A VERY WARM WELCOME to the 12th Century Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stanwell, whether you come as a visitor to look at our lovely Church, to pray where generations of people have prayed before you, or if you come as one looking for a church to make your spiritual home. We are glad to have you with us.
St Mary’s has an active Anglo-Catholic Christian community who meet together regularly for prayer, worship and various youth and adult courses.
We seek to be an inclusive and welcoming Christian community, imposing no conditions on those who come through our doors other than a willingness to be open to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
The church building contains monuments to the Knyvet(t)s who bought Staines manor after their unfoiling of the planting of the gunpowder and Fawkes. It is Grade I listed, the highest category architecturally, fusing Norman and Gothic elements including a 14th-century spire.
St Mary’s is a parish in the Spelthorne Deanery of the Diocese of London. We are under the episcopal care of Bishop Jonathan Baker SSC, Bishop of Fulham. We stand within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, seeking to respond faithfully to the Gospel message in our own age.
More details can be seen at: smvs.org.uk