Christmas Services

Get into the Christmas spirit thanks to a little film from our friends in the Diocese of St Albans.

Click here to see when our services are in the run up to Christmas.  Everything from Carols & Mulled Wine to the ever popular Nativity Service(s).

Welcome to St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford

Thank you for clicking onto St Marys Church website. A very warm welcome to you!

St Marys Parish Church is tucked behind the Town Council Building, close to the Old Bridge in Bideford. Due to its locality there is a danger it can be over looked! This website seeks to be our ‘Shop window’.

We offer a ‘mixed diet of Services and Events which we feel are relevant, interesting and uplifting. Hopefully when you scroll down these pages you will find that there is something you feel drawn to.

At the heart of who we are is Jesus, ‘who came to bring life in all its fullness’. (John 10:10) This is a life of freedom, joy, and loving service. I feel honoured to be the Team leader of St Marys Church and this Mission Community where our vision is to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God’ (Matthew 6:33)

Whatever brings you to St Marys; whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey… you are very welcome. Do come and ‘say hello!’

Every blessing,

Reverend Claire Rose-Casemore (Team Rector)

ABOUT US

St Mary’s is the Parish Church
of Bideford and offers all who enter through its doors the warmest of welcomes.

CHURCH FAMILY

We are blessed with a truly diverse church family; from young to old, a mix of worship styles and a host of activities, groups, and clubs. Learn more here.

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

As the Parish Church, St Mary’s is deeply entwined with the community it serves. Find out more about its work here.

Prayer for the day

“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’””

Matthew 2:4-6