Spicer Street Church St Albans Hertfordshire



Who we are

We are an evangelical church at the heart of St Albans. Our aim is to grow in our knowledge of God, to love him, and to make him known.

At Spicer Street we have many people who are not Christians but who are just looking into the Christian faith for themselves. Joining with us at one of our Sunday services at church or online would be an ideal way to do that.


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Spicer Street Church
Spicer Street
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4PQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 07709 379138

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Church Pastor

Greg Strain
Greg Strain
Senior Pastor and Elder
Spicer Street
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4PQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 07709 379138

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Sunday - 9th July 2023, 9.30am service


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Greg practised as a doctor before training for Christian ministry. He has been at Spicer Street since 1999 and has been Senior Pastor since 2003. He is married to Harriet and they have four grown up children. He enjoys walking, watching sports, reading and the occasional day fly fishing.   Edit
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Spicer Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire
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Parking in the streets immediately around the church is for residents only. However, there are a number of public car parks near the church, shown in the map below.

The most convenient nearby parking is Gombards Car Park (AL3 5EN), about 5 minutes' walk from the church. It is operated by St Albans Council and full details, including payment details, can be found here:

https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/car-parks-and-street-pay-and-display   Edit

Spicer Street Church Service Times

Sunday: 9.30am, 11.15am and 6:00pm

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Sunday School / Children and Youth Activities

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Sunday School & Crèche

In school term time, including Sundays in half term, there are Sunday School groups for children aged from 2½ to 11 at both morning services. All these groups are led by trained volunteers and will include age-appropriate Bible teaching and activities.

The children start in the main service for the first 15 minutes or so, before going to join their groups.

There is also a crèche available at both morning services, starting from the beginning of the service.

During the school holidays, there are groups for children up to aged 7 at the 9:30 service.

All Age Services

Once or twice a term, instead of running a Sunday School, we have an all age service. This is a great opportunity for the whole church family to worship and learn together.

Wednesday Club

Our midweek group for children in school years 3-6 (or years 2-5 in the summer term) meets in the church hall every Wednesday in school term time, from 5-6:30pm.

You can expect plenty of games, crafts, interactive Bible teaching and activities, and we even finish with a simple, child-friendly meal to enjoy together. Newcomers are always welcome!

Please contact us for more details, including how to register your child.

Little Explorers group for parents and toddlers

Our toddler group meets on Thursday mornings.

We play in the hall first, then go into the church for a Bible story and singing. We then go back into the hall for craft, refreshments and more playing.

We also run a separate group for those in the early days of parenting with a chance to chat and seek advice from others.   Edit
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Crossway meets on a Friday (6:45-8:00pm) at a local school during term time. The plan is to have a great time getting to know each other better, and getting to know Jesus better from the Bible, so there’s always a mix of Bible teaching and activities.

Some of us also get together on a Sunday evening (5:45-7:00pm) in the church hall to think more deeply about what it means to follow Jesus as 11-14 year olds.

Please contact us for meeting details.


YP meets on a Friday (8:00-9:30pm) at a local school during term time. The evening starts with a chance for everyone to hang out, before we take a look at the Bible together. About once a month we do something a bit different together e.g. a Q&A session, a topic or special event.

Years 12 and 13 have their small group on a Tuesday evening in a local home but still join us for the all together events.

Some of the YP (Years 10-13) also meet together on a Sunday night, (7:00-8:30pm) in the church hall. This session provides an opportunity for them to encourage each other and be spurred on in the faith.

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廣東話事工 Cantonese Ministry


在2021年初預計即將有許多香港人會移居到Herts, 我們就藉著禱告,憑信心開展這個廣東話團契, 希望藉此聯繫基督徒家庭,也支援初到步的香港人。

在這段日子裡,經歷了天父豐富的供應, 我們見證著群體穩定地成長,也幫助了不少新朋友認識福音。

我們已在2022年9月25日,開始每月一次的廣東話崇拜, 時間為第四周主日的下午2:30。 廣東話團契則維持在第二周主日下午進行。歡迎你們參與!

我們過去的聚會內容包括:查經、福音班、祈禱會、詩歌敬拜、 認識英國教會歷史、教育講座,以及稅務講座等。
Cantonese service, spiritual community and gospel ministry at Spicer Street Church

As many Hong Kong people are expected to move to Hertfordshire, we have started this Cantonese fellowship by prayer and faith, hoping to connect Christian families and support Hong Kong people who are new to the area.

Throughout these days, we have experienced the rich provision of our Heavenly Father, and witnessed the steady growth of the group.

Our Cantonese services take place at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. Please join us!   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer Inspire my thoughts
Holy Spirit of God, visit now this soul of mine, and tarry within it until the eventide. Inspire all my thoughts. Pervade all my imaginations. Suggest all my decisions. Lodge in my soul's most inward citadel, and order all my doings. Be with me in silence and in my speech, in my haste and in my leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and the weariness of the evening. Give me grace at all times to rejoice in Thy mysterious companionship.
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