Facilities and features


There is a lay-by at the East end of the Church. There is also of the road parking in front of the houses at the West end of the Church.

The entrance is all level and there is a low gradient ramp into the Chancel.

We have a sound reinforcement system fitted including an induction loop.

Large print hymn books and service books are available.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building

St Mary's is an ancient Saxon foundation, originally dedicated to St Gregory in 771. Underwent rebuilding through King Canute in in mid 11th Century and then by the powerful Neville family through the 12th - 15th Centuries. Still the home of an active Christian Community, the building never-the-less is widely appreciated by historians, architects and archaeologists.

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

The church does host occasional concerts once or twice a year, e.g. choirs. silver bands, organ recital

This is an old Makin instrument upgraded by them to a modern Thirlmere specification in 2016.

Every Sunday at 8:30 said BCP Eucharist

Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

The church is recognised internationally as a gem and there are both notes and guidebooks available.

The Church is open daily 9-5 in Summer and 9-4 in Winter.

Other Features

We have boxes for donations which are regularly taken to our local distribution point.

Conservation Area