Welcome to the website of St. Mary the Virgin, Bury, or Bury Parish Church as it is more commonly known.
We are a Church of England parish, steeped in tradition. There has been a church on this site for over a thousand years and we now have this magnificent Grade I listed building in the centre of Bury.
We welcome everyone that wants to visit our church, whether for religious reasons, or to explore its history, architecture, its links with The Lancashire Fusiliers, to seek refreshment in The House On The Rock coffee shop or browse in its book and gift shop area.
The church and The House On The Rock are open to visitors on the following days:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Both are closed on Tuesdays.
The House On The Rock is also closed on Sundays, but the church is open for services as follows:.
8.00am - a said Communion service:
10.00am - a sung Family Communion service, where children are encouraged and catered for:
6:30pm. a Choral Evensong.
Sunday School takes place during the first part of the 10.00am service and children then join their families in the congregation.
Other services are held regularly during the week - see the Church Services page.
Images used are courtesy of Peter Downes, Chris Bowdery, Andy Marshall and Stuart Wilkinson to whom we are most grateful.