About St Mary’s Olveston

About us

St. Mary’s has been the spiritual heart of the village for centuries. The building is open daily during daylight hours for people to find a quiet place to meditate or pray. It is used by the community for secular and social activities such as concerts, quizzes, movie nights, and exhibitions and has strong links with the nearby primary school. The graveyard is still in use and is a haven for wildlife.

To find out more about the latest news at St. Mary’s please follow this LINK to Sue Farr’s latest blog.


Worshipping God

We meet on Sundays at 9.30 am and at 6 pm for a variety of sung and said services: every Wednesday at 10 am for a said Communion Service: and every Saturday at 4.30 pm during term time, our Young Families’ Service – “Refresh”. The church is blessed with a Director of Music and a full choir and a fine peal of bells.


Growing in faith

We have a regular house group and other opportunities for people to explore faith through Alpha Groups, Lent Groups, Retreat Days etc.

Serving Others

GREEN FORCE is a group of people from St Mary’s church who would like to make a positive difference to our beautiful planet. We have just been awarded the ARocha Bronze Eco Certificate and we are working toward the silver.

THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S is a group of Hand Bell Ringers continuing a tradition in Olveston which started in 1969. If you would like to join this group please phone 01454 614072 or 01454 201044.

St Mary’s has a fine ring of 8 Taylor bells that were cast in 1907. Our primary role is to ring the bells for any services that require them, particularly weddings. If you are interested in becoming a ringer please phone Philip Coward the Tower Captain on 01454 281444

Monday Movies are shown in Church every first and third Monday of the month at 7 pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission is free but a small donation at the end towards costs is greatly appreciated. Licensed bar plus tea and coffee are served before the film starts and during the interval. Please download this season’s program.

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