St Mary the Virgin

Our five churches have recently joined together to form a new benefice, The Little Stour Benefice.

We are five churches, each with a unique identity and each serving the community in which it is situated. Our worship includes a range of styles from sung Parish Communions to quiet said communion services, from BCP Evensong or Matins to more informal and family-friendly Family Praise.

We seek to work together to show the love of God to those around and to offer a welcome to all.

Get in touch

Rev Lesley Hardy

The Vicarage
Church Road

Benefice Administrator - Rachel Armstrong

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Our parish of Wingham: St Mary the Virgin is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO [add their details here or use the button to link to a page that shows the info] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor [add their details here or use the button below to link to your own page that shows the info or the diocesan safeguarding page]. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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