Church of England Diocese of Oxford Stoke Mandeville

The Ark/St. Mary's Church Rooms

The Ark/St. Mary's Church Rooms   (The hall and kitchen is available for Hire and is normally used by a wide variety of community groups and for private functions) It is a Covid Safe venue though there are currently restrictions on the groups allowed to use the Ark and only small groups can currently be accommodated owing to the requirements of Social Distancing.  Hopefully we can re-open more fully after 21 June 2021. 

The Ark/St. Mary's church Rooms is the hub of our Benefice (the collective name for a group of churches) and our church office. The address is 28 Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5UT.

Here the church runs informal groups which offer an opportunity for people to chat, make friends and reconnect with old ones. Our 'Coffee Stop' is normally  open every Thursday 10:30am to 12 noon. Please feel free to drop in and visit us, everyone is welcome. Unfortunately Coffee Stop has been temporarily suspended.  

On Mondays we run a Parent & Toddler group from 10.00am - 11.30am during term time, which has been temporarily suspended because of the pandemic. 

There is a Youth Group but this is currently suspended due to the pandemic. 

We also offer courses such as Pilgrim and regular Bible Study groups. Notices will be posted when these are running.

If you require any further information or wish to hire this venue please contact us at [email protected]

The Ark office number is 01296 615886 please leave a message and we will get back to you. 

The Ark has a disabled toilet and a ramp which can be used for access.  There is a small Car Park behind the building.

The rooms have been redecorated and we are confident we have an attractive facility which would be a pleasure for you to use and we extend a warm welcome  to all users. 

Revd. Janet Wales