• WELCOME to the LIVING CHURCH of St MARY'S, Market Drayton TF9 1AD in beautiful North Shropshire
    We have a new Bishop! 
    Bishop Michael (click to view) was enthroned in Lichfield Cathedral at 11am on Saturday 25th September. He said:
      "I hope that as a church we can be a hopeful community, that we can be a serving community and that we can be 
       a community that cares for one another. I do think our task is to take our faith out onto the streets. Of course we
       belong in our churches but we also belong out there in the communities."
    Our main Service is on a Sunday at 10.30am and lasts about 75 minutes
    There is Book of Common Prayer Communion Service, with Sermon, every Sunday at 8.30am and Thursday at 10am
    We are trying to be dementia friendly. There are no steps to get into the church and only one step which is overcome by an alternative ramp. There is a good Sound System with a Loop which covers every pew.

    On the first Sunday of each month we have MESSY CHURCH from 4.00pm and ending with a meal finishing at 6.00pm. Messy Church meets in the Parish Rooms, Church Street TF9 1AF (next to the British Legion)
    We are a church where, on average, 333 different people attend worship at least once a month and 670
    attend less frequently and OUR VISION is to welcome all, to nurture people in the Christian faith and to engage and serve our community.


    We are a LEARNING CHURCH  -about 100 people are in weekly or fortnightly Homegroups.
    We are a SENDING CHURCH    -in the last 8 years two members of our church have been ordained and 
                                                          another has become a Reader and all three are now serving in other churches.
    We are a SERVING CHURCH    -with the other local churches we run a Foodbank, a Debt Centre and visit the Prison every week.

    The Church is open and staffed every day. Come and pray or just look around between 11am and 1pm (10am to 2pm on Wednesdays, which is Market Day.)

    There is also a bookshop with a range of Christian books which also sells Fair Trade goods. 

    The best attended Sunday Service is at 10.30am and we hope you will come and join us. There is always an 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service every Sunday.

    We are very close to the Shropshire Union Canal and we welcome all boaters to our Services. You can't miss us, just look for the Tower!

    We also have a lovely ring of 8 bells dating back to 1700. Practice Night is Wednesday at 7.30pm.

    Whether you want to find out more about God's work in Market Drayton, are looking for a thriving Christian community in the area, planning a visit to the town, or re-discovering the joys of time spent here just click on the links to find out more… 



         Martin Tanner, Vicar


    The Living Church of St Mary's        


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