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Our Vision

... to transform the historic Church of St Mary, Devizes, into a new vibrant building

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Our Project...

Propose external view of St. Mary Devizes 2021

St. Mary Devizes Trifold leafletThe Church of St Mary the Virgin,  Park Street, Devizes, dates from the Norman times and is one of the most important buildings in the town, with the church tower a particular landmark.

The building is listed Grade I, putting it amongst the top 2.5% of listed buildings in the country. The St.Mary Future Group is working hard to turn this wonderful building into an arts and community space that will become a hub for future generations.


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New uses within the multi-use concept

Exciting new plans are now approved and we are starting the process to fundraise and construct this excellent project.

  • Theatrical performances

  • Dance performances

  • Exhibitions and static displays, art, photography, sculpture

  • Café and refreshment services in conjunction with events 

  • Public Meetings
  • Film Shows

  • Extension of Church functions i.e. hosting receptions after Baptism, Wedding and Funerals

  • Office functions for charities, possibly a volunteer-led Tourist Information Centre

View the 2021 plan for St. Mary's event space →

View the Project Story →

 


Project Support Groups have been set up to assist with the next steps of the design and the ensure the regeneration project is successful. Each has a Convenor will be the point of contact for ideas and questions.

The Groups in no particulart order are:

  • Heritage Arts and Events
  • IT Technical Services
  • Interior fittings and furniture
  • Project Funding; Business Plan and Governance
  • Promotion of St Mary's as a superb venue
  • Zero carbon and churchyard
  • Archaeology investigation support
  • Sweetland Organ refurbishment
  • Spirituality and church use

If you would like more information or to contribute to a group please contact us


Thanks to our Supporters

titco logo01We wish to thank all the members of the public who continue to support us, and those wonderful event organisers who have choosen to use St. Mary for their shows and meetings. A special mention must go to The Invitation Theatre Company (TITCo) who had put on major shows for a number of years to sell out audiences, not least the recent "The Armed Man", 'Sister Act' and the classic 'War of the Worlds'.

TITCo have continued to use St Mary's for singing rehearsals and have posted a YouTube video. The aim is to take St Mary's from a closed building to a much visited asset to the town instead of merely an interesting background view.