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.

Our Building

The church is open every day during daylight hours for private prayer.

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

We have 8 bells and use ringers from all over the deanery. After a period of silence we are building up to being able to ring before our Sunday services. Please contact for more information or to get involved.

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.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Hot off the press we are starting a toddler group in the new year 2024! Thursday mornings from 9 'til 10 for pre school.

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.

guide dogs and well behaved dogs welcome.

Other Features

We have boxes for donations at the back of the church which are regularly taken to our local distribution point.