Bury Parish Church

Saint Mary the Virgin


Welcome to the website of St. Mary the Virgin, Bury, commonly known as Bury Parish Church.  

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 at:

 8.00am - a said Communion service:

10.00am - a sung Family Communion service, where children are encouraged and catered for. Sunday School takes place during the first part of the service and children then join their families in the congregation.

6:30pm. a Choral Evensong.  

Other services are held regularly during the week - see the Church Services page.

      Images used on this website are courtesy of Peter Downes, Chris Bowdery, Andy Marshall, Stuart Wilkinson and others to whom we are most grateful.