Welcome to the web pages of The Abbey Church of St Mary, Nuneaton.
St Mary’s, Abbey Green is in the Deanery of Nuneaton, Diocese of Coventry and situated in the north west of the borough. We seek to flourish within the life and structures of the Church of England, and to make our full contribution to Christ's mission in the Coventry Diocese.
St Mary’s promotes and maintains catholic teaching and practice within the Church of England.
We are under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
Our aim is to be an open welcoming community. A place in which a person may have an encounter with the living God, his Son Jesus Christ in the breaking of the bread, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies.
Fr Mark Liddell
|| Fr Brian Regan
|The Lord Is Compassion and Love
We cannot celebrate the Lord of love without resolving to be more like him; for we are built into him like stones into a Temple erected to give glory to God. We belong to him.
HERITAGE of the Abbey Church
The Abbey says ‘Who do you think you are?’
As part of Heritage Open Days each year the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Manor Court Road, Nuneaton is continuing to compile an archive of church life and the people involved in it from 1874 to the present day.
Have you and your family got links to the Abbey? Family baptisms, confirmations, weddings? Were you a member of Sunday School, Youth Club, Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cubs?
What memories do you have of events at the church or people there?
Did you take part in the 1955 Pageant? or have you any photos of events and people?
We are especially seeking copies of the plans/architects drawings of the Clapton Rolfe build of 1876 and Harold Brakespear builds of 1906-1930
The materials so far collected and the gift of artefacts linked to the church and parish have inspired the project. We are recording and storing as much information as possible about our church and parish from 1850 to the present day in as well as the the history of the Abbey from its earliest days.
Thanks to Sally Ann Veasey and Wendy Williams for their help with this section.
Heritage Open day - 2016
Among the visitors on the 11th September were Nuneaton Mayor Cllr Jill Shepherd and her husband pictured below with Jan Bradbury.
The book From Eaton to Nuneaton. A History of St. Mary's Abbey by EA Veasey has been updated and reprinted. This is an excellent full colour publication which can be purchased in church. If you would like to be sent a copy by post please make a donation of £5.00 through the Donations page adding "Eaton to Nuneaton" in the messsage box.