St. Mary's Church endeavours to bring the love of God into the everyday lives of the people of Shortlands.

Life around St. Mary's

Forthcoming Services & Events

Sunday 19 October

6.30pm Choral Evensong
Responses: Reading
Canticles: Ireland in F
Anthem: O thou the central Orb - Wood

Sunday 2 November

There will be a Traidcraft stall after the 10.30am service

4.00pm Memorial Service
(formerly known as Departed Loved Ones)

Sunday 9 November - Remembrance Sunday

10.15am Family Communion and Parade Service
To include the traditional Act of Remembrance, the Two Minutes' Silence and the Laying of Wreaths at the War Memorial

Mission of the Month


Welcare in Bromley

Welcare in Bromley provides support for vulnerable families in the borough. Working in schools, the family support workers have run groups for children who have experienced domestic violence within their families. Alongside this has been a shorter group for the parents who have been victims of domestic violence. Both groups have evaluated well and will be continuing with a new cohort of children this term. Within the groups appropriate relationships and how to manage anger and fear are discussed.

Welcare also provides practical help and support to individual families and children in their own homes. Volunteers work either with the parent or with a specific child to encourage self-esteem and problem solving so that the families can become more independent. Volunteers are well trained and supervised within the organisation.

Please continue to pray for the work of Welcare, for the staff, volunteers and families served by them.

If you would like to consider becoming a volunteer, either helping in the office or working with the families, please contact the Welcare in Bromley office on 020 8466 0399 or or see the notice board at the back of the church.

Facts and Figures

- 6000 people live in the parish

- 400 parishioners worship at St. Mary's

- Budgeted Annual income 2013  £174,000

- Budgeted Annual Costs 2013  £170,000

- 54% of our income comes from committed giving by our parishioners     


Can you give something back to your community? Contact the Church office for further information    

External Links

Church of England

Rochester Diocese

Service Times


8.00am Holy Communion

10.30am Family Communion

6.30pm Evensong (3rd Sunday of the month only)


10.00am Holy Communion

Who's who

Reverend Morag Finch, Vicar

Reverend Richard Finch,
Associate Vicar

Reverend Jane Peters,
Associate Vicar

This month's SPAN


The Parish Profile