St Mary the Virgin Church

St. Mary's, West Dean is part of a joint parish with Holy Trinity, East Grimstead. It is also part of the wider Clarendon Team of Churches which extends westwards to Alderbury, northwards to Winterslow and southwards to Whiteparish. We are in the Diocese of Salisbury.

As a village church community, our congregation is made up of people from different Christian backgrounds, and we would love to see our Church grow in faith as well as in numbers. We are about to set out our vision for the coming months and years, so we are in exciting times.

Our church building is in a stunning location, overlooking the recreation ground. We would love to welcome you, whether you are living in the village, working in the village, or visiting.

Photo of vicar

Vicar - The Revd. Beth Hutton

01722 238504

beth.hutton@clarendonteam.org

The Clarendon Team website: http://www.clarendonteam.org

Clarendon Team Office: 01980 863635 team.admin@clarendonteam.org


Churchwarden (St. Mary's) - Mike Marx

01794 340271

 

OUR USUAL PATTERN OF WORSHIP
1st Sunday of month - 8.00am BCP (traditional) Communion at St. Mary's
2nd Sunday of month - 11.00am Parish Communion with hymns at Holy Trinity
- 4.00pm Tea Time Service (Informal All Age Service with activities and tea)
3rd Sunday of month - 11.00am Parish Communion with hymns at St. Mary's
4th Sunday of month - 8.00am BCP (traditional) Communion at Holy Trinity
- 11.00am Morning Worship with hymns at St. Mary's
5th Sunday of month - A single 10.00am service in one of the churches in our team.
WHILST THIS IS OUR USUAL PATTERN, IT IS SUBJECT TO SEASONAL VARIATIONS. TO CHECK SPECIFIC DATES PLEASE LOOK AT OUR  TEAM WORSHIP ROTA AT www.clarendonteam.org

Tea Time Poster

Activities

One of recent new ventures is our monthly Tea Time Service. It is intentionally informal and currently draws in young families as well as octogenarians!

We meet in St. Mary's on the second Sunday of each month between 4pm and 5pm. Our time together includes interactive worship, a hands on activity (sometimes a little messy!) and the sharing of drinks and cake.

Bible study group meets roughly once a fortnight in the home of one of our members. Further details from the vicar.

 


Holy Week and Easter at St. Mary's

Good Friday, 2pm: An hour at the cross (a service of quiet reflection, hymns and readings)

 Easter Day, 11am: All Age Celebration Communion service, followed by Easter Egg hunt.

 

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