New to St Mary’s

Welcome from our Vicar. If you cannot see the video please click here to download


What can I expect on a Sunday at St Mary’s?

What do I wear to St Mary’s?

Come as you are. There is no dress code, we want you to feel welcomed and comfortable.

What do I do when I arrive for a service?

You will be welcomed at the door and given any books or leaflets that you need for that particular service. You are welcome to sit where you like. Do let the welcomers know that it is your first visit – they will be very happy to show you to a seat and help you find your way around the service itself.

How long are the services at St Mary’s?

Our 10.00 services are around an hour but the earlier and the later services are a little shorter. All our services have a sermon or talk, lasting between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the occasion.

Will I be able to follow what’s going on?

The person leading the service will give out page numbers but if it all seems a bit overwhelming, just allow yourself to be surrounded by your neighbours’ worship. You will notice that people sit, stand and sometimes kneel during services. Join in as you feel comfortable with this.

Are there ways for me to get involved at St Mary’s?

We would like to be known as a church for six things:

The depth of our spiritual life
Our commitment to bring life to others
The stepping-stones we put in place for those who wish to journey with us
The vibrancy of our common life
The beauty of our church building
Our ability to work together

There are lots of ways for you to get to know people and to join in the teams that make our church life together possible. Speak to one of the welcomers and let them know you are interested in getting more involved with us.

earI really need to talk to someone …

If you want to talk to someone about your questions about visiting us, our Christian faith or issues that you are going through at the moment, make yourself known to the welcomers and/or the people leading the service that you come to.

If you feel you need to talk outside of the service times, use the contacts page to get in touch.