St Mary the Virgin, Holmbury St Mary

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St Mary’s is situated in the delightful village of Holmbury St Mary at the centre of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The church was built in 1879 by the eminent Victorian architect George Edmund Street and its architectural style could be described as high Victorian. However, as the only church in the village, we try to make our style of worship as wide-ranging and diverse as possible in order to serve the needs of every parishioner and visitor. We seek to do this through a pattern of services that includes both formal (liturgical) and informal approaches, through regular prayer and discussion groups and through our lively family activities. We extend a warm welcome to both villagers and visitors whether they are occasional worshippers or are seeking a deeper spiritual understanding.

We have operated as a Joint Benefice with the neighbouring parish of St John the Evangelist, Wotton, since 1979 and the Benefice has recently expanded to include the other churches in the former Leith Hill Group: St James, Abinger and Christ Church, Coldharbour.

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The Revd Mark Godson
The Rectory, Horsham Road, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6NL
01306730285 (Associate Priest)

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Carols by Candlelight
Traditional service of Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christingle Service & Nativity
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
First Communion of Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
Family Worship for Christmas Day
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Printer friendly list of events
Carols by Candlelight
Traditional service of Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle Service & Nativity
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
First Communion of Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Family Worship for Christmas Day
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
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Sunday

Holy Communion (said)
Traditional said service followed by refreshments until Funday Church starts
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Resumes Sunday 5th February 2017
Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
Common Worship. Sung with robed choir.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Leith Hill Benefice Service
Joint service of the Leith Hill Benefice: Abinger, Coldharbour, Holmbury St Mary and Wotton. Its location rotates between each of the four churches and it usually takes place at the normal morning service time for that church (see local notices for details)
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Funday Church
Informal worship for all ages with stories, singing and craft activities
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Resumes Sunday 5th February 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Printer friendly list of events
Carols by Candlelight
Traditional service of Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle Service & Nativity
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
First Communion of Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Family Worship for Christmas Day
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Funday Church for January 2017
Informal worship for all ages with stories, singing and craft activities
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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Church Open Daylight hours
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Hall for Hire Contact Jeny Finnigan Tel: 01306730647
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Anthony Nigel BERRY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8263
Built: 1879
Architect: George Edmund Street
Our Patron: J P M H Evelyn and The Bishop
Archdeaconry: DORKING (172)
Deanery: DORKING (17201)
Parish Legal Name: Holmbury St. Mary (170125 )
CofE Church Info: (617125 17/125)
Short URL: acny.uk/8263/
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The current editor is: David Finnigan

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This page was last updated on Thursday 17th November 2016
 
 
 
St Mary the Virgin : Horsham Road, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, RH5 6PF

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