Vicar’s Welcome

We are a group of three Church of England parishes serving the communities of Wotton‑under‑Edge, Ozleworth, North Nibley, Alderley and Tresham. On this site you can find out more about our friendly churches, our varied worship, our caring people, our expanding range of activities and also about baptisms, marriages and funerals.

Read the full Vicar’s Welcome

Sunday 11th November

This coming Sunday, 11th November St. Mary’s will be hosting the town Remembrance Service. Therefore there is a change of timings for the services.

8.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Eucharist

10.50am Remembrance Service – this is when the service will start. Please arrive at the church in good time and it is always busy. The doors will be opened once the preceding service has finished and the church has been made ready.

6.00pm Evensong

Messy Church this Saturday – 9.30am at St. Mary’s

This month’s theme is Remembrance.
Join us for food, fun and faith-sharing.
Activities include: Making a poppy cross; edible poppies; weapons into tools; origami peace cranes; a peace sculpture; a peace wall of poems and words; building a bridge.

Thankyou from Stroud Foodbank

Over the last couple of weeks, both St. Mary’s and the Perry and Dawes Almshouses have had their Harvest Festival services. Between the 2 churches, 42.9kg have been donated. The picture shows the residents of Perry and Dawes along with members of St. Mary’s.
Thank you to everyone who has donated.


2019 Viney Hill Save the Date

Save the Date
21st – 23rd June 2019

St Marys’ have booked the Viney Hill Christian Outward Bound Centre in the Forest of Dean, near Lyndey for another summer weekend.
Get to know those at St Mary’s in this relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of time to chat, share a meal and join in activities if you choose.
We hold compline before bed and a service before lunch on Sunday.

The surroundings are ideal for a walk or bike ride and we enjoy an evening talent show and bonfire chat (weather permitting).
Saturday’s organised activities can include:
Archery, low ropes and crate stacking. We have reserved the lake again this year so raft building or canoeing is on the cards! All led by a qualified instructor (additional cost apx. from £6.25 to £14.50 each).
We also have free activities for the young ones.
No need to pitch a tent (they are pre-erected) or
stay in one of the Cabins.
Food is included in the price with inside facilities for preparing and serving meals and a lounge for relaxing.
Cost subject to confirmation: Weekend: adults/8+yrs £47 pp; school age to 8yrs £35 pp; 1-4yrs (not at school) £20 pp; under 1 free.
Saturday: £14 per adult/8+ yrs; £5 per 1-7 years.

Enquiries please contact Mrs. Teresa Pottinger, telephone 01453 843272 or

Poppies to cover the bell tower at St. Mary’s

We are in need of poppies – thousands of them!

Knitted, crochet, felt or fabric – anything that will stand up to the British Autumn/Winter. We plan to cover as much of St. Mary’s Bell Tower as possible in poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of the 1st World War.
There are patterns on the table at the back of St. Mary’s or come to the Parish Office (you can leave your finished poppies in both places too). Victoria Fabrics on Market Street also hold copies of the knit and crochet patterns and will take in finished poppies too. You don’t have to follow a pattern – you can go freestyle, we just ask that they are bigger than about 10cm in diameter (it means we don’t have to sew so many on!)

Crochet poppy pattern
Knitted poppy patterns

If knitting/crochet etc is not your thing, but would like to help – we will need help to sew them on to the backing. Also, if you have a logical or engineering brain, we need help in working out how to get them onto the tower.
Contact Kate in the Parish Office – 01453 842175 / for further information or offers of help.