St Mary’s Magor

St Mary's, Magor

Pastoral Contact
Rev Canon Jeremy Harris

Postcode
NP26 3LY

Sunday Services
8am – 2nd & 4th Sundays
10.45 – every Sunday

Mid-week Services
Wednesdays 10am

Worship

Our main 10.45 Holy Eucharist takes on a variety of forms in different weeks. A straightforward Holy Eucharist on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, an All Age Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday and a Healing Eucharist on the 4th Sunday. What they all share is choir led singing, encountering God in Word and Sacrament and Tea and Coffee in the Church Centre afterwards.

During the 10.45 service during term time there is also our Sunday school, Club Rock.

The 8am Said Eucharist takes place in the Lady Chapel (the far side of the church as you come in) and is a quieter said service with a shorter sermon and no hymns.

The mid-week Eucharist takes a similar form to the 8am service but takes place in the main body of the church and is followed by Tea and Coffee in the Church Centre.

Map

History

The oldest parts of the church are the chancel and tower which date from the 13thand 14th centuries, although a church is purported to have been founded here as early as the 7thcentury by Cadwaladr Fendigaid who was a Welsh prince.  The large nave with both north and south aisles was rebuilt in the 15th century.  The elaborate north porch was added possibly as late as 1510-1520 and it can be seen how the north aisle had to be adapted to allow for the addition of the porch.  The porch has a room above, sometimes called a parvise or priests room.  It later served as the village school and still retains its fireplace!  Other features of note are the 15th century font, the fine stone vaulted ceiling of the porch and the stained glass windows, including one by Kemp, whilst modern glass in the south chancel window is a most attractive addition.  The tower contains a ring of six bells dating from various periods from the 18th century to as recent as 1985.  They were re-hung in 1979, in a completely new frame and fittings and are rung regularly.