Ok, I understand
Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. For more information, please see our privacy policy.
Skip to main content

West Meon and Warnford Parish Churches

Home

Welcome

Welcome to the parish churches of St John the Evangelist and of Our Lady, serving the people of West Meon and Warnford.

These web pages are a work-in-progress, but you will find here details of our services.  The best way to discover more is simply to come to one of the services.  We promise you a warm welcome.

Our two churches have worked and worshipped together, served by a single Rector, but preserving their distinct identity, for many years.

Our Lady of Warnford is a delightful Norman Church, with some Saxon remains, set in parkland to the south-west of the village.  The services here continue to use the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer, and include both said and sung Holy Communion services and monthly sung Mattins.

The Church of St John the Evangelist, West Meon is a surprisingly large building for the village that it serves.  Built in the mid-19th Century, it replaced an earlier Saxon church.  The record attendance at a service is, apparently, six hundred, although the average size of congregations today is rather smaller.  However, the church is well used for concerts, annual music and book festivals, and the bi-annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Services at West Meon vary from a quiet early-morning said service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer to the lively and informal All Age Service on the First Sunday of the month.

The Church of St John the Evangelist, West Meon is a surprisingly large building for the village that it serves.  Built in the mid-19th Century, it replaced an earlier Saxon church.  The record attendance at a service is, apparently, six hundred, although the average size of congregations today is rather smaller.  However, the church is well used for concerts, annual music and book festivals, and the bi-annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Services at West Meon vary from a quiet early-morning said service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer to the lively and informal All Age Service on the First Sunday of the month.

We are blessed to have excellent relations with the neighbouring West Meon Primary School; the children are frequent visitors to the church, and the Rector is a governor and takes fortnightly assemblies at the school.

There are no other places of public worship in the villages, and we are mindful of the variety of backgrounds of those who attend the services. The Churches welcome all to attend, and communicants from other traditions are welcome to receive communion.

 

Contact:               The Rector, The Rev’d Lionel Stock

                                The Rectory, Doctors Lane, West Meon GU32 1LR. 

Phone:  01730 829 226                    email: revlstock@hotmail.com



 

 

http://www.petersfielddeanery.org.uk/parishes-in-the-deanery/westmeonandwarnford/welcome.php