Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Alverstoke

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

Toilet with disabled facilities available in church and in the Parish Centre

baby changing facilities available in church toilet and in the Parish Centre

Bike racks are available at the Church and the Parish Centre

on road parking

in Church and in Parish Centre

A defibrillator is available at the Parish Centre and at the Village Home pub in the village

Ramped entrance in South porch (primary entrance) and at West door. There is ramped access at the Parish Centre

Hearing (induction) Loop

large print service books and hymn books available on request

gluten free refreshments are available at coffee between the 9.15am and 10.45 am services
Gluten free communion wafers are available on request


Our Building

Open for individual prayer

please see website for the history of St Mary's


Music and Worship

The bells ring between the 9.15 and 10.45 services and for weddings and special occasions.
Bell practice Friday evenings

The church hosts a number of concerts throughout the year

Organ

8am weekly
6.30pm 1st, 2nd 3rd Sunday evenings

Our choir sing at 9.15 and 6.30 services.

Worship band

Groups, Courses and Activities

We run Alpha Courses regularly throughout the year. Please see website and Facebook page for details

We have a number of House groups

A monthly coffee morning is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) in aid of the Parish Centre Regeneration Project. All welcome.

Our Mothers Union meets on a Tuesday afternoon in the Parish Centre.

Connections, a groups for those over 60 meets in the Scout Hut, Clayhall Road on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Monday (Parish Centre) Tuesday (St Francis, Clayhall Road) term time


Help for Visitors

Books are available to purchase on the history of the village and on the history of the church

St Mary's is open during the day for private prayer. Many members of the community drop in throughout the day


Other Features

A screen and projector provide audio visuals for our Church Alive services and other special services

Conservation Area

A Traidcraft stall operates between the 9.15am service and the 10.45am service on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Please check weekly notes for details

The Parish Centre on the opposite side of the road to the Church is available for hire.