St Mary the Virgin, Great Ilford

Welcome to  St Mary's Parish Church. St Mary's is a Church of England parish in the Barking Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Chelmsford. Follow this link to take a virtual tour of the church.

St Mary's is the Mother Church of the town and people have worshipped here since 1831. Set in the catholic (or high) tradition of the Church of England, today we are an eclectic community of people , young and old, seeking to journey together on the pilgrimage of faith and make the love and peace of Christ known in the community we serve.

Whether you come as a visitor to look at this lovely church; to pray where generations of people have before you; or if you have come looking for a church to make your spiritual home, we are glad to have you with us.

'A place of prayer, dialogue and hospitality
in the heart of the community'