The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Welcome to our church website

St Mary's Parish covers the northern side of East Grinstead. We were founded about 110 years ago to meet the needs of the expanding town and to provide the town with worship of the catholic tradition within the Church of England. A tradition that we have upheld ever since.

We hope that you will find our website helpful. Please take a little time to browse the different areas

Window Challenge.

We launched the window challenge on Sunday 2nd July, the Anniversary of the Consecration of our church building, when we celebrated all that it symbolises for us as the people of God in this place.

The Window Challenge is a fundraising project for the next phase in our restoration and refurbishment of the church. We need to replace the failing audio system and the church lighting as a matter of relative urgency. To do this we need to raise in the region of at least £40,000. Click here to find out more and see how the window challenge is progressing

St Mary's Parish Profile

St Mary's is currently in a vacancy. Click here for our Parish Profile for the appointment of a Vicar to the Benefice July 2017

Upcoming Events


Sun 13th - Christian Aid Week Begins

Thu 17th - Christian Aid Coffee Morning: St Mary's Church Hall 10.00am to 12 Noon. Please come to support this worthy cause and bring friends and neighbours too! Click here for the poster

Sun 20th - Pentecost Sunday: Bishop Mark will be presiding and preaching at our 10.00am service.

Thu 31st - "Summer Sun Craft Workshop ":10.30am – 12.30pm: Come and have a ‘sun-tastic’ morning! Join us for a morning of colouring, sewing, crafting and creating at this special free event for children over the half term holiday. All children welcome (but must be accompanied by an adult) and no need to book in advance!


Sun 10th - Parish Family Mass & Green Sunday: We look forward to welcoming members of Kidz Club and other younger members of our Church family - and any friends they wish to bring.

Fri 29th June to Sun 1st July 2018: Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2018: 


Sat 14th - Archdeaconry of Horsham's Pilgrimage to Chichester CathedralPlease speak with the wardens if you are interested in being included in our party:

"Our Fairtrade stall is open on the 1st Sunday of every month during coffee after the 10.00am Mass"

Our Photo Gallery
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St Mary the Virgin East Grinstead. Church of England Parish in the Diocese of Chichester

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