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:
Benefice (5th Sunday) Communion Services 10.30am
Please do join us during 2023 for the 5th Sunday Benefice Communion services which are held in Westley Waterless. This year our remaining services will be held on 29 October and 31 December.
Induction of the Rev Patrick John McEune
Westley is honoured to hold the induction service for Rev Patrick on Monday 16 October at 7.30 pm. The service will be take by Archdeacon Alex Hughes and refreshments will be served afterwards at the Village Hall. All are welcome to the service.
Sunday 12 November 10.50 am Please join us for our Remembrance Day service - meeting inside the Church at 10.50 am. The Roll of Honour for Westley Waterless, Brinkley and Burrough Green will be read, wreaths will be laid and the service will follow the format from the Cenotaph.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
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.