Welcome to the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

St Mary's Church is an historic landmark, tourist attraction and busy parish church set in the ancient town of Warwick.

People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and we are proud to be the stewards of this rich heritage.

One of the largest churches in Britain, we offer a wide range of services, many featuring enchanting music from our choirs.

The repair and restoration of the iconic tower of St Mary’s is our immediate short-term priority and the focus of our current fundraising activity.

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What's On

Summer Recitals Series

27th May 22 1:15 PM


Petra Gries, piano and organ (Völklingen, Germany)

Free

Summer Recitals Series

3rd Jun 22 1:15 PM


Castalia (Clive Letchford, director)

Free

The Sixteen

4th Jun 22 7:30 PM


Choral Pilgrimage 2022

 

The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage is a powerful and emotional programme of English choral music. Centred around Hubert Parry's heartfelt Songs of Farewell, the tour also explores music by Campion, Howells, and award-winning composer Cecilia McDowall.

 

Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war.

 

The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complementing the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs are three short pieces by Campion, a selection of medieval carols and a new work by Cecilia McDowall.

 

Programme

Parry Songs of Farewell

mediaeval carol Deo gracias, Anglia

mediaeval carol Saint Thomas honour we

mediaeval carol O blessed Lord

mediaeval carol Benedicite Deo

Cecilia McDowall An Unexpected Shore

Campion Never, weather-beaten sail

Campion Author of light

Campion Tune thy music to thy heart

Howells Take him, earth for cherishing

 

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Welcome from the Rector

Here you will find all you need to know about our flourishing and lively community as we tentatively resume a more normal way of life. The site has various links to our presence on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) where you can keep in touch and share in our worship. You can also view or download our weekly newsletter, monthly prayer diary and Parish Magazine, which comes out every two months. Best wishes and God’s blessing.

The Revd Vaughan S Roberts
Vicar of St Mary's & Team Rector of Warwick

Fundraising

St Mary's Church is a historic landmark, but such a magnificent building is costly to run, requiring many fundraising campaigns. See how you can help!

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Safeguarding

The Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. The church, from its unmissable position in the centre of Warwick, welcomes our regular congregation, Sunday School, choirs, visitors and those who just need a place of peace in a busy world. At St Mary's we aim to ensure that everyone who visits the Church, for whatever reason, feels welcome, valued, and safe. Our Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on safeguardingstmarys@gmail.com


Our safeguarding Policy can be found here


For further information and useful contact information click here


Carol Clarke Coventry Diocese Safeguarding Advisor
02476521345 safeguarding@covcofe.org

Diocese Safeguarding Team and for 24 hour cover
02476521345 safeguarding@covcofe.org