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


During this time of national crisis be assured that the clergy and  congregation of St Mary’s Ashford are praying for everyone in Ashford and beyond. 

Morning Prayer will be said every day by many in their own homes. However, in order to reduce the chance of infection, the Government has instructed that doors of the church building will be kept closed until such time as it is deemed appropriate for the building to be open again to the public.   We are sorry for this but we wish to keep everyone as safe as possible.

The weekly sheet is available here and will be distributed to others by email or post. Please let us know if anyone else would like it.

On Sundays at 10am we are holding a ZOOM Morning Service, details of how to join are here.

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Please join us if you can.

Information on what the suspension of public worship will mean will be available on the Church of England website. This page will be regularly updated.

The Church will be providing a range of resources to enable people to continue to walk with God at this difficult time.

In the days and weeks ahead, the Church will be significantly expanding the output with audio of a simple daytime prayer and night prayer service, more 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 will be 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


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

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