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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Private Prayer from 9am to 3pm - please follow the Social distancing and Covid guidelines - thank you.

Sunday Services at St Mary's

Sunday 5 June @ 9.30am - Communion, also on Zoom

Sunday 5 June @ 6pm - Jubilee Songs of Praise at St Mary's Old Church, Hall Road, West Bergholt

Sunday 12 June @ 9.30am - Messy Church

Sunday 19 June @ 9.30am - Communion, also on Zoom

Sunday 26 June @ 9.30am - Cafe Church

Sunday 26 June @ 3pm - Commissioning of Liz Dixon as a Lay Minister, followed by afternoon tea at the Rectory

For zoom details, please contact the church office on

Revd Heather Wilcox

Revd Heather Wilcox has recently been appointed as Priest in Charge of West Bergholt with Great Horkesley, Langham with Boxted, and Wormingford & Mount Bures with Little Horkesley.

Heather was previously the Team Rector for the Long Stratton and Pilgrim Team Ministry and Rural Dean of the Depwade Deanery in the Diocese of Norwich. She worked in nursing for 15 years prior to her ordination in 2008. Married to Geraint and with two grown up children, Megan and Luke, and a dog, Benji, Heather enjoys spending time with the family, taking walks and being creative.

Messy Church - Second Sunday in the month @ 9.30am

Messy Church is our all age service with fun, family-friendly activities and informal worship and songs.

Please note that there is usually no Messy Church in November due to Remembrance Sunday.

Cafe Church - Fourth Sunday in the month @ 9.30am

On the 4th Sunday of the month @ 9.30am we meet for informal worship & a short talk with separate activities for children.

This is now a Gathered Service and all are welcome

Coffee and biscuits will be served before the service from 9.15am.

Each Tuesday - Morning Prayer - 9am

All are welcome to join in this service of Morning Prayer

Please contact the church office - for details.

Wired Youth Group

Aged 11-18? Wired meets once a month on a Friday @ 7.45pm in the church hall.

Thursday Open House Coffee Mornings

9am-11.30am (term time) - all are welcome.

Thursday 5T's Club - 2.30pm

(5Ts stands for Together on Thursdays for Tea at Two-Thirty!)

All are welcome!

Caring for our Churchyard at St Mary's

Please click here to view leaflet for St Mary's Churchyard guidelines.

Please click here to view the General Churchyard Regulations Handbook.

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: Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jenny Noakes who can be contacted via the church office on 01206 243683.

Events and News

Church Diary

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