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.
Breakfast Church at 10.30 am on 15th September will be led by Donna and Philippa. The Sunday service of Holy Communion at 9.00 am on 22nd September will be conducted by the Rev’d Keith Fazzani. On Sunday, 6th October there will be the annual service to celebrate Harvest Festival at 6.00pm followed by Harvest Supper at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. The meal will include vegetarian options. For further information please see the notice in the Upcoming Events section.