We are a friendly and welcoming church and active in reaching out to the local community.
For details of current services please visit our website, www.hopechurchfamily.org/calendar
We run a fun monthly craft-based group (Crafty Castles) for children and young people aged 6 - 16, an afternoon craft group for adults as well as a Women's Fellowship, a Lent Group and occasional 'Beer and Ethics' evenings.
In addition, we regularly host exhibitions for Heritage Open Days and a Nativity Exhibition during Advent and take part in Eco Church Events including Churches Count on Nature.
St Mary's Church works closely with St Gabriel's in Hanley Swan, and also St James, Welland. We also work with the other Church of England churches in the Hope Church Family. We do our best to support each other's events and share activities where it makes sense. To find out more, please visit our benefice website and follow the links there.
Apart from Easter, Christmas and occasional special Sundays like Remembrance Sunday, our service pattern is as follows:
First Sunday of the Month Evensong 6.30pm
Second Sunday of the Month Holy Communion 8.00am
Third Sunday of the month All Age Service 11.00am
Fourth Sunday of the month Holy Communion (BCP) 8.00am
Fifth Sunday of the Month Benefice Service - see calendar.
If you want to send us an email, please don't use the achurchnearyou system as it won't get to us quickly, instead email: [email protected].
If you have any concerns about the safety of a vulnerable child or adult please visit our safety page.