Warwick is a beautiful medieval town on the River Avon, in England’s West Midlands region. Warwick is best known for its Castle, The Collegiate Church of St. Mary with its tower views and Norman crypt, and the timber-framed buildings of 14th-century Lord Leycester Hospital cluster by the city’s West Gate. The St. John’s House Museum is housed in a Jacobean mansion with gardens. St Mary's Church is close to all Warwick amenities, cafes and other attractions, so you can spend an enjoyable day or weekend in the town with plenty to do.
St Mary’s Church is in a prime location in the heart of Warwick town centre, a 5-minute walk from Warwick Castle and the Lord Leycester Hospital. Below is a map of our location: click ‘Directions’ and enter your location to find the quickest route.
Warwick has a variety of parking with a multi-storey carpark, various smaller carparks, and paid street parking around the town centre.
Whilst St Mary's remains open for services, regrettably we are not presently open for general visitors.
However, we will be open for the annual Christmas Tree Festival, which starts at 5.00pm on Thursday 25th November and runs until 4.00pm on Sunday 5th December.
We very much welcome visiting groups into our Church. A guided tour can be arranged if requested in advance. Tours cost £5 per person (under 16s free) and last approximately 60 minutes. Our knowledgeable guides will bring the story of St Mary’s to life, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the building and its history.
Please book in advance by ringing the Parish Office on 01926 403940 or email:
We regret that climbing the tower is not possible while the church is closed to visitors.
The Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival, which opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening in late November. Visitors can vote for their favourite Christmas tree and be entered into a prize draw. On the opening night there is musical entertainment, including the ever popular Hand Bell ringing, accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies. Craft stalls help with those Christmas presents. The evening is rounded off with a short carol service.
The nine day-long festival continues with a variety of concerts and events celebrating the approaching Christmas season, including local school choirs singing Christmas songs and carols, visits from Father Christmas and the Mayor of Warwick, charity concerts, and guided tours of the beautiful Church - a wonderful start to the Christmas season.
For the dedicated Christmas Tree Festival website, click here.