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

JULY

Missions to Seafarers

Join us on Sea Sunday, 10 July, as we mark 160 years of The Mission to Seafarers which works tirelessly the world over, to support those who bring us all those goods we rely on every day.

This charity is the world’s largest port-based welfare service, operating 365 days a year to give help and vital support to crews visiting over two hundred ports in fifty countries.  Whether providing emergency assistance, post-traumatic care for victims of piracy and their families or a lifeline to those stranded in foreign ports, the Mission delivers an increasingly essential service for over 1.3million men and women who crew the merchant fleet throughout the world.

Put the date in your diary now!  Our speaker will be Rev. Andrew Wright, the Secretary General of this global mission, which acts as a ‘Flying Angel’ to those in peril on the sea, to give shelter from the storm.

For more information see the display at the back of church or http://www.missiontoseafarers.org

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

Statement on Goddard Inquiry preliminary hearing

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Statement on Goddard Inquiry preliminary hearing

Digest: Reports on Archbishop's response to Rouen attack

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: Reports on Archbishop's response to Rouen attack

Digest: New Bishop of Tewkesbury, Goddard Inquiry, blogs and more

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: New Bishop of Tewkesbury, Goddard Inquiry, blogs and more

New Bishop of Tewkesbury announced

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

New Bishop of Tewkesbury announced

Digest: Priest resigns to marry partner, blogs and weekend news

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: Priest resigns to marry partner, blogs and weekend news

Digest: First World War centenary repair funds, Durham cathedral exhibition and more

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: First World War centenary repair funds, Durham cathedral exhibition and more

39 cathedrals to benefit from First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Thirty-nine grants totalling £14.5 million have today been announced by government for urgent repairs to Church of England and Catholic cathedrals in England. This is the second phase of grants awarded by the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.

Digest: Bishop of Oxford takes up seat in House of Lords, blogs and more

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: Bishop of Oxford takes up seat in House of Lords, blogs and more

Digest: Archbishop welcomes refugee community sponsorship scheme, blogs and more

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

Digest: Archbishop welcomes refugee community sponsorship scheme, blogs and more

Church of England Pensions Board publishes 2015 Annual Report and Accounts

28 Jul 2016 04:01:02 Z

The Church of England Pensions Board ("the Board") has today published its full Annual Report and Accounts for 2015.

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

This month's SPAN

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