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 11 November Ringing out for Peace 7pm We will be joining with thousands of other Churches on the centenary of WWI to remember all those who gave their lives for us. We will be ringing our bell at 7.05pm and there will be a short reflective act of remembrance. Please find a link here to A Nation's Tribute which gives further details of this national event.