150 Years @stmarywarsash

The Church was consecrated on 16th August 1871, so 2021 is our 150th Anniversary year.

A Working Group has looked at different initiatives to take place during 2021.  These have changed dramatically as a result of the effects of COVID-19 and now will be focussed around September 2021.

For more information please click on the links below. 

Our initial plans for 2021 include:-

The Walk of the Cross – Volunteers are sought to host the cross in their homes around the Parish for a day or more between Easter and September;

Anniversary Picnic  To be held after the 10am Family Service on Sunday 5th September in the Churchyard (weather permitting) and in the Church Hall if wet;

Anniversary Service – To be held on Sunday 12th September at 10am.  Local dignitaries have been invited.  This will feature an anthem specially written for the 150th Anniversary;

Flower Festival – To be held in Church over the weekend of 10th – 12th September with a theme of “Weddings through the Years”.  Free entry but donations will be encouraged.  Light background music will be played from a variety of musicians on the Saturday.  Coffee, tea, cakes and light refreshments will be available throughout the Festival from Cafe Company.  There will be a closing ceremony on the Sunday afternoon;

Church History Booklet – This is to be updated and will be on sale in early Summer 2021 with proceeds towards Church Funds;

Recipe Book – Full of recipes from the Congregation with proceeds towards Church Funds.

Commemorative Items – We have a number of embroidered 150th Anniversary Polo Shirts.  These are available from the Church Office at a cost of £15 each or two for £25.  Stocks are limited and are on a first come first served basis.


If you have any further ideas, wish to offer your help or host the Cross, please complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch.

Anniversary Events Below

150th Anniversary
Aug 16 all-day
150th Anniversary Picnic @ Church
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Flower Festival @ Church
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Flower Festival @ Church
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Service of Praise & Thanksgiving @ Church
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Flower Festival @ Church
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
150th Anniversary Buffet @ Church Hall
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Anniversary Closing Service @ Church
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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