St Mary’s Church
St Mary the Virgin Church is located in Churchgate, Cheshunt. Inside the church there are a number of memorials including one for the Dewhurst family who were founding members of the Dewhurst Schools, (now Dewhurst St Mary Primary School, Churchfield Primary School and St Mary’s CE High School).
St Mary’s CE High School continues to be supported by the Dewhurst Trust and the Trust is responsible for the appointment of Foundation Governors who are on St Mary’s Board of Governors.
The School uses the church for significant services throughout the school year and provides an opportunity for the school and local community to worship and celebrate together.
Once each year in the spring term, Year 7 students from St Mary’s are joined by children from Churchfield and Dewhurst St Mary CE Primary Schools for a Founders Day service to celebrate and give thanks for the lives of our founders.
The picture below shows Mr Peter Hutchinson, a Trustee of the Dewhurst Foundation joined Reverend John Williams, students to lay flowers under the Dewhurst family memorial stone in St Mary’s Church in April 2015.