Homewood Road Church stands on the corner of Homewood Road and Sandpit Lane.
We are a Church of all ages, backgrounds and experiences seeking and sharing God’s love and purpose in our local community and throughout the world.
Services take place every Sunday morning at 11 am and on Sunday evenings between April and October at 6.30 pm. See "" for details.
In addition to this, the Church premises are well used by many local groups for a wide range of activities.
The United Reformed Church
Historically, United Reformed Churches are a union of English Presbyterian and the Congregational Churches in England, Scotland and Wales.
In practice, the church membership, through its Elders, has the responsibility for the vision and administration of the church under God’s guidance.
The Minister and Elders provide pastoral care for church members, friends and associates.
History of Our Congregation
The first service of worship for our congregation was in November 1941. Meetings for worship on the current site began in 1950 and the current church building was opened in 1964. The building was extended in 1990.
The congregation have been members of the United Reformed Church since 5th October 1972, when there was a national union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales, forming the United Reformed Church in England and Wales.
In 1981 the Re-Formed Association of Churches of Christ joined the United Reformed Church in England and Wales, and in 2000 the Congregational Union of Scotland joined the union, to form the United Reformed Church.
Churches Together in St Albans
There are 37 churches in the CTSA grouping, giving the opportunity for all denominations to share faith, friendship, fellowship and forums. For information about current events, visit .
Churches Together In Marshalswick (CTM)
CTM is an ecumenical grouping involving six local churches, as follows:-
Homewood Road United Reformed Church
Marshalswick Baptist Free Church
Marshalswick Mass Centre
The Parish Church of St Leonards, Sandridge
The Parish Church of St Mary, Marshalswick
The Parish Church of St Saviour
The group share worship on a regular basis, 5-6 times each year, as well as marking such events as Christian Aid Week, One World Week, The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and Lent. There are also occasional social gatherings. These activities enable us to come together and share our faith with those from other traditions, valuing our unity and diversity.
Heartland is the name adopted by the group of 13 churches which has been recognised as a formal Local Area Group reporting to Thames North Synod. The churches which make up the Heartland Croup are divided into 3 Clusters as follows:
Edward St, St Katherine’s (both Dunstable), Bury Park, St Ninian’s, Wigmore (all Luton)
Homewood Road, Trinity St Albans, Chiswell Green, Bricket Wood
Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden, Wheathampstead , Panshanger LEP
Dunstable & Luton:
St Albans Cluster of United Reformed Churches
Homewood Road URC is now part of a cluster of three churches in St Albans along with Trinity Church, in Beaconsfield Road and Greenwood Church (formerly Chiswell Green and Bricket Wood Churches). Rev. John Hardaker ministers to all three churches.
Close links are being formed between the churches. Several social and Christian activities as well as worship opportunities take place, bringing the three churches together.
Please follow the links to find out what’s on at the other churches in the cluster.