St Mary's Church 

West Bergholt

A warm welcome to St Mary's, West Bergholt.

St Mary's is a small but lively Church of England community in the Essex village of West Bergholt. We seek to share the heart of God with the heart of the community, through joining with people in their spiritual journey. We do this through accessible worship, opportunities to learn together and to serve in God's strength and with His guidance. 

The church is open each weekday for Private Prayer from 10am to 3pm 

Sunday Services at St Mary's

Sunday 3 March @ 9.30am - Communion Service

Wednesday 6 March @ 7.45pm - Lent Taize Service

Sunday 10 March @ 9.30am - Mothering Sunday Messy Church

Sunday 17 March @ 9.30am - Communion Service

Sunday 24 March @ 9.30am - Cafe Church

Thursday 28 March @ 8pm - Maundy Thursday Agape Meal

Friday 29 March @ 10am - Good Friday Meditative Service at St John's Gt Horkesley

Sunday 31 March @ 9.30am - Easter Day Celebration Service

NB Communion Services will now be live streamed via Zoom. Please contact Rev Heather Wilcox or the Parish Office for details.

Upcoming Events

Cafe @ St Mary's - Saturday 2 March 10am-12pm - bacon butties, coffee and cake and games

Sat 16 March @ 6pm - Storytime Session for under 7's - click here for details

Lent Lunches - 11.45am-1.15pm - soup and a roll, followed by a Lent reflection, with donations going to local charity Korban - at the following churches

5 March - Wormingford

12 March - Boxted

19 March - St John's Great Horkesley

World Day of Prayer - Fri 1 March

Join us for a soup lunch @ 12.15pm followed by a service at 1.30pm. This year's service has been prepared by the Christian women of Palestine.

The Bible Course - Thurs 18 April

Join us for an 8 week course giving a great overview of the Bible, using interactive videos and time for discussion. So that we have enough booklets for every participant, please let Rev Heather know if you'd like to come along. 

Food in School Holidays Club (FiSH)

Games, crafts and a hot meal for families during school holidays from 11.30am - 2pm.                           Next session = TBC

Please book via the church office to help with numbers for catering: 6parishescolchester@gmail.com

Revd Heather Wilcox  

Revd Heather Wilcox was appointed in November 2021 as Priest in Charge of West Bergholt with Great Horkesley,  Langham with Boxted, and Wormingford & Mount Bures with Little Horkesley.  She is based at the Rectory in West Bergholt.

Contact details: RevHWilcox@outlook.com tel: 01206 240906 or 07503 151715

Children and Young People's Activities 

Messy Church - Second Sunday in the month @ 9.30am - all age service with fun activities and informal worship.  

Click here for more details.

Wired Youth Group - for 11-16 year olds, meets once a month in the church hall. Click here for more details.

Regular Weekly Activities

Thursday Open House Coffee Morning (term times only) - 10-11.30am

Thursday 5Ts Fellowship Club - 2.30-4pm

Home Groups - please click here for details.

Useful Information

How to contact our Church Office and Priests - click here for details

Hire our Hall or Church- click here for details

Recycling Boxes and Bags Service - click here for details

Baptisms, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals - please contact Rev Heather Wilcox for details (see above)

Churchyard Information Leaflet - please click here

Monthly Newsletter - click here for an electronic copy

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Safeguarding Policy

We are committed  to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse. The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jenny Noakes who can be contacted on 07963 304018.

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