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St Marys Church, Ilmington

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is located in the heart of the village.

St Mary’s Church is open daily from 9am, and welcomes visitors to pray, to enjoy the stillness and peace, or to explore and learn a little more of the history of this beautiful building which has been a place of worship and Christian community since Norman times.

A leaflet explaining the history of the church is available at the back of the church but highlights include 11 carved mice by Robert “Mouseman” Thomson of Kilburn (see if you can find them all!), the beautifully embroidered Apple Map showing the location of the village’s ancient orchards, and a peal of six bells which ring out across the village on High days and Holy days.

Details of service times can be found on the notice board in the church porch and in The Six Parishes Magazine (copies available at the back of church and in the Ilmington Community Shop) and also online.

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