at St Mary's
It is with great regret that our normal public 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.
Re-opening the Church
Churches now 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 24th June 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. However, we are still not at the stage of going to church to meet others yet, only God.
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.