Parish of St John the Baptist, Westbourne

We welcome you to this ancient place of worship.

A weekly newsletter is circulated by email to parishioners on the church's mailing list. You can read the web version in our news section. This contains the latest arrangements for services and bookings.


Usual pattern of services 

Please check the weekly pew sheet, website calendar and noticeboards for changes to the normal schedule. 


8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Parish Communion (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays)
9.30am  Worship For Everyone (2nd Sunday)

11.15am Holy Communion at Woodmancote (2nd & 4th Sundays)

6.00pm Evensong (a choral service will be held on the 1st Sundays of March, June, October and December. At present, there will be no said evensong service on the remaining 1st Sundays)

6.00pm Parish Communion (2nd Sunday)

6.00pm Informal Service
(Each month there is an informal evening service. Check the pew sheets and website calendar for details)

Wednesday services

10.30am Holy Communion service, St John the Baptist, Westbourne - please check the pew sheets and website calendar for when these services will take place.

Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Westbourne

A short and gentle service of Morning Prayer takes place on weekdays (Mon-Fri except Bank Holidays) from 08.30am for around 25 minutes. Each and everyone is welcome, however occasionally. Do give it a try. Your presence will be an encouragement and a sharing in the daily prayer of the parish. 

Monthly special service

music group

For one Sunday evening at 6pm each month we have a 'special' service which is different in format from any other and always unique.

The service is specially created by the Revd Andrew Doye, our Rector and it is creative, more informal and more reflective. It also now includes our 'Music Group' to accompany the sung items and help us create atmosphere. The current instruments are piano, guitar, cello, flute and clarinet, as well as voices to familiarise us with the tunes. Do join us!






Monthly service lists

These are published as available. You can also find them in the parish magazine and on the noticeboard outside Westbourne Church.

Please check the weekly pew sheet, website calendar and noticeboards for any changes to the normal schedule beyond our control. 

The links below open as PDF files in a new window.

Music Scheme for May 2022

May 2022 list of services in Westbourne Parish


Seasonal services

Lent and Easter 

Details of services, Lent courses, Lent Lunches, and reading materials are published before the start of Lent each year and updated throughout the season. You can find them on our Lent and Easter page.

Advent and Christmas

When available each year, these are published on our Christmas services page.


Children’s activities

These takes place at 9.30am on Sundays with the exception of the 5th Sunday. The activities are held in the Parish Hall on Westbourne Road, across from St John the Baptist Church.

Church opening times

Thank you to our Church Watch team for their work in keeping the church open for visitors in normal circumstances.

Please check the website calendar for weddings, funerals and other services which may also mean the church is not open for general visits.



If you would like to find out more about services at Westbourne, contact the Office.

For specific enquiries about a service or if you have a prayer request, please contact the Revd Andrew Doye on 01243 372867 or by email at

The Rector's usual day off will generally be on Friday each week.

For enquiries about hall bookings, please contact the Parish Hall Office on 01243 375055 (please leave a message for a return call).

Please complete the contact us form or email the web team if you have a query about a web page, have content ideas, or have a difficulty accessing a file or a web link. Thanks. If you have a baptism, wedding or funeral enquiry, you can find more information in our 'Life Events' section of the website and links to the email address for the ministry team.

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