About Us


A warm welcome to St. Mary the Blessed Virgin Parish church, Exbourne.

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for generations, have never been to church, come regularly or have done in the past; a welcome awaits you here.

We worship God together every week, though please check the Parish Pump or website for details of times as these vary. Depending when you come, you may encounter a range of styles, from Prayer book, to Common worship, to Family style. Services are likely to be led by either the Vicar, Revd. Leigh Winsbury, or our long standing Licensed Lay minister, Canon Dr. Michael Winter.

May God’s blessing and presence be with you, we hope to see you soon!

Messy church.

We have been running Messy Church in partnership with Exbourne Primary school since January 2023. This has developed into a vibrant, friendly monthly occasion. It is for the whole family to attend, after school, running from 3.30- 5.00 on the third Thursday of each month.

We begin in the school with themed crafts, move over to the church for some ‘Godly’ content; usually a bible story, some thoughts from it, a song and a prayer. We then return to the school for a cooked meal together.

If you would like to attend, but are not currently involved with the school, please contact Wendy Chapman at Exbourne school so we can include you in our catering numbers.

New Family Service.

Beginning February 2024, running on the first Sunday of each month at 9.30 a.m. A family-friendly service to enjoy together in god’s presence; all are welcome!