Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

St Mary the Virgin, Westerham

Welcome to St Mary's Church, located in the centre of Westerham in Kent.   

With the UK starting to ease social distancing restrictions and with Covid-19 infection rates continuing to fall in our area we are delighted to announce that we have opened the church again for in person worship from Easter Day, 4th April. The social distancing and other measures that we took to limit the risks will be in place again, and everyone must please wear a mask while in church. 

Currently, funerals are permitted attended by a maximum of 30 people, and burials of ashes can continue with up to 15 people in attendance.

Weddings are also now permitted with a maximum of 15 people in attendance. 

'Church' continues to be more than the building, so please look around this site where there are details of all we are doing to bring the community safely together, as well as links to resources to enable us to worship from home.

We are not perfect, but we invite anyone to join with us as we are discovering more about the love of God and learning  how we can reflect that love to each other.

To find out more, please contact our Parish Office on 01959 561330 or [email protected]

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The parish of Westerham: 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, PSO. The Diocese of Rochester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. 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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Parish Office St Mary The Virgin The Green Westerham Kent TN16 1AS

8am Service of Holy Communion

Every Second, Third Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m
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St. Mary the Virgin Church
The Green
WESTERHAM
Kent TN16 1AS

A quiet traditional language (Common Worship Order Two) service of Holy Communion with a short sermon, held in our Church building.

Government advice is that you should not be leaving your home if you have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature or loss of or change to sense of smell or taste. This is to minimise risk of spread of COVID-19 to friends, the wider community, and particularly the vulnerable. Individuals who have been shielding should continue to follow the government’s advice on social distancing.

Please note that face coverings must be worn.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Event held in a Church

It was with the greatest of sadness that the Parochial Church Council learned of the death of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. We join with the nation and the Royal
Family in mourning the passing of our well-loved and much respected Queen’s consort.

9 Apr 2021, 12:45 p.m.