St. Mary the Virgin
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 :
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
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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 :- https://www.facebook.com/DatchetStMarysChurch/ 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//www.youtube.com/channel/UCOL0Nkc5vHN6OoXSRA_xUXw/
Please check our services and events by clicking the link on the left hand column
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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