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.   

Following the national ‘lockdown’ restrictions which began on 5th November, places of worship have closed for 4 weeks (except for individual prayer and funerals).   

We now expect to open our church again for our 10.30am Sunday Service starting on December 6th. The social distancing measures that we had in place prior to the second lockdown will continue, and we will once again livestream the service via our Facebook page and publish a recording of the service to YouTube later in the day. 

Our Katharine Chapel is open for private prayer on Wednesdays from noon until 1.00pm.    Funerals are permitted attended by a maximum of 30 people, and burials of ashes can continue with up to 15 people in attendance.   

Sadly our building is not currently open to visitors outside of these times.

But 'church' is more than the building... so please look around this site where there are details of all we are doing, 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]

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.

Celebrate Christmas with us!

This special Christmas time, celebrate the greatest story of all. Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, the Christ Child’s promise of comfort and joy is for you. Find our services and events and prepare for Christmas with us.

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Parish Office St Mary The Virgin The Green Westerham Kent TN16 1AS

Light Up a Life 2020

5 Dec 2020, 5:30 p.m. for 1hr
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The annual Light up a Life service that we normally hold at St Mary's in December in partnership with Hospice in the Weald is a wonderful way to join others in remembrance of your loved ones.

This year to ensure the safety of our community and loved ones, in place of our usual service the Hospice will be holding the Light up a Life service online. You can join them on 5th December from 5:30pm via their website - link below - when the service will be available to view.

The service will be held in front of the beautiful Christmas trees in the Hospice in the Weald, led by the Chaplains. Whilst we won't be able to gather together physically, we will still come together in memory and celebration of our loved ones with this service.

If you are not able to join the services on the 5th December, you can still be part of our community of Light up a Life! Hospice in the Weald will be making the service available through their website throughout the festive period.

Live streamed service Christmas Memorial Service

You will all be aware of the Government's announcement regarding a national lockdown during November in response to the Coronavirus. Please see attached note about how we will resume services in church once the lockdowns ends on December 2nd.

2 Nov 2020, 10 p.m.
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