What's On


Upcoming Events

St Mary's is host to many wonderful events and concerts throughout the year, why not organise your visit around an event? Use the inputs below to filter the events by date.

Summer Recitals Series

20th May 22 1:15 PM

Mark Swinton, organ (St Mary's, Warwick)

Organ Recitals

St James's Singers

21st May 22 7:30 PM

The Music of the Coronation


A concert to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year including music by  Parry, Stanford,  Handel,  Walton, Gibbons, Byrd and Vaughan Williams.

From £10

Summer Recitals Series

27th May 22 1:15 PM

Petra Gries, piano and organ (Völklingen, Germany)

Organ Recitals

Summer Recitals Series

3rd Jun 22 1:15 PM

Castalia (Clive Letchford, director)


The Sixteen

4th Jun 22 7:30 PM

Choral Pilgrimage 2022


The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage is a powerful and emotional programme of English choral music. Centred around Hubert Parry's heartfelt Songs of Farewell, the tour also explores music by Campion, Howells, and award-winning composer Cecilia McDowall.


Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war.


The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complementing the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs are three short pieces by Campion, a selection of medieval carols and a new work by Cecilia McDowall.



Parry Songs of Farewell

mediaeval carol Deo gracias, Anglia

mediaeval carol Saint Thomas honour we

mediaeval carol O blessed Lord

mediaeval carol Benedicite Deo

Cecilia McDowall An Unexpected Shore

Campion Never, weather-beaten sail

Campion Author of light

Campion Tune thy music to thy heart

Howells Take him, earth for cherishing



From £7.50

Summer Recitals Series

10th Jun 22 1:15 PM

Matthew Howell, organ (St Mary's, Warwick)

Organ Recitals

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra

11th Jun 22 7:30 PM

Gillian Blair saxophone
Roger Coull conductor


Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – Vaughan Williams
Dancing Fish – Cecilia McDowall
Scaramouche – Milhaud
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 – Schumann



From £7

Summer Recitals Series

17th Jun 22 1:15 PM

Julian Thomas, organ (Tonbridge School)

Organ Recitals

Collegium Warwick

18th Jun 22 7:30 PM

Collegium Warwick

with the Beauchamp Sinfonietta

Director: Oliver Hancock

Organist: Adrian Moore


Mass in G  Schubert

Organ concerto 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'   Handel

Cantata 147   J.S. Bach

From £13

Summer Recitals Series

24th Jun 22 1:15 PM

Colin Druce, organ (Warwick School)

Organ Recitals

The Choirs of St Mary's Collegiate Church

25th Jun 22 7:30 PM

Concert by the Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church

with the Beauchamp Sinfonietta

Director Oliver Hancock

Mark Swinton organ


Music by Parry, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Willan, and Brahms.


Tickets available from 9th May 2022.

From £13

Armonico Consort

30th Jun 22 7:30 PM


To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the world’s longest reigning Monarch, Armonico Consort will recreate the highlights of the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth II in this unique concert performance.


Armonico Consort and Baroque Players

Director  Christopher Monks

The Choirs of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick


Narrated by former Royal Correspondent Nicholas Owen


Programme highlights include:

Parry  I was glad

Handel  Zadok the Priest

Walton  Coronation Te Deum

Vaughan Williams  Creed (Mass in G minor)

The National Anthem (arr. Jacobs)

From £13.50

Summer Recitals Series

1st Jul 22 1:15 PM

Young Musicians from Warwick School


Da Capo Chamber Choir

2nd Jul 22 7:30 PM

Romance and Rhyme

Poetry in music for a cappella choir.


Words by Blake, Lear, Silvestri and others, with music by Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre and many more.


John Adams Conductor

From £12.50

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

5th Jul 22 7:30 PM

A Vaughan Williams Legacy

George Gillow and Samuel Jones, organ

Graham Ross, conductor


Programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams alongside motets and anthems from England and America, including works by local composers William Denis Browne and Howard Skempton.

From £15

Summer Recitals Series

8th Jul 22 1:15 PM

Andrew Kirk, organ (St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol)

Organ Recitals

Amnesty International Benefit opera in concert

23rd Jul 22 6:30 PM

Oriflamme Amnesty Opera Ensemble

with singers from Coventry Philharmonic Chorus

Soloists Eleanor Parsons, Rose Rowley, Caitlin Suffield, Richard Lloyd Owen, John Kiefert

Antoine Mitchell conductor


Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana – concert performance

Puccini Le Villi – Act One 

Puccini Edgar - Questo amor 

Puccini La Bohème (Acts 1 and 14)

From £15

Planning your visit to St Mary's

Guided Tour

A guided tour can be arranged to show you round if you request this at least a week in advance. Tours cost £5 per person (under 16s free) and will last approximately 60 minutes. It may be possible to arrange a tour outside our normal opening hours. Our knowledgable guides will bring the story of St Mary's to life and will be able to answer you may have about the building and its history. Learn more about the history of the church.

Climbing the Tower

We regret that the tower is not currently open to the public.

Getting Here

Head over to our Visiting Us page to find information regarding getting here as well as opening times.

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