|The Nave of St Mary's, Warwick|
St Mary’s Church is an historic landmark, tourist attraction and busy parish church which is set in the ancient town of Warwick. People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and our present building is one of the largest and most interesting churches in Britain. We are open every day of the year (apart from Good Friday and Christmas Day) and welcome a large number of visitors from across the world.
We offer a wide range of services from those involving our choirs to others that are quiet and reflective. Visitors can discover more about those on this website. St Mary’s aims to be an inclusive church, so it’s used by the local community to celebrate baptisms, weddings and funerals as well as significant national events and we welcome people in for concerts, exhibitions and recordings for television and radio as well as the weekly round of worship.
I do hope that you will be able to visit us to explore our Norman foundations in the crypt, look at the Beauchamp Chantry (the finest medieval chapel in England) or gaze from the tower with stunning views over Warwick Castle and the surrounding town. Feel free to take time to pray and be still in this place hallowed over centuries of prayer, or join in any of our regular acts of worship.
One of our pressing challenges at the moment is to raise the funds to restore and maintain this wonderful building. Our Capital Campaign has already raised £1m and is seeking to raise a further £1.4m. We are enormously grateful to all who have contributed so far. If you would like to help, please visit our fundraising section or look out for fundraising events posted here and in our weekly newsletter available from the News & Magazine page.
Join with us in handing this architectural and spiritual gem onto succeeding generations.
Vicar of St Mary’s Church and Rector of the Warwick Team Ministry.
Thank you to everyone who visited St Mary's First Christmas Tree Festival - 'Creating a Sparkling Christmas'
St Mary's held it's first Christmas Tree Festival last weekend, which attracted a huge number of visitors to the church to see and vote for their favourite trees. The festival would not have been possible without our exhibitors who had beautifully decorated their trees a big thank you to them too - Liz Drake Photography, The Punch Bowl, Warwick Bell Ringers, Hill Close Gardens, Warwick Castle, St Nicholas Church, Present Days, Pottery Paintshop, Warwick Preparatory School, Hatton & Harding, King's High School, St Mary's Sunday School, Flower Team, Warwick Wools, Newburgh Primary School, Friends of St Mary's Choir,Oken's Tea Rooms, Receptionists, Barker's Deli & More, Warwick Avon Rotary, Chamber of Trade, Warwickshire Young Carers.
The prize draw will take place Sunday 8th after the morning service and the visitor's 1st, 2nd & 3rd choice trees will be announced.
New CD recording now available
Christmas from Warwick
Sung by the Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, the disc features popular and inventive arrangements of well-known Christmas carols and includes three world premiere recordings. Available now, priced £10, discs can be purchased from St Mary’s Collegiate Church Gift Shop or via the CD order form.
A proportion of the proceeds will be given to The Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary, Warwick and the Beauchamp Chapel Campaign 2013.
For more information see Latest recordings
The church will be closed Friday 6th December from 10.00am and will re open at 12 noon, apologies for the inconvenience