If you have newly moved to the Cogges area, or are not connected to any local church, you are warmly invited to join us at any of our Sunday services at St Mary’s Church, Cogges.

For details of all services (and seasonal variations) please check the church diary.

8.00am Holy Communion

This is a reflective service of Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer. There is a short sermon but no hymns. On the first Sunday each month, the service is followed by “Coffee and Croissants” in the Church Centre.

9.15am Morning Worship

The first Sunday of each month at 9.15 Holy Communion will be celebrated. On the third Sunday at 9.15am we will continue to have the service which incorporates Baptisms or Thanksgivings and the other Sundays will be times of morning worship – all with sung worship. The 9.15am service will be shorter than the 10.30am and more reflective.

10.30am Morning Worship

This Service includes contemporary music, bible readings, teaching and prayer. Children’s and Youth Church for children (0-14) meets in the Church Centre throughout the service and begins with a time of free play. Holy Communion is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month. Tea and coffee, served in the Church Centre after the service, provide an opportunity to get to know people.

6.30pm Evening Service

The Evening Service includes an extended time of informal worship, teaching and an opportunity to receive prayer.
On the 4th Sunday of the month (usually) it is a Celebration Service with a Guest Speaker.

Cogges People

Simon Kirby


Simon has been Vicar of Cogges, North Leigh & South Leigh since January 2013. He is married to Sue and has two sons Thomas & Luke. Before moving to Cogges the family lived in North London for 15 years where Simon worked among other things as a Youth Worker, Church planter, School Chaplain and School Rugby Coach. Simon can often be seen around Cogges shouting for his errant dog Odo to return.

Simon Kirby @sikirby