St Mary the Virgin, St Marychurch

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The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the ancient parish church of St Marychurch, on the northern edge of Torquay. It has strong relationships with the local community, especially the parish primary school. 

We are a parish church firmly in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and this is expressed in our liturgy. The Parish is registered with the Diocese of Exeter as a Petitioning Parish to preserve a traditional male ministry with regard to the sacraments.  We are under the episcopal oversight of the Right Reverend Jonathan Goodall, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome to any of our services.   


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Fr Robert Ward SSC
(01803) 269258 (Vicar) or 07554 496816

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Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
The Parish Mass
Our main celebration, with all the riches of the Christian tradition.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Evening Service
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM


School Mass
Term time only
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour


Every Wednesday at 6:45 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
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Sunday Evening - Presentation of Christ (Candlemas)
Cheese and Wine available after the service - All welcome
Sunday 29th January 2017 at 6:00 PM



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Saturday morning between 10.00 am and 11.00 am
Hall for Hire Church Hall available for hire. Contact Gary Higgs on 01803 325326
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Priest in charge: The Revd Robert Arthur Philip WARD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8921
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Dean and Chapter Exeter
Archdeaconry: TOTNES (152)
Deanery: TORBAY (15202)
Benefice: St Marychurch (15/336 X)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary Church (150280 )
CofE Church Info: (615280 15/280)
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The current editor is: Elizabeth Atkin

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This page was last updated on Friday 13th January 2017
St Mary the Virgin : Fore Street, St Marychurch, Devon, TQ1 4QY

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