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.   

We hold church services (communion) on Sundays at 10.30am, which are also livestreamed on Facebook and uploaded later in the day to YouTube.   Our Katharine Chapel is open for private prayer on Wednesdays from noon until 1.00pm.   Please note that it is now mandatory to wear face coverings when entering the church building.   Sadly our building is not currently open to visitors.    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.

If you want to talk with the vicar about anything, then please contact Revd Kevin on 01959 563127 or email  [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.

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Rev Kevin Barnard

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

Come and pray quietly in the church.

Every Wednesday at noon for 1hr

St. Mary the Virgin Church
The Green
Kent TN16 1AS

The church building is open for individual private prayer in the Katherine Chapel on Wednesdays from midday to 1.00pm; come and go as you wish during this time.

As you will understand this opportunity needs to be offered in a controlled manner. To enable 'social distancing' the chairs are set out 2m apart, please do not move them. There are no stewards on duty, but please use the hand sanitizer as you enter and leave and support social distancing. Please bring your own Bible or any other aids to prayer that you find helpful.

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 are shielding should continue to follow the government’s advice on shielding.

Please note that face coverings must be worn.

Please note that this is for private prayer only; we are unable to grant access for other visitors; access is restricted to the Katherine Chapel to make cleaning easier. We are unable to offer access to refreshments or toilet facilities.

Prayers Event held in a Church

Some thoughts on a Sunday, this week from Sue Leather. This is the basis of Sunday's sermon and is provided particularly for those who cannot attend our church service or livestream.

17 Oct 2020, 10 a.m.
St Mary the Virgin, Westerham Charity No. 1133994