Church door, Chapel Lawn St Mary's Church bell, Chapel Lawn


One of seven parishes in the Middle Marches Benefice which comprises the parish churches of Bedstone, Bucknell, Chapel Lawn, Clungunford, Hopton Castle, Llanfair Waterdine and Stowe.- find out more

Church Warden: VACANCY

(St Mary’s Church is being run by the PCC team: Christine Oakley 01547 530585, James Middleton 530247, Barry Palmer 530106, Di Cosgrove 530347, Pat Hancock, Mark & Karen Limbrick 530002)

Currently all services are lay-led, having a Morning Prayer format, which may be taken from the Book of Common Prayer or sometimes have a Celtic Iona style.

A Communion service generally takes place somewhere within our Benefice once a week.

Services are held on the first and third Sundays in the month at 9.30am. All are welcome.

Check the church notice board for up to date details.

Chapel Lawn Services


Sunday 20 December - 11.00 am Carol Service

Friday 25 December - 9.30 am Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion


Sunday 3 January - 9.30 am Morning prayer

Sunday 17 January - 9.30 am Morning prayer - BCP service

All are very welcome to attend our services.

Coming to church for a service:

We need to remind you of some new ways of doing things at this extraordinary time.

As you might expect hand sanitiser will be provided at the back of church.

Generally, a printed order of service and hymn book will be available on the table as you enter the church. Please return them there after the service.

Please leave any offering you may have with you on the plate, on the table, as you enter the Church.

Any visitors will be warmly welcomed and be asked politely to leave their contact details.

Everyone is encouraged to remember to keep 2 metres apart, so please sit with a row between you and the next person.

We are pleased to say that live music and hymns are now being played by our two regular organists – Lindsay (1st Sunday ) and Judy (3rd Sunday).  Sometimes Christian music and hymns will be broadcast through a sound system for us to listen to.  We will be humming along and sometimes singing quietly.

Please take the opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours outside the Church after the service.

When you have left the church, it will be locked but be available for private prayer after 72 hours. This is a procedure recommended to avoid “deep cleaning” after each service.

We look forward to you joining us for worship at St Mary’s!

With Christian greetings, on behalf of the Church Wardens.

Stained glass windows at St Mary's Church.

Photo courtesy of SB Photography, Ludlow

We hope you all enjoy a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you to services in 2021.

With best wishes from St Mary’s Chapel Lawn PCC.