A place of worship
Canon Gareth Jones
Fr Gareth has been Vicar and Parish Priest of St Mary's since 2010.
He looks after the pastoral and spiritual affairs of the parish together with having oversight of day to day management and ministry.
Fr Gareth is also Refugee Coordinator for the Diocese of Chelmsford and Canon Commissary for the Bishop of Cape Coast, Ghana.
St Mary's is the Mother Church of the town and people have worshipped here since 1831. We are an Anglican church in the catholic tradition of the Church of England.
Today we are an eclectic community of people seeking to journey together on the pilgrimage of faith whilst making the love and peace of Christ known and being a transforming presence in the community we serve.
Whatever the reason you have visited today, and whoever you are, you are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.
If you'd like to know what we really mean when we say 'you're welcome', read our Welcome Charter.
Fr Gareth Jones, Vicar.
Masses listed here will continue to be
live-streamed on our
9am Morning Prayer
10am PARISH MASS and Address
5pm Evening Prayer
9.30am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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