St Mary the Virgin

We are open for prayer and worship

Services across the villages of our Benefice:

You are welcome to attend any of our services across the Benefice.

At each church it is possible to sit with friends although there are also areas where social distancing is maintained should you wish. Face coverings are optional, but we are mindful of people who may feel vulnerable.

We are singing again, and you will find something familiar in our worship and welcoming faces at each of our churches.

1st  Sunday

9.30am  Monkton - Holy Communion

10.30am  Minster - Holy Communion

10.30am St Nicholas - Village Worship

2nd Sunday

9.30am Chislet - Holy Communion

10.30am Minster - Morning Worship

10.30am St Nicholas - Holy Communion

3rd Sunday

9.30am Monkton - Holy Communion

10.30am Minster - Holy Communion

9.30am St Nicholas - Manor Hall - Morning Light 

4th Sunday

9.30am Chislet - Family Praise (with Holy Communion Mar, June, Sept & Dec)

10.30am Minster - Morning Praise

10.30am St Nicholas - Holy Communion

Minster: 10.30am Bi-Weekly WEDNESDAY Holy Communion or Matins  (BCP).  See Church Calendar for details.

Festival Evensong (BCP) throughout the year – as advertised (see Church Calendar)

Church Online

Weekly Newsletters – with reading & reflection, news and links to other events – to receive this please email: [email protected]

If you wish to talk to someone, need support or would welcome prayer please contact:

[email protected]

Telephone number: 07788 791468

Some of our local churches are open

for prayer, peace and reflection:

St Nicholas-at-Wade Daily 10.00-16.00

St Mary’s, Minster Daily 10.00-16.00

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday 14.00-16.00

If coming into church, please wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer on entry. 

Welcome to St Mary’s Church, Minster, part of the Wantsum Benefice. We are a group of four churches bringing alive the good news of Jesus to our communities situated along the River Wantsum.

We are here to serve the people in the areas of Chislet, Minster, Monkton and St Nicholas-at-Wade by making real the love of God through Jesus Christ.

Whether you live locally, are a visitor, looking for something new or have questions to ask we hope you will come and join us and be part of the journey we are making together.

We'd love to welcome you to any of our events and activities, or at a Sunday service at any of our churches.

We know that going to church for the first time can feel strange, so we'll do everything we can to make you feel welcome and at ease.

Whatever's going on in your life, just come as you are, and see what difference God can make.

For more information visit our website:  or call us on 07788 791468

The parish of Minster: St Mary the Virgin is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services


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Thank you for supporting our mission and ministry.

Get in touch

Sue Hergest

Benefice Administrator
07788 791468

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What's on

Morning Worship

Every Second Sunday at for 1 hour
St Mary the Virgin
Church Street Minster, CT124HA, GB

A service with hymns/songs, bible readings and a talk; with prayers for all.

Whether in church or online at home and on the move, you are welcome to join our online church.