers grew and a ‘proper’ church was built to replace it in 1829. However, this was very badly damaged in the Great Fire of Ashwell which consumed many homes and farms in this part of the village in 1850. Within two years, a new church had been erected with financial support from many people.
New stained glass windows, designed in the latest Art Nouveau tradition, were gifted by a local benefactor in about 1906 and other decorations were introduced at the same time, all of which create a unique and beautiful atmosphere in which to worship God on Sunday mornings.
Informal worship is led by local lay preachers who bring their Christian message in a variety of styles and our singing is accompanied by either a traditional pipe organ or by more modern piano. Visitors are warmly welcomed.
Secretary: Mrs Chris James, Tel:01462 742684 | Hall bookings: Mrs San Carswell Tel:01462 742757
We are here to worship God
And to show his love by:
- Actively caring for God's creation
- Seeking God's guidance in all that we do
- Helping others in our community to find peace in God
- Welcoming all to our church with love and friendship
- Ensuring that we support justice for all people
- Learning and teaching about God's love
- Living our lives as Jesus taught us
Day by day,
Through the love of Jesus Christ,
With the help in the power of the Holy Spirit.