Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Westley

About Us

Rector: Rev'd Christopher Griffiths

Our regular services start at 9.30am and are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat with members of the congregation.  A warm welcome is extended to all - easy to follow service booklets are provided, and we have a box of toys and a children's bookcase at the back of the church in a small carpeted area for younger members of the congregation.  Enquiries regarding weddings and baptisms are always welcome. St Mary's is one of four churches which form the Horringer Benefice: St Leonard's, Horringer, St Andrew's, Brockley, and St Petronilla's Whepstead.

Services in January:

Friday 4th January 11.30 am Funeral of Miss Barbara Shrubsole

Sunday 6th January 9.30 am Epiphany All-Age Service

Sunday 20th January 9.30 am Eucharist Service

The Rector and the pastoral team are always happy to undertake home visits and to bring communion to the sick and housebound. Please contact the Rector if you would like to arrange a visit for yourself, a relative, friend or neighbour.

Rev Christopher Griffiths can be contacted as follows:

The Rectory, Manor Lane, Horringer IP29 5PY

Tel (01284) 736839


Email: [email protected]

January events in Westley:  

Walk and Talk - Wednesday 9th January  Our first outing in 2019!  A gentle walk and a chance to chat, often accompanied by one or two well-behaved dogs, around West Stow Country Park, followed by a cup of tea in the Angles Café. Everyone welcome, meet in the church car park at 1.30 pm for shared lifts with the churchwardens. Wet weather footwear advised!

Coffee, Cake and Natter: Wednesday 23rd January - Escape the January weather for a while and join us in the Westley Club, Old Church Lane, from 2.00 pm onwards for a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of homemade cake.  A warm welcome awaits, this is the opportunity to meet up with friends old and new in a very relaxed and informal environment. A box of toys is available for babies and toddlers, who are especially welcome (pushchair parking at the side of the Club, please ask for assistance if required).  Pop in for a quick cuppa, or stay for longer!  Hosted by Debbie and Marian.

St Mary's Church is kept locked when there is no service.  If you wish to visit the church, you can be assured of a warm welcome at one of our services; alternatively please contact one of the Churchwardens who can arrange to unlock the church for you. Information sheets on services, a brief history of the church, and key features of the churchyard, are available from the leaflet dispenser on the church gate. Contact details are posted on the church noticeboard, or can be found under the 'Contact Us' tab on this site.

Weddings and Baptisms

Please contact the Rector if you wish to enquire about weddings or baptisms at St Mary's.  The Churchwardens will always be very happy to show you round the church and advise on seating and flowers.

A small private car park is situated adjacent to the church for use by church-goers and visitors to the church and churchyard.

Debbie Mallinson (Churchwarden)

Marian Clayton (Churchwarden)