St Mary the Virgin, St Marychurch

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The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the ancient parish church of St Marychurch, on the northern edge of Torquay. It has strong relationships with the local community, including the parish primary school. 

We are a parish church firmly in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and this is expressed in our liturgy. Resolutions A, B and C have been passed.

Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome to any of our services.   

Please come to the church on a Saturday morning between 10am and 11am to discuss enquiries about weddings or baptisms (Christenings). 

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Fr Robert Ward SSC (Priest-in-Charge)
(01803) 269258

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A quiet reflective Mass
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
The Parish Mass
Our main celebration, with all the riches of the Christian tradition.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
Solemn Evensong and Benediction
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Incense Book of Common Prayer


Every Monday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship


School Mass
A celebration of the Mass with pupils from St Marychurch Primary School during term time. In school holidays, a simple said Mass is celebrated at this time.
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship


Every Wednesday at 6:45 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Every Friday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Every Saturday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Church Office
An opportunity to speak to the Parish Priest about weddings and baptisms (christenings).
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

Church Open Saturday morning between 10.00 am and 11.00 am
Hall for Hire Church Hall available for hire. Contact Gary Higgs on 01803 325326
Other information
Clergy: The Revd Robert Arthur Philip WARD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8921
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Dean and Chapter Exeter
Archdeaconry: TOTNES (152)
Deanery: TORBAY (15202)
Benefice: St Marychurch (15/336 X)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary Church (150280 15/280)
CofE Church Info: (615280 15/280)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 23rd June 2015
St Mary the Virgin : Fore Street, St Marychurch, Devon, TQ1 4QY

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