OpeningThe church is normally open every day of the year. For those visiting from afar, please check beforehand to prevent a wasted journey - most unlikely but possible, due to the keyholder's unavoidable absence.
Stopham, This ancient church is dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin. It is well known for brasses commemorating the Barttelot family. They have been connected with Stopham since John Barttelot married Joan de Stoppa, heiress in 1379. The family's distinguished service during both World Wars and subsequent actions whilst serving in the Coldstream Guards is reflected by memorial tablets in the church and on the war memorial on the nearby village green.
St Mary's is rooted in the Church's rich past, following the 1662 Order of Service every Sunday, with either sung Matins or Holy Communion each week as our main service, save every last Sunday of the month, when we hold Evensong instead. Our Rector is The Reverend Colin Datchler B.Th (Oxon) who leads us as we joyfully celebrate that rich past, almost uniquely in the area. We warmly welcome worshippers from near and far, seeking strength through our traditional form of worship. Children of all ages are most welcome.
Further details can be found at :"stophamparishchurch.co.uk/about-us".
Please note that the start time for Evensong changes with the clocks - 6pm during BST (Summer), 4pm during GMT (Winter).
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