St. Mary's, Old Alresford
The church of St. Mary the Virgin was mentioned in the Domesday Book, with the present brick and flint building constructed in the 18th century. It is considered to be of special architectural and historic interest, and Listed Grade II*. The church enjoys an amazing view over the surrounding countryside; the walk crossing the churchyard and seats here are used by many villagers for prayer and contemplation every day.
The church is located to the south of the parish opposite Old Alresford Place – once the Diocesan Office and in the 19th century the church rectory. In 2017, the interior of the church was re-decorated and the lighting upgraded. We are privileged to be the founding church of the Mothers’ Union and in 2015 the south transept, together with a new window, were dedicated to Mary Sumner.
As music is an important part of our worship, we replaced the 19th century Bevington organ with a digital organ. One of the highlights of the year is the Carols by Candlelight service which is very well attended by villagers, families and friends.
We have a small friendly and welcoming congregation and a committed PCC of nine members, including the Focal Minister and the Churchwarden. Each quarter we support a different charity and encourage donations with an information display at the back of the church.
The Church is open for private prayer on Sundays 10am - 12pm.
St. Mary's churchwarden is Roger Parsons. t. 01962 734 561, email: firstname.lastname@example.org