St Mary's Church Lydiard Tregoze

Worship & Community

St Mary’s is an active worship community with a warm welcome for everyone.

About Us

We are friendly worshipping community of all ages, with a warm and welcoming heart. Part of the Bristol Diocese, we worship in various forms, share, learn and encourage active Christian living, in a setting where worship has continued for around 1000 years.

From the very youngest to the not-so-young, we love to meet new friends in our remarkable church building – so we hope to welcome you and your family to our church family! Our current focus is on creating connections: making disciples, growing leaders and engaging younger generations. We are part of a local ecumenical partnership, consisting of three other churches and denominations.

Image Credit: Mike Bradley, Swindon Photographic Society

Worship Services

Worship is at the heart of St Mary’s. Together, our happy community learn about and celebrate the Christian faith. Whatever your background or beliefs, we invite you to join us in our regular worship services which are followed by refreshments and a chance to chat in our church stable building. Please browse our forthcoming worship events or contact us.

Not Just Heritage

St Mary’s Church is a Worshipping, Welcoming Community

St Mary’s Church at Lydiard Tregoze isn’t just a marvel of our heritage — it’s also a worshipping, welcoming community. Here Pauline, our verger, outlines what’s on offer. To find out more, please visit our Worship & Community page.

Young Church

Young Church is a vital part of our community and mission. Our groups are great places for children and young people to meet, learn and have fun.

We run a popular Junior Church, Messy Church and a Youth Outreach project as well as working closely with local schools during term time and holidays.

You can find out about all our Young Church activities on our Young Church page.

More about Young Church

Holy Habits

Holy Habits is a church-based activity series with ten themes linked to Acts 2 in the Bible. This series is helping to develop Christian discipleship throughout our Church Partnership. There are Sunday sermons and study groups for each theme. We have already covered ‘Worship’, ‘Prayer’, ‘Biblical Teaching’ and ‘Giving and Sharing Resources’.  For July and August 2019 we are focusing on ‘Eating Together’ with more themes to follow.  Discover more at

Home Groups

Home Groups are weekly meetings that take place in the homes of our church members. Focusing on sharing, support and Bible study, they extend our caring network beyond the church building.

Bell Ringing

Bell ringing is a fun activity for anybody between the ages of 10 to 80+. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who practice on a Thursday evening from 7.30 – 9pm and ring for service on Sunday mornings from 9.20-10am.

Would you like to join us? We need a band to ring every Sunday and can offer tuition on a Tuesday evening so you can master the skills. For more information please contact Jenny Moore.

Image Credit: Daysey, Swindon Photographic Society


St Mary’s has a rich musical life. Our music group sings and play hymns and songs from traditional to modern. Our instruments currently ukuleles, flutes, keyboard, bass guitar and of course the church organ! Our enthusiastic groups love the joy of playing and singing together. For further details, please get in touch.

CMS Mission Partners

Tom and Verity Clare write:

We arrived in Uganda on March 5th after an exhausting but mostly trouble-free journey – for those of us who haven’t given birth it was the most tired we’ve ever been! Having stayed in a guest house for a few days in Kampala, we then attended the CMS Uganda People in Mission conference at Lake Nabugabo near Masaka before braving the 9-hour car journey up to Arua.

Thank you for all your support and prayers. It was a very long journey but we are thankful to God for getting us here safely (and even without the need to self-quarantine, such was the perfection of God’s timing).

We are now settling in to our new home and Tom is starting work – although as coronavirus begins to grip Uganda, he’ll now mostly be working from home.