Collegiate Church of St Mary

St Mary’s Church is an historic landmark and its tower dominates Warwick’s skyline. It is also one of the largest churches in Britain.

People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and it is still a very busy Parish church today. A number of different services and concerts take place throughout the year.

Old Square
CV34 4AB
Tel: +44 (0)1926 403940

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St Mary’s Collegiate Church dominates the overall view of the centre of Warwick with its imposing tower, rebuilt along with much of the church in 1704 by Sir William Wilson after the Great Fire of Warwick. There has been a church on the site since Saxon times, but the Saxon church was rebuilt by Roger de Newburgh in 1123.

The magnificent mediaeval Beauchamp Chapel escaped the devastating fire of 1694 and houses the tombs of past Earls of Warwick including Richard Beauchamp’s tomb described in Simon Jenkin’s book ‘England’s 1000 Best Churches’ as “one of the masterpieces of medieval art” and was awarded a 5-star rating.

St Mary’s also contains The Chapel of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery’s garter banner hangs outside the Chapel. There is also the Norman Crypt dating back to 1123 AD and contains one of only two remaining ducking stools in England.

After undergoing major restoration works, the tower is due to re-open on Saturday 4th May 2024.

For more information and opening times visit the official St Mary’s Church website – please click here.

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