St Mary-the-Less, Westley Waterless is 12th Century and one of our smallest but prettiest churches. We house a unique brass which is to the memory of Sir John and Lady Alyne de Creke - its considered of national importance and many brass rubbings are taken, although we now have to cover it to protect it from the bats. We can seat approximately 100 people and we have the added bonus of under pew heating!
Our Church is never locked and so if you come and visit just turn the handle firmly, apply a bit of shoulder and remember to sign our visitor book.
We don't have regular weekly services but we have a Benefice Communion on any fifth Sunday (this year our remaining services are on 29 July, 30 September and 30 December) and various Festival services throughout the year. Our candlelit Christmas Eve service is especially popular and involves many people from the Village.
Coming up at Westley:
Sunday 29 September Benefice Harvest Festival All are welcome for our Benefice Harvest Festival at 1030 on Sunday 29 September - please bring a plate of food for a bring and share lunch following the service. Donations for the food back will be very welcome - see attached link for what is acceptable including toiletries/nappies. We very much look forward to seeing you!
Sunday 10 November Remembrance Day Service Join us to remember all those who gave their lives for our freedom - service begins at 10.45 am with the reading of the Roll of Honour for Westley Waterless, Burrough Green and Brinkley, followed by the silence and Remembrance Day service.
Sunday 1 December All Soul's Service We will be holding a reflective service to remember those who have passed away, either recently or a long time ago - with the opportunity to light a candle to remember them and have their name read out during the service.