Welcome to St Mary's Church website - serving the parish of Pype Hayes, in the Diocese of Birmingham, the Church of England. We are in the midst of a season of change at St Mary's as we worship together on Sundays and as we prepare for Building Revitalization Work to begin on the church site. Rev Trev & Cat Meardon are leading us and here is what Rev Trev has to say about where we are and where we are going: My heart is for us to create a visible, accessible space which engages with the needs of the local community. I envision it to be a safe place in which we will actively and creatively express the love of God to others, through service and action. It will be a place where all of our community can experience a personal relationship with Jesus and encounter the Holy Spirit. We aim to become the core and heart of the area; in all my encounters with local residents they fondly remember the church being the centre of the community - how amazing it would be to be known as that again." Trev Meardon, Senior Pastor - Vicar
If you would like to come along and meet us - come to a Sunday Service. We would love to meet you and tell you a bit about this journey we are on.
Announcement of New Church Planting Incumbent
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce that, subject to the usual checks, Revd Trev Meardon has been appointed as the first Incumbent Church Planter in the parish of Pype Hayes in the deanery of Aston & Sutton Coldfield. This new role combines the task of leading the existing parish in its mission and ministry combined with starting a new Christian community reaching out to people across the local area.
The congregation of St Mary’s Church are excited to welcome Rev Trev and his family to live and work with them in the parish of Pype Hayes.
We are the Anglican parish church that has been present and worshiping here since the estate was built in 1929.
We are a small but active community, trying to understand and live out what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
We don’t have all the answers, but we are asking the questions together.
St Mary's Church from Tyburn Road
St Mary's Church congregation with Bishop David at a service in 2019.
And from the West End of the main church, on Remembrance Sunday, 2018.
St Mary's Reader, Chris Barnsley, for her commissioning as new Warden of Readers at the Inauguration of the new Aston and Sutton Coldfield Deanery, December 2019.
Our mission statement is “Come and Go to Love and Serve the Lord.” This reminds us we are drawn together as a community to share bread and wine, worship the risen Jesus and we have a call upon our lives to go out to wherever to be His church.
St Mary's takes safeguarding all children and adults seriously. You can find our safeguarding policies on this website under About/Church Policies & Safeguarding or via these pdf links here:
Our Safeguarding Officers are: Chris Barnsley - Parish Safeguarding Officer and Co-ordinator for Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults; Thelma Sharpe - Co-ordinator for Safeguarding of Children and Young people; and Jovan Marcetic, - Domestic Abuse Contact. The church contact number for all safeguarding issues is 07513 015257. The Bishop's Safeguarding Officer may be contacted on 07342 993 844 or email: StephH@cofebirmingham.com. Copies of our safeguarding policies are available to view on the Safeguarding page of this website, and hard copies are available in the church hall kitchen area or available upon request from the church office.
If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Church Office. T: 0121 382 3585, E: firstname.lastname@example.org