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St. Mary’s, Southampton

August 18, 2015

St. Mary’s, Southampton


St. Mary’s is a little way out of the city centre and provides an oasis of calm. It is open and has a light and airy interior. The signs outside only mention the services held here. Inside, I found some multi lingual leaflets, post cards, various Christian leaflets and ‘A walk around St. Mary’s’ which is a simple leaflet but explains things well enough. There is a lot of interest here, a Seaman’s Chapel in particular is very good.

One feature here that I rather liked is that several services sheets from recent events were left out. These reveal a lively church with some interesting things going on – eg a Taize service and ‘Our Lady of Grace of Southampton. A Marian Service and Pilgrimage.’ Old service sheets (as long as they are not dog eared!) do provide interest for visitors – we can be too tidy! There were also some prayer leaflets.

There is a children’s area and an open bible next to the entrance to the church. There is a votive stand too. The church website is at but has no visitor information on it.



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