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The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

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.

Getting Here

Our Location

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.

Parking

Warwick has a variety of parking with a multi-storey carpark, various smaller carparks, and paid street parking around the town centre.

Click here to view Parkopedia

Opening Hours

Entry to St Mary's Church is free for all, although we welcome donations towards the upkeep of our beautiful building.

As this is a historic building, wheelchair access is provided to the main Nave, Shop and Regimental Chapel only.

An audio loop system is available during services.

 

Thursday to Sunday 12.00pm to 5.00pm (last entry to church 4.30pm)

 

There may be times when the church needs to close (e.g. for weddings and funerals) during these hours. We apologise if this is the case.

For any further information or help with your visit please contact our Visitor Services Team, who will be more than happy to help, on 01926 403940 (Option 4) or visitorteam@stmaryswarwick.org.uk.

Group Visits and Guided Tours

Guided Tours

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:

contact@stmaryswarwick.org.uk

Group and Travel Trade visits for a combined guided tour of St Mary’s Church and Lord Leycester
(Tuesday - Saturday only)

Information for Group organisers
Information for Coach drivers

Things to do at St Mary’s

Climbing the Tower

 

We regret that the tower cannot be opened to the public for the remainder of our summer 2021 opening period due to the tower scaffold construction.

Brass Rubbings

Brass rubbing will not be available during the summer of 2021.

Church Shop

We will be unable to open the Church Shop this summer, however guide books for the Church and the Beauchamp Chapel are available (credit card payments only).

History and Architecture

Our church enshrines much of the history of England, and is architecturally beautiful and significant. It is a home of prayer and worship, with a strong musical tradition. Click below to explore the beautiful history and architecture of the church.

The History and Architecture of St Mary’s

Annual Christmas Tree Festival

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 & 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.

Warwick Town of Treasures

A digital guided tour of two iconic buildings

Discover over 1000 years of Warwick's history as you are guided through the ancient sites of the Lord Leycester Hospital and the Collegiate Church of St Mary.

Download the 'Warwick Town of Treasures' app today from Google Play or the App Store.

St Mary’s Church Warwick hosts many wonderful events and concerts, plan your visit today by viewing our events page.