If you're new to St Mary's or the Eversley and Bramshill community, we hope this page will answer some of the questions we often get asked about church life at St Mary's.
We're happy to discuss Baptism with you. You can find out what you need to know about when Baptisms are held, what happens at a Baptism service, and preparing for Baptism on our Baptisms page.
Yes, if you live in the parish, were baptised in the parish, or have another connection with St Mary's church. There are certain rules about who may marry in the parish church. You can find a full list of the criteria together with lots more information about getting married at St Mary's on our Weddings page.
Rev. Lerys Campbell joined the Benefice of Darby Green and Eversley as Priest in Charge after serving his curacy in the Parish of Ringwood on the western edge of the New Forest.
Lerys trained for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol where he studied for an MA in Theology. Whilst there, he was based in some of the more deprived areas on the western outskirts of Bristol and worked alongside the churches there reaching out to those communities.
Upon being ordained deacon in 2014, Lerys served his curacy the Parish of Ringwood, consisting of three churches, with a wide variety of worship styles and a mix of urban and rural churches. For the last year, Lerys has been helping lead the Parish through its vacancy and pastoral reorganisation.
We offer different styles of worship ranging from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) communion service through to a Family Service with Baptisms and much in-between. All are welcome to all of the services and there is always an opportunity to stay for tea and a chat after the 11:00am service. You can find out more about the different services on offer on our Church Services page.
Our main Sunday services start at 8:00am (on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday in the month) and 11:00am. Full details of all forthcoming services can be found on our Service Times page.
Yes, children of all ages are very welcome. Our 11:00am service held on the 1st Sunday of the month is a family orientated service and there are often baptisms taking place. We run Searchers (our Junior Church) at all other 11:00am services where the children gather in the hall for Bible stories, music, craft and much more. We also run a Little Lights service once a month for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers. Finally, we hold a Messy Church service once a month for the whole family to enjoy - it's church but a whole lot messier!
We've been running Alpha Courses since 2008. We run 3-4 courses each year, depending on interest. They're usually scheduled as ten 2-hour sessions run over a 10-12 week period and are held at the Rectory. You can find out more by visiting our Alpha page.
Yes, the church hall is available for hire. For availability, charges, and more details please contact:
Yes, the church is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm every day of the week. You're most welcome to look around or take the opportunity to reflect in peace.
We have photocopies of Burials 1870-1992 and Marriages 1837-2009. There are also typewritten details of earlier baptisms, marriages and deaths. There is a statutory charge of £20 per hour or part thereof to search records at St Mary's Church.
All original records are at the Hampshire Records Office, Sussex Street, Winchester SO23 8TH.