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.   

The church is now open again for in person worship, with all limits on numbers removed. 

With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the PCC agreed the following to continue to minimise risk for the most vulnerable in our community: 

Social distancing – Please be aware of others when choosing where to sit. We have reserved one area where we are using alternate rows for seating. Please ask one of the sidespeople if you would like a seat there. 

Mask wearing – The decision whether or not to wear a mask is entirely yours, however, out of consideration for others you may choose to wear a mask particularly when entering and leaving the church and when moving around in it, such as during Communion. 

Hand sanitiser is available at the church entrance and prior to Communion. 

The choir will now comprise up to ten singers and congregational singing can also take place – both when organist and singers are available. 

The church will now be open from 9am each day for private prayer and visitors.

Weddings, funerals and burials of ashes can also now proceed without limits on attendees.

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

Messy Church Planning Meeting

8 Aug 2021, 3:30 p.m. for 1h
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St. Mary the Virgin Church
The Green
Kent TN16 1AS

“Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.” We are very excited to be restarting Westerham Messy Church soon! If you would like to be part of our Messy Church team or you are a parent / carer with a child under 10 years, please join us for a planning meeting in St Mary’s church at 3.30 – 4.30pm on Sunday 8th August 2020. We will be discussing the team, recruitment, curriculum and practicalities. Please bring thoughts and learning from the past, ideas how to do things differently and a mask to wear until seated. Thank you and see you then!

Messy Church

We look forward to welcoming Revd Dave Fox-Branch and his wife Jo to St Mary’s and Westerham.

30 Jul 2021, 9 p.m.