Welcome

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

Open for prayer 

St Mary’s is open for prayer on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2pm and on Fridays from 3pm to 5pm.

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 accommodate 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 and live-streaming

We resumed our principal 10am services of worship on Sunday 13th September and began live-streaming for those unable to join us in person. Full details can be found on our weekly sheet. Simply click on the link to download a copy here:

Track and Trace

A guide to help everyone know what to expect when returning to church will be sent when you have booked your place. To confirm a place at Sunday services for Track and Trace purposes please go to:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-marys-ashford-sunday-service-tickets-116706782127

Team Rector for Ashford Parish

We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen, currently Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology at the Council for Christian Unity (Archbishops’ Council), has been appointed to the post of Team Rector for the Ashford Town Ministry Team. Jeremy will be licensed on 21 October by Bishop Rose in a service that will comply with government guidelines on access to church buildings and social distancing at that time. Please note that this appointment is subject to a DBS clearance.

Daily Prayer

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. Our weekly sheet is available by clicking the link below and will be distributed to others by email or post. Please let us know if anyone else would like to receive a copy.

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

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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