Buildings & support

Click on the activity below for more information:

Church cleaning
We take it in turns to keep our church clean. If you would like to help, please contact Derek Day or June Poppleton. Many hands really do make light work!

Derek Day
01923 237248
June Poppleton
01923 773388

Electoral Roll

To qualify to be on the church’s electoral role you have to be aged over 16 and be either a regular attender at a Church of England or Methodist Church and a resident in the parish. If you are not a resident but have attended church for the past six months you may still be eligible.

To find out if you live in the parish of St Mary's, click here.


Church Secretary
01923 721002


A team of volunteers make sure that our church is decorated with beautiful floral displays. The team refresh the flowers weekly and also put together magnificent displays for weddings, Harvest Festival, Easter and Christmas.

New volunteers are always welcome.

Would you would like to 'sponsor' the flowers, making a donation to cover the cost of buying them?

You might wish to celebrate an anniversary or special birthday, or perhaps commemorate someone at a significant time. Donations are welcomed although we need to be flexible as we do not have flowers in church during Advent or Lent.

Please speak to Julie Smethurst for more details.


Hilary Pearce
01923 896025

Handbell ringers

Ricky Ringers practise every Tuesday from 8 to 10pm in Room 1 in the Church Centre. If you’d like to become a handbell ringer, all you need is a sense of rhythm!

As well as weekly rehearsals, Ricky Ringers carry out performances for various groups within the community. Ricky Ringers charge around £30 for an hour which includes a demonstration, performances and the chance for you to have a go too!

[St Mary's Tower houses a peal of ten bells.]


Joan Fox
contact via Church Office


All visitors to the church are welcome to use our library at the back of the church.

Our collection includes books on Biblical studies, church life and history, prayer and devotional life, theology, worship and liturgy, plus general topics.

There’s no charge and no time limit on keeping books – but we would like them back! All we ask is that you record your details in our register if you borrow a book.


Michael Baker
01923 776109

Steeple Keeper

The Steeple Keeper is responsible for looking after the contents of our steeple such as the clock mechanism and dials; the bells, ropes and fitting and the flag.


David Hibbert
01923 773735


Handbell ringing is just one of the many activities at St Mary's



Last updated: July 24, 2017


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