About UsSt Mary's set in the ancient town of Warwick, is a busy parish church, an historic landmark and tourist attraction, renowned for its church music. People have worshiped on this site for over 900 years and the church building is one of the largest in Britain.
We hope you'll find the information about our church life, here and on our website (www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk) of interest, and it will encourage you to visit us.
We aim to ensure
you'll experience a warm welcome, and encounter a place of peace and
prayer, whoever you are.
Worship & Music
We offer a range and variety of services, mostly traditional in style, both routinely during the week and at other times during the year. The variety is in response to the differing needs of those we seek to serve, both regular church-goers and visitors. Our worship on weekdays and Sundays includes choral services with robed choirs (boys, girls and adults) accompanied by organ, and said acts of worship. We hold a number of civic services for the Warwickshire county throughout the year.
St Mary’s is regularly used as a concert venue by musicians; soloists, ensembles,
choirs, and school groups. We host a summer Organ Festival each year
from mid-May to mid-July, as well as holding lunchtime recitals on the
first and third Fridays each month during school term time.
St Mary’s has served the town, the county and the diocese on many
levels, and due to its incredible history and architecture, is a
monument of local, national and international significance. The busy parish church, which stands in Old Square, has strong links
through history with Warwick Castle and The Lord Leycester Hospital.
St Mary’s is known as Warwick’s ‘church of treasures’ for its history and architecture, including The Beauchamp Chapel, attracting tens of thousands of worshippers and visitors from all over the world each year.
The tower, destroyed with the church in the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694 and rebuilt by 1704, is over 155ft high and visible from miles around making it a focal point for the town as well as offering spectacular views of the surrounding county.