at St Mary's
It is with great regret that our normal services are currently suspended due to the Corona virus outbreak.
Official instructions are that public worship is to be suspended until further notice. Nevertheless we are to maintain an open church policy for those who may want to pray privately, and we are encouraged to make provision by posting things online for those stuck at home.
Owing to the highly contagious Coronavirus outbreak, the church has had to be shut by order of the Bishop.
Look out instead for daily posts from St Mary’s via the Church’s Facebook page, “St Mary’s Church, Stone-next-Dartford,”
where the following live broadcasts of services will be available.
7 pm Reflection on the Stations of the Cross
10 am A Service of the Word
7.10 pm Holy Communion of the Lord’s Supper
10 am Veneration of the Cross (abbreviated)
8 pm Easter Bonfire (abbreviated)
Next Sunday is Easter Day
10 am An Act of Spiritual Communion
To mark the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ you are
invited to sing two Easter hymns from your doorstep or
window. Our custom is to ring a bell (your doorbell will do).
The church bell will ring for 10 minutes, followed by a prayer at
the Easter Garden and, on the day when all faithful Christians
should communicate, an act of spiritual communion.
5 pm Evensong & Sermon
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.