St Mary's Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7NQ
As time went on Blessed Mary of Walmer church became unsuitable and
inconvenient for the growing population of upper Walmer. For some 20 or so
years efforts were made to raise funds to build a new church. Due to the
generosity of several local families the architect Arthur Blomfield was
appointed to design and build a new church.
The foundation stone of the new building was laid in 1887 and the church completed a year later, dedicated by Archbishop Benson on April 5th 1888. The tower, with a peal of eight bells, wasn't built until 1893 and has been left unfinished without it's originally intended spire.
St Mary's is a fine example of Victorian Gothic revivalism in the so-called 'Decorated' style. The main fabric of the building, built of Kentish Rag with Bath stone, is unchanged since it was built. The splendid reredos, of opus sectile (a painted glass mosaic) is a fine example of late Victorian craftsmanship.
Services at St Mary's
A church designed for worship on a grand scale but able to embrace the intimate and friendly. Services in St Mary's reflect a range of Anglican traditions seeking to include people of all church backgrounds.
A said Book of Common Prayer communion service for those who appreciate a quieter, reflective start to their week.
Sunday at 9.30am
A sung Common Worship communion service with traditional and contemporary hymns for those seeking a central Anglican tradition. Refreshments are served in church after the service most weeks.
Sunday at 10.45am (coffee) 11am (start)
Join us for our Sunday Download service, an informal all-age worship with contemporary music and craft, as we explore God's word together.
Morning Prayer 8.30am Monday - Thursday
A small number gather to pray each day for around half an hour using Common Worship morning prayer.