Following the announcement from the Government regarding staying at home and closing places of worship we have had no choice but to close St Mary’s Church completely for the time being. There will be no public acts of worship, no baptisms and no weddings. The Church Hall, Parish Office and The Coach House are also now closed. Services are now being broadcast online on a Tuesday evening at 7.00pm, Thursday morning at 10.30am and Sunday at 10.00am using Facebook Live and Zoom.
If you know somebody who needs some help with shopping etc in the Stourbridge area then refer them to this Facebook page which gives details of how to access help.https://www.facebook.com/StourbridgeCS/
The Parish Office is also closed but if you need to contact us use e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01384 441003
Worcester Diocese have produced an amended Prayer Diary for the month of May reflecting these unusual times. Click on this link to view a copy
During the last ten days, known as Ascensiontide, we have joined in a national time of prayer known as ‘thy kingdom come’. The main two ways you can join in with this are 1. visit the prayer church that has been constructed on the lawn outside church and add your prayer using a ribbon and 2. join with us at 9.00pm in saying Evening Prayer. We will all be doing this in our own homes but there is also a video to help you on our videos page. Click on this link to view a copy of Evening Prayer.
The church is normally open during the same hours that the church office is open in the week. Please feel free to drop in at any time to enjoy the space and peace.
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