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 17 August

10.30am Family Communion

There will be a Traidcraft stall after the service

Sunday 21 September

6.30pm Choral Evensong
Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: Sumsion in A
Anthem: Thou wilt keep him - Wesley

Sunday 5 October
10.30am Harvest Festival
with the help of Thursday Brownies

Mission of the Month


Carers Bromley

Carers Bromley is a charity that seeks out and supports those who care.

They supply a sitting or respite service for those who care, unpaid, for a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness, addiction or disability. They support carers from age four upwards. They charge a minimum fee and provide help and support to over 4,000 carers throughout Bromley.

They also run free courses to help and educate the carer in the work they are doing, (for example advice on back care, moving and handling), specific support for those caring for someone with mental health difficulties or dementia, help with claiming benefits and accessing services, emotional support, activities for young carers (4-18 years), organised outings and other stress-busting activities such as a pop-in choir, and much more.

Becoming a carer can happen to anyone at any time and carers are people from all cultures and of any age. I myself became a carer some years ago and have found the support, help and information

provided by Carers Bromley a lifeline.

More information about Carers Bromley can be found at, 0800 015 7700, or see the display at the back of church in August.

Cecilia Willatt

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

Normal Sunday Service Times

8.00am Holy Communion

10.30am Family Communion

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

Who's who

Reverend Morag Finch, Vicar

Reverend Richard Finch,
Associate Priest

Reverend Jane Peters,
Associate Vicar

This month's SPAN


The Parish Profile