Saint Mary's

St Mary's is the historic Parish Church of Swanage; the present building, dating from 1860 and 1901 replaces the medieval building, of which the fourteenth century tower - with its ring of eight bells - is all that remains, though some of the monuments were transferred from the old building. Among the windows, the east window and the Creation window are fine examples from the mid- and late-twentieth century. As well as daily prayers in the chapel and our regular Sunday worship, enriched by a strong choral tradition, there are many concerts and organ recitals during the year, and many visitors come for prayer or a time of quiet each week.

Regular Sevices

Every Day Except Sunday
8.00am Morning Prayer
8.00am Holy Communion (CW Rite 1)
10.30am Choral Eucharist (CW Rite 1)

Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

The Bell Ringers have their own website at . The Choir practice each Friday at 7pm (Choristers) and 7.45pm (Adults) and new members are welcome - more information from the Director of Music c/o the Parish Office (see our Contacts page).

Other Activities

Tea Pot is a drop-in opportunity for refreshment and a chat, on the first Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.30.

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Parish Office, St. Mary's Rooms, Church Hill, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HU.
Rector: The Revd. John Wood, The Rectory, 12 Church Hill, Swanage. Office Tel: 01929 421117 Direct Tel: 01929/422916