St Mary's Church, Mursley St Mary's Church, Mursley

St Mary's Church

The Church within Mursley has been active for hundreds of years. The current Christian community meets together on a regular basis and provides a number of opportunities to explore the Christian message and values, and to support each other and the wider community in living this out.

The Church activities provide an opportunity for people in the village to explore their deeper spiritual needs. Activities include regular services at St Mary the Virgin Church and also at the Baptist Sunday School Room. There are also a number of activities for children and teenagers including regular meetings and other events such as a Holiday Club and Advent and Easter Specials. Prayer groups, adult discussion groups, coffee mornings, the weekly Post Office with coffee, the Harvest lunch and the annual fete also provide opportunities to meet and chat informally or in more depth. The Church often touches families at occasions of birth, marriage, bereavement and other times when they need a listening ear or helping hand. The Church also supports the Christian teaching in the village school.

The Church produces the Open Gates magazine, 10 issues a year, which is delivered to every household.

The Christian heritage of the village is reflected in the 14th century St Mary the Virgin Church and the Baptist Chapel, now a private dwelling. St Mary the Virgin Church contains a monument to the Fortescues, Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. A modern addition to the building is a fine stained glass window in the chancel to celebrate the 2000 year Millennium.

St Mary's Church, Mursley

Rector:

Rev. Simon Faulks
  The Rectory, Main Street, Mursley MK17 0RT
  Tel: 728531
  Email: revsimon@notashamed.co.uk

Postcode for directions using SatNav:

MK17 0RT

Church Wardens:

  Andrew Cowell
  Tel: 720425
  Email: andrewcowell@hotmail.com

  Bey Christian
  Tel: 720630
  Email: bey.christian@yahoo.co.uk

Please contact the Rector or one of the Church Wardens to make arrangements for any special events, eg weddings, baptisms or funerals, or any other pastoral matters.

Activities for children:

Galaxy:
7-11 year olds meet Tuesdays in term time, 5.30 – 6.45 in Swanbourne
Contact: Gill Faulks - tel: 728531

History of the Church:

For more information about the Church, its history and its monuments, here are some pdf documents prepared by our village historian, Melinda Cole:-

St. Mary's the Virgin Church information and pictures

St. Mary's church booklet

St. Mary's Church monuments

St Mary's Church, Mursley

The Millenium Window

St Mary's Church, Mursley

The West Window

St Mary's Church, Mursley

The bell ringers

St Mary's Church, Mursley