Regular Church Events

Contacts for Westbourne Church activities (for telephone numbers, the prefix geographic code is 01243)
Sun Parish Hall  9.30am

Sunday School 

Katie Elliot-Smith 375409
Mon  (except bank hols) 7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice Peter Wilkinson

575414

Thurs Church 7.00pm Choir Practice Contact the church's Director of Music you are interested in joining the choir. Stewart Taylor
M/Th Parish Hall 10am-12pm Coffee mornings (except 1st Thurs in the month) All welcome To volunteer to assist with this, contact the Parish Hall Office
1st Fri Parish Hall 12.30 pm First Friday Lunches (proceeds to charity) Not held in August. Every Friday in Advent and Lent  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children and Young People

Crèche

There is no Crèche at present but parents are welcome to stay in the hall with small children during the children's activity if staying in church is difficult.

Children's activity / Sunday School

This is available for three to nine-year olds in the Parish Hall during the 9.30am Parish Communion in term time.
Please contact Katie Elliot-Smith on 01243 375409 for more information on the Sunday School.

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Amy Turner - 01243 430159.

 

Church history

A short history of the church building is available inside. A church restoration trust raises additional funds for the upkeep of the building.

 

Church services and events

If you are new to Westbourne or church, you are welcome to come and join our services and activities. For details of the Usual services or visit the News section for the latest services list.

Church calendar - find out the services and events on today or in the weeks ahead.

 

Drop-ins

Come and have tea or coffee at the Parish Hall for a friendly drop-in mornings on Mondays and Thursdays (except first Thursday in every month), from 10am to 12pm. All welcome.

Thanks to all the volunteers who provide a warm welcome to visitors and who make the drop-ins possible!

 

Groups

Home and Overseas Support Group

This raises funds and awareness in support of various charities at home and abroad by holding austerity lunches in the parish each Friday in Advent and Lent and on the first Friday of each month. Other social events include a curry evening (not austerity!). More details of the group's fundraising activities.

House Groups

There is currently one house group. Others are formed on an ad-hoc basis to study topics relevant to that group or church season. House groups run during Lent and are well attended. Details of seasonal House/ Study Groups are published in the pew sheet.

 

Electoral roll

The church electoral roll is a list of members. Application forms may be obtained in church, they are to be found above the pigeon holes next to the main door. The only qualification required is that you are a baptised member of the Church of England. It is not necessary for you to live in the parish. To find out more, contact the PCC Secretary.

 

Life events

If you are interested in finding out more on Baptisms (Christening), Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals, and other family and life celebrations, contact the Rectory Office.

Confirmation instruction is provided for adults and children. Holy Communion is offered to baptised children aged seven and over who have completed a course of preparation.

 

Music

The choir usually meets on a Thursday evening at the church and before special services.

If you are interested in finding out more about taking part in the music at Westbourne, visit the music page.

The church has a Kenneth Tickell pipe organ which was installed in 2002.

More details about the church organ.

If you are interested in using the Parish Hall or requesting use of the church for a musical event, contact the Parish Hall Office in the first instance.

 

Bell ringers

Westbourne Church has a dedicated and proficient team of bellringers, practising on Monday evenings and ringing for all main services. We have a magnificent ring of eight bells in the tower which attracts ringers from far and wide. 

In October 2016 and 2017, the team took part in the Heritage Open Day, welcoming visitors from the locality to learn more about the bells and have-a-go at ringing.

 

Fundraising and social events

A number of fundraising events are held throughout the year organised by volunteers. These raise money for the church and a range of other charities. Check posters and pew notices for the latest events. Do come and join us for these. More on fundraising at Westbourne.


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