St Mary’s The Virgin, Stone Hill, Stone, DY10 4BE
St Mary’s is a small rural church with a very loyal and united congregation, but we can at times struggle to meet our financial commitments and any donation would help keep St Mary’s open for everyone.
There has been a church on the site since 1269 and following a fire the present church was built around the 1830s. The parish became part of a united benefice with St Cassian’s of Chaddesley Corbett and, more recently, is one of the members of the five-church Parish of Kidderminster East.
St Mary’s is a Grade II listed traditional stone-faced country church with a congregation seating capacity of 130. The church, complete with a working bell tower and a traditional pipe organ, has a number of stained glass windows including one dedicated to Peter Collins, the racing driver, and one recording the many activities from the life at the recently closed church school.
There are a number of guidebooks available relating to the history of the church and the architecture or furnishings.
The congregation is small but there is a caring fellowship and a warm welcome is extended to all. The services follow a traditional pattern of worship with the accompaniment of organ music.
The church celebrates a number of different types of worship at either 8am or 11am on a Sunday, including Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer), Morning Worship and Worship for All. Most services are around one hour long.
Please see our Services and Calendar pages for more information regarding when the next service will take place.
There is limited off road parking on the main A448 road and also in Church Lane. However, ample parking is available, by arrangement.
A toilet and portable disabled ramp are available to help with access.
Life Events (Christenings, Weddings, and Funerals) are available by arrangement. Please see the individual pages for further details.
Outside of our Sunday worship we have joined together this year for the Parish United Services and Messy Church events. There are a number of social events run through the church including the Annual Bluebell Walk and cycle ride.
- There is a small church room at the edge of the church boundary which is used for additional meetings and social events, including coffee mornings.
- Please check our Groups heading to find out about all the different activities run throughout the parish.