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

IMPORTANT NOTICE - SHORTLANDS WAR MEMORIAL

A statement from Ward Councillors David Jefferys and Mary Cooke:

'The war memorial is a treasured part of the life of Shortlands.  It has been the focus of many community commemorations since it was dedicated in 1921.  Most recently it was the centre of St Mary's Church's Diamond Jubilee and the Service of Whistle for the Somme.

Bromley Council, which looks after this memorial, is already actively looking to both recover the costs of the repair/ replacement works and will be working closely with the local community and bodies such as the Royal British Legion over coming weeks to ensure that a suitably dignified replacement is chosen and set in place at the earliest possible opportunity.

It is too early to say how much of the former memorial can be preserved but we have full records and have secured the damaged sections.

We would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response together with Council Officers, local residents and the staff of the Church Office.

We remember all those who have been affected by this incident, particular the car driver who we hope has a speedy and full recovery. 

We owe to all those who gave so much for their country and our community that we restore this memorial as soon as possible.'

Sunday 18 September 

6.30pm      Choral Evensong 
Responses: Smith 5 part Canticles: Sumsion in A 
Anthem: Be thou my Vision - Chilcott 

Sunday 2 October 
6.30pm      Informal Service led by the Music Group 

Sunday 9th October 
10.30am    Harvest Parade Service followed by Harvest lunch 
Harvest gifts will be given to Bromley Women’s Aid

Mission of the Month

AUGUST

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Demelza Hospice Care for Children is a vital part of the health and social care support in our area, South East London, Kent and East Sussex.  

Having developed over the last twenty years, the charity is now looking at the way it provides building-based and community respite care, symptom management and end of life care, family support and counselling.  The priority is to listen and act in response to the views and suggestions from families and young people.  

With increasing numbers of young people living into adulthood, it is necessary to expand the transition service to support and ease the way for families and carers as they become introduced to adult services and care.  Members of the Young People’s forum want a social life, to meet their peers and try different activities.  The Trustees, staff, and volunteers are all working towards improving the services in the best possible way to cope with the ever more complex conditions and lives, working in partnership with other agencies and offering the very best care in all respects.  

Demelza thanks and is very grateful to St Mary’s Church for the support given.  The board at the back of church shows the day to day activities and therapies which take place under the name of Demelza Hospice Care for Children – or see www.demelza.org.uk  

Facts and Figures

- 6000 people live in the parish

- 400 parishioners worship at St. Mary's

- Budgeted Annual income 2016  £179,000

- Budgeted Annual Costs 2016  £183,500

- 50% 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

Church of England News

Daily Digest: Crossroads Mission, cricket, security and more

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Crossroads Mission, cricket, security and more

Digest: Archbishop, church schools, ‘shadow synod’ and more

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Digest: Archbishop, church schools, ‘shadow synod’ and more

Digest: Archbishop and Pope, A Year in God’s Time and more

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Digest: Archbishop and Pope, A Year in God’s Time and more

Reburial of soldiers, funeral appeal, Vicar of Grantchester and more

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Digest: Reburial of soldiers, funeral appeal, Vicar of Grantchester and more

Digest: Archbishop of Canterbury on Youthwork, Edinburgh Fringe Play and more

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Digest: Archbishop of Canterbury on Youthwork, Edinburgh Fringe Play and more

Digest: Shoreham memorial, Consistory Court decision and more

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Digest: Shoreham memorial, Consistory Court decision and more

Digest: Survivors of abuse, same-sex marriage, olympics and more

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Digest: Survivors of abuse, same-sex marriage, olympics and more

Digest: Play award nominations, EU Referendum, A levels and more

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Digest: Play award nominations, EU Referendum, A levels and more

Church Backed Festival Fringe Play In Running for Two National Awards

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Church Backed Festival Fringe Play In Running for Two National Awards

Digest: EU Referendum, exam results and more

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Digest: EU Referendum, exam results and more

Service Times

Sundays

8.00am Holy Communion

10.30am Family Communion

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


Wednesdays

10.00am Holy Communion

Who's who


Reverend Morag Finch, Vicar


Reverend Richard Finch,
Associate Vicar


Reverend Jane Peters,
Associate Vicar

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