The Church of St Mary's ~ Parish church for Orton Waterville
Wherever home is, there are familiar places, gathering spaces and landmarks. St Mary's is one of those familiar places. There has been a church building on this spot since the early 12th Century.
You may not know it but St. Mary's is your parish church – whether you are a Christian or not, a believer, a person of faith or a convinced atheist. It is your church simply because you live in the parish. The Ministry team's job and privilege is to be here for you – to walk alongside you, if you wish, during those joyful moments in life that call out to be celebrated – births and marriages for example. But it is also our privilege to be able stand alongside you when life is dark and bleak – when sickness, bereavement and death draw close to you.
It is the responsibly of the church family to point to a different sort of world based upon the values of truth, forgiveness mercy and compassion. We also care for a place of beauty for worship, prayer, reflection and meditation which all in the parish are welcome to attend.
Shine in the love of God's grace, every day.
We strive to Bless our wider community, responding to all requests to be partners at moments of deep meaning– birth, marriage, sickness and death.
We invite all to Belong to an accepting and hope-filled community which follows Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth and the Life.
We encourage everyone to Believe that God is real, that He is the good and glad Creator of the Universe, and that He has reconciled all humanity through the saving life, death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.
We seek to Live as God's children, empowered and guided by His Holy Spirit to perform acts of compassion, goodness, truth and mercy.
At St Mary's Church, Orton Waterville, it is our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.
St. Mary's Church, Orton Waterville