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.


Church (February 2021) - Closed for general use at present

Church Services resumed on Sunday 14 February. 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.

You will notice that the Church 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 frequently 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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Dear All

Sue and Val write:

Dear All

I meant to say on Wednesday that if you were setting fire to anything to take care - so I hope all is well with you all.

I haven’t much news this week but  one thing is that the PCC have made a donation to Pevensey and Westham School to enable them to purchase some books for their library on the theme of bereavement issues-they have pupils who have experienced loss during the pandemic and they thought the literature would be useful for their pupils.

They were very grateful and are  looking forward to when they can resume having services in the Church.

David and family have moved into the Vicarage BUT please remember David is not yet installed as our Vicar-that happens on 2 March.

I understand they are being well looked after by the villagers-with gifts of cakes etc !!

Finally don’t forget to let me know if you plan to be in Church on Sunday(if you haven’t already)


Sue and Val x


New Vicar appointed;
Revd. David Gillard
Small Licencing Service
on Tuesday 2 March

Church Services resume
on Sunday 14 February

Thoughts on The Transfiguration
by Frances
see link under this table

Report of PCC Meeting held
via Zoom on 18 January 2021
see What's on? tab above

Readings and Prayers for 28 February
see link below

Children's activity for Candlemas from
Frances Baldwin: see link under this table.

Ash Wednesday 17 February
see This week  tab above

List of Churchwardens and PCC members:
Contact us tab above

Biblical Crossword  No 19 - see link below.


Sussex hedge laying - see Gallery tab above.




February Newsletter

Prayers and readings 28.2.21 2nd in Lent

Crossword No 19

Daily Prayer

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Parish Profile 2019