The Parish Church of
St Mary's The Virgin
About our Worship and Congregation
- We celebrate Eucharist also known as Holy Communion ( this is the service where we have bread and wine as as symbol of Christ's body and blood ) each Sunday, usually in a traditional format. Our Family Service at the end of the month is a less formal Eucharist.
- >>We attract a lively, friendly and caring congregation from the local area and further away.>
- >>Some members of the congregation have been part of the life and worship of St. Mary's for many years, while others have joined us very recently.>
- There are a growing number of children involved in the life and worship of St. Mary's, especially through the Lady Katherine Leveson Primary School, whose pupils and staff attend a service every Thursday during the school term.
- We also try to meet the needs of older members of the congregation, especially those resident in Lady Katherine Housing and Care.
- We welcome all who want to come to us for baptisms, marriages and funerals.
- Our beautiful church is usually open during the week, 9 am until 4 pm (or Sunset) each day. You are welcome to come inside to pray or meditate.
Our Sunday Services are: -
10 am each Sunday morning, excepting Last.
10 am Last Sunday of the month
click here to see dates for special Sunday Service.
click here to see dates for services held other than Sundays, at Christmas, Easter and other times.
Our regular Weekday Services are: -
Every Thursday during school term, at 9.15 am a school service for Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England school. All welcome.
Every Thursday at 11 am a Communion Service is held in the Residents’ Lounge, Lady Katherine Housing and Care.
Our Workshops for Children
Take place at regular intervals. click here to see dates.
Messy Church is held once a month in the Old Hall for babies and pre-school children and their families. Come and join us for some messy play, songs and refreshments click here to see dates.
Other special services : -
There are a number of special services held throughout the year, for example during Lent and All Souls in November.
click here to see special dates.
The Vicar of St. Mary's Temple Balsall, who is also the Master of The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, is the Reverend Kathy Lloyd Roberts.
You can contact us here. If you would like to talk to someone, or to arrange a baptism (christening), wedding or funeral, please telephone 01564 772415.