Welcome and hello. It's great to have you browse our website. St. Mary's is part of the Church of England and as so we are here to serve all who live in South Darley, Oker, Wensley, Snitterton and some other small hamlets in the area. We are also part of the group of parishes called a United Benefice; this includes Darley Dale and Winster.
So, that's where we are. What we are is a Christian community which is open to all people of faith and none. Our church is a place of peace away from the bustle of life and it's a place of Christian celebration. All who live in the area are welcome to get married here; have their child Baptised (Christened) and at the end of life have their loved one's funeral here.
We are a community on a journey; we do not have all the answers but we are pilgrims back to God who is the answer to all questions. He is a God of Surprise and a God of Hope. We believe that sin, pain and suffering do not have the last word in a personís life and to live out this reality we accompany people on their journey through life. You are always welcome in our church. You are welcome to come along and taste our worship or simply to rest in the quietness of our church building. But also you are welcome to challenge us and question us. If I can help in anyway please feel free to contact me.
May God Bless you and all those who are dear to you.
Love & Prayers
Stephen Monk (Rector)