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, especially 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. The Parish is registered with the Diocese of Exeter as a Petitioning Parish to preserve a traditional male ministry with regard to the sacraments.  We are under the episcopal oversight of the Right Reverend Jonathan Goodall, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

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

A priest is usually in 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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Sunday

Mass
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
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
Evening Service - During Lent -Stations of the Cross
Please note that during Lent there is no Evensong and Benediction. Instead, at 6.30pm on the Sundays throughout Lent the Stations of the Cross are followed with our friends from the local Roman Catholic Church.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM

Tuesday

School Mass
Term time only
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Saturday

Mass
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
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LENT 1 - Mass
Sunday 14th February 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
LENT 1 Parish Mass
Sunday 14th February 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Lenten Lunches
The Charity if the week is The Stroke Association
Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 1:00 PM
LENT 2 - Mass
Sunday 21st February 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
LENT 2 - Parish Mass
Sunday 21st February 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Lenten Lunches
The Charity of the week is The Royal British Legion
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 at 1:00 PM
LENT 3 - Mass
Sunday 28th February 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
LENT 3 - Parish Mass
Sunday 28th February 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Lenten Lunches
The Charity of the Week is the Citizens Advice Bureau
Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 1:00 PM
LENT 4 & Mothering Sunday
Sunday 6th March 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
LENT 4 & Mothering Sunday
Sunday 6th March 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Lenten Lunches
Charity of the week is Dogs for the Good
Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 1:00 PM
LENT 5 - Mass
Sunday 13th March 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
LENT 5 - Parish Mass
Sunday 13th March 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Lenten Lunches
Charity of the Week is Parishes for Peace
Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 1:00 PM
PALM SUNDAY - MASS
Sunday 20th March 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
PALM SUNDAY - Procession & Parish Mass
Also with the Blessing and the Distribution of the Palms
Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 AM
PALM SUNDAY - STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Sunday 20th March 2016 at 6:30 PM
Monday in Holy Week
Monday 21st March 2016 at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Lenten Lunches
Charity of the Week is Scope
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday in Holy Week
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 6:45 PM for ½ hour
Maunday Thursday
Thursday 24th March 2016 at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Maunday Thursday
Sung Mass and Foot Washing followed by the Watch until 22.00
Thursday 24th March 2016 at 7:00 PM
Good Friday
Friday 25th March 2016 at 10:00 AM
The Good Friday Liturgy
The Good Friday Liturgy, the Veneration of the Cross and Mass of the pre-sanctified.
Friday 25th March 2016 at 2:00 PM
Easter Day (Day of the Lord's Resurrection)
Sunday 27th March 2016 at 8:00 AM
Easter Day (Day of the Lord's Resurrection)
Parish Mass with the Blessing of the Easter Garden and with the renewal of Baptismal Vows.
Sunday 27th March 2016 at 10:00 AM

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Toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

 
     
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
Priest in charge: 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)
Short URL: acny.uk/8921/
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The current editor is: Elizabeth Atkin

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This page was last updated on Friday 20th November 2015
 
 
St Mary the Virgin : Fore Street, St Marychurch, Devon, TQ1 4QY

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