Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

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Welcome to St Mary's

The nave
The Nave of St Mary's, Warwick

St Mary’s Church is an historic landmark, tourist attraction and busy parish church which is set in the ancient town of Warwick. People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and our present building is one of the largest and most interesting churches in Britain. We are open every day of the year (apart from Good Friday and Christmas Day) and welcome a large number of visitors from across the world.

We offer a wide range of services from those involving our choirs to others that are quiet and reflective.  Visitors can discover more about those on this website. St Mary’s aims to be an inclusive church, so it’s used by the local community to celebrate baptisms, weddings and funerals as well as significant national events and we welcome people in for concerts, exhibitions and recordings for television and radio as well as the weekly round of worship.

I do hope that you will be able to visit us to explore our Norman foundations in the crypt, look at the Beauchamp Chantry (the finest medieval chapel in England) or gaze from the tower with stunning views over Warwick Castle and the surrounding town. Feel free to take time to pray and be still in this place hallowed over centuries of prayer, or join in any of our regular acts of worship.

Join with us in handing this architectural and spiritual gem onto succeeding generations.One of our pressing challenges at the moment is to raise the funds to restore and maintain this wonderful building. Our Capital Campaign has already raised £1m and is seeking to raise a further £1.4m. We are enormously grateful to all who have contributed so far. If you would like to help, please visit our fundraising section or look out for fundraising events posted here and in our weekly newsletter available from the News & Magazine page.

Vaughan Roberts

Vicar of St Mary’s Church and Rector of the Warwick Team Ministry

Warwick King James I Festival


Friday 3rd November - Sunday 5th November


Come to St Mary’s to hear about the intriguing friendship of King James I and Fulke Greville – poet, dramatist, statesman, Earl of Warwick and custodian of the castle.


How the King James Bible commissioned by James I in 1604, became a text that has radically influenced the English-speaking world, shaping how we think, speak, live and love.


Take the opportunity to see the town firework display, from the top of the tower an incredible view by day, an even more special night time experience, with drinks & canape’s beforehand.


Sunday services will feature choral music enjoyed by King James himself.


Discover more ...


See also Shakespeare's England


From Monday 4th September the church will open from 10am - 4.30pm - last entry 30 minutes before closing



Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October for Warwickshire College's Graduation Ceremony.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Congratulations to all their 2017 Graduates!

Are you interested in history and meeting people?

Our GUIDING TEAM are looking for more people to join them, to help maintain St Mary’s proud record of being open to visitors every day of the year, apart from Good Friday and Christmas Day.

St Mary's Church with its famous Beauchamp Chapel, attracts 38,000 visitors a year from all over the world and is a major tourist attraction in the area.

Volunteers are needed who can give a regular commitment of as little as two hours a week and who can be a friendly welcome to visitors or, after support and training, become a fully fledged guide.

Volunteers do not have to be expert historians, but a love of historic buildings and people is an excellent start.

If you are interested in becoming a Guide, or would like further information, please ring the Parish Office team on 01926 403940 (option 1) or

Come along and join our friendly team


Poppies appeal

St Mary's Church has a rich and proud history of involvement in military life, through our famous Royal Warwickshire Regimental Chapel and our central role in civic life.

In 2018 to commemorate the end of the First World War in 1918 our special community event Warwick Poppies will take place in October and November 2018 to honour the many from the county who fought in WW1.

For further information and how you can be a part of this wonderful initiative see and our Facebook page.

In support of the Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal and Church funds.





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