St. Mary the Virgin,
"An oasis of peace in the heart of our city"
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.
18th March, 2020
In accordance with the directive from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York, St Mary's Lowgate will suspend all services for the time being. This means that St Mary's will remain closed until such time as we are advised that it will be safe to reopen.
In the meantime, St Mary's will remember all our faithful friends and supporters in our prayers. Please take care of yourselves and keep well.
May God be with you and remain with you always.
Monday, 1st June, and Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020
For the Readings and Reflections for Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week please visit our Sermons page.
Sunday, 31st May, 2020
For the Readings and Reflection for Whitsunday please visit our Sermons page
Sunday, 24th May, 2020
For the Readings and Reflection for Sunday after Ascension please visit our Sermons page.
Thursday, 21st May, 2020
For Readings and Reflection for Ascension Day please visit our Sermons Page.
Sunday, 17th May, 2020
For the Readings and Reflection for the Fifth Sunday After Easter please visit our Sermons Page.
Sunday, 10th May, 2020
For the Readings and Reflection for the Fourth Sunday After Easter please visit our Sermons page.
Sunday, 3rd May 2020
For the Readings and Reflection for the Third Sunday After Easter please visit our Sermons page.
Hull Deanery Synod Prayer Diary for May 2020
Please visit our Prayer Diary page.
Sunday, 26th April, 2020
Please visit our Sermons page for Readings and a Reflection for this Sunday.
17th April, 2020
We invite you to reflect on the readings for the First Sunday After Easter - please visit our Sermons page
4th April, 2020
If, as we all stay at home to keep safe, you would like to join us each day in reading and contemplating the Collects and Readings please visit our Sermons page.
17th March 2020
Thank you to all those who came along to ‘Walk the Labyrinth’ at St Mary’s last week. ‘Walking the Labyrinth’ was part of the Diocese of York’s ‘Come and See Mission’.
Pictured are: Left to right Bishop Paul of Durham with volunteers Pat Broderick and Carol Toolen.
6th February 2020
St Mary’s is delighted to have been awarded a ChurchCare/Pilgrim Trust grant of up to £1,200 towards the cost of a conservation report on our monuments.
We have over 30 monuments, not including floor ledger slabs, dating back to 1525 and representing major figures Hull’s history, including this wonderful Dobson monument dated 1666 (shown). Dobson was a Royalist and the monument depicts him wearing his ‘Citizen’s Gown’ and mayoral chain – he was twice mayor and one time sheriff of Hull.
The survey is due to take place in March and we would like to thank the Church Buildings Council for its support.
If you would like to see St Mary’s monuments please do visit us. We are open 11am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays and a guide to our monuments and windows is available
A HUGE THANK YOU
To everyone who has completed one of our surveys.
We have 131 completed surveys and will post the outcomes soon.
FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S News
We apologise that, due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, our Spring 2020 visit to All Saints' Church in Hessle on Saturday, 28th, March, has been postponed. We will confirm a new date in due course.
Please visit our Friends page for details
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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.
Opening times & Where to find us
Thursday 11 am – 2pm
Friday 11 am – 2pm
Click here for service times.
Vestry / Office Tel: 01482 618 199
Priest in Charge:
Tel: 01482 473766
Mob: 07947 561624
Olga Li La-Vigars
Tel: 01482 323147
St Mary the Virgin