Welcome to the webpages of the Roman Catholic Church of St Richard of Chichester, serving the Catholic community of Buntingford Hertfordshire.

Message from the Bishops’ Conference:

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith.

It’s very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20 March 2020, until further notice.

We want everyone to understand that in these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed. This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181). This pandemic is the ‘serious reason’ why this obligation does not apply at this time.


Please see the Westminster Diocese website for more information.

Some churches in our diocese stream Mass online, you may be able to watch one of these during this time.



Whether you are a current parishioner, new to the parish or just wanting to find out more, you’re very welcome.

If you’re new to the parish, please do introduce yourself to our parish priest Fr Cyril Chiaha.



Our postal address is 3 Station Road, Buntingford, Herts SG9 9HT.

You can contact by email at  buntingford@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 01763 271471

We are linked with the Parish of Old Hall Green and Puckeridge.