St Mary the Virgin, Dymock

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St Mary's is a traditional church with a 'central' style of worship (not especially high or low) and with a tradition of reaching out to those around us - we've had a 'shared ministry' involving both clergy and laity for over 35 years and are currently a member of a group of 9 rural churches.

Worship: We try to offer something for most tastes with everyone welcome at all our Services, with a 'Toddler's Corner' for the very young. We provide a regular pattern of morning worship with a traditional Communion Service on the first and fourth Sunday each month, an informal 'All-Age' Service on the second Sunday and a united 'Benefice Service' for all 9 churches on the third and fifth Sundays (when we all gather in one of our 9 churches in rotation). We also have a group of young Teenagers exploring new ways of conrtemorary worshipping at an informal evening Service on the third Sundays every month.

Events: We have a good relationship with our village Church of England School, where we lead weekly events in school and hold end of term Services in the church. We run an occassional Bible Study Group in someone's home, regular social events and concerts in the church or village hall next door, and a Mens Breakfast in the village pub every other month - see our website for current details on all worship and social events:

Dymock is a village of over 1,000 souls set in a rural area that, in years past, provided daffodils on a commercial scale. Today, visitors in the spring can walk through the daffodil woods followed by coffee/tea and home-made cake in church every day for the 6 weeks of Lent.

Dymock is famous for the ‘Dymock Poets’ (Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas) who lived in the area around the first World War. There is a permanent exhibition about them in the church.










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Holy Communion (With Choir)
Holy Communion Service with robed choir on 1st and 4th Sunday each month We aim to make the Service on the 4th Sunday more Family Friendly with separate young persons group
Every first and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Common Worship
Non-Commnion Service for all Ages
Non-Communion Service especially suitable for younger people on 2nd Sunday each month
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
United Benefice Service
Every 3rd and 5th Sunday in a month we all go to one of the 9 churches in our group in turn for a 'Benefice Service' all together. No Service that week in the other 8 churches - Dymock's turn every 9th month. For details, see our website diary:
Occurs every 3rd and 5th Sunday in a month
Every third and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Common Worship
'Ignite' (Alternative Contemporary Worship for all but youth especially in mind)
All are welcome at this Service in an informal modern style especially suitable for youth and young people
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour


Men's Breakfast
Held in pub next door to the church every other month - See Website 'Diary' for details. 'Full English Breakfast', usually with guest speaker focusing on Christianity in the community.
Every first Saturday at 9:15 AM for 1½ hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Every day about 09:00 to dusk
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14092
Built: Norman
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Severn Vale Deanery (16112)
Parish Legal Name: Dymock (160056 )
CofE Church Info: (616056 16/56)
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The current editor is: Roger Parker

This page was last updated on Thursday 26th October 2017
St Mary the Virgin : Wintours Green, Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 2AQ - At the entrance to the village when approaching from Gloucester direction

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