St Mary the Virgin (Aylesbury Parish Church), Aylesbury

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St Mary the Virgin is one of a team of churches that forms the Parish of Aylesbury with Bierton and Hulcott. Other churches are St. James the Great in Bierton, St. Peter's in Quarrendon and All Saints in Hulcott. The Church of Fairford Leys is an ecumenical partnership church in the parish.

St Mary's stands in the centre of Aylesbury, and due to its position on a small hill, is among the tallest and most visible buildings in the town, being visible across the entire Vale. St. Mary's Church is the Parish Church for Aylesbury and also the County Church for Buckinghamshire. As a result we host many civic events during the course of the year. The Rector is traditionally the chaplain to the Town Mayor of Aylesbury.

We pride ourselves as a church with its doors open to visitors seven days a week. We house a small Refectory which sells teas, coffees and hot foods Monday to Saturday. We are also the venue for the Lunchtime Concerts that have taken place here for over twenty years. There are typically two services every day during the week.

St. Mary's Church is in the modern catholic tradition. This means that we celebrate the Eucharist as our principal service, wearing vestments and using incense when appropriate. We have a full choir who are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. Our repertoire is broad, enjoying modern and traditional hymns and music. We are a very welcoming church, most especially for your young children. We believe very strongly that our worship is for all, and our toddlers enjoy their space within the main body of the church! We have a thriving Sunday School, youth Emmaus course, and of course opportunities for all our members to assist with serving.

St. Mary's is the proud home to a gifted and much-awarded team of bell ringers, who offer bells for all major services. We are a very diverse community, with an increasing population from many countries and cultures from around the world, most notably Zimbabwe!

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Fr Shane Wood - Team Rector
St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Square
Aylesbury
HP20 2JJ

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01296 437641 w. A/phne
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Sunday

Holy Communion 1662
Book of Common Prayer 1662
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship

Monday

Morning Prayer
Join us for our Daily Office. This is a small service that us held in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy and members of the ministry team
Every Monday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Refectory open
Our Refectory is open to offer home-made warm or cold food, cakes and beverages. All our food is organic and Fair Trade.
Every Monday at 10:30 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Meditation
This is a weekly oasis of calm and reflection in the busyness of the working day. A range of speakers offer a short mediation and time for relection.
Every Monday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Join us for our Daily Office. This is a small service that us held in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy and members of the ministry team
Every Tuesday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Refectory open
Our Refectory is open to offer home-made warm or cold food, cakes and beverages. All our food is organic and Fair Trade.
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Lunchtime Eucharist
Said Eucharist in St Luke's chapel.
Every Tuesday at 12:00 PM
Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Join us for our Daily Office. This is a small service that us held in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy and members of the ministry team
Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Refectory open
Our Refectory is open to offer home-made warm or cold food, cakes and beverages. All our food is organic and Fair Trade.
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Lunctime Prayers
We maintain a constant vigil of prayer in all that we do, but this is an opportunity during every week to make intercessions for the world and the community around us.
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Join us for our Daily Office. This is a small service that us held in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy and members of the ministry team
Every Thursday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Refectory open
Our Refectory is open to offer home-made warm or cold food, cakes and beverages. All our food is organic and Fair Trade.
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Lunchtime Eucharist
Said Eucharist in St Luke's chapel
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM
Common Worship
Music at lunchtime
Forty minute chamber concert performed by musicians of high calibre, including professional musicians as well as senior music students at the Royal Academy of Music and Aylesbury Music Centre.
Every Thursday at 12:45 PM for 40 minutes

Friday

Morning Prayer
Join us for our Daily Office. This is a small service that us held in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy and members of the ministry team
Every Friday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Refectory open
Our Refectory is open to offer home-made warm or cold food, cakes and beverages. All our food is organic and Fair Trade.
Every Friday at 10:30 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Healing and Reconciliation
This Service of Healing and Reconciliation is an opportunity to pray for yourself, or for others, who are in particular need. Laying-on of hands is offered (and anointing by request)
Every Friday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour

Saturday

Refectory open
We are now open on a Saturday for drinks and light refreshments
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Cafe / restaurant Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Toilets
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Clergy: The Revd Christopher ACKFORD
A Church Near You ID: 18
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: AYLESBURY (27302)
Benefice: Aylesbury w Bierton and Hulcott (27/029BK)
Parish Legal Name: Aylesbury with Bierton & Hulcott (270594 27/594)
CofE Church Info: (627594 27/594)
Short URL: acny.uk/18/
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St Mary the Virgin (Aylesbury Parish Church) : St Mary's Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2JJ

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