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 and from 9am each day for private prayer and visitors.
Weddings, funerals and burials of ashes can also now proceed without limits on attendees.
Covid-19 Update from the latest from the Church of England guidance, 1 December 2021
“At present, incidence of the virus is high, with news of the newly emergent omicron variant of the virus causing concern and uncertainty. Vaccination cannot be the sole means of containing the spread of the virus: good hand and respiratory hygiene, social distancing, face-coverings and good ventilation are also important factors in lessening the spread of the disease.”
As Christians and community members, we all have a responsibility to act with care for each other. We keep our Covid risk assessment under constant review.
Please do what you can to help keep everyone as safe as possible when we worship, including taking a lateral flow test, especially before attending larger services such as the Carol Service, the Crib Service or Midnight Mass.
Social distancing – Keep a sensible distance between households for those who wish to ensure social distancing.
Mask wearing – Please wear a face covering when in the building, including when singing if you can and when coming up for Communion. If you are in the choir, or speaking during the service, please keep your mask on when not singing or speaking.
Hand sanitiser - Please remember to use this as you enter and prior to Communion.
Reverend David Fox-Branch, Priest in Charge
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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