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

Michael Barlow's funeral

1 Oct 2020, 10:30 a.m. for 45m

St Mary the Virgin, Westerham
St. Mary the Virgin Church
The Green
WESTERHAM
Kent TN16 1AS
TN16 1AS
United Kingdom

Michael Barlow's funeral will take place on Thursday 1 October at 10.30am.

We are saddened by the death of our director of music, Michael Barlow, who led our choir, played our organ and was well-known and well-loved by so many people in Westerham and beyond. We have received numerous messages from those who knew and performed alongside Michael over many years, which speak highly of his musical talents and his personal kindness.

Due to the current COVID-19 guidance, attendance at his funeral is limited by law to 30 people. Whilst many would like to attend this will sadly not be possible, and so we need to make attendance 'by ticket' only. There are currently no further places available; please pass your details to the Parish Office: [email protected] or 01959 561 330 if you wish to be added to our list in event of cancellations.

We are planning to livestream the service on Facebook (Click "More About This Event" below for the link) and upload it to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_FG88KkngZBazrLzQrR8Q) afterwards. We also intend to have a memorial service when current restrictions are lifted and we can all gather and include many of the musical items that we cannot include at the funeral.

If you are attending 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. You should not attend if you have been advised to self isolate. 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.

If you are joining in the livestream from home you can "view attachment" to see the order of service.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Live stream Funeral Event held in a Church

This year's Harvest Festival takes place on Sunday 4th October.

This service will be a time of thanksgiving, and we will still be receiving items for the Foodbank - please see main article for food items that would be most appreciated.

30 Sep 2020, 12:30 a.m.
St Mary the Virgin, Westerham Charity No. 1133994