23rd April 2014

Welcome to St Mary's Church


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St Mary's Church claims to be the third largest parish church in England, to have the second longest aisle and the largest west window. It is part of the Benedictine Abbey site in the Historic Core in Bury St Edmunds. It is also the Civic Church of the Town and Borough.

It is renowned for its magnificent hammer-beam Angel roof, and is the final resting place of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Duchess of Suffolk and favourite sister of Henry VIII (Mary Rose). Mary's Tomb, along with over a hundred more tombs and monuments, the angels and a wealth of 15th century woodcarving and outstanding examples of stained glass are all recorded on a CD rom. St Mary's is also home to the Chapel of the Suffolk and Royal Anglian Regiments. The church is usually open during the week, daily from 10:00am - 4pm (3pm in the winter).

St Mary's is also home to an active and growing Christian community today. There are four services on a Sunday and many activities during the week. We invite people to join us, whether you live locally, or are visiting Bury St Edmunds. We look forward to seeing you.