ST MARY’S CHURCH
St Mary’s is the Parish Church near the centre of Liss, Hampshire. We offer a range of different worship styles from All-Age services and ‘Messy Church’ to BCP Holy Communion and Evensong. We endeavour to provide a warm and inclusive welcome to everyone. If you are interested in knowing more, details of services and activities can be found on this site. Please do contact us if you want further information.
Following direction from the Archbishops and in line with all other churches in the Church of England, church services have been stopped for the time being.
These are difficult and challenging times, but I think Liss is a special place and I hope the acts of kindness and generosity we’ve witnessed at the beginning of this situation will continue throughout and beyond it. Our top priority is to keep people safe. If you know of anyone locally who needs practical support of a friendly phone call, please let us know.
Please stay safe.
Live Streamed Service
While the church is closed, Rev Chris Williams will be live-streaming a short service on Sundays at 10.15am on the St Mary’s Facebook page. The Sunday services will remain on the Facebook page for viewing later.
Please click HERE to see the service from last Sunday 29 March.
Also, please see HERE for the order of service for Sunday mornings. Please feel free to print the order of service off.
In addition, Morning Prayer will be said every morning at 9am (except Sun and Mon).
April Parish Magazine
See HERE for April’s Parish Magazine
Unfortunately, during the coronavirus restrictions, we are not able to distribute a paper copy of Liss Parish Magazine through the usual channels.
However the magazine is avalable HERE on this website and will also be available as a link on the Facebook page.
A few paper copies are available at Jade News.
We have a vacancy for a
Children and Families Minister
We are looking for a Christian leader to bring vision, leadership and growth to the children’s ministry at St Mary’s and have pastoral oversight for all activities, groups and events for those aged 0-11.
We have moved!
(for six months)
St Mary’s is currently embarking on the biggest change to the building since the tower was added 87 years ago.
A church building which met the needs of the community in 1892 is struggling to do so 127 years later. Our motivation for this project is to create a space that helps us to be more hospitable, welcoming and engaging to a broader section of our community including young people, families and older people. We want to have a building that offers more creative opportunities both for the church family and the whole village.
Permission to go-ahead with these improvements is the culmination of many, many hours of work and we are enormously indebted to the team and everyone who has helped get us to this point.
Where are we meeting during the work?
Sunday morning services:
Iona (1st Sunday evening each month):
St John’s, Greatham
Sung Evening Prayer (2nd Sunday evening each month):
The Triangle Centre
Wednesday 9.30am Holy Communion:
Stepping Stones 9.30am (Thursdays – term-time):
Who Let The Dads Out? 9-11am (3rd Saturday each month – term-time):
St Paul’s URC Church, Hill Brow Road
Please check our Services Page for up to date details of Services for the Month taking place
Weddings and funerals during this time will take place at St John’s, Greatham.
We hope to be back in the church for 26 April.
What Are We Doing?
● All the radiators in the church are being replaced.
● New, computer-controlled LED lighting throughout the nave and chancel.
● New speakers, microphones, sound desk, loop system, screen and projector. The screen will be lowered electronically from the ceiling.
● A glass screen installed between the bell tower and the nave to preserve heat loss.
● The old organ removed to accommodate a large storage space below and a new room above.
● The pulpit, metal railings and choir pews removed and the chancel extended slightly to create a useable and flexible space.
● The font to be moved to the south aisle.
● New Communion table and lectern to be commissioned.
● A new kitchen using the space where the toilets are currently.
● New toilets in the current storage room
Please select a photo or the ‘see ‘more’ option below for all pictures in our galleries
NO SERVICES OR EVENTS TAKING PLACE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
NO SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Said Communion service using Book of Common Prayer
This is a quiet service in a traditional style.
NO EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Our baby and toddler group, Stepping Stones meets every Thursday during term time from 9.30am.
If you have a question, or prayer request, please write to us using the form at the bottom of this page.
If you wish to speak to someone today, please ring one of the numbers below:
Parish Office, St Mary’s Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ
01730 892552 email@example.com
Parish Office open Tuesdays-Fridays 10.00am-1.00pm
The Rector: Rev Chris Williams
The Rectory, 111 Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ 01730 890085 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries about Weddings, Funerals or Christenings, should be made to the Parish Office. Please note, the office is closed on Mondays.
We value your response, please complete the Contact Form below including your name and email address, and we will reply as soon as possible