St Mary's Church Lydiard Tregoze

Get Involved

Whether you’re interested in our worship activities or heritage and conservation project, there are plenty of ways to get involved with St Mary’s.


Without the enthusiasm and effort of our volunteers, St Mary’s could not continue as a living church or share its rich heritage with the wider public. Our volunteers help with all aspects of church life and the conservation project. Whatever your age, beliefs or background, we would love you to join our friendly volunteer community.

You may find the latest volunteering update here.

Join Our Friendly Team

From helping with school visits to supporting our conservation work, from greeting visitors to becoming a tour guide, our video explains that the many ways to get involved with St Mary’s Church.

If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team, please get in touch.

Building our New Volunteer Team

Our core of dedicated volunteers, including members of the congregation and Swindon & Kennet Art Society is set to expand. In order to preserve St. Mary’s rich heritage and realise its educational potential, we are launching an exciting new range of volunteering activities as part of the current National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

St. Mary’s already attracts around 8,000 visitors each year and we would love to open the church more regularly so that more people can discover its unique history and special atmosphere. If you would like to make someone’s visit to St Mary’s more enjoyable and memorable, we would love to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to get to know one of the loveliest small churches in England, learn new skills and be part of a diverse and friendly team.

Volunteering Roles

You don’t need to be a specialist to join our volunteering team. We welcome people who are enthusiastic, curious and appreciative of the historic environment. Training is provided as well as opportunities for learning and socialising. Roles we are offering now are:

  • Church & graveyard Tour Guides
  • Lydiard House Stewards
  • Education and Event Volunteers -see News
  • Wild Gardeners
  • Bell-Ringers

You can download a Volunteer Enquiry Form below. Please email your completed form to

or if you prefer, post your printed and completed form to:

Ann Hutchinson
Partnership Office
Holy Trinity Church
Shaw Village Centre
Please contact us.

Download Volunteer Enquiry Form


St Mary’s Tregoze is truly thankful for all donations. Your generosity will help us preserve this historic church building and restore its beauty for future generations.


Conservation Project Supporters

We are sincerely grateful to all of our donors, including our anonymous benefactors, for their generous financial support of the Church.

  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • The Friends of Lydiard Park
  • Garfield Weston Foundation

Other significant grant making bodies:

  • All Churches Trust
  • Churchcare
  • Idlewild Trust
  • St Andrews Conservation Trust
  • The Alan Evans Memorial
  • The Leche Trust
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • West Swindon & Lydiard Tregoze Church Partnership
  • William & Jane Morris Fund

Individual donors:

  • The family of Ron & Jean Brock in recognition of their dedication to the life of St Mary’s
  • Pauline Bowler
  • Paul Gardner

The many & continuing public donations and those who wish to remain anonymous

Project Partners

St. Mary’s Church is delighted to be working with a wide range of organisations and individuals to engage the wider community in our project. They provide additional skills and activities, including training, teaching, volunteering and other support for the benefit of local people, schools and colleges.

If your organisation would like to find out more about supporting the project please contact Paul Gardner.