St Mary’s, Brook


St Mary’s is a traditional and inclusive church, wrestling with the challenges of the 21st century, within the context of timeless worship.

1st Sunday 6pm Evensong BCP

4th Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion

Christingle Service

We share a congregation and services with St Peter & St Paul, Mottistone and seek to work with the local community in celebrating significant moments and events in the life of the wider community.  We have an annual service of thanksgiving for the lifeboat, we host the Commemoration of the Departed for the Five Churches group and we have an extraordinary Christingle service each Christmas Eve, together with the more usual carol services and Harvest Festival. The church has a number of memorials to the lifeboat which was stationed at Brook from 1860 – 1937.  There is also a memorial to those who lost their lives in the flying boat disaster in November 1957, when the Aquila Airways ‘Sydney’ crashed at Shalcombe with the loss of 45 passengers and crew.

To find out current information about Brook and Mottistone, please click on the links below to read our latest newsletter.

Front Cover Autumn Newsletter

Inside Autumn Newsletter

Supporting Our Churches

We very much appreciate all the support that individuals are able to offer. If you are able to contribute by way of regular giving please complete the form here.

Another way to support the churches is through a gift in lasting memory of a loved fried or family member.

An inscribed Memorial Register is placed on view in each church. Each name remembered is displayed at every anniversary of their passing.

A Gift for Improvement

This might include one or more of the following (rough estimates only)

  • Suspended lighting for the main body of each church for better efficiency, clearer visibility and easier servicing  £2,750 per church
  • Three wooden arm chairs for the those unable to access our traditional pew seating and their carers  £450 per church.
  • Re-casting of the present unusable bell at Brook church  £2,500
  • Eco-friendly washroom and toilet provision  £4,000 per church

A Gift for Conservation (Click on the links below for Architect’s costed summaries)

Brook Quinquennial cost summary

Mottistone Quinquennial cost summary

Please click here for more historical information.

Enjoy these photos of St Mary’s – Spring snowdrops in the churchyard

How to find us


Susannah Seely
Susannah Seely


For any queries relating to St Mary’s Brook or Ss Peter and Paul Mottistone, please:
or telephone: 07474 987 683