St Mary

In the Heart of Handbridge

A Family Place

Based in the Heart of Handbridge

More Than Just a Church

A place for social gatherings and events.

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Discover the joy of community and faith at St. Mary Without the Walls. Let us inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Join us today and experience the warmth and love of our St. Mary’s family.

Handbridge Centre

Opened in 2018, this new community facility serves businesses, not for profit organisations, and charities, as well as groups with formal connections to the parish church.

Faith - Hope - Compassion

Sometimes it is difficult the find that inner peace that we all long for. If we open our minds, our souls and our hearts to the infinite possibilities that lie before us, we can, through embracing the power of faith, hope and compassion, open the seemingly locked door to that inner peace. Here at St Mary Without The Walls, you will find a community that, whilst not having all the answers, can help and support you on your journey towards finding the peace of God within you. We strive to live by faith, hold fast to hope and show compassion to one another.

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The Church is open for quiet prayer on Tuesday to Thursday from 10-12. Please note on Thursdays that is from 10.45 to 12 following the 10 am service.

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Church Closed Tuesday 9th July

Church Closed Tuesday 9th July

Please note that St Mary’s will NOT be open tomorrow for private worship. We are interviewing the applicants for the Rector’s vacancy and want to give them privacy to look around the Church.Thank you for your understanding.

Farewell to three of our Choral scholars

Farewell to three of our Choral scholars

At the end of today’s service, we said ‘farewell’ to three of our Choral scholars who are leaving us to make their way on the next part of their life path- University. Thank you SO much to what you have brought to our services and thank you to Michael Reynolds and the...

Refugee Week

Refugee Week

Refugee Week 2024 - 16-23 June At Home in our City Across the globe many of us move, be it for work or to be near family. For some, it is not a choice but an escape - many have seen war destroy their homes, community and land whilst others have lost any sense of home...