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St Mary’s – Car Colston

The Parish of Car Colston and Screveton

St Mary’s is a Grade I listed building dating from 1190 and is prominently sited in the middle of the village and on a crossroad of footpaths.

The church is blessed with an attractive 14th century chancel which includes an ornate sedilia. Unusually the chancel rises higher than the nave. Car Colston is situated in the midst of farming land and surrounds one of the largest registered commons in England on which cattle graze during the summer.


Holy Communion is on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11.00am with additional services at Easter and Christmas. We also have Wider Younger Deeper (WYD) family friendly services and events throughout the year.

Children & Families 

We have a dedicated children's corner which we would love you to use on visiting the church.


St Mary's has the following features available in Church:

  • Toilet
  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing
  • Step free access suitable for wheelchairs (however the path to the Church is on grass)
  • PA system will be installed in 2024
  • Kitchen and refreshments

 Eco Church

St Mary's earned the Bronze Eco Church award in 2022. We are committed to making our church more sustainable for the future including a commitment to sustainable floral displays. You can see more information of Eco Church scheme here.

Church Bells

Car Colston has a ring of six bells on wooden headstocks. They were re-hung in 2023, including adding a new bell to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.  The treble was cast in 1633, the 3rd in 1872, the tenor, which weighs about 8 cwt, is an early piece of work by Richard Mellows of about 1480.

Our ringing practice sessions are on a Thursday morning. Please contact us if you would like to join us.