WELWICK SAINT MARY
Saturday 10 - 5pm. Sunday 10 - 5pm.
Monday 10 - 5pm.
The church is renowned for a fine 14th Century tomb, reminiscent of the Percy Tomb in Beverley Minster, and for its connection to Mary Ward, the founder of the Congregation of Jesus and the Sisters of Loreto, and hence to the Bar Convent in York .
There will be organ music played live in the church on occasions over the weekend.
ABOUT THIS CHURCH
St Mary’s is mostly known for the work completed in the Decorated period when the aisles and clerestory were added to the nave and the chancel was extended, although it does contain work from the c12-c13. The east window can be dated to a Will of 1358. An amazing tomb of 1340-1360 is built into the south wall projecting outside with ornate carving visible on the exterior wall. There is a brass of 1621 commemorating the elder brother of two men involved in the Gun-powder plot. St Mary’s is also known for its connection to Mary Ward, the founder of the Congregation of Jesus and the Sisters of Loreto, and hence to the Bar Convent in York