Welcome to St Mary’s

church welcomeWelcome to the website of the Church of St Mary the Virgin Ware. We are an open and lively church community, worshipping in a beautiful historic building in the centre of Ware.

This website will introduce you to St Mary’s, our worship, the building, the St Mary’s community, and upcoming events and activities.

The church building is open daily from 9am until 3pm. Guide booklets and information are available to help you explore the building, and there is often someone around to chat with. There are plenty of little corners for private prayer and reflection, with places to light a candle, leave a prayer request, read the bible, and sit quietly and contemplate. The sacrament is reserved in the Lady Chapel.

As you enter, on the left there is a bookstall for you to browse – and buy from. There are even some comfortable chairs if you want to sit and read what you have found.

Come on in…

Coming Up…

St Mary the Virgin

This church is named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary was the young, unmarried, woman God called to be the mother of his son. St Luke’s Gospel tells us the story of Mary’s call in chapter 1, verses 26 – 56

Museum Exhibition: St Mary’s Christenings Through Time

The FontBetween Saturday 21st October 2017 and Wednesday 10th January 2018, St Mary’s have an exhibition at Ware Museum called “St Mary’s Christenings Through Time”.

Everyone Welcome!

Museum Opening Times:
Monday – CLOSED/ Bank Holiday Monday – 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday – 11am – 4pm
Wednesday – 11am – 4pm
Thursday – CLOSED
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 11am – 4pm
Sunday – 2pm – 4pm

Life events and special services

Please follow the links here to find out more about baptisms, weddings, confirmation, funerals and memorial services


Some key dates to note in the next few weeks:

  • Sunday 3rd December, 6.00pm, Advent Pilgrimage Supper
  • Monday 4th December, 12.30pm, Lunchtime Concert – Chauncy School
  • Sunday 17th December, 6.30pm, Carol service by candlelight, followed by mulled wine and mince pies
  • Sunday 24th December, 4.00pm, Christingle Service
  • Sunday 24th December, 11.30pm, Midnight Mass
  • Monday 25th December, 10.00am, Christmas Day Eucharist

For the calendar for this week please click here

For this week’s church notice sheet please click here

Together we are Giving Hope

The Diocese of St Albans have made a short two minute film called “Together”.

Please click the image below to watch the film.
Hope Video


We are always looking for new ways to raise funds to keep this church running and for special causes. In line with this we have become an Amazon affiliate. Which means that if you are considering buying something online through Amazon and if you go there from our site (by clicking the image) en-route to your purchase, The church will receive a small percentage of the price paid. It will not affect the price you pay.