Our congregation hosts services on the 4th Sunday of the month. These are services of the Word or communion (every third month). While our services are traditional in nature, we offer an informal, relaxed atmosphere which is open to all complexions of faith.
Our festival services are well attended and our fundraising activities draw in many from the surrounding community, particularly our soup and sweet lunches, open weekend in May and summer teas. St Mary’s is located on an ancient sacred site in a ring of yew trees on the Sarnesfield Estate.
The original 12th century Norman design was added to over the next 3 centuries, providing a unique and historic building which aids both reflection and worship. The 14th century fine nave roof has tie-beams and one tier of pointed-trefoiled wind-braces, the timbered porch is of the same era as is the south chapel of two bays with octagonal pier and double-chamfered arches. There is also a very narrow south aisle, which has a four-bay arcade built before 12th century with scalloped capitals, circular piers, square abaci, and slightly pointed double-chamfered arches.