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


Thu 7th to Sun 10th Tree Festival: Click here to see the poster for more details

Sun 10th - The Parish Mass: 10.00am, Bishop Martin will be our Preacher and Celebrant.

Sun 5th - Family Mass: Usual time of 10:00am, all are welcome.

Sat 16th - St Mary's School Christmas Fair: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Sun 17th - Carol Service: 6.00pm Followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Click here for the poster

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve

4.00pm Crib Service with Candles and a presentation by St Mary's Kidz Club.

11.30pm Midnight Mass with Candlelight

Christmas Day

8.00am Mass (Said)

10.00am Main Celebration with Carols


Further Ahead

Fri 29th June to Sun 1st July 2018 - Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2018: Please sign-up asap as we only have 25 places. Deposit of £10 is required to secure your place (cash or a cheque made payable to ‘St Mary’s PCC’)

"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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