Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

St Mary the Virgin, Westerham

At the moment we are adjusting to what it means to be "church" in this new environment.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March 2020, supported by the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, our church building is closed for public worship, for private prayer and for visitors.   However, we are providing resources to enable people to worship from home:  

We issue a weekly "newsletter" (Sign up here to have it emailed to you every week

We invite the community to say morning prayer (8.30 am) and evening prayer (5.00pm) in their homes at the same times Monday to Saturday (See below).

On Sundays I am sharing some "Thoughts on a Sunday" (see below) on the Bible passage(s) of the day.

We link to services streamed from our Diocese and the Church of England as they are announced.

We are also building a page with resources to help you "Worship From Home

We are looking at how we can provide spiritual and pastoral support to our congregations and to Westerham in these unsettling times.

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Amen.

Revd Kevin

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Rev Kevin Barnard

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Evening Prayer at Home

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 5 p.m. for 20m

Virtual - please check "More about this event" or download the app on your device from App Stores

As we discover more of what it is "to be church", rather than to "go to church", we invite you to join the church family as we pray at home with the same words of Morning Prayer at the same time, 5.00pm, every day (except Sunday when we do things a little differently).

You can find the daily Evening Prayer web page by clicking on 'More about this event' below to follow along at home. You can also download the Daily Prayer app on your phone - it's available for both iOS and Android devices.

Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.

Prayers Family Friendly

Each Sunday I aim to share some thoughts with you based on the lectionary reading for the week.

21 Mar 2020, 5 a.m.
St Mary the Virgin, Westerham Charity No. 1133994