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About St Mary's Parish Church, Strensall


The formal bit: Saint Mary the Virgin is an Anglican, Christian Church serving the parish of Strensall and Towthorpe within the Deanery of Easingwold which is part of the Diocese of York in England.  Our Mission Statement is We are here to worship, praise and thank God through our saviour Jesus Christ.  To be ambassadors of Christ's peace and love in the community.

We are here to be at the heart of the whole of our community and offer ourselves as a first point of contact with the Christian Church.  We offer a warm welcome to anyone living in our area or just visiting and are particularly keen to offer a welcome to anybody moving to Strensall.

We have a very mixed congregation with a wide range ages and backgrounds.  The one thing we don't share is a stereotype.   It is a 'broad church' and some prefer traditional services and some provide more 'charismatic' worship. 

We are a registered charity - number 1162095 - and have received grants from:

The basic service pattern can be found on our Services page.  However, there are often exceptions to this so it is best to rely on the What's On? page.  You are particularly welcome if you have never attended a church or haven't done so for a long time.  If you are worried that you might not feel comfortable joining us then take a look at What goes on in church?

Our offer to the community is not only Church Services but also through such activities as Little Fishes for young ones and their carers.  Together with the Methodist Church we produce the Parish Magazine, Outreach.  We are involved in various campaigns and are a Fair Trade Church. 

Children are welcome at any service but particular provision is made at the Together@11 service. 

As with most churches, we offer special services at Easter and Christmas. 

St Mary's has a 'Prayer Chain'.   Do you, a friend or a family member have a prayer request?  If so, simply send an e-mail to prayerrequests@strensallstmarys.org.uk, supplying only the details you are happy for us to share.

Some members host and participate in our Church cells

A large number of people contribute in other ways to the management and support of the Parish, including as members of the PCC.

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