St Mary the Virgin, Kingswood

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St. Mary's is one of very few churches built in England during the reign of George I. It was constructed in 1723 to replace the Lady Chapel of Kingswood Abbey, where the people of Kingswood had worshipped since the Dissolution and which had fallen into disrepair. The adjacent Abbey Gatehouse is a national monument, administered by English Heritage.

St. Mary's is part of the United Benefice of Wickwar with Rangeworthy and Hillesley and Charfield with Kingswood. Our Parish Priest is the Rev'd Canon David Russell.

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The Revd David John RUSSELL - Incumbent
The Rectory, 75 High Street
GL12 8NP
(01454) 294267
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Every first and third Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Every second Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Family Service
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
All-age worship.
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer


Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Mini Praise
Every second Thursday at 2:00 PM for 1 hour



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

Church Open Most days: if closed, keyholder details are posted on the main door.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire St. Marys Room, recently refurbished small/medium-sized meeting/function room with kitchen and adjacent cloakroom facilities. From £8 per hour.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd David John RUSSELL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14189
Built: 1723
Style of worship: Central with vestments
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: Wotton (16110)
Parish Legal Name: Kingswood (160034 )
CofE Church Info: (616034 16/34)
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The current editor is: John Green

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This page was last updated on Thursday 13th July 2017
St Mary the Virgin : High Street, Kingswood, Gloucestershire, GL12 8RW - Approach from Abbey Street or the Post Office.

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