Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Stour Downs

St Mary the Virgin, Sellindge

Welcome to St Mary's, Sellindge, one of the six historic churches in the beautiful Stour Downs Parish. There is a variety of worship on offer across our churches each week, and you will receive a warm welcome at our church -whatever stage of life or faith you are at.

St Mary's is a Festival Church, which means it used for life event services (weddings, christenings and funerals) and has a worship service on days of key festivals in the Church year. The PCC are working on projects to develop and use the space for the community, such as a space for the arts. 

Our own website and our Facebook page (Stour Downs Parish) have more details of our events and services.

Rev Chris Denyer can be contacted at the Parish Office on 01303 470791 or at [email protected] Liz is our Parish Administrator and she works Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15am-1:15pm and her email is [email protected] Judy Hawkins is our Safeguarding Officer - [email protected]

The parish of Stour Downs 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 (PSO). 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.

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Rev Chris Denyer

The Rectory
Church Road

TN25 6SA

Our website

Morning Prayer

Every day at for 15 mins
Facebook Stour Downs Parish Page

Short service of reading and prayer

Our churches are open daily as a space to reflect, pray or pay respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.