About Us

St Mary's remains Biblically orthodox in its Christian faith (as defined in the '39 Articles of Faith and the historic formularies of the Church of England).  Jesus is Lord of every area of our shared and private lives.

We're all on a journey of repentance and transformation, it would be great to share with you on the same journey

Our Vision

Our vision is:
"To reveal Jesus as we love God and serve others in the power of His Spirit."

Our Purpose

To enjoy fellowship as we worship in Spirit and Truth, grow in discipleship, develop in ministry and deploy in mission"

Our Values

Faithful to the Message - Focussed on Ministry - Flourishing in Mission


It would be great to see you if you can join us to worship together
You can expect to sing and pray and think and share in holy communion. We have a number of people who will share some reflections based on the Bible reading for the day. The children can stay in or go out for their own sessions with our DBS cleared leaders

1st Sunday

11:00am - Family Service
06:15pm - Evening Service

2nd Sunday

11:00am - Communion Service

3rd Sunday

09:30am - Morning Service
06:15pm - Evening Service

4th Sunday

11:00am - Communion Service

5th Sunday

11:00am - Morning Service
06:15pm - Evening Service

Safe Guarding Policy

St Mary’s, along with all parishes within the Church of England, seek to take the safeguarding of all people who are part of our congregation very seriously.
To that end we have appointed two persons who are designated as the Safeguarding Officers within our Parish:
Vicky Rhodes for Children & Young People Jay Dempsey for Vulnerable Adults

A hard copy of the ‘Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Handbook’ and the ‘Church of England – Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ are available for inspection in the vestry at St Mary’s.

View Policy C of E  Handbook

If you have any concerns whatsoever about safeguarding issues then please contact The Rev Chris Casey who will be more than happy to listen and hear your concerns or address any questions.

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Some interesting facts about St Mary's Rawtenstall (when I speak to Chris Cotterill)


Average Congregation


Books in Bible


Year Opened


Number of Weddings


  • All
  • Adults
  • Scouts
  • Guides

Mothers Union

3rd Monday, 7:30pm


Monday, 5:30pm

Ladies Fellowship

Alt. Wednesday, 2:00pm


Wednesday, 6:30pm


Monday, 6:30pm

Mens Breakfast

1st Saturday, 8:15am


Tuesday, 7:00pm


Thursday, 7:30pm


Monday, 7:30pm

Our Churches/Friends

Doing Lent on Purpose

You were planned for God's pleasure
You were formed for God's Family
You were created to become like Christ
You were shaped to serve God
You were made for a mission

This year all three churches in our valley family will be having a Lenten Series of sermons that revolve around the 5 Purposes in our vison statements (Worship, Fellowship, Ministry, Discipleship and Evangelism).

It would be great if you could stay behind after the family services on 3rd March and 7th April to share a simple lunch and enjoy some fellowship as well as taking part in some group reflection together. As we seek to build healthy, living churches these five purposes are fundamentally important, so let’s give ourselves to taking some precious time to refresh our understanding about these things again.

A Fresh Look

Over the course of 6 weekly sessions we will be reflecting on the Christian faith for those who may have some knowledge or are simply curious to know more.

We all have questions and here is a space to ask them. In the course we will take time to think about a Christian vision of life; we will read our way through the Gospel of Saint Luke, encountering the drama of the life and teaching of Jesus.

Across 6 sessions we will explore some of the big questions people ask:

  • How do we know God exists?
  • The Bible: what’s that all about and can we trust it?
  • If there is a God – why so much suffering?
  • How do you know your religion is right?
  • How should I respond to the Christian message?
As we seek to address these issues we will explore some of the key themes of the Christian faith for all of us and see where it leads.

My hope is that this space we will share together will really help you make informed choices about what might be your next steps in exploring faith for yourself.

For any further information please contact:-
(Rev Chris Casey, Vicar)
Tel: 01706 215585

COURSE STARTS: 24 April 2019 7.30pm

Contact Us

Please contact us if you need any further information, or clarification of services/times. We will try and get back to you as soon as possible.


St Mary's Terrace, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8SQ, United Kingdom

Phone Number

+44 1706 215585

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