Facilities and features
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Only available during services.
St Mary's Tollesbury is located in the centre of the village square and there is parking available in the square.
There is a ramp for ease of access at the South door which is open daily.
Large print Common Worship service booklets are available.
The church is grade 2* listed buiding
Music and Worship
Bells are rung on a Sunday prior to the 9.30am service. There is also bell practice on a Thursday evening.
Groups, Courses and Activities
This club is held at the local school on a Tuesday afternoon. We receive a great welcome from the local school. We have currently approx. 40+ regular attendees. We meet 3 times each half term. The club is run by volunteers and from both St Mary's church and our sister church The Congregational Church which is also in the village.
During term time there is a group which call themselves 'The Lovely Ladies Bible Study Group' they meet fortnightly on a Friday morning starting with breakfast at 10.00am at St Nicholas Village Hall, Tolleshunt Major. This group is a children free group, hope this does not offend.
Each year St Mary's hold a Summer Fete and a Christmas Bazaar, these are well supported by the local community within Tollesbury.
We also hold an annual Remembrance Day service together with the Congregational Church and the local Royal British Legion.
We have a Parish Nurse Jo Lacey attached to St Mary's. Please see her details in the 'about us' section of this website.
Messy church is a joint venture, and held at The Congregational Church, allowing more room for the youngsters to praise and play. Prior to the service breakfast is served from 9.00am, all welcome. The service starts at 9.30 and we aim to be finished by 10.30. There is a short talk and songs starting at 9.30, followed by craft activities, finishing with another gathering in the church for final talk and prayers.
The Mothers Union meeting monthly in the church.
During term time an active Edward Bear group, ages range from 0 - 4, meet on a Monday morning from 10.00am. It is a lovely way to meet parents' with young children if you are new to the village. There is a short time spent in appropriate age worship, then a craft and drinks time too. If you wish to know more about this activity please contact one of the Churchwardens, email address available on the Contact us page.
Help for Visitors
There are guidebooks within the church for visitors to purchase.
St. Mary's is open daily for visitors and quiet prayer.
The Parish Rooms which are located very close to the church are available for hire. Details of who to contact are available in the rooms.