Welcome to St. Mary’s where you will find a warm welcome from the moment you walk through the door until after you have joined us for coffee and biscuits at the end of the service.

Our Sunday services (we have a service every Sunday) are mainly traditional, based on Common Worship, with organ and choir. There is also a short service of Holy Communion on Thursday mornings. In addition, throughout the year, as well as the main Festivals, we have a variety of special services including Mothering Sunday, Rogation Sunday, Heritage Sunday and Christingle and Crib services for children.

We look forward to welcoming families and children to St. Mary’s and we have a monthly Family Service on the 1st Sunday of the month. During services children can happily play with the toys and Activity Boxes in the Children’s Corner leaving parents more relaxed and able to enjoy the service.

St. Mary’s is open daily for quiet reflection.  But for those who prefer a more active role there are many activities to join in and help with.  For example, joining our team of sides-people, becoming a member of the choir or bell ringers, reading lessons or leading the intercessions or helping with the sound system or joining the car rota to help those who would otherwise be unable to come to church.  There is also a wheelchair at St. Mary’s to help anyone with mobility difficulties.

In addition to our Sunday services, St. Mary’s hold a variety of events in the community to which all are welcome: Lent lunches, winter lunches, our St. Mary’s Charity and Coffee Shop.  Several of our regular congregation are members of the Blackdown Mothers Union and St. Mary’s has a fundraising group called the Friends of St. Mary’s who hold social events throughout the year to raise money for the upkeep of the building – and there is always a willing band of helpers to keep the church clean and well maintained.

Our Summer Fair and Christmas Fair are annual events which are extremely well supported by the whole community. We also have collections during the year which have included shoe boxes filled with goodies for people in need around the world, bedding etc for Eastern Euope, and food for the food bank.

Our parish magazine, The Pump, is edited and produced by St Mary’s and delivered to every home in Hemyock and Clayhidon.

If you are looking for a friendly church community to attend regular or occasional services, we look forward to seeing you at St. Mary’s.

David and Jenny (church wardens)




What's On

Service Times

A typical rota for regular services each month is as follows:

Week 1:
10:30am          Family Service (CW)

Week 2:
11:15am          Morning Prayer at Hemyock

Week 3:
11:15am          Holy Communion (CW) at Hemyock

Week 4:
11:15am          Holy Communion (CW) at Hemyock

Week 5:
10.30am         Whole MC Holy Communion by rotation in each of the parishes

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