St. Mary the Virgin
"An oasis of peace in the heart of our city"
We need to raise another £104,700 for our first phase of improvement works. You can now donate using the downloadable form on the Our Challenge page or via our online appeal page: Give A Little
improvements given go ahead
We are pleased to announce that the Consistory Court of the Diocese of York has granted Faculty approval for the proposed Part 1A works at St Mary’s.
The scheme of works will see long planned and desperately needed improvements to St Mary’s interior, including the installation of three new WCs, one with wheelchair access, the refurbishment of the current WC in the vestry, basic kitchen facilities, a new flagstone floor to a large proportion of the church, a meeting/counselling/workshop space, heating, new electrics & lighting and store cupboards.
Please visit the Our Challenge and News pages for more details of this good news.
7th April 2020
"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." - 1 Peter 4.10
We find ourselves facing the biggest challenge of most of our lifetimes. In the interests of protecting the NHS, one another, and saving lives, our churches have now been asked to close until further notice. However, it is important to remember that while our church buildings are closed, the Church remains an anchor of prayer, our mission remains constant, and we are able to offer ourselves to the service of others in our communities.
Our giving to our churches is as valuable now as ever. Although we are not able to gather in worship for some time, our mission remains constant, and that necessary to that mission is resource. The practical resource of our giving enables our churches to be places of hope, prayer and support during this difficult time, and enables us to live out our calling to be Christ in the world.
We may need to reimagine the ways in which we give to our churches in the coming weeks, whether that be continuing with Standing Orders or offering our cash giving by setting it aside prayerfully at home. Thank you, for all you are able to give.
If you wish to give by Standing Order please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you St Mary’s bank details.
May Christ be with us, and bless us always.
11th January, 2021
Following yesterday's service, Sunday services are suspended pending an improvement in the infection rate. This decision will be reviewed at the end of January.
In the meantime, please do feel welcome to visit St Mary's for private prayer or reflection. Our private prayer sessions will continue 11am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Please bring your own mask - other safety precautions will be in place.
7th December, 1929 - 16th December, 2020
It is with deepest regret that we announce the death of our dear friend Gordon Robinson, St Mary's' Organist and Choirmaster from the 1970s to 2017. Gordon's funeral took place at St Mary's on 6th January, 2021.
Our prayers, thoughts and condolences are with Cynthia and all of Gordon's family and friends.
You can find a Eulogy written by Andrew Robinson and Helga Penny on our News page.
7th January, 2021
NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST GATEWAY GRANT
Good news for the start of 2021.
The National Churches Trust has kindly awarded St Mary's a £7,000 Gateway Grant towards site preparation work. Read more.
Christmas Day - 10am
Please join us at 10am for our Christmas Morning Eucharist Service (Said Eucharist for Christmas - BCP 1928)
Sunday, 27th December - Carol Service - 3pm
Please join us at 3pm for our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Sunday, 20th December, 2020
Please join us for our service at 11am to mark the Fourth Sunday in Advent.
Sunday, 13th December, 2020
Please feel welcome to join our service in church at 11am. You can find the sermon for this Third Sunday in Advent on our Sermons page.
Sunday, 6th December
Please feel welcome to join our service in church at 11am.
Please visit our Sermons page for the sermon for this Second Sunday in Advent.
20th November, 2020
Our Sunday services continue with a Service of the Word at 11am and you are very welcome to join us via WhyPay, a free conference call facility. Please call or email Father Ian for access details. Please visit our Contact Us page.
Sunday, 8th November, 2020
Service of Remembrance
Following the recent Government announcement we cannot hold a Remembrance service in church. However, the service will be live from 10.55 via WHYPAY, a free conference call facility. Please email Father Ian Walker for access details: email@example.com
11am, Sunday, 25th October, 2020
Please feel welcome to join us for a non-communion sung service with the choir.
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St. Mary the Virgin, Lowgate, Hull, is an ancient church dating back to the early fourteenth century, although it is believed a chapel may have existed on the same site before this. The parish now includes the many and various offices, businesses and residences located in the Old Town of Kingston-upon-Hull.
St. Mary’s has been a focus of the area’s elaborate and rich local history and has been at the heart of life for many generations of local people, merchants, and officials. The church continues to attract devoted members to its doors and today, as much as before, has a dedicated congregation who are very much a part of the life and fabric of the church.
Today’s congregation, as all others before them, warmly welcome you and hope that you too can sense and share in St. Mary’s long life of prayer and worship.