St. Mary the Virgin

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The church of St. Mary the Virgin sits in the heart of the village of Datchet next to the Stag Public House and opposite the iconic Village Green.  Access for wheelchair, large pushchairs, prams or motorised scooters  is via the Church Community Centre entrance at the rear of the church, via the Vicarage Lane gate.  

 The Parish Administrator works from 9:30am - 2:30pm  on Wednesdays  and Fridays   

If your matter is URGENT please ring Fr Darcy Chesterfield -Terry on   07442 197 723 or if he is not available then  the Senior Churchwarden Elaine on    07960 859 697

Safeguarding : We take Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously here at St Mary's and have adopted the Church of England policies relating to this, for both adults and children. We follow safer recruiting processes and all our personnel involved in working alongside children or vulnerable adults are required to be DBS checked and undergo relevant Safeguarding training appropriate to their role and function: St Mary's has adopted and uses the Church of England online training where a record of individuals' progress and outcomes of training can be monitored by the Safeguarding Officers, and follow up /further /updated training as required, occur. 

Local contacts :

Incumbent :  Fr Darcy Chesterfield Terry e-mail: here  tel: 07442 197 723

St Mary's Safeguarding Officer : Jane Simpson  e-mail:   [email protected] tel  01753 540948

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Stuart Nimmo e-mail  [email protected] tel  01865 208290

More information and who to contact including Social Services in both Slough and the RBWM can be found at the foot of this page or by using the drop down menu of the left 

Coronavirus : We understand what a concerning time this is for all : We  are monitoring the current  situation very closely and taking advice from the Church of England and other bodies - Please read the dedicated page ( link to the left)  which will be updated regularly, as and when we get information


We are delighted to announce that we are back to in -church worship , following strict Covid 19 guidelines as and when they are changed . From Thursday 24th February Face Coverings are no longer a legal requirement but we do strongly advise, that where possible,  you wear a face covering in church.

We are mindful that there are still many people who are cautious regarding Covid and close contact, and have taken steps to reduce any risks for people who wish to attend but remain apart from the main body of the church by setting aside a socially distanced seating area at the rear of the church. 

Sundays  : 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays    

8:00am   BCP Holy Communion               9:30am :  Eucharist 

3rd Sunday :  8:00am  BCP Holy Communion   11am Morning  Service 

Wednesdays 11:00am  Holy Communion 

We will be introducing a  more Covid safe area in church for those who wish to attend in person, but still feel they would like to remain socially distanced. 

For those who are unable to attend in person, we will continue to stream daily prayer (Morning at 9am and Evening at 5pm) daily. booklets and lectionaries (reading for the day) are included on screen. As well as 9:30am ( 11am 3rd Sunday of month) Services

link for live stream is here :-  we would be delighted if you were able to join us from the comfort of your home 

We are working in collaboration Datchet Corona Volunteers to help support those who are self-isolating. Please contact them via their page or [email protected] if you can help or are in need of help.

Please subscribe to our  You Tube channel for further updates and also for Morning and Evening Prayer 

God bless you all.

Please note: All  services and messages from Fr Darcy are uploaded to our You Tube Channel once live streamed on our Facebook page https//

Please check our services and events by clicking the link on the left hand column 




We are currently unable to update our bespoke website, as the developer is no longer able to work with us:  we are reviewing our options for a new host etc and will hopefully have this up and running again in the new year.  Please bear with us if you visit this site in the meantime, and find it out of date.  

The December 2021 edition of The LINK will be available online as well as in hard copy ( B&W only) shortly .... if you would like a hard copy please contact the Editor of The LINK   Sadly due to a bereavement this was not possible, but from March 2022 onwards we will be returning to providing an online version 

NEW Copy deadline for  the March 2022 edition of The LINK is Friday 25th  February 2022 

Get in touch

Vicar: The Reverend Darcy Chesterfield -Terry

The Parish Office,
The Vicarage,
London Road,


Our website


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The Green

Our commitment in brief - please see the drop down menu on the left for more information

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rent a table for only £10 per table, or come along to browse the goods on display 10am - 3pm
and enjoy a BBQ complete with vegetarian options ( cooked separately) from 1pm

St. Mary the Virgin Charity No. 1131279