WELCOME to the website for the church and village of Stone-in-Oxney, Kent, situated near the Kent/Sussex border.
The village of Stone, with the neighbouring hamlet of Ebony, makes up the Parish of Stone-cum-Ebony, one of the parishes which form part of the area within Ashford Borough Council.
The church of St Mary the Virgin serves part of the Isle of Oxney and is one of a group of nine Church of England churches near Tenterden in the Diocese of Canterbury.
The website mainly covers the church but the section on this website entitled Our Village contains pages devoted to various local organisations. The local community magazine is “Outlook on Oxney”.
The church is open for visits every day from 10 am to 5 pm (dusk in winter).
CAN YOU HELP?
The Kidney Department at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford is raising money for a new Dialysis Unit. There is a collection box in the church for used postage stamps to help raise funds for this. An envelope border should be left round the edge of each stamp.
We want to make everyone feel welcome and safe at St Mary the Virgin. To help with this Rosemary Danny acts as our Vulnerable Adult Coordinator and Child Protection Officer. Her role includes looking out for those within the church who may need support. She is also available to speak to about any issues or concerns you may have. For further information about Safeguarding and our policy please see our Safeguarding page.
The Church’s Electoral Roll is currently being updated and all those who wish to register as a member of Stone Church are invited to complete an application form (available in the church) and return it to Philip Bradshaw. For further information please see the notice on the Upcoming Events page of this website or ring 01233 758 441.
A Jumble Sale will be held at the Memorial Hall on Saturday, 16th March. Doors open at 10.00 am. Donations (other than electrical goods) gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be available.