st marys church newent


There has been a place of worship on this site since the 8th century. We have a plan for the restoration of St. Mary’s to be glorifying to God and fit for purpose as a place of worship both now and in the future.

Our thanks go to individuals, trusts and the Friends of St. Mary’s for generous donations, grants and fund-raising activities. Thanks also go to our Wardens and Standing Committee for the countless hours of work spent on many funding applications and co-ordinating projects.

Please contact the Church Office on 01531 821 641 for more information about any of the restoration project(s) listed or to offer support.

Our Vision
“A people and place of
God’s presence and peace”
Our Services


  • 8.45am: Holy Communion.
  • 10.15am: All Age Worship/Holy Communion/Morning Worship/Baptisms.
  • 4.00pm: “The 4” – Starts with coffee and cake, moves into a time of contemporary worship, teaching, discussion, praying for each other and seeing what God does.
  • 6.00pm: Service at one of the churches in the Benefice.


  • 10.00am: Holy Communion with Prayer.

1st Wednesday of the Month

  • 8.30am: Newent and Area Prayer Focus.

Find out more…

Our Mission
  • Worshipping God – So we aim to be Vibrant, Joyful, Modern, Recognising our traditions.
  • Serving the Community – So we aim to be Loving, Caring, Comforting, Compassionate, Non-judgemental.
  • Sharing Faith – So we aim to be Nurturing, Making Disciples, Reaching Out, Active in the community, Supporting Mission.
  • Sharing Christian Values – So we aim to be God-centred, Bible based, Where people matter, Inclusive.

Next Project

Projects Completed

Projects Outstanding

Friends of St Mary’s

The Friends of St Mary’s was formed in 1996 with the objective of helping to preserve the heritage of St. Mary’s Church and its churchyard for future generations.

Link to Friends of St. Mary’s

Newent History Society

For further information about church and parish records, as well as the History Society itself, please contact them via their website or their Secretary Dood Pearce.

Link to Newent History Society


In 2014 St. Mary’s church tower was restored, and a number of early medieval stones were discovered. Further information concerning these stones and others associated with the church can be found in work by historian Richard Bryant.