About Us


St Mary's Church has two Sunday services: the first Sunday of the month, our easy to follow All-Age service, and the third Sunday of the month a Holy Communion service.  Both start at the regular time of 9.30am and refreshments are available after the service.  You are welcome to continue wearing a face covering and hand sanitiser is available.  Pews at the back of the church will be made available for those who may wish to continue to maintain social distancing - please speak to the churchwardens.

 Although the church remains locked at other times, the churchyard is always open, and you are very welcome to wander round and perhaps sit for a while on the bench and enjoy the calm and fresh air. Information about the church can be found in the leaflet dispenser on the church gate.

 We look forward to welcoming our regular congregation, and if you are new to the village, or a visitor, you will be very welcome to join us. 

Services in April 2022:

Sunday 3rd April: 9.30 am All-Age Service (Revd Max Osborne) followed by coffee, chat and biscuits

Sunday 10th April: 11.15 am Palm Sunday Eucharist, St Leonard's Church, Horringer

Thursday 14th April: 7.00 pm Maundy Thursday Eucharist, St Leonard's, Horringer

Friday 15th April: 2.00 pm Good Friday Stations of the Cross, St Leonard's, Horringer

Easter Sunday 17th April: 9.30am Easter Day All-Age Holy Communion (Revd Ian White) followed by coffee, chat, biscuits and hot cross buns

Our 9.30am Holy Communion service is a welcoming, uncomplicated service for everyone, whether or not you are a regular confirmed churchgoer; a chance perhaps to make space to enjoy a short time of quiet. We have recently switched to using a newer, more 'user friendly' Holy Communion service booklet (Common Worship) which is being used across the Horringer Benefice and has been warmly received in the other churches. The service lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by coffee and biscuits - definitely of the chocolate variety!

 Children are most welcome to all our services, and we have a box of toys and a range of children's books for them to borrow. There is a small carpeted area at the back of the church if required. Small percussion instruments are available for children to play during the hymns.

A small private car park is situated adjacent to the church for use by church-goers and visitors to the churchyard where you are welcome to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, and sit for a while on the bench by the wall. 

Benefice website www.horringerbenefice.info

Debbie Mallinson  Churchwarden

Marian Clayton  Churchwarden