Swanage: St Mary the Virgin, Swanage

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St. Mary's is the historic Parish Church of Swanage.
It offers the opportunity to explore a faith in God through its worship and activities.
It is open for prayer, contemplation and visiting daily throughout the week.
It plays an active part in the civic life of Swanage together with other churches in the Association of Churches Together in Swanage (ACTS).
It supports work in the community, including work with young people and those who are disadvantaged in co-operation with other caring agencies.
It hosts many concerts and other activities throughout the year celebrating the gifts which individuals and groups can offer.

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St. Mary's Rooms
Swanage
Dorset
(01929) 421117
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Devotional in nature and suitable for those wishing to take part in a quieter act of worship.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Sung Eucharist (Parish Communion)
The main weekly act of worship is the Sung Eucharist at which the whole Church Family gathers. A sung service with hymns and choir music using CW Order One.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments
Choral Evensong
An opportunity for reflective worship around the structure of sung and spoken texts from the scriptures in a traditional setting. This service follows the BCP order for Evening Prayer with sung canticles (often to a choral setting) and a choir anthem as well as psalms and hymns. A sermon is preached at this service. Occassionaly this service is replaced by other worship (especially around Advent/Christmas and during Lent)
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 55 minutes
Book of Common Prayer

Monday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Monday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Tuesday Group
Monthly meeting
Every last Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Holy Communion
Midweek said Communion in the St. Aldhelm Chapel. Followed by the T-pot in the Rectory Classroom
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments
Evening Prayer
Daily Office, said in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Every Wednesday at 4:30 PM for 20 minutes
Study Group
A Monthly meeting to exploring The Lord's Prayer in small groups, following guided reading. Contact Nick Brown (njwbrown@btinternet.com) for more information.
Every second Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Study Group
A Monthly meeting to exploring The Lord's Prayer in small groups, following guided reading. Contact Nick Brown (njwbrown@btinternet.com) for more information.
Every last Thursday at 2:30 PM for 1½ hours
Methodist-Anglican Study Group
The group meets together to deepen its members faith, studying a specific book or biblical text, whilst growing in understanding and fellowship. Contact Nick Brown or Geoff Coffin via the Church for more information.
Every last Thursday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours

Friday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Noah's Ark
Meeting of play and prayer for pre-school children and their carers. Term-time only.
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Choir Practice
The Choristers meet to rehearse between 7pm and 8pm. Saint Mary's Choir (an adult SATB choir) meets between 7 45pm and 9 15pm. No practices during August.
Every Friday at 7:00 PM for 135 minutes

Saturday

Morning Prayer
Daily Office, said every weekday (Mon to Sat) in the St Aldhelm Chapel
Daily during the week
Every Saturday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
STILLNESS
A time of quiet, including the opportunity to explore different spiritualities (with visitng speakers). Concluding with Compline/Night Prayer in a variety of styles.
Dates vary - please visit this site for updates.
Every Saturday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Public telephone accessible to wheelchair users

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

 
     
Church Open 8am to 4pm on most days
Hall for Hire
Other information
Team Vicar: The Revd Andrew John CORKE
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9424
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: DORSET (342)
Deanery: PURBECK (34204)
Benefice: Swanage and Studland (34/332EH)
Parish Legal Name: Swanage (340287 )
CofE Church Info: (634287 34/287)
Short URL: acny.uk/9424/

The current editor is: Nick Brown

This page was last updated on Monday 19th December 2016
 
 
 
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