Welcome to St Mary-the-Virgin, West Malling!

We are St Mary’s, the parish church for West Malling. We believe Jesus’ message is vital for the world in which we live and we seek to present that message in a way that mixes both time-honoured elements of our tradition with ways that are appropriate to our community of the 21st century.

We meet together to worship God, to hear and respond to His word, to support each other in the Christian life and to reach out to others. We hope you find what answers to your initial queries here on this website, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon.

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    Upcoming services and events

    Check the diary for details of upcoming services and events in West Malling.

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    About our services

    Find out more about our style of worship, the regular pattern of services and key things to know here.

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    Children and youth at St Mary’s

    As a church, we are committed to seeing our children and young people come to Christian faith for themselves. Find out more about our provision for children and young people.

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    About St Mary’s church building

    There's been a church on this site for nearly 1,000 years. A number of interesting chapters and stories make up the history of our church building. Find out more here.

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    Who’s who at St Mary’s

    Alongside our Clergy Team, our Lay Ministers, Director of Music, Churchwardens and PCC members all play a role in leading our church. Find out more about them here.

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    About West Malling

    We love West Malling! Find out more about our lovely town, its rich history, the Abbey and connections to famous names like Charles Dickens and Dr Johnson.

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    Family Tree help for St Mary’s

    Our historic records dating from 1698 to 1899 can be interrogated online here.

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    Safeguarding at St Mary’s

    Its really important to us that everyone feels safe at St Mary's. Find out more about how we seek to follow best practice in church safeguarding here.

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    How to find us at St Mary’s

    If you're not sure how to find us, this page provides our address, a map and driving instructions, as well as car parking and bus timetable details.