Welcome

St Mary the Virgin, Ashford. A sacred space and a shared space, 
proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in the heart of the town.

Advent and Christmas services

Details about services for Advent and Christmas seasons can be found on our weekly sheet, simply click the link under the heading, ‘Sunday Services by Zoom’.

Open for prayer 

Although Kent has been placed in Tier 3 until the review on 16 December, St Mary’s will remain open for prayer on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2pm and will also reopen for public worship from Sunday 6 December, the second Sunday of Advent.

We look forward to welcoming everyone who wishes to pray quietly for a while. To help with that, we have prepared prayer prompts on our projector screen and arranged our inspiring church to support social distancing. Public safety remains at the forefront of all we are trying to do, so stay close to God, but keep a safe distance from everyone else.

Sunday services by Zoom

Full details about how to join the live streaming of our services can be found on our weekly sheet, which we aim to publish on the Thursday preceding the Sunday service. Click on the link to download a copy:

Team Rector for Ashford Parish

We are very pleased to announce that the Reverend Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen, formerly Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology at the Council for Christian Unity (Archbishops’ Council), has been appointed as the new Team Rector for the Ashford Town Ministry Team. 

Daily Prayer during the pandemic

Be assured that the clergy and congregation of St Mary’s Ashford have been praying for everyone in Ashford and beyond, and will continue throughout the pandemic. 

Resources to help you

The latest information about the Coronavirus pandemic and guidelines for churches can be found on the Church of England website.

The Church of England continues to provide a range of resources to enable people to continue walking with God at this difficult time. Significant provision of resources includes audio content of a simple daytime prayer and night prayer service, video content and some live-streaming, new mental health reflections to support people, and webinars to help churches stream sermons, events and make the most of social media. Read more here. The aim is to make as much as possible available in simple downloadable and printable formats for those who can’t easily access the technology.

Address: St. Mary the Virgin, Church Yard, Ashford TN23 1QG

Phone: 01233 336079

Administrator email address: sue.sawyer@ashfordchurches.co.uk

Safeguarding

Details Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Anita Sorrell and can be contacted on 07849 903378 or on safeguarding@ashfordchurches.co.uk

A Church Near You – Safeguarding Page

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

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