About Us

St Mary's was listed in the 11th century 'Doomsday Book' and is a traditional church with a 'central' style of worship (not especially high or low) and a tradition of reaching out to those around us - we've had a 'shared ministry' involving both clergy and laity for over 40 years and are currently a member of a group of 9 rural churches (The Leadon Vale Benefice).

Worship: We try to offer something for most tastes with everyone welcome at all our Services, with a 'Toddler's Corner' for the very young. We provide a regular pattern of morning worship including a traditional Communion Service, an informal 'All-Age' Service, a non-Communion Service of Morning Prayer and a united 'Benefice Service' for all 9 churches on the fifth Sundays (when we all gather in one of our 9 churches in rotation). 

Young people: We have a good relationship with our village Church of England primary school, where we lead 'Open the Book' (dramatized Bible stories) and Worship weekly and hold end of term Services in our church. For older children we have a group called 'Roots' that meets every other week and is run for us by a local organisation called 'Sportily'.

Events: We run an occasional Bible Study Group in someone's home, regular social events and concerts in the church or village hall next door, and a Men's Breakfast in the village pub every other month - see our website for current details on all worship and social events: www.dymockchurch.net

Daffodil Walks & Teas: Dymock is a village of around a 1,000 souls set in a rural area that in years past provided daffodils on a commercial scale. Today, visitors in the spring can walk through the daffodil woods followed by coffee/tea and home-made cake in church every day for the 6 weeks of Lent.

Dymock Poets: is famous for the ‘Dymock Poets’ (Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas) who lived in the area around the first World War. There is a permanent exhibition about them in the church.