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.
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
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A traditional service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer
10.15am All-Age Service
Everyone worships together in this service, which has a blend of hymns and modern worship songs accompanied by the band. The talk is interactive; After the service, there are refreshments to which all are welcome to stay.
During the building works to St Mary’s Church, this service will take place in The Triangle Centre in Liss
A quiet and Reflective Iona style Holy Communion service
While the church building works are taking place, this service will be taking place at St John’s Church Greatham
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.
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