Church in the heart of the community
St Mary Magdalene is the Church of England Parish Church
serving the parish of Hatfield Hyde on the eastern side of of Welwyn Garden City.
The Church belongs to the Worldwide Anglican Communion of Churches.
It is in the Diocese of St Albans and the Welwyn Hatfield Deanery.
Main Sunday Service
10.00 am Parish Eucharist
with Sunday School and Creche
Details of our regular services
are on the Worship page
For baptism and wedding bookings:
Parish Office, Wednesday 6-
Priest in Charge: Rev'd Averil Lauckner,
The Vicarage, Hollybush Lane
Welwyn Garden City AL7 4JS
The building dates from 1881 and was originally part of Lord Salisbury’s estate centred around Hatfield House. However as Welwyn Garden City expanded in the 1940’s, ‘50’s, & 60’s so the small hamlet of Hatfield Hyde was incorporated into it. It now serves a large parish numbering over 25,000, with new house building underway.
Today the church is a thriving Christian community, united in the worship of God, and reaching out to serve our local community. Do read more about us by navigating through the site – and do come and join us!