St Mary the Virgin, Lesbury

St Mary’s Lesbury is an active and local worshipping congregation. The building and surrounding churchyard are central to the village, and provide a hub for community life. The Grade 2 listed building was first recorded in 1147 and features a 13th century tower. Our Sunday service pattern is fortnightly and all are welcome to attend any service, we’d love to meet you. Every Thursday we gather for a midweek Eucharist which is in the Iona (Celtic) style of liturgy. All of our services are followed by refreshments and provide a time to chat and share fellowship together.

As well as regular worship, we enjoy hosting events such as monthly coffee mornings with music recitals, charity events and services, and the ever-popular summer fete. We are pleased that the church is open daily for visitors and often there is music playing to enhance the worshipful space.

Notices about upcoming events in the community and local area can be found in our porch, which also hosts an open book swap shelf - come and have a browse and swap a book or two. The churchyard offers a lovely space to sit quietly and enjoy the tranquility of the resident wildlife.

view of st marys church on a sunny day across the graveyard
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Lesbury building and history -


As part of our recent sustainability assessment we are looking to prioritise and develop plans for improvements to the building - including options for an efficient heating system. We have identified the need for better ways to communicate information about services, activities and events with residents and in the wider community. Finally, we have a large open churchyard with backs onto glebe land; we would love to be more intentional about maintaining and using this space, potentially including rewilding and developing an interactive nature trail.

Visit Us

St Mary's is usually open in daylight hours.

You can find us at 1 B1339, Alnwick NE66 3AU.

If you'd like to talk about a special visit or organising a service please contact us at

Sunday worship pattern

Week 1: Holy Communion at 11am
Week 3: Holy Communion at 11am

Weekday Eucharist

Thursdays at 10am

St Mary lesbury

Midweek Holy Communion (Iona Style), Lesbury

Thu, May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St Mary's Church
B1339, Lesbury, Alnwick, NE66 3AU