Welcome to the website for
St Mary of Charity.
St Mary of Charity is one of the churches in The Benefice of Faversham.
During the winter months, St Mary of Charity church and churchyard is open from9 am until 3 pm on weekdays,
longer on weekends.
St Mary of Charity is an Inclusive Church.
Inclusive Church is a Christian organisation with the aim of advocating for the full inclusion of all people in Christian churches. It seeks "to raise awareness about the ways that people feel excluded by the church". It unites Christians around this statement of belief:
"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."
Please join us as we, as a Benefice, say goodbye and best wishes to
Rt Revd Trevor Willmott,
the Bishop of Dover in Canterbury,
as he joins us for a Choral Evensong at St Mary of Charity.
Service starts at 6 pm
on Sunday, 7 April 2019, followed by refreshments.
Bishop Trevor will be retiring
on 11 May 2019.
If you would like to visit the church, please do check our Coming Services page to ensure that the church will not have a service taking place.
Tour Guides: please check with the Parish Administrator if you will be bringing a large group to the church. Please try to ensure your group closes the glass doors behind you during winter! It gets very cold in the church!
We take safeguarding very seriously at
St Mary of Charity. All of our church leaders and home visitors are DBS checked and attend safeguarding courses. If you have any concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Maggie, by email or telephone (via 01795 530553, leaving your name and a contact number but no other details please; Maggie will call you back). You can also check the Canterbury Diocese Safeguarding details via this link
St Mary of Charity, the Parish Church of Faversham
Part of The Benefice of Faversham