St Mary the Virgin, Holmbury St Mary

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St Mary’s is situated in the delightful village of Holmbury St Mary at the centre of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The church was built in 1879 by the eminent Victorian architect George Edmund Street and its architectural style could be described as high Victorian. However, as the only church in the village, we try to make our style of worship as wide-ranging and diverse as possible in order to serve the needs of every parishioner and visitor. We seek to do this through a pattern of services that includes both formal (liturgical) and informal approaches, through regular prayer and discussion groups and through our lively family activities. We extend a warm welcome to both villagers and visitors whether they are occasional worshippers or are seeking a deeper spiritual understanding.

We have operated as a Joint Benefice with the neighbouring parish of St John the Evangelist, Wotton, since 1979 and the Benefice has recently expanded to include the other churches in the former Leith Hill Group: St James, Abinger and Christ Church, Coldharbour.

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The Rectory Horsham Road
Holmbury St Mary Surrey

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Holy Communion
Common Worship. Sung with robed choir.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Junior Church
Worship and activities for children to enjoy and share. Meets at the same time as the service in church and joins the rest of the congregation for the final part of the service.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Leith Hill Benefice Service
Joint service of the Leith Hill Benefice: Abinger, Coldharbour, Holmbury St Mary and Wotton. Its location rotates between each of the four churches and it usually takes place at the normal morning service time for that church (see local notices for details)
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Funday Church
Informal worship for all ages with stories, singing and craft activities
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Resumes Sunday 1st November 2015
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All Souls Service
An opportunity to remember recently departed family and friends. Please add the names of those who you wish to include on the list in the Narthex.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour



Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8263
Built: 1879
Architect: George Edmund Street
Our Patron: J P M H Evelyn and The Bishop
Archdeaconry: DORKING (172)
Deanery: DORKING (17201)
Parish Legal Name: Holmbury St. Mary (170125 17/125)
CofE Church Info: (617125 17/125)
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The current editor is: David Finnigan

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This page was last updated on Saturday 14th March 2015
St Mary the Virgin : Horsham Road, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, RH5 6PF

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