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.
|Every Day Except Sunday|
|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 www.swanagebellringing.sdgr.org.uk . 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).
There is a monthly 'Wonder' workshop for older children, held on the third Friday of each month 5-7pm, and for Youth there are activities organised by volunteers. Contact the Parish Office or see the Diary for further details.
Tea Pot is a drop-in opportunity for refreshment and a chat, on the first
Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.30.