Welcome to St Mary’s
Welcome 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…
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
Between 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”.
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:
- Saturday 18th November, 10.00am, Christmas Fayre
- Monday 20th November, 12.30am, Community Lunch
- Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm, Friends of St Mary’s Quiz
- 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”.
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.