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 and Toddlers' services . We share a
Priest in Charge with our neighbouring parishes of Great and
Little Wymondley, and several times a year combine with these
churches for special joint services.
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). In 2009 we will have 12
weddings, always a happy occasion for the couple, the church and the
has been a church on this site for at least 900years The church
building is dedicated to St Ippolyts, so our patronal festival day is
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
to the South of Hitchin. just
of St Ippolyts is just outside Hitchin on the
B656 road to Codicote. The church is visible from this
under two miles from Hitchin turn left at a small crossroads and
travel past the old foundry and
the church is a short distance away.
It is floodlit at night so easy to spot. From the A1 come off at
junction 8 and take the A602 to Hitchin, there are two very narrow
lanes on LHS that are signposted to St Ippolyts, watch out for the
different spelling of our village.