St Mary, Strensall

A very warm welcome to St Mary the Virgin, Strensall.

Our Mission is “…to worship, praise and thank God through our saviour Jesus Christ.  To be ambassadors of Christ’s peace and love in the community”.

At St Mary’s we have a very mixed congregation, with a wide range of ages and backgrounds.  Worship: we cater for all styles of worship from the Traditional Book of Common Prayer to ‘charismatic’ worship.

Worship at St Mary's


Holy Communion: Simple Communion Service with no hymns


Holy Communion: Traditional Sung Eucharist with organ and hymns


Together @ 11: Informal Service with Junior Church with worship songs


Church Cells meet regularly and offer a safe environment for Church growth.  Every cell works on 4 core principles that of welcome, worship, word, witness.  Issues explored include faith and faith related issues; exploring our spiritual gifts and testing our vocation and calling.

Our community activities include Little Fishes, a carer group and toddler group for pre-school children of all ages.

Together with the Methodist Church we produce the parish magazine ‘Outreach’. Outreach is the magazine of the churches and community of Strensall and Towthorpe.

St Mary’s is a Fairtrade Church.

For more detailed information on church services, childrens activities and other events go to:

For our Benefice website click here

St Mary's, Church Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XU