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Watton-at-Stone is a village in the English county of Hertfordshire, situated midway between the towns of Stevenage and Hertford in the valley of the River Beane. The 2011 census showed a population of 2,272 living in 946 households. Watton-at-Stone is also a civil parish in East Hertfordshire District Council.[1]

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Chips, beer battered onion rings, garlic mushroom & slow roasted tomato

A war memorial lies in a field adjoining the church.

We are pilgrims on a journey, and companions on the road; we are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

Denise Hodgson: phone  07446161125

We are part of the Diocese of St Albans, click under Pages and Links opposite for information and events. We share its vision of ‘Going deeper into God, Making new disciples and Transforming communities’.

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We meet together to share our life journey with God, to become the people we are meant to be. We want to give thanks to God, know more of His love and serve our community.     

Children and young people are an essential part of our church. We run a Sunday Club during the 9.30am Communion service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month with groups for pre-school and school age children. Please see the link (under News) or contact  On the 1st Sunday children are part of our all age Family Service. We have activity bags, a special children’s corner, kitchen and toilet. We have strong links with Watton and Heath Mount schools.

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The name is also spelled unhyphenated as Watton at Stone and appears in this form on Ordnance Survey maps. The County Council favours the hyphenated version. Both spellings are equally valid.

Brother, sister, let me serve you; let me be as Christ to you; pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.  

The famous locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley lived in Watton House until his death in 1941.[7] The evangelical author and social campaigner Edward Bickersteth was rector of the church for twenty years from 1830 until his death in 1850.[8][9] His one-time curate was the theological scholar Thomas Birks.[9]

There is a wide selection of blackboard specials offering seasonal dishes as well as fresh fish from Grimsby, local game (when in season) and traditional Sunday roasts. With a selection of lighter options such as sandwiches and salads as well as a children’s menu there is something for everyone. Vegetarian and Gluten Free dishes are available for those with dietary requirements.

The village has a primary school and nursery school. The co-educational Heath Mount independent school is located on the outskirts in the private estate of the Grade II* listed Woodhall Park.

Grilled Mediterranean vegetables, gherkins marinated mixed olives, homemade houmous, house focaccia & breaded goats cheese

Welcome to St Andrew and St Mary Watton-at Stone

The Booking Office is accessible from street, the north bound platform is accesible from car park. Limited staff.

A selection of cured meats, house focaccia, marinated mixed olives, piccalilli & gherkins

Watercress, pickled carrot & cucumber, pomegranate, sesame seeds & an Asian dressing

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Whether you are visiting us as an existing resident or you are thinking of making a new life here, or just browsing, we hope that you find what you are looking for and also trust that you will enjoy learning about the Parish and what it has to offer.

The Iron Age Aston Mirror was found nearby, closer to Watton-at-Stone than to the village of Aston, but technically in Aston parish due to the convoluted border. It is now kept at the British Museum.[3] A collection of Belgic armour and weaponry was discovered in the mid-19th century by workers digging a drain at the north end of the village.

Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 11pm Sunday 12 noon - 6pm

For all enquiries about baptism, funerals, blessings, visits, confirmation please contact Revd Jenny by phone or email.  Please note Mondays are my usual day off.

Enjoy fine dining in either of the two newly refurbished dining rooms or a bar snack in the lounge or public bar and be assured of pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and freshly prepared home cooked food 7 days a week. Walkers and cyclists are welcome (please call in advance) and we are dog friendly in the public bar area and garden areas.

If you would like us to pray for you or someone you know please contact Rev Jenny Gray


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Food for the Hertford Food Bank and toiletries for Yarlswood Refugees can be brought to church or left at the Rectory, Church Lane SG14 3RD. 

The village has a number of dwellings dating from early Tudor, such as Watton House, through to late Georgian constructions.[2] Its flintstone rubble Anglican church dedicated to Saint Mary and Saint Andrew dates from the fifteenth century,[2][3] and is built in the Perpendicular style.[5]

Free range eggs any style, bubble & squeak, flat mushroom, roasted tomato & Heinz baked beans

A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1912.

Chips, beer battered onion rings, garlic mushroom & slow roasted tomato

Freshly brewed double espresso & Amaretto poured over vanilla ice cream

Sausage, free range eggs any style, cured smoked bacon, flat mushroom, roasted tomato & Heinz baked beans

Malibu soaked sponge, pineapple jelly, pineapple sorbet, coconut custard & Malibu cream

To join the "Friends of Watton Church" please contact Helen McCash 01920 830665 or email