St Mary in Window 3 St Mary's, Fairford

St Mary's Church

St Mary's, Fairford Angel in Window 1

Welcome to St Mary’s, Fairford. There has been a Church on this site for 1,000 years, the present one dating from about 1497. The Church, as well as being the largest place of worship in the town, is chiefly known for its stained glass windows – the only complete set of late medieval glass in a parish church in the country.

St Mary’s Church receives many thousands of visitors each year and is open to visitors between 10am and 5pm in the summer and 10 am and 4 pm in the winter. A steward is normally on duty.

If you intend visiting us and would like a guided tour of the building, please contact the Parish Office to book a guide at a suitable date and time. There are also guide books and audio-guides available and our stewards are happy to help if they can.

Please check with the steward for any useful ‘aids’ to discovering the church for yourself; we normally have some binoculars available to help with the higher windows.

Please note that tour parties should always contact the Parish Office prior to visiting, even if a guide is not required – indeed, it is a good idea for small groups or individuals too. Access to the church will be dependent on such things as services taking place, other tour parties or work being carried out – we do not want to have to turn anyone away.

Remembrance Poppies

See the Services Page for the November Services

See the Fund Raising Page to find out how to help St Mary's financially

See the News Page for:
New Vicar's Institution
Remembrance Services
Christmas Stockings
Messy Space
Charity of the Month
Funday Sunday

See the Study and Prayer Page for:
The November Prayer and Focus

War Memorial, Fairford

On 31st March The Rev'd Brian Atkinson retired as Vicar of Fairford and Team Rector of the South Cotswolds Team Ministry (SCTM).

In the period before his successor arrives, please contact the following for assistance:

  • Matters concerning St Mary's, Fairford
    The Rev'd Denise Hyde Tel: 01285 713285, e-mail: (Associate Priest)
    Mr Mike Godsal Tel: 01285 713101, e-mail: (Churchwarden)
    The Parish Office Tel: 01285 712611, e-mail:
    (Open Mon-Fri, 10-12)
  • Matters concerning South Cotswolds Team AND funerals at St Mary's:
    The Rev'd John Swanton Tel: 01285 851309, e-mail:
    (Team Vicar, SCTM)

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