at St Mary's
Congregation in Church
We continue very warily to offer the opportunity for a congregation of 30 maximum to gather at the Sunday morning service, subject to distancing and hygiene measures.
Churchgoers, please be prepared to use hand sanitizer on entrance and exit and follow directions as to where to sit. Unless you are from the same household, please also maintain the required 2 metre distance from others. Lastly a register of names and contact details of those attending will be kept in order to assist “track and trace” should we be alerted of any Covid cases.
It is compulsory to wear a face-mask in church – sorry, but it is deemed a protection for others.
The service will be streamed to our Facebook page for you to follow at home and it may be the wiser choice at this stage to stay at home. It would greatly assist planning if you would e-mail email@example.com to signal your desire to come to church in person, as we may have to move towards a ticketing system.
Re-opening the Church
Churches have permission to open to individuals wanting to come inside for private prayer, as long as social distancing and hygiene precautions are taken. Once again this Wednesday between 2 pm and 4 pm the church will be open and accessible should you wish to take the opportunity. Certain areas of the church will be cordoned off, although it should still be possible to sit down and to light a candle.
Services and daily bible readings can be seen in the regular posts from St Mary’s via the Church’s Facebook page, “St Mary’s Church, Stone-next-Dartford,” where live broadcasts of services will be available daily.
Further details are on our 'notices' page.
Under normal circumstances the programme of services in church is as follows.
We hope to be able to return to this pattern for our worship when it is safe to do so.
Services are held daily:
8.oo a.m Holy Communion (if requested in advance)
9.00 a.m Mattins
5.00 p.m Evensong
Family Service with Holy Communion takes place at 10 a.m on the second Sunday of the month
Families@4 - takes place at 4p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month
Healing service with Holy Communion takes place at 10 a.m. quarterly as published (see the calendar for dates).
Holy Communion on Holy Days (eg. St Mary's Day) takes place at 7 p.m. as published (see the calendar for dates).
9.00 a.m Mattins
10.00 a.m Holy Communion
5.oo p.m Evensong
Baptism, wedding and funeral services.
Special services are held at St Mary's throughout the year for all the landmark occasions in our life.
Some special occasions can be marked during the regular daily or Sunday services, others may be arranged at separate times. Contact the Clergy team via the contact page to discuss what might be arranged for your needs.