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There is documentary evidence of St Mary's in 1137. The bell tower and the font date from 1399. A list of Rectors from 1250 onwards is at the back of the church.

St Mary’s has a very welcoming congregation and is involved with other Christian communities in the town through the organisation, Christians Together in Richmond.

St Mary’s also has a strong musical tradition. In February 2016, Chris Denton took over the role of Organist and Director of Church Music from Colin Hicks who, for many years, gave inspirational service and development . The choir sings regularly at the weekly 10,00am service and the monthly Choral Evensong. 

The Harrison and Harrison organ is considered to be one of the finest parish church organs in the country.

The 16 oldest choir stalls were brought from nearby  Easby Abby at the time of the dissolution in 1566 and have richly carved misericords.

 'Ruth's Window', a beautiful stained glass window in remembrance of 18 year old Ruth Gedye, a St Mary's chorister and musician, was installed in the south aisle on 14 February 2008, the fourth anniversary of her death. The window was designed and made by Alan Davis of Whitby.

The 1399 belltower has eight bells and a dedicated band of ringers of all ages led by Susan Welch We ring to celebrate church services, special occasions and weddings. The coming year will see a complete refurbishment of the bells with a new peal of eight bells mounted in a stable steel frame which will ensure church bells continue to be heard in Richmond for the indefinite future. Our five bells of special historical interest will be displayed as part of an exhibition of ringing in Richmond through the ages. On practice nights – Tuesdays 7:30 pm - we welcome everyone, young or old who might be interested in ringing. Please note there will be no ringing between March and June 2017 during the time of refurbishment. For further details email richmondbells@Gmail.com

Civic Services and services for the Richmond Guilds (Fellmongers and Mercers & Haberdashers) are held every year.
St Mary's contains the Regimental Chapel of the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards). It has been adopted by The Queens Royal Lancers for their regimental services.

The church is open Monday-Saturday from 8am-5pm and on Sundays for the regular Church Services. 

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The Rectory
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Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7AQ
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Christingle
Fun-Key Church and St Mary's Church look forward to welcoming all ages to our Christingle Service in aid of The Children's Society This year, St Mary's will be holding our Christingle service on Sunday 27th November at 4pm in St Mary's Church, Richmond. As both Christingle and Fun-Key Church are for all ages we have decided to combine the 2 services, and double up the fun! So, do come along and enjoy Christingle. And don't forget, the really lovely Mothers Union team will be there to provide refreshments throughout. Christingle celebrations - with their oranges and candles and ribbons are a fun family event at our church. The money raised by Christingle this year will go towards the work the Children's Society does to help children living in poverty in the UK. Christingle is also a good way to help our local families with young children to think about the story of Jesus. Each part of the Christingle orange symbolises the various elements of the story of Jesus, from the love of Christ to the fruits of God's creation. Piecing it together helps people understand the gospel. So please support our Christingle this year, and please try and bring some of your friends and neighbours with small children along! We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
 
The Crib Service
This is a lovely service and many of the children attend dressed as a character in the nativity story. As the Christmas story is told through singing carols, everyone is invited to gradually form a wonderful tableau. (We have plenty of costumes you can borrow on the day, and if you do not wish to dress up that is great too!)
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
A Eucharist service with Christmas hymns and carols accompanied by organ and robed choir. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
Christmas Day Communion
We would love to welcome you to our service with hymns, carols, robed choir and friendly atmosphere. Come and celebrate Christmas.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
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Sunday

Eucharist (Said - BCP)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Worship for All (Modern language) 3rd Sunday
With Upbeat Orchestra & Song Group (Anacrucis)
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments
Fun-Key Church@St Mary's
An informal and relaxed service for all ages. Refreshments are provided by the Mothers Union throughout the service. (available from 3.40pm). The service includes hymns, songs, readings, prayers, crafts, activities and a quiet space for reflection if you wish, all on the theme of the day, which normally links to the reading of the day or the church season. Fun, faith and fellowship for all ages. Speak to Gillian Lunn for more information. Find us on Facebook or on our blog.
last Sunday of the month, apart from December when we have a break, and August.
Every last Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Choral Evensong (Traditional language)
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday

Eucharist (Said)
Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship

Thursday

Eucharist (Said) - in Holy Trinity, Market Place
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
1st Thursday Prayers in Holy Trinity, Market Place
Service held at Holy Trinity Chapel, Richmond Market Place
Every first Thursday at 10:30 AM for 35 minutes
Common Worship
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Christingle
Fun-Key Church and St Mary's Church look forward to welcoming all ages to our Christingle Service in aid of The Children's Society This year, St Mary's will be holding our Christingle service on Sunday 27th November at 4pm in St Mary's Church, Richmond. As both Christingle and Fun-Key Church are for all ages we have decided to combine the 2 services, and double up the fun! So, do come along and enjoy Christingle. And don't forget, the really lovely Mothers Union team will be there to provide refreshments throughout. Christingle celebrations - with their oranges and candles and ribbons are a fun family event at our church. The money raised by Christingle this year will go towards the work the Children's Society does to help children living in poverty in the UK. Christingle is also a good way to help our local families with young children to think about the story of Jesus. Each part of the Christingle orange symbolises the various elements of the story of Jesus, from the love of Christ to the fruits of God's creation. Piecing it together helps people understand the gospel. So please support our Christingle this year, and please try and bring some of your friends and neighbours with small children along! We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
The Crib Service
This is a lovely service and many of the children attend dressed as a character in the nativity story. As the Christmas story is told through singing carols, everyone is invited to gradually form a wonderful tableau. (We have plenty of costumes you can borrow on the day, and if you do not wish to dress up that is great too!)
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
A Eucharist service with Christmas hymns and carols accompanied by organ and robed choir. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Communion
We would love to welcome you to our service with hymns, carols, robed choir and friendly atmosphere. Come and celebrate Christmas.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 3276
Built: Church in existence in 1137.
Architect: Restored 1859-60 by Sir G G Scott.
Our Patron: Bishop of Ripon and Leeds
Archdeaconry: Richmond and Craven (465)
Deanery: RICHMOND (46504)
Parish Legal Name: Richmond with Hudswell (460359 )
CofE Church Info: (646493 30/45)
Short URL: acny.uk/3276/
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The current editor is: Claire Murray

This page was last updated on Tuesday 10th October 2017
 
 
 
Richmond: St Mary : Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7AQ

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