Cowaramup is an Aboriginal word which translates to “place of the purple-crowned Lorikeet”.
St Mary’s sits in a shady nook in the undulating grassed area of Memorial Park in the middle of Cowaramup. The old wooden Church is adjacent to a rose garden and a wall of remembrance commemorating many of the original settlers in the area.
The town was gazetted in 1925.
The community received a generous donation from Church of England associates enabling the Church to be built. It was licensed for services in January 1929 and dedicated to St Mary the Virgin on 9th April that year by Bishop Wilson.
St Mary’s is a private and rustic place where quiet and meaningful marriages have and still take place. Many “well known” people have made their vows in the Church. When enjoying all the attractions in Cowaramup a visit to Pioneer Park is recommended.
There are some of Cowaramup’s contented cows near the Church There is recently constructed sound shell and amphitheatre to the rear of the Church. Many of the finest wines produced in the Margaret River region have been blessed and savoured on the Church greens.
We hold services at 11.15am on the first and third Sundays of the month. We invite you to join us for worship during your stay in the Margaret River area. Special services are arranged on the major festivals of the Christian Calendar as well as occasional services as required.