The church was built to serve the rapidly increasing population of the area during the early 19th century, and was consecrated on 25th July 1837. The church itself consists of a chancel, nave and a porch on the southern side. It is constructed of yellow- grey Fisherton bricks, having Bath stone dressings and a slate roof. At the time of its construction it was described as a ‘neat and unostentatious structure in the Gothic style’. Since then it has changed little externally. Internally, however, it was originally designed to seat 420 but subsequent changes, notably the removal of the gallery in 1951, has reduced its capacity.
The church nestles comfortably in its own ample churchyard and is surrounded by memorial stones to former parishioners. Besides being a place of rest this churchyard has also receive the Bishop’s Award for being retained as a wild life conservancy.
We are always delighted to receive visitors to St Mary’s, whether to worship at one of its services (clink the link above for times and dates), or to sit in contemplative prayer. Alternatively you may prefer just to enjoy the quiet, light filled simplicity of its interior and afterwards, perhaps, explore the churchyard to discover its fauna and flora.
St Mary’s Church is situated between the A338 and the A36 about 7 miles south of Salisbury and two and a half miles east of Downton. Its postal address is Church Hill, Redlynch, SP5 2PL.
SAFEGUARDING NOTICE: St. Mary’s, Redlynch has adopted the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement” and takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Shirley Lunn on 01725 510322. Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer on 07500 664800 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For help outside the church you can contact: MASH Wiltshire (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0300 4560100. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.