Welcome to our Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, where you will find information about our church, its community and the services that we can offer. For further information and general enquiries please get in touch. You may also like to visit our Sister church, Christ Church Coseley : website details are  http://ccc.infopage.org.uk

Why not come along to any of our services at either parish, where a warm welcome awaits.

For enquiries about Weddings or Baptism’s at St Mary’s please see under BOOKINGS on main menu.

Home Communion. Please contact Priest-in- Charge, Reverend Emma Stanford or Reverend Tim Westwood If you would like to arrange a home visit. Please see under officials for telephone No’s.(Reverend Emma’s day off Mondays) Tel 01902 687283.

                               Pastoral Lay Minister  Bob Hill  01902 677087

                                                                                                                                                      Photo credit: Clipartkid.com

We are desperately in need off at least £75,000 for repairs and restoration work to the church for the survival and long term future of St Mary’s. If you have ever been a member of this church, or indeed it holds special memories for you and your family, we urge you to make a donation. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, knowing that you have helped to secure the future of this lovely church.

Donations can be made via the PAYPAL link on the right. St Mary’s has always been there for us, it is now our turn to be there for St Mary’s during this financially difficult time. Thank you in anticipation.

Reverend Emma and Reverend Tim.


What’s on for week commencing Monday 19th February 2018 at St Mary’s (unless stated otherwise)

Monday       19th February          1-3 pm   Place of welcome : Open to all for cup of tea/chat

Tuesday       20th February          7.00pm  Parish Surgery  at Christ Church      

Wednesday  21st February          2.00pm Screening of Captain Underpants at Christ Church

                                                         7.00pm  Lenten Mass St Mary’s            

Thursday     22nd February          10.00am  Morning Prayer at Christ Church

                                                         6.00pm    Choir Practice at Christ Church

Friday          23rd  February          ……….

Saturday      24th  February          ……….

Sunday         25th February          10.00am   Morning Prayer :  (10am Parish Mass also at CC)

                                                         6.30 pm     Evening Mass 

Readers for  Sunday 25th February   Lent 2

             10am 1st  Elaine Jones  : 2nd  David Hammonds  : Prayers Amanda Thomas    

                              Eucharistic Assistants  ………..

             6.30pm  1st : Helen Jones  : 2nd : Graham Roberts   : Prayers : Liz Mills

                                    Eucharistic Assistants : Clergy

Readings    10.00am  1st  Reading I: Genesis 17.1-7,15-16 : 2nd Romans 4.13-end

                    6.30pm   1st  Genesis 12.1-9 : 2nd John 8.51-end

St Mary’s Confectionery Quiz. Quiz sheets £2 available from Sue Stephens (SM) and from David Hickman (CC) 1st prize £25. 2nd prize – Chocolate Hamper. Please sell copies to friends & family – profits to St Mary’s Restoration Fund

Lent has begun  – pick up a ‘Lent Jar’ to drop your money into. Profits for the Restoration Fund – thanks, Sandra


 St Mary’s Calendars £1.50 Available at Church

St Mary’s is now a place of welcome. Open every Monday 1-3pm,  (except Bank Holidays).

For more information, please click on logo.


 Forthcoming Services

                                                      Christ Church & St Mary’s Flower Tributes

Would you like flowers placed in church to mark a special occasion, like a milestone birthday, anniversary or other celebratory time? Or would you like to pay tribute to a departed loved one? if so, please contact Liz Mills or Margaret Simpkin, who will gladly arrange this for you. A suggested minimum donation of £15 can be made towards church funds, and the occasion / tribute will be marked in the Parish News. Remember your loved ones now, just place an order!


Special thanks go to the Coseley Male Voice Choir and their superb concert that raised over £400 for the restoration fund. A big thank you from all at St Mary’s.

Please Support St Mary’s


St Mary’s Centre Choir (date unknown) If anyone knows the date please let me know. Sadly over half of the choir are no longer with us. Happy memories.

Some of our present choir members at St Mary’s



sweet_kidsDo you have young children? Why not join the TODDLER GROUP. Ages 0 to 5 years. Every Wednesday 1-3pm during school term. See services for more information. All welcome.


                                                                                         ADVANCED NOTICES 

Keyrings now available in church. Price £1.50. And also a selection of fridge magnets £2.00                                    

 Help to support our church. Keyring Jpeg



APPEAL  If anyone has any old photographs of St Marys Church or possibly school, can you please get in touch where we can copy them and put them in our archives! All photo’s will be returned. Please contact : Alan Hyde on 01902 679333 or at Church.


Children SocietyThe most disadvantaged children rarely suffer on just one front. We work with these children to ensure that they are loved, valued and listened to. With them we fight childhood poverty, harm and neglect. Our network of programmes includes drop-in services for runaways, children’s centres and support for young carers. We support children who are refugees from violence, and we give those in care a voice. We transform children’s lives by pressurising central and local government to protect them, and we challenge attitudes that perpetuate harm and injustice. In hard times, children are among the hardest hit. We don’t just help them survive – we help them flourish. http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

The parish church of St Mary the Virgin is part of the Deanery of Kingswinford in the Diocese of Worcester


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Acknowledgements. Some photos in this website were taken by Richard Law. Photo’s untouched. Licenced under   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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