You'll find a location map on the Contact Us page. St Mary's is situated in St Mary's Place, off Greengate Street, in Stafford town centre and is also known as 'the big church behind McDonald's' for navigation purposes. The church is accessible for wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs and has a toilet equipped for people with disabilities, plus baby-change facilities. The sound system has a hearing loop.
Children and families are most welcome. We run a weekly Praise and Play session on Wednesdays at 10.30am for younger children and their adults. There are also Kids Praise sessions suitable for a wide age range during our 9.30am Sunday service. We have a well-equipped children's area with a large selection of toys, books and art activities.
What happens in a service?
Our main 9.30am service is a Eucharist - also known as Holy Communion. We sing hymns, listen to Bible readings and a sermon, pray together, and gather at the altar for communion, sharing bread and wine - the body of Christ - remembering and reliving the death and resurrection of Jesus. The service usually lasts for just over an hour. We have a shorter Eucharist without music at 8am on Sunday and 30-minute lunchtime services during the week.
Come as you are
You don't have dress up in your best clothes to come to church - you are welcome just as you are. We take a collection during our services to support the work of the church, but this is voluntary; there is no fee for coming to church.
We don't have our own car park, but there are several car parks near St Mary's. The ones run by Stafford Borough Council are free on Sundays.