A LIVING CHURCH
FINDING NEW PURPOSE
AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
800 YEARS OF HISTORY
AND WORSHIP ON THE WELSH BORDER
CHURCH NOW OPEN
St Mary's is currently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for private prayer.
Hand sanitiser and wipes provided.
A WELCOME FOR ALL
St Mary's was built in the 13th century. We are the lucky inheritors of a sacred place in which ordinary people have come together for nearly 800 years. We want St Mary's to continue to be a place of peace, comfort and significance for centuries to come.
We are a small but open and friendly community and welcome everyone to come and worship here or simply to enjoy the church in silence and solitude.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
St Mary the Virgin is a 13th century church that was presided over by the Knights Templar. It is also the resting place of St John Kemble, whose grave, a place of pilgrimage, lies at the foot of the preaching cross.
A PLACE FOR FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION
St Mary's is a place for traditional and modern Christian worship but also a place for discourse and debate. We aim to be a place where spiritual issues are tested and discussed with open minds.
There are three regular services each month:
1st Sunday 8.30 am - Morning Prayer (Matins) Book of Common Prayer
2nd Sunday 5pm - Service of Discovery. Informal, family friendly, a great place to start.
3rd Sunday - 9.30 am Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer