St Mary the Virgin
"An oasis of peace in the heart of our city"
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We need to raise at least another £65,560 for just the first phase of essential improvement works. You can now donate using the downloadable form on the Our Challenge page or via our online appeal page: Give A Little
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St Mary's would like to thank the following organisations for supporting our improvement project with grants and donations:
3rd November, 2021
SOUP KITCHEN UPDATE
Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic and St Mary's currently being closed for the improvement works, Hull Homeless Outreach and Reaching Out to the Homeless continue to run three soup kitchens a week from St Mary's. For more information visit Our Christian Mission.
25th October, 2021:
We are delighted to announce that The Georgian Group is to provide grant aid from the Cleary Fund towards the cost of conserving two of St Mary’s’ historic monuments, John Hall and family (1812) and Joseph Pease and family (1778-1840).
The £2,500 grant is subject to approval of the final conservation specification, costs and contractor, but it is hoped that St Mary’s will be able to proceed with the ‘high priority’ work within the next six months.
All at St Mary’s would like to convey their sincere thanks to The Georgian Group.
For more information please visit our News page and Monuments page.
Good to see our banner in place telling everyone what is happening behind the safety fences. See our News page
A reminder that until further notice our service will be held at 9am in the Chancel of Hull Minster.
SUNDAY 1st August 2021 Ninth after Trinity
Once again, this Sunday's service will be held in Hull Minster at 9am due to works on St Mary's improvement scheme.
16th July, 2021
THANKS TO THE LECHE TRUST
St Mary’s would like to thank The Leche Trust for its kind award of a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of conservation works required to The Hall Monument 1812.
We still need to secure further funds to be in a position to undertake work identified as being ‘high priority’ to three monuments. If you can help please contact us by email at email@example.com
For more details see our News page.
8th July, 2021
St Mary's would like to thank The Sir James Reckitt Charity for supporting our scheme of essential internal improvement works with a £5,000 grant. All at St Mary's, including the PCC, Project Group and congregation are very grateful for the Charity's valuable support. The sum will help to make the church fit for worship, community service and visitors.
MAJOR IMPROVEMENT SCHEME UNDERWAY
16th June, 2021
A much-needed improvement scheme is underway at St Mary's, Hull’s oldest parish church, but St Mary’s is appealing for more financial support to ensure all the plans can go ahead.
The improvement scheme, costing just over £1 million, will help to secure the future of this Hull landmark, which has played a part in city life since 1333. Read more.
17th May 2021
ASBESTOS REMOVAL UNDERWAY
Contractors are underway with the removal of asbestos at St Mary's, a task we are able to undertake thanks to a Gateway grant of £7,000 from the National Churches Trust towards the £20,000 cost. See our News page.
Today we can announce that St Mary's has been successful in securing a £10,000 Cornerstone Grant from the National Churches Trust and a £10,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation towards our essential improvement works, which will give St Mary's toilets, kitchen facilities, heating, a counselling room, a new floor to larger areas and new electrics. Please see our News page for details.
In remembrance of and tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, St Mary's bell will toll 99 times starting at 2pm on Saturday, 16th April.
22nd March, 2021
St Mary's has received a donation towards our essential improvement works from Hull shipping, rail and logistics law firm Myton Law. Visit our news page for more information.
26th January, 2021
Good news! We are pleased to announce that St Mary’s has been awarded a grant of £23,350 by Allchurches Trust towards our much needed improvement works.
Read more 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.
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.