175th Anniversary


2017 marks the 175th anniversary of the completion and consecration of the present St. Mary's Church building and we have lots of special events and celebrations planned.  There is something for everyone. Come and join in. Click on the links at the bottom of this page for more details. They will be updated as the events progress.

The building is a tangible reminder of the many generations of parishioners who have gone before us, providing us through their faith, vision and generosity with such a beautiful legacy.  Over the past 175 years thousands of parishioners have worshipped here.  Thousands more have been baptised, married and mourned in this building and even more have enjoyed it at concerts and special events.  If you have never been inside come to one of our anniversary events and take a look.

Whether you value St. Mary's, Shaw-cum-Donnington as a place of worship, a focus for special family events, a venue for concerts and celebrations or simply as a beautiful and historic building that is part of your local history, please support the anniversary activities and the roof appeal and help make sure that the building continues to be available to all for at least another 175 years.



Coffee morning 1st June
Fundraising coffee morning

Three Rivers Community Choir 17th June
Three Rivers Community Choir concert

Heritage Open Days and Exhibition 9th and 10th September
Heritage Open Days and Exhibition

Victorian Anniversary Service 10th September
Victorian Anniversary Service

Victorian Lunch Club Meal 26th September
Victorian Lunch Club Meal

Flower Festival Weekend 29th September - 1st October
Flower Festival Weekend

Harvest Festival Service and Lunch 1st October
Harvest Festival Service and lunch

Come and Sing Day 7th October
Come and Sing Day

Cromwell Singers Concert 25th November
Cromwell Singers Concert