St Mary's Church, West Bank, Widnes

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Welcome to St. Mary's Church! Church construction began back in 1908 and later in 1910, the building process was completed. The church was then consecrated in November 1910. The Church architects were Austin and Paley, and today the Church is a Grade II* listed building.

The Church stands proud in the small community of West Bank within the industrial town of Widnes, overlooking the River Mersey (and also visible from the Widnes - Runcorn Bridge). The building has the capability of holding a capacity up to 770 people!

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St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church,
St. Mary's Road,
West Bank,
(0151) 423 3881
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Holy Communion
Every third and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Brass Rubbing
Guidebooks Hall for Hire Please visit: for full pricing info and more details. (Starting from £10 an hour).


A Fitting Tribute

It was amazing to see so many people in Church on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life of Lewis. It’s at such incredibly sad and difficult times like this that the community of West Bank really pulls together, and it really shows what a special place we live in. From the candle light vigil to

A Celebration of Lewis’ Life

To allow the community an opportunity to get together and celebrate the life of Lewis Edge (Millward), a special service dedicated to his memory has been arranged. Everybody is welcome to join us in St Mary’s Church for this service, beginning at  1pm this Sunday, 15th July. Further to this, St Mary’s Church will remain

Forever in our thoughts, forever in our prayers

All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family of a much loved young man who we feel proud to have called a friend. “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God” Lewis, you were an incredible

A Fresh, New Look!

As part of the ongoing renovation project at St Mary’s Community Centre, volunteers from The Princes Trust have been working tirelessly to freshen up the decor and brighten the place up a bit! &nbsp

The Months of Hard Work are Almost Complete!

As some of you may be aware, St Mary’s Community Centre has been undergoing something of a transformation in recent months. A highly efficient new heating system has been installed, new windows have been fitted and the whole centre has been given a fresh, vibrant new look! The good news is that the work is nearly complete and

Only 750 Hours To Go!

There was quite a comical moment in Church on Sunday, when Jeremy was asking the congregation to share their good news for the week. One of the young girls (forgive me, I can’t remember who) responded that there were precisely 15 hours until she was due to go on holiday! Something makes me thing that

A Time to Give Thanks for Special Friends

As a lot of the congregation are aware, both Tom Cobley and Gladys Berry have recently taken a step back from their duties at St Mary’s in order that they may enjoy the remainder of their retirement years. Both stalwarts of the parish who find themselves of advancing years, we all owe them a massive

Church Parade and Family Service

This morning sees the start of Megan Wallace’s duties as St Mary’s Rose Queen 2012, with the first of 12 monthly Church parades. The family service, led by Rev. Jeremy Duff, will begin in St Mary’s Church at 11am; however our youth organisations will first parade around West Bank led by the 2nd Widnes Boys

St Mary’s Rose Queen 2012

Please join with me in congratulating Megan Wallace who will today be crowned as St Mary’s Rose Queen 2012. The crowning ceremony will take place in St Mary’s Church this afternoon, following the usual Rose Queen parade which this year sees the return of a float! Festivities will begin at approximately 2.30pm when the parade

A Guide To The Names On Our WW2 Memorial

Earlier this year you may remember our series of articles featuring research carried out by Phil Jennet on the names engraved onto our World War 2 Memorial. These articles were scattered around our site but can now be found in this easy-to-follow article. If you would like to find out more about the names on

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15305
Built: 1910
Architect: Austin and Paley
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: St Helens and Warrington (222)
Deanery: WIDNES (22205)
Benefice: South Widnes Team (22/158BT)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary, Widnes (220119 )
CofE Church Info: (622119 22/119)
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The current editor is: St. Mary's Webmaster

This page was last updated on Sunday 1st September 2013
St Mary's Church : St. Mary's Road, West Bank, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0DP

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