All Saints Church, St Mary's Bay

The Parish of All Saints, St Mary's Bay is situated on a coastal strip between New Romney and Dymchurch, one of the eight parishes forming the Benefice of Romney Marsh. The village of St Mary's Bay has very recent origins, forming and developing after the First World War.

All Saints Church was originally a daughter church to St. Mary in the Marsh and in the 1960s became the daughter church of St Nicholas at New Romney. The church building does not fit into the traditional medieval mould and was built in 1938/9, on a shoestring, to meet the needs of a growing population. It is however in sound condition and once inside one can only be struck by the beauty of its simplicity.

All Saints is one of only two churches in the Benefice with its own church hall. This was built in 1949/50, is very well looked after and is used by community groups throughout the week.

 

Services

There are two regular services each week ‐ a Holy Communion or Morning Prayers on a Wednesday and a Sunday morning service. One Sunday a month is a family service, without Holy Communion, and one Sunday includes an aspect of wholeness and healing. Special services are sometimes added.