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.

                                                                                                                                                      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 16th October 2017 at St Mary’s (unless stated otherwise)

Monday        16th October         ……….

Tuesday        17th October          7.00pm Parish Surgery at Christ Church

Wednesday   18th October          NO SERVICE

Thursday      19th October          10.00am  Morning Prayer at Christ Church

                                                        6.00pm Choir Practice   at Christ Church

Friday           20th  October          …………..

Saturday       21st  October          …………..

Sunday          22nd October         10.00 am Morning Prayer

                                                       6.30 pm  Evening Mass

Readers for  Sunday 22nd October Trinity 19

             10am 1st Ann Clarke: 2nd Kevin Smith : Prayers Keith Melbourne

             6.30 pm 1st Roy Targonski : 2nd Paul Howell: Prayers : Debbie Blackham

Lectionary Readings Am  1st Exodus 33.12-end : 2nd 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10

                                     Pm  1st  Isaiah 54.1-14 : 2nd  Luke 13.31-end

                             St Mary’s Community Bonfire-Saturday 4th November 6pm 

                                                     Join us for Fireworks, Parish Bonfire, & BBQ   


St Mary’s is opening its doors as a place of welcome, commencing on 23rd October 1-3pm, and every Monday afterwards between 1-3 pm (except Bank Holidays). For more information, please click on logo.



                         Quiz night Saturday 18th November  MD Hall 7.00pm

 Tickets £5 each per person. Max 6 per table contact Alan Hyde on 01902 679333 or at Church

All proceeds to St Mary’s Church restoration fund

                                                      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 Choir members


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 Email to  afhmail@blueyonder.co.uk 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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