High Wycombe: St Mary & St George, High Wycombe

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The parish comprises two different areas in High Wycombe; Sands contains some of the most expensive housing in the town while Castlefield is an urban priority area. The church aims to be a place of prayer where people can encounter God and to serve its local community. The congregation is inclusive and welcomes people regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation.

The church building, completed in 1938 is Byzantine with a distinctive green copper dome and is often mistaken for a mosque. Its worship is Anglo Catholic, aiming to help people feel God’s presence and experience the awesome mystery of the Incarnation. The building is ideally suited to this, being surprisingly light and airy, with a wonderful acoustic for music. The High Altar is eastward facing with the customary Big Six! However, in keeping with contemporary liturgical practice, Mass is sung from a nave Altar. and celebrated with robed servers, bells and incense.The Mass is sung to various settings mostly by 20th Century composers.


Use Postcode HP12 3XA to find the driveway to the Church car park (turn to the right on the left-hand bend up Copyground Lane, after Tara Stores)

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Sung Mass
High mass with robed servers at the eastward facing high altar, with organ and a mix of old and modern hymns. The fourth sunday of the month is especially designed for young children.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)


Emmaus Course, Wednesday evenings from April 2007 onwards
Church Open Thursday mornings from 10.00am till midday
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5894
Built: 1938
Style of worship: Anglo Catholic
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: WYCOMBE (27310)
Benefice: High Wycombe (27/249 X)
Parish Legal Name: High Wycombe Saint Mary and Saint George (270832 )
CofE Church Info: (627832 27/832)
Short URL: acny.uk/5894/
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 19th July 2017
High Wycombe: St Mary & St George : Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3XA

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