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 30th March - Mothering Sunday with the Guides
  • Sunday 7th April - Parish Communion + Soul Kids
  • Sunday 14th April - Palm Sunday Celebration
  • Thursday 18th April 7.30pm - Holly Communion (followed by optional Watch through to 10pm
  • Friday 19th April 9.30am - Good Friday Walk of Witness (starting from Cadnam Methodist Church
  • Sunday 21st April - Easter Parish Communion
  • Sunday 28th April - Parish Communion


Next Soul Kids - 7th April 2019

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

Funerals at St Mary's

St Mary’s Churchyard Working Morning

On Saturday 11th May from 9.00am through to 12 midday (or any period in this time) do come and join us as we carry out essential tidying up work in our churchyard, Refreshments will be available!

carry your cross

Holy Week and Easter

Everybody is warmly invited to join us for any of our Holy Week and Easter services – they begin with the blessing of the palm crosses on Palm Sunday (14th April), and continue with the celebration of Holy Communion and stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday (18th April), then with the Walk of Witness on Good Friday and the Easter Day Parish celebration on Sunday 21st April. There will also be a dawn service on Easter Day at Netley Marsh Showground (where the Steam Engine Rally is held) at 5.30am – followed by breakfast (bacon sandwiches) in the Netley Marsh Church Hall).

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 4th April 8.00-9.15pm 

Thursday 25th 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.