Thank you for clicking onto St Mary’s Church website. A very warm welcome to you!

St Mary’s 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)


Are you thinking about a Christening service at St Mary’s? All are welcome & we would love to share in your day.


Are you thinking about tying the knot with the person of your dreams? St Mary’s is an amazing, spiritual and special place in which to start your married life together.


In the saddest of times we will offer you and your loved ones care and compassion. We will ensure your needs are listened to in the most sensitive manner. More information here.

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.


Our contemporary service at 11.15am each Sunday Morning.

Church of England YouTube

If you aren’t able to join us in person for a live service at St Mary’s, then click on this link to enjoy fresh content from the Church of England.

Holy Grounds Monthly Cafe

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month (10:30-12:30) for free tea, coffee, cake and a chat. More info here.


If you would like to donate to the work of St Mary’s, please click here.

Quiet Times – Reflective Meditations

A selection of 9 short videos which we hope give opportunities for peace and space in busy times, something we all deserve.

BBC Radio Devon – 9 Lessons & Carols

We’re proud to announce that BBC Radio Devon
recorded our 9 Lessons & Carols Service on 18th December.
The service will be broadcast on Friday 23rd December, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Find out how to listen to the service by clicking here.

About Us

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


St Mary’s are embarking on an ambitious plan to make the church fit for the 21st century with a new accessible entrance, a flexible worship space and a new kitchen to name just a few items on our wish list. Find out more…

Verse of the Day