Stanstead Abbotts - Churches and Schools

There are several churches in Stanstead Abbotts and they are all listed Grade II*.  Churches website: 
The main parish church is that of St Andrew, which was built in 1881  (photo below).
St Andrews Church


St Andrews Church

The other churches date from 12th Century.  The original parish church was St James which is located just outside the village and is now maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is notable for its 15th century timbered porch (photo below) and inside are unusually high Georgian box pews, a three-decker pulpit, texts, hatchments, old glass and monuments

   St James Church (copyright of John Salmon)
St James Church (photo copyright of John Salmon)
At the other end of the village is St Marys in the parish of St Margarets which is still used for worship every Sunday.  It is a very interesting church with what is believed to be the only remaining William Allen barrel organ in working order. There are also 52 heads of people and animals carved beside each window.
St Margarets Church (copyright of John Salmon)
St Margarets Church (St Mary's) (copyright John Salmon)
Finally in nearby Great Amwell is St John the Baptist, which enjoys a more formal style of worship. 
St John the Baptist (copyright of John Salmon)
St John the Baptist Church (copyright of John Salmon)
Regular Church Events:
  • TICTACs: Wednesday evenings 6.30pm in the Upper Room, Wilshere Hall. Phone 01920 870115
  • Prayer Meeting: Tuesday mornings 9.30am, phone 01920 870580
  • Alpha course: enquiries - 01920 870115
  • Crèche: available every Sunday 10.15am service at St. Andrew's
  • Sunday School: every Sunday 10.30am at St Margaret’s (11am on 2nd Sunday)
  • St. John the Baptist Bellringers: Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.00pm
  • St. Andrew's Music Group: one Wednesday each month 7.30pm in church
  • St. John the Baptist Choir Practice: Saturday 10.00am in Church
  • St. Margaret's (St Mary's) church: coffee every Saturday 10.45am - 12.15pm
St Andrew's CE (V.C.) Primary School
Mill Race, Stanstead Abbotts. 01920 870097
The village primary and infant school is linked to St Andrews Church.
Busy Bees Pre-school for 3-5 year olds
At St Andrews School Nursery 11.45 - 3.30pm
contact 07719579130
Bobtails Pre-School
8a Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts
Mon-Fri 9am - Noon
£9.50 per session.
Contact Keely Smith
01920 871273
Teddy Club - Parent & Toddler Group
8a Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts
Thurs 1pm - 2:45pm
Contact Keely 01920 871273
Buntings Nursery
2B High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8AB
01920 871505
Amwell School and Specialist Sports College
Station Road, Stanstead Abbotts. 01920 870027
This highly regarded special school.  The education provided at Amwell View is available from the age of 2 years through to adulthood, up to 19 years.  A multi-disciplinary approach is achieved with the provision of a physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, music therapist and school nurse.
All Nations College
Easneye, Stanstead Abbotts. 01920 443500
The film 'The Belles of St. Trinians' was filmed here!  Based at Easneye this is an independent, evangelical, inter-denominational mission training Bible College: