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

Private prayer 

St Mary’s is currently closed for private prayer. We will continue to carefully review the situation and open again as soon as the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions subside. We will then reopen for prayer on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2pm.

Sunday services

St Mary’s is open for public worship. If you would like to attend, please contact the parish administrator Helen West to ensure your name is on the list, the maximum number under the current Covid-19 risk assessment is 50 souls. Thank to the dedication of technically proficient church members, we continue to offer live-streaming. Full details about how to join using Zoom can be found on our weekly sheet, which we aim to publish by Wednesday preceding a Sunday service. Click on the link below to download a copy:

Daily Prayer during the global pandemic

Be assured that the clergy and people of St Mary’s Ashford continue to faithfully pray for everyone in Ashford and beyond, and will continue throughout the pandemic.

Resources to help you

Church of England national weekly online services are broadcast from 9am every Sunday during the Coronavirus pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/thechurchofengland

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 very challenging 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

Administrator’s email address: helen.west@ashfordchurches.co.uk

Phone: 01233 620433


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lis Webb. She can be contacted on 07849 903378 or by email: safeguarding@ashfordchurches.co.uk

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