St Mary’s The Virgin, Stone Hill, Stone, DY10 4BE
There has been a church at the site of St Mary’s since 1269; however, 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 a member of the five-church Parish of Kidderminster East.
Click on the red iconic door below to enjoy a virtual tour of the inside of the church.
St Mary’s is a Grade II listed traditional stone-faced country church, seating about 130 people. 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 of the church school that used to be beside St Mary’s.
There are a number of guidebooks available relating to the history of the church and the architecture or furnishings.
St Mary’s, Stone, is one of five Church of England churches within the Parish of Kidderminster East and the Diocese of Worcester. We are a small rural church with a very loyal and united congregation, but we can at times struggle to meet our financial commitments. Any donation would be appreciated to help to keep St Mary’s open for everyone both regular church members and the wider community. In particular we are keen to keep the church open and available as it is a popular venue for wedding couples.
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 different types of worship at 11:00am on a Sunday, including Holy Communion and Morning Worship. 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 down Church Lane. However, ample parking is available, by arrangement.
A toilet is located at the Church Lane entrance and a portable disabled ramp is 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 joined together with the rest of the Parish for the Parish United Services. Finally, there are a number of social events run through the church including the Annual Bluebell Walk and cycle ride.
- A small church room is situated at the edge of the church boundary and is often used for additional meetings and social events as well as for our Stone Corner Café.
- Please check our ‘Groups’ menu to find out about all the different activities that run throughout the parish.