Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth South Hayling

About Us

There are car park facilities including Disabled bays in the lay-by on Church Road adjacent to the Church and additional parking is available in St Mary’s Church Hall Car Park, directly opposite the Church. We have  kitchen and toilet facilities in the church.

In the Church Hall, separate from the main building, we have other toilet and kitchen facilities available .

To access the Church Hall from the main Church safely please use the traffic light pedestrian crossing opposite the Church, outside the Hayling College.

Visitors of all ages are warmly welcomed at St Mary’s, nursing mothers are welcome to breastfeed.

The church is open each day in daylight hours, so do please enjoy your visit to this beautiful, historic building. 

War Memorial

St Mary’s has a war memorial, an extensive graveyard, and a Garden of Peace on donated land consecrated in 2003 for burials. Among the graves is that of Alexander McKee, who discovered the wreck of the Tudor warship the Mary Rose.

Banners

LST and Landing Craft Association banner In the church is displayed the banner of the LST and Landing Craft Association. This was an Association of veterans who steered landing craft to the Normandy beaches during World War 2. Much of their training was on Hayling Island. The Association held its final reunion in September 2011, with a moving service in St Mary’s, at the end of which the banner was handed over to the church for safe-keeping. 

Coffee Mornings

Coffee or tea is available on Tuesdays from 10.45 am to 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church Hall (located opposite the main Church building).

We also offer refreshments after our Main Sunday Service at 10.30am. Do please join us .