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 services are on 29 January, 30 April, 30 July and 31 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 Waterless:
Westley Pop Up Pub
Join your fellow villagers at this pop up pub event on Friday 3 February at the Village Hall.
Any proceeds will be split between the Village Hall and the Church.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the All Souls Service on Sunday 6 November - it was a calm and reflective service and the lit candles made the whole church look even more beautiful than usual.
Church Big Clean - 26 June 2021 Thank you to everyone who came to the Church and Churchyard clean up on Sat 26 June - it was amazing to see such a great turnout and the church and grounds now look great. Photos below.
Unfortunately we shared bad news on the tower which we had hope would need maintenance only but in fact all the wood needs to be completely replaced. This means we are going to have to get fundraising as repairs are likely to be in the region of £12-£15k.