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

Our church building is closed for public worship, for private prayer and for visitors, but "church" continues... see the resources on this site to enable us 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 in their homes Monday to Saturday, LIVE STREAMED on Facebook from the Vicarage at 8.30am.   More details here...

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 also have a growing 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

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

Live stream... Morning Prayer at Home

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for 15m

We invite you to join the church family as we pray at home with the words of Morning Prayer at 8.30am, every day (except Sunday when we do things a little differently). Join us on Facebook - Click "More about this event" below.

You can find the words we will use on the Church of England site 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.

Live stream Prayers

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

21 Mar 2020, 5 a.m.
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