St Mary in Window 3 St Mary's, Fairford

St Mary's Church

St Mary's, Fairford Angel in Window 1

Welcome to St Mary’s, Fairford. There has been a Church on this site for 1,000 years, the present one dating from about 1497. The Church, as well as being the largest place of worship in the town, is chiefly known for its stained glass windows – the only complete set of late medieval glass in a parish church in the country.

St Mary’s Church receives many thousands of visitors each year. Due to Covid-19, the church is only open from 11am – 1.00pm weekdays and 12pm - 1pm weekends for private prayer and for the 10.00 service on Sunday

If you intend visiting us and would like a guided tour of the building, please contact the Parish Office at least a fortnight before to book a guide at a suitable date and time. There are also guide books and audio-guides available and our stewards are happy to help if they can.

Please check with the steward for any useful ‘aids’ to discovering the church for yourself; we normally have some binoculars available to help with the higher windows.

Please note that tour parties should always contact the Parish Office prior to visiting, even if a guide is not required – indeed, it is a good idea for small groups or individuals too. Access to the church will be dependent on such things as services taking place, other tour parties or work being carried out – we do not want to have to turn anyone away.


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The church is only open from 11am – 1.00pm weekdays and 12pm - 1pm weekends for private prayer and for the 10.00am service on Sunday.

Service in church: 10.00 am Common Worship Holy Communion Sunday 9th May

Church Services

The Newsletter (previously Pew Sheet) for 9th May

Redemptorist Reading Sheet for May

April Food Bank Letter and Magazine

See the Fund Raising Page to find out how to help St Mary's financially

St Mary's News Round-Up 2019

See our Safeguarding Page

St Mary's Fairford

The sun shining through the East Window after the 8.00 service on Easter Sunday
Photo taken by Ingrid Morris

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