About Us

The Living Church of St. Mary's is at the heart of the busy Market Town of Market Drayton in beautiful north Shropshire. We are meeting both in person and online - please see our services and events for more up to date details and follow us on Facebook.

We are a dementia friendly church with dedicated advisors to support our community. There are no steps to get into the church and ramps inside.

Our purpose is to enable people to know Jesus, love Jesus and live for Jesus and our vision is to see our town transformed by the love of Christ.

We aspire to be Passionate for God; Outward-looking,; Generous; Loving; Welcoming and Courageous.

An active community, there are many homegroups, bible study groups, a Mothers Union group, various of congregations including Messy, Book of Common Prayer and common worship. We are involved with the brilliant Churches Together Market Drayton with whom and others a foodbank and Christians Against Poverty Centre is run as well as a Men's group.

"The parish of Market Drayton: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.