St Mary's Church
St Mary’s is a living church in an ancient building. It has been a place of worship since 1069 when it was founded by Guillaume de Breteuille, one of William the Conqueror’s great Marshalls.The church has changed and adapted with the times but retains many Norman features along with a new stained glass window that was installed to commemorate the Millennium.
The church has a friendly and outgoing congregation who are always happy to welcome new people into the family. We see the church as the hub of the community and firmly believe in reaching out to children and young families and being actively involved in village life.
The range of services aims to appeal to many different people. Children are always welcome at our services and there is a carpeted area at the back equipped with toys to cater to the needs of younger ones.
1st & 3rd Sundays:
8.00am Common Prayer
9.30am Family worship
10.30am Morning Worship with communion
2nd & 4th Sundays
10.30am Morning Worship
On those rare fifth Sundays of the month we usually have a whole benefice service in one of the four churches - please get in touch to confirm which church is hosting.
Saturday 16th December
4.00pm Christingle service
Sunday 17th December
6.30pm Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 24th December
4.00pm Family Carols & Crib Service
(bookings only https://bit.ly/49G3ZJY)
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Monday 25th December
10.30am Family Communion
Sunday 31st December
10.30am United Benefice Service at Swallowfield
St Mary's Team
Together with the ministry team we have a hard-working group of volunteers to keep the church running smoothly and help organise events. Some of our team members are...