st marys church newent


St Mary’s Church is pleased to be involved with many areas of mission and outreach. We offer regular courses in the acclaimed Alpha series of local mission. This popular course allows people to visit the church and explore Christianity in a non-pressured and friendly environment. We are currently running a course in collaboration with other churches in the town and area. We are committed to being involved with Christian Aid which raises funds for the poor in affected areas of the world.

Local charities we are involved in include: The ‘Chill Out Zone’ Youth Cafe, Mothers’ Union Afia Holidays, Newent in Bloom and The Onion Fayre. We also support and arrange our own local events including: St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival, our new Jigsaw Festival.

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


  • 8.45am: Holy Communion – Currently on 1st Sunday of the month.
  • 10.30am: All Age Worship/Holy Communion/Morning Worship/Baptisms.


  • 9.00am: Weekly Prayer Meeting


  • 10.00am: Holy Communion with Prayer.

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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.

The Lord’s Larder

Please use the link for more information about ‘The Lord’s Larder’ – an Independent Food Bank run by St. Mary’s –

Organisations & Mission Partners

At St. Mary’s we support a number of organizations in a variety of ways – financially, practically and prayerfully. For up to date information please see the appropriate links. We support:

We also support:

  • Sheppard House with Harvest produce
  • Tear Fund/Tear Craft/Traidcraft by sale of their goods

Engaging with social issues, we are involved in prayer and lobbying with: