"The Church has been here for almost 800 years... with your help, it will be here for another 800"
Lord Astor of Hever, Patron of the Trust
What is St Mary's Westerham Heritage Trust? It is a registered charity which exists to help in the work of preserving, restoring, improving and caring for our beautiful ancient church building, its furnishings and grounds. Since 2003 it has raised over £130,000.
Scaffolding on the church as the roof is
repaired with the help of St Mary's Heritage Trust
For much more information go to the Heritage Trust website: click here
Next Event May 18th: Day of Music. The 10th anniversary of the first fundraising event ever held by the Heritage Trust. It will be in conjunction with the Rotary Club Fair on The Green.
10 Year Celebration Concert
In church with
All Saints Concert Band
Playing a variety of light music.
Celebratory refreshments will be served in the interval
Tickets for this concert £10 (members £9, children £5)
from Amelia Rose
by phoning 01959 561330
at the door
or click here to buy online
Current Project Restoration of Coats of Arms
The Edward VI Coat of Arms in the workshops of Plowden & Smith.
This unique painting, the second oldest known Royal Coat of Arms, is being examined by the Senior Painting Restorer, Susan Moore, and the English Heritage Curator, Treve Rosoman.
They are discussing the possibility of dating the painting which is on oak panels, by studying the tree rings exposed on the side
Forthcoming events, 10th Anniversary Year, 2013
June 22nd & 23rd June: Garden Opening
September 7th & 8th: Westerham Gala Weekend. The Trust started this event two years ago, in conjunction with the National Trust, with the first ever Scarecrows & Soldiers weekend.
October 26th: Return of the ever popular Croydon Gospel Choir.
November 28th - December 8th: Festival of Christmas Trees
Events in 2012
Festival of Christmas Trees
in St Mary's Church included a Concert by Peter Medhurst, pianist and raconteur, carols round the Christmas Tree on The Green, and a concert by The Acacia Ensemble (organised by the Church)
The Church was open for two weekends and the week between. Many people visited to see this magical sight, some from a considerable distance.
To see pictures click on Festival
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September - Westerham Gala weekend at which we had a bric-a-brac stall & committee members showed a scarecrow.
Grand Dinner and Entertainment by the National Youth Ballet at Squerryes Court:
'Diamonds in the soles of her shoes' in Celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was a superb evening. Huge thanks to John & Anthea Warde for their hospitality, Pauline Green for the wonderful food, and all those associated with the sparkling NYB performance.
Not only was it a great evening, but it raised £4700 for the Heritage Trust.
Michael Coates Quartet played "The Great play American Song Book" in St Mary's Church.
A highly successfull and acclaimed concert!
The quartet, led by Michael Coates on saxophone, includes Geoff Eales on piano, Paul Morgan on Bass, and singer Jacqui Hicks.
A look back at the highlights of 2011
There were over 100 scarecrows, with Trails to follow, two re-enacted 18th century battles and living camp, a Barn Dance and a Fair on The Green. Westerham looked good, and everyone had a good time. Even the weather cooperated!
John Williams & John Etheridge in Concert
Two of the world’s greatest guitarists presented an evening of memorable music from their rich and varied repertoires.
Become a friend Anyone can become a Friend of St Mary's Heritage Trust, whether you are a churchgoer or not. As a friend you pay an annual subscription and receive our newsletter, Trust News, and have the opportunity to attend many of the fund raising events at a reduced rate.
The National Youth Ballet at St Mary's
Support our events We enjoy putting on events in and around Westerham to raise funds for the Trust. They have included a "Day of Music", "Antiques in the Aisles", a poetry reading, Carols on the Green by the Christmas Tree and concerts. See a list of future events below.
Jazz in the Church
Art in the Aisles
The Trust Membership Secretary
St Mary's Church
Tickets for events can be purchased from
the Parish Office, St Mary's Church, Westerham, TN16 1AS
Tel 01959 561330
(Open Monday-Friday 9am-1pm)