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 30 August and 29 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:
All Souls Memorial Service Sunday 1 November 4.00pm - 6.00 pm Sadly this has been a difficult year for many of us losing loved ones, or friends whose funerals we were unable to attend. It is difficult to plan an open special service at this time and as we have in previous years but we are hoping to be able to give people the opportunity to light a candle for a loved one via a two hour ‘drop in’ at Westley Waterless on Sunday, 1 November between 4.00- 6.00pm.
If you will be attending the name of your loved one(s) will be said whilst you are there, if you are not able to attend but would like a name or names read out and/or a candle lit for them please let one of the Church Wardens know.
Face coverings will be required and do listen out for any significant rule changes to church services.