Stafford St. Mary

The Collegiate Church of St Mary is a town centre church in Stafford.

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Our large and beautiful church has a long history, dating back to the legendary St. Bertelin in the 8th Century. The building which you see today was commenced almost exactly 800 years ago and it is the second oldest building in Stafford. The roof is about 500 years old. This church was one of the first churches restored by Gilbert Scott in the 19th Century. There are 10 bells in the tower, which can be rung as a peal.

We are situated in the town centre and within easy walking distance of several pay car parks. You are most welcome to any of our Sunday or weekday services or to visit during the week (11 AM to 1 PM most Wednesdays and Thursdays) when the church is kept open by volunteer stewards.

For notices, worship times and other special events, please follow

We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously, and have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. 

Get in touch

Samantha Sagar, Parish Administrator

The Parish Office
St Mary's Mews
St Mary's Place
ST16 2AR
Monday:10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday:10.30 - 12.30
Wednesday:10.30 - 5pm
Thursday: 8.00 - 2pm
Friday: 8.00 - 12.30

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What's on

The Three Parishes Eucharist for Saint Mary's, Saint Chad's and Saint Leonard's

Every Sunday at for 30 mins
St Chad's Church
St Chad's Church, Greengate Street, Stafford

A spoken Eucharist

Weaving Dreams Brochure.pdf

This is the second St. Mary's Festival
Using the Old Testament story of Joseph and including music, poetry, dialogue and worship.

"Joseph had a dream ...."

Notices Church_news


Our parish of Stafford: St Mary is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO on [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."

Stafford St. Mary Charity No. 1175903