Welcome to St Mary’s


Following the announcement this week, increased vaccination levels and fall in infections we’ve made the decision to begin public worship again from Thursday 11th March. Services will continue to be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook for those people who don’t yet feel ready to return to church.

The church building is currently open as follows for private prayer and reflection: Monday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Thursday open following the 10.30am service until 4.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 12 noon, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Click on this link to see a list of services we are hoping to run during Holy Week which begins on Sunday 28th March

The Parish Office is still operating but John will be working from home. It is open during normal office hours Tuesday – Thursday 9.00am – 1.00pm. Friday 9.00am – 12 noon. If you need to contact us use e mail st.mary.os@btconnect.com or phone 01384 441003

We’ve had to suspend our usual weekly vestry hour where we take bookings for weddings and funerals. Please contact the Parish Office or the Rector if you would like to speak to us about either an existing wedding or baptism booking or a future booking.

For the safety and security of the building there are five CCTV cameras monitoring the inside of the church. Images are recorded and can be viewed remotely. An area of the church is set aside for private prayer and reflection which is not covered by the CCTV system.

We produce a weekly pewsheet which gives details of all our services as well as prayers, readings and notices. Please visit the downloads page to view the most recent copy.

Like most churches, St Mary’s is far from being just a local building in which to worship.It is also a thriving centre of Christian activities all of which contribute in many ways to the life of the church and extend the work of our Lord in the parish and elsewhere. We try to involve people in a variety of ways, especially those who are new to the area – you will always find a warm welcome here. If you wish to have your child baptised, be baptised yourself or prepare for confirmation you will find information on this website to explain how you go about this. We are a popular venue for weddings and our weddings section will answer any questions you may have relating to booking and organising your wedding service.  We also give details of all the exciting events and activities which take place at St Mary’s, as well as some interesting information relating to our history and how to go about tracing your family through registers and the graveyard. 

St Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of all children and adults who attend church. Click on the image to view a copy of our Safeguarding policy which is renewed annually and was last adopted by St Mary’s parochial Church Council on 22nd May 2019. It gives details of who you could contact if you wish to speak to somebody.

We hope you will enjoy looking through these pages. If there is anything else you wish to know, please click here to go to the contact page and find out more.

If you would like to make a financial donation towards the work of the church either visit our donations page or click on the following link: https://thy.ng/CUR010047