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:
Christmas Eve Service 4pm Join us for our popular Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service in our beautiful candle lit Church - if you would like to read a lesson then please contact one of the Church Wardens below. Mulled wine and mince pies is served after the service and it would be great to see you!
Sunday 30 December 10.30 am Please join us for a Benefice Communion service - all welcome on the Sunday after Christmas and to wish each other Happy New Year.