We are a friendly village church community of all ages. Our services range from the traditional Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion, Evensong and the occasional Mattins to Common Worship, Sung Eucharist and All Age Non- Eucharistic Breakfast Service. We share a Vicar with our neighbouring parishes of Great and Little Wymondley, and several times a year combine with these churches for special joint services.
Our Church building is very well loved by the village and being a pretty church on a hill in lovely surroundings we are often chosen by brides for their wedding day (see weddings page). We host several weddings each year, always a happy occasion for the couple, the church and the village community.
There has been a church on this site for at least 900 years; the church building is dedicated to St Ippolyts, so our patronal festival day is August 13th the day dedicated to St Hippolytus (see the article about St Hippolytus). The Ecclesiastical parish of St Ippolyts includes the villages of St Ippolyts, Gosmore and Langley.
The village of St Ippolyts is just outside Hitchin on the B656 road to Codicote and the church can be accessed from this road or from the A602 to the south of Hitchin. The church is visible from the B656, just under two miles from Hitchin and is floodlit at night so easy to spot.
From the A1M come off at junction 8 and take the A602 to Hitchin, there are two very narrow lanes on the left hand side that are signposted to St Ippolyts. If you prefer to stay on the main road simply continue and take the first exit at the roundabout, continue straight on at the mini roundabout, and then take the next left (just after the pedestrian crossing). For Sat Nav users the postcode is SG4 7PB and the road name is Ashbrook Lane. Watch out for the alternative spelling of our village on some signposts - St Ippollitts.
Our PCC has adopted the national Church of England policy statement ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, details can be found on this web site under "Safeguarding" above.