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:
16th June, 2021
MAJOR IMPROVEMENT SCHEME UNDERWAY
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.
16 June, 2021
YOU ARE WELCOME TO:
SUNDAY, 20th June
Due to the work taking place in St Mary's, our BCP Holy Communion service will take place at 9am at Hull Minster and be celebrated by the Revd Canon Dominic Black, Vicar of Hull Minster.
SUNDAY, 27th June
Again, as St Mary's is now closed for the improvement works, our BCP Holy Communion service will take place at 9am in Hull Minster and will be presided over by Fr Ian Walker, Priest in Charge at St Mary's.
SUNDAY, 13th June
Please join us for Holy Communion at 11am in St Mary's Churchyard - all welcome.
SUNDAY, 6th June
Due to continuing work within the church, our Eucharist service this coming Sunday will be held at 11am in St Mary's Churchyard. We look forward to seeing you and hope the sun will continue to shine!
SUNDAY, 30th May
Due to the on-going asbestos removal work, our Eucharist service this coming Sunday will be held at 12.30 at Hull Minster. All welcome!
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.
Please note that, due to preparatory works in advance of our main improvement scheme, St Mary's will not be open on Saturdays, 15th, 22nd, 29th May or 5th June, as usual for Private Prayer and Reflection.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
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.
If you would like to read Fr Ian's sermons for Good Friday and Easter Day please visit our Sermons page where they are now available.
5th April, 2021
Sunday Eucharist Service
Following several months of holding our Sunday service via free phone, as the lockdown eases our Eucharist service will now resume in church at 11am each Sunday.
Please do join us.
Super to see so many people at St Mary's on Good Friday and on Easter Day and to hear our wonderful choir (above) sing so beautifully.
22nd March, 2021
EASTER AT ST MARY'S
Please do join us on Good Friday and Easter Sunday:
Good Friday, 2nd April
1pm-2pm Vigil and private prayer and reflection
Easter Sunday, 4th April
11am Sung Eucharist
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.
16th March, 2021
On Sunday, 14th March, St Mary's was pleased to welcome Sammi Tooze, the Diocese's Generous Giving Giving Advisor, as our preacher. You can read Sammi's Sermon here.
2nd March, 2021
Memories of St Mary's Scout Group
A new book published by Hull-born, former RAF Bomber Command Air Gunner Fred Brown features his time as a young scout at St Mary's in the 1930s. If you have any memories of St Mary's Scout Group please let us know? For details see our News page.
ASH WEDNESDAY, 17th February
Please do join us for our service for Ash Wednesday at 7pm. The service will be held by WhyPay, a free telephone service, so all you need is a telephone or mobile phone.
For the telephone number and service access code please contact Fr Ian on 07528 210757 or by email at email@example.com
On 23rd January St Mary's was delighted to host Hull Russian Orthodox Parish of The Nativity of Our Lord. See more.
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 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.
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.