St Mary's, Westham
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Welcome to the Parish Church of St Mary, Westham. 

This is a historic church believed to be the first Church built by the Normans. 

Although we are proud of our heritage the thing that most characterises us is our love for the Lord Jesus Christ and our desire to see His Kingdom here on earth as well as in heaven. 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God.  We encourage our congregation to come regularly around the Lord’s Table to be fed by word (teaching from the Bible) and sacrament (Communion or Eucharist)

We have many activities to help us grow together, ranging from home and study groups to social activities We pride ourselves in our welcome and would love you to visit one of our services.


Use of the Church (November 2020) - Closed

We expect Church Services to resume on Sunday 6 December at 9:45 am. The maximum permitted number in the Church at any time is 30. So if you arrive and there are 30 people already there, please wait outside until it is clear to enter. Please use the cleaning equipment and observe the no-entry areas. Take care when entering and exiting. There is only one door in regular use, but with glass on the inner door this should not be a problem.

The Churchwardens will not steward, as I am still working and Val can't be there all the time. We will rely on visitors observing the rules.

If you do go to the Church, you will notice that it looks quite bare as all books have had to be removed from public areas, and also notices and toys. Use of a kneeler is permitted within a 72-hour period. Currently social-distancing is 2 meters, but as you know the rules change daily and I will email updates regularly.

Please remember to let me have names to add to the Prayer list, and do email us if you are unsure of anything regarding the Church.

If you know of people that are not on email please pass the news on.

  Frances writes:  

For anyone who doesnt want/ feel able to come to Church for whatever reason, I thought this looked nice.

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New Vicar appointed;
Revd. David Gillard
see Churchwardens' announcement below

Next Communion Service
Sunday 6 December at 9:45 am

Please inform Sue Davies if you
wish to attend as
numbers are limited due to social-distancing

Prayer 29 November
 see link below

PCC elected 14 October
see Contact us tab above

Biblical Crossword No.17 - see link below

Latest pictures - see Gallery tab above

Churchyard in Autumn 2020


Prayer 29 November

Biblical Crossword No 17

Daily Prayer

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