St Mary Magdalene

WESTONING CHURCH is a thriving community of worshippers drawn from Westoning and it's surrounding villages.

If you've just moved into the area or are a visitor you can be assured of a very warm welcome. We have a range of services suitable for all ages.

Our Vicar, Reverend Nigel Washington, or Associate Minister: Reverend Linda Washington

01525 714442 or [email protected] or Linda [email protected]

or our Reader,

Jon Denman, 01525 720695

"The parish of Westoning 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(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 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."


We look to keep you safe when you attend worship at St Mary Magdalene Church, Westoning and we are indebted to the team that has done risk assessments, sanitised the building and planned the seating arrangements during these uncertain days.

Moving forward we shall continue to be a safe church and to that end we shall maintain protocols which have been in place for the last 16 months, even though certain legal requirements have been dropped by the government.


1. Everyone is welcome to come to church. Booking is now not necessary. Just come and worship and invite others. A record of those attending will continue to be made in case we need to track and trace.

2. We would expect and recommend people to continue wearing masks in the building, for their safety and in respect for others.

3. Individuals and groups can choose where they sit in church but please continue to observe appropriate social distancing. It is particularly important that consideration is given to others who may prefer some space. Some may prefer to sit to the sides.

4. Currently we are singing the last hymn of the service from behind masks.

5. Communion will be brought to the congregation but this method will be reviewed.

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