Welcome to St Mary's Church!
St Mary's Church is an Evangelical Anglican church (CofE) in the northeastern part of the Diocese of Manchester. We seek to follow Jesus by learning His ways and by sharing his love with the people of Rawtenstall in the lovely valley of Rossendale, Lancashire.
In February 2016 my wife, Jane, and I joined the folks at St Mary’s, but we will also be leading St Paul’s, Constable Lee (just up the valley from us). I am also the Borough Dean of Rossendale.
Maybe you are new to town, curious about the Christian faith or simply visiting? We would love to invite you to one of our services on Sundays or to join us in the activities and events that take place in the life of the church.
We have a great relationship with our own local church school, St Mary's Primary School led by Mr Ian Holden and rated as a ‘Good’ school by OfSTED. We often appear in each other’s life.
Everyone is welcome to join us on the voyage of discovering who we are as people made in the image of God and who are seeking to grow more like Jesus day by day; if you are not perfect then you’ll fit in really well!
I am supported in the Parish by the Revd. Julie Barratt; our Reader (Emeritus), Dorothy Newton and a whole host of dedicated people who make St Mary's the vibrant and living church that you can experience today.
St Mary's Church has close links with other local churches, especially St Pauls at Constable Lee, and Longholme Methodist Church.
We look forward to seeing you soon – Chris Casey (Rev).
St Mary's Church is a registered charity: for more information contact us.