Notices for the week beginning Sunday 21st June 2020 

Zoom Service

Having experimented twice with Zoom, we plan a further service via Zoom next Sunday 28th June, but the others including Sunday evensong will continue to be live-streams on Facebook if Zooming isn’t your thing.

Freephone Hymns, Reflections & Prayers

Daily hope from the Church of England. Do share the following free phone number with anyone, especially those without access to the internet: 0800 804 8044

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.  

While the Coronavirus Pandemic persists and until further notice:

  • The daily prayers continue to be said in church (except on Tuesday).

  • Frequent posts with Bible readings and prayers are being made on the Facebook page.

  • Please do e-mail ( or phone (01322 - 382076) with prayer requests.

  • Express your Christianity through kindness and concern for your neighbours and prayer for those out at work.

  • tinue to be livestreams on Facebook as will be the Sunday evensong.


While the Coronavirus Pandemic persists:

  • The daily prayers continue to be said (except on Tuesday).

  • Frequent posts with Bible readings and prayers are being made on the Facebook page.

  • Please do e-mail ( or phone (01322 - 382076) with prayer requests.

  • Express your Christianity through kindness and concern for your neighbours and prayer for those out at work.


This Week at St Mary’s

Owing to the highly contagious Coronavirus outbreak,

public worship is not allowed in church until further directions are given, though daily prayer is said there (except Tuesday):

        9 am   Mattins

       5 pm   Evensong


The following live broadcasts will also be available via Facebook, “St Mary’s Church, Stone-next-Dartford.”



        5 pm   Evensong & Sermon

Monday – Saturday (except Thursday)

        7 pm   Goodnight from St Mary’s


Next Sunday is Trinity 3


      10 am   Service of the Word (via ZOOM)

       5 pm   Evensong & Sermon


Also taking place this week via ZOOM


Wednesday 24th June ~ St John Baptist’s Day

10 am – 11.30 am – Coffee morning

                  (please respond to the e-mail invitation)

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm – Bible Study

                  (please respond to the e-mail invitation)

Donations to Mary’s Child

Please don’t forget those in greater need than yourself. Donations of all kinds of groceries are sought, or else money to buy groceries for families on low incomes, including those now prevented from working. Let the Rector know if you can offer anything. Thanks to so many who have contributed already. Deliveries are getting out.

Lent Piggies & Smartie Tubes

You may have forgotten about these, but hang on to them and use the extra time to keep filling them up. Thank you to those who have managed to get them back to the church, and for your donation much appreciated.


A Guide to getting on to Facebook

1.Type ‘Facebook’ into your computer or tablet or phone search box

2. Click the link ‘log into Facebook’ and you will arrive at a screen which will let you create your own account.

3. Enter your email address as directed and create a password that you will remember (e.g. an old address or phone number or a car registration number)

4. Enter a birth date

5. Click ‘sign up’ and an email will then be sent to you with a number code to enter into the box on the next screen.

6. Enter the code from the email into the box and click ‘continue’.

7. A message should appear to say your account is confirmed and that you will use your email address to log in. Click OK.

8. To find the St Mary’s page type st mary the virgin church stone-next-dartford into the search box at the top of the screen and then click the first post on the screen that appears next to see the most recent posts.

9. To make sure you see all new posts from St Mary’s as they appear, click the ‘Like’ button (the thumbs up symbol).

10. If you only want to follow St Mary’s this is all you have to do.


Stamps for Multiple Sclerosis

Did you know that used stamps are being collected on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society? Save them from your Christmas correspondence and drop them in the bag pinned to the back noticeboard when the church building is next able to be open.

Calendar & Dates

Please note the following moveable dates for 2020:  5th April – Palm Sunday (shared service at St Mary Greenhithe); 12th April – Easter Day; 19th April – Annual Parochial Church Meeting; 21st May – Ascension Day; 31st May – Pentecost; 13th June – Corpus Christi (transferred); 27th September – Harvest Thanksgiving; 1st November – All Souls’ Commemoration; 15th November; 28th November – Christmas Market; 29th November – Advent Sunday.

Please also note the Deanery Confirmations on the evenings of 14th June and 15th November if you are thinking about membership of the Church through adult baptism or confirmation.

The parish calendar is also kept up to date online and can always be accessed on this site here.


​​General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You are invited to give consent that we may contact you from time to time. To continue hearing from us or to join our contact list for the first time please complete the online form on our website or the sheet available in church. Our privacy notices are on the noticeboard in church and our website here




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