John Cruse, Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, with his family
John Cruse, Vicar of St Mary the Virgin


Welcome to our church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shalford, with St. Michael’s, Peasmarsh. We aim to be a welcoming community of people seeking to understand and live out our Christian faith in a modern and inclusive way.

Our congregations include people from a wide age group, worshipping together in lively yet traditional services.

We always welcome newcomers who wish to come along and those who are interested in finding out about our ideals. As a recent visitor said, “we felt really at home at St. Mary’s and received a fantastic welcome”.

If you would like to come along and join us in our worship our standard service times are shown below:


Sunday Mornings

Every Sunday - 8am - Holy Communion
1st Sunday in the month - 10am - Sung Eucharist
2nd and 5th Sundays in the month - 10am - Parish Communion
3rd Sunday in the month - 10am - Sung Eucharist
4th Sunday in the month - 10am - Child-friendly Family service (no communion)

On Wednesday mornings why not join us for Coffee, Cake and Conversation!
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Sunday Evenings

(5pm Winter months, 6.30pm Summer Months)
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays - Evening Prayer
4th Sunday - Evening Prayer with Communion

For our detailed monthly service information, along with upcoming special events, please click on the Church Calendar on the left or see our monthly Newsletter here (PDF).

I look forward to meeting you very soon.

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