A warm welcome to the parishes of Richmond with Hudswell and Downholme and Marske.
Our churches are inclusive centres of community where: all are welcome.
In our worship, our fellowship, and our service to the wider community our vision is:
to be a people and a place where love works.
Regrettably, due to the current lockdown restrictions, we are unable to meet and worship in person. Instead, we can be together online through Zoom (which includes a 'dial-in' option), YouTube and Social Media. Our YouTube Channel can be accessed here.
St Mary's church continues to be open for private prayer and reflection 7 days a week from 9:00am to late afternoon. In addition, we are live-streaming Morning Prayer from the church directly to our YouTube Channel every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30am. Our Sunday 10am Communion Service can be accessed through Zoom as well as YouTube. Please see our Events Page for the Zoom invitation.
A range of worship and prayer resources is available on this website (please see the Latest Resources and Podcasts Page) and on St Mary's Church Facebook page. We have also set up networks of pastoral care and prayer support across the Benefice.
On Wednesday 4 November, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a call to Prayer for the Nation, throughout the month of November: "Our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve. We are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever". A Prayer Booklet can be found here. Daily resources can also be found on the Church of England website.
Our website aims to help you find out what’s on, who we are and what we do. Please contact us if there is anything further you would like to know.
The shape of our worship may be changing but our commitment to being a people and a place where love works continues.
The ongoing work of St Mary's depends on your financial support. Our Giving page indicates ways to join a Planned Giving scheme, to make a donation (or you can quickly click on the Donate button at the foot of this page), or to be part of our Charitable Giving programme.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the life of our churches.
Revd Martin Fletcher, Rector.