at St Mary's
We are currently, still permitted to continue public worship in church.
Our safe maximum for services is 40 people, but that does include those sit in chancel, so please don’t turn up unannounced. You will need to book your place in advance. Please use the booking form to do this and wait for confirmation that there is a place for you.
Please also remember that the permission we have to open is for a church service alone and no socialising. Please come and pray, but then go home. That’s the way it has to be.
Please note that you may only attend church with members of your own household, you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) and hand sanitizer should be used on entry and exit to 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. On Sundays and Wednesdays 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 can be followed 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.