AChurch for the Community


Welcome to the website of St Mary's Church, Copythorne

Here you will find information about services and other events at the church; information about the Vicar and Churchwardens; and about how to get in touch with us to arrange a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral.


Services are at 9.30am each Sunday unless otherwise specified

  • Sunday 1st April Easter Day - Parish Communion Service with Soul Kids
  • Sunday 15th April - Heart & Soul
  • Sunday 22nd April Parish Communion
  • Sunday 29th April - Parish Communion


Next Soul Kids - 6th May 2018

Children of all ages are really welcome as bible stories are re-told with fun, biscuits and games!

Upcoming Events

What's happening at the Church

Music at St Mary’s Saturday 5 May at 7pm


Come along and support your local musicians

A varied programme of music from

Copythorne Scout Band
Copythorne Church Choir
Lyndhurst Community Choir
Jess Applegate (Trumpet) with Adrian Taylor on the organ
Ann Fraser & Robert Osborne (Recorders) accompanied by Alastair Nisbet
Malcolm Fiddes
Adrian Taylor & Mike Rooke on the organ


Wine available at the interval

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21 Days to live…a happy life

In this programme John outlines a self-help course of easy-to-do practices which re-orientate the way we think and then experience life. The practices are drawn from a range of research and offer a really positive and helpful guide to live happy lives even when everything is chaotic, hum-drum or just busy!

Do contact John  by clicking here to e-mail. if you would like to give the three week programme a go (there is no cost).  In the programme four daily actions are detailed to make as a habit of ordinary life – designed to re-orientate our thinking and attentive capacities. These practices are proven to have a real impact on the way we live.

Meditation-Spa (M-Spa)

Sessions at Netley Marsh CE Infant School : these sessions are led by John Reeve. In each session 5 different exercises are introduced which we all try out – the exercises range from sitting, to walking, stretching, in the school hall and sometimes outside (if the weather permits) – all with attention to our breathing and the movement of our bodies.

Thursday 19th April 8.00-9.15pm 

Thursday 26th April  8.00- 9.15pm


The sessions are popular so places need to be booked, please contact John.


Latest News

Keeping you up to date with activities in the Church

Dedication of the new driveway

The Bishop of Southampton. The Very Reverend Jonathan Frost visited St Mary's Church on Mothering Sunday when he praised those who had worked so hard to provide the new access drive to the church.

Click here to see the photo's from the day

'Weddings' Flower Festival

Thanks to everyone who took part or visiting the Wedding's Flower Festival in September. We had a fantastic turnout and the Church looked stunning. For those who missed it - here's a short video.