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.
The Benefice of Darby Green and Eversley is currently in Vacancy. The Archdeacon of Bournemouth visited St Mary's Church on Monday 1st February 2016 and met with the four churchwardens of St Mary's and St Barnabas, Darby Green, to start the process to select a new Priest for the Benefice. During the Vacancy the Churchwardens take charge of the church.
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 and Rooted (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.
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.