WELCOME TO ST MARY'S
St Mary de Castro (St Mary of the Castle) is an ancient parish church and the second oldest place of worship in the City of Leicester.
It has been place of prayer for over 900 years and combines splendid interior architecture, an intriguing history with a warm welcome to all who come to join us in worship or simply have a look around.
St Mary’s PCC gratefully acknowledge that our repair and re-ordering project is supported
by the National Lottery thought the Heritage Lottery Fund (www.hlf,org.uk)
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Gabrielle Fletcher email@example.com or the parish priest, Father David Maudlin. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here https://www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding
The Holy Eucharist forms the centre of our spiritual life as a parish and is celebrated 4 times each week. In addition to these regular services we also keep a number of Holy Days and Feasts. Please see our Events page for further information.
VISITING ST MARY'S
St Mary's is regarded as one of the finest Norman churches in England having been first built as a chapel within the precinct of the bailey of Leicester Castle by Robert Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester, and has been part of the major events in the history of the City of Leicester. We warmly welcome all visitors who want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this historic church whether to view the architecture, study the history, or simply spend some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. St Mary's is on the Richard III and Heritage Walking trails and is open most days.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
12:00 to 14:00
14:00 to 16:00