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Bury Parish Church
Magnificent Grade 1 listed building in Bury town centre. The church of St Mary the Virgin is an amazing neo-gothic feast filled with history, beauty, peace. Impressive features include the stunning Minton tiled floor and the historic regimental colours of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Bury Parish church is also a spectacular setting for the lunchtime classical concerts that are held on Fridays throughout the year. (Charges apply- please see the website for more details.) The church, built by architect James Crowther, was opened in 1876. The bell tower and spire were retained from a church previously on the site and are dated 1850. The beautiful carved stone pulpit was given in memory of Roger Kay - founder of Bury Grammar School, which was originally situated in the grounds. The church is the garrison church of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Church and Cafe/shop open, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm (Both are closed on Tuesdays) On Sundays the church has services at 8.00am.,10.00am and 6.30pm, but the building, including the café/bookshop is closed to visitors not attending services.