The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Welcome to our church website

St Mary's Parish covers the northern side of East Grinstead. We were founded about 110 years ago to meet the needs of the expanding town and to provide the town with worship of the catholic tradition within the Church of England. A tradition that we have upheld ever since.

We hope that you will find our website helpful. Please take a little time to browse the different areas

Announcement from the Churchwardens

We were delighted to be able to announce at Mass today, Sunday 27th May, Trinity Sunday, that Fr Adam Wogan will be our new Parish Priest. We both believe this is wonderful news for the Parish and exciting times are ahead for the St Mary’s Church family.

Fr Adam has recently completed his curacy at St Martin-on-the-Hill, with St Michael and All Angels, and St Saviour’s with All Saints, Scarborough, in the Diocese of York. Fr Adam is currently covering a Sabbatical for his Vicar, until the middle of July.

Fr Adam’s Induction and Licensing by Bishop Martin will be on Monday 30th July at 7.30pm, so please endeavour to keep this date free.

It has then been decreed by Bishop Martin that Fr Adam should have a holiday and short break before starting with us full time at the beginning of September. Fr David, assisted by Fathers John and Peter, will continue his ministry with us covering right up to 2nd September, ensuring the Ministry and Pastoral Care of the Parish goes on uninterrupted (and just for the record Fr David with not be leaving then, but more of that detail later)

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Fr Adam, his wife Christina and dog Bella to East Grinstead and to St Mary's. Please hold them in your prayers as they prepare to move from Scarborough, and please continue to pray for us as a Church as we begin this new chapter in our life together with Christ.

Upcoming Events


Sun 13th - Christian Aid Week Begins

Thu 17th - Christian Aid Coffee Morning: St Mary's Church Hall 10.00am to 12 Noon. Please come to support this worthy cause and bring friends and neighbours too! Click here for the poster

Sun 20th - Pentecost Sunday: Bishop Mark will be presiding and preaching at our 10.00am service.

Thu 31st - "Summer Sun Craft Workshop ":10.30am – 12.30pm: Come and have a ‘sun-tastic’ morning! Join us for a morning of colouring, sewing, crafting and creating at this special free event for children over the half term holiday. All children welcome (but must be accompanied by an adult) and no need to book in advance!


Sun 10th - Parish Family Mass & Green Sunday: We look forward to welcoming members of Kidz Club and other younger members of our Church family - and any friends they wish to bring.

Fri 29th June to Sun 1st July 2018: Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2018: 


Sat 14th - Archdeaconry of Horsham's Pilgrimage to Chichester CathedralPlease speak with the wardens if you are interested in being included in our party:

"Our Fairtrade stall is open on the 1st Sunday of every month during coffee after the 10.00am Mass"

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St Mary the Virgin East Grinstead. Church of England Parish in the Diocese of Chichester

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