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Welcome to the Parish Church of
St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Tetbury

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There has been a Christian place of worship on the site of St Marys' since at least 681 AD. The present church was built following the demolition of the medieval church in 1777. The church today, with its elegant spire, is a focal point in the town. St Marys' is open every day for people to come and visit, sit quietly, or attend any of the regular services.

Public Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Worship in our church buildings at St Mary The Virgin & St Mary Magdalen, Tetbury

Sunday: 8.30am Service of BCP Holy Communion

Sunday: 10.00am Service of Holy Communion 

We plan to live stream the Sunday 10am Communion service from church and the recording will be shared on YouTube.

Wednesday: 9.30am Midweek Service of Holy Communion 

No need to book for the services- remember to bring your mask.
We look forward to sharing in communion together.

COVID: Worship in our Church

Following the Government announcement on Thursday 8th December,
face coverings are now compulsory in places of worship.

We will continue to keep the need for additional precautionary measures under review.

The Government roadmap removed most coronavirus legislation, and now emphasies the personal and corporate responsibility of individuals and organisations to protect others and themselves, urging caution. The Church of England now asks that we take decisions locally. At the heart of our approach is the understanding that, as the Body of Christ, we are called to live out loving concern for the well-being of others.

For more information about our approach, please click the link below:

Worship at St Marys


Latest News & Events

Monthly quiz

This is the first (hopefully)in a series of monthly quiz sheets for your entertainment. I ran them in another parish in another time as a fund raiser. But here just for you to try. If you wish to make a donation to your favourite charity, please do so. When the next one is due, I…



I am sure you have heard that places of worship can now be opened to the public for individual prayer.  After careful thought, the plan is to open St Marys’ from tomorrow (Monday 15th June), with the building being open daily:  Monday – Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm, and on Sunday, 12.00 to 4.00pm. This is…


Virtual collection plate

Although our church building is closed, many of the costs continue. Thank you to everyone who continues to give via the Parish Giving Scheme or other regular standing orders.  All our four churches are so grateful for this ongoing support.  Of course, we also pass around the collection plate in church on Sundays.  As we…


Thank you, and God be with you – Farewell from Rob

It has been a joy and a privilege to serve as your Assistant Curate for these last three years. I will forever be grateful for the experiences I have had here, and for all you have done to support and nurture me as a new deacon and priest. I never imagined that I would finish…


Raising a glass to Rob: Friday 5th June, 6.30pm on Zoom

Please “save the date” in your diary. We’ll be gathering on Zoom to raise a glass to Rob and wish him well as he moves to become a Chaplain in the Royal Navy. More details to follow. Rob’s last Sunday with us is on the 7th June, with another chance to say goodbye.


Benefice VE Day Service

Our Benefice VE Day Service is now available on our Youtube channel Please do take part in it at any time today. We remember before God all those who gave of themselves to resist tyranny, and commit ourselves to lasting peace. O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those men and…


A Quiz for Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week this year will be like no other on record with no church; house to house; Tesco or street collections, so all in all, there will be a dramatic drop in the amount we send to Christian Aid by our Benefice during May. At the same time the need for resources to help…


Updated guidance on good hygiene practices

Everybody is asked to share the Peace in ways which do not involve contact (that is, not shaking hands etc) Following updated advice, Holy Communion will now be distributed in one kind only (that is, the consecrated bread/wafer/host), with the priest alone taking the wine. We are asking everyone to receive the bread/wafer/host on the hand ONLY (not on the tongue)….


Information about Funerals and Monuments at St Marys

We are receiving an increasing number of requests regarding funerals at St Marys, burials at St Saviours, and erecting monuments to loved ones. We have added information answering many common questions to the Funerals page of the web site.


Our Church


Church isn't just for Sunday, God has created us to live in community and at St Marys’ we have something for everyone: Men, Women, Young Adults and Youth.

Life Events

We welcome you to our church for your marriage,
baptism, or funeral service.

Faith in Action

There is always something going on at St Marys’, from local fundraisers, events, clubs, and more.

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There has been a Christian place of worship on the site of St Marys' since at least 681 AD.

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Rector: Reverend Poppy Hughes

Day off: Monday


The Vicarage
6 The Green

Telephone: 01666 502333

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Parish Office: Diana Sharp


The Parish Office
St Marys' Church
Church Street

Telephone:01666 500088

Opening Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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