• Ride & Stride

    Shorne Church takes part in the Friends of Kent Churches’ sponsored “Ride & Stride” in September. This annual event encourages people to take an active interest in their ancient churches. Cyclists and walkers visitas many churches as they wish. Why not join in the fun? read on

  • The Shorn(e) Lamb

    The Lamb of God on the 15th century font – looks freshly shorn!
    read on

  • Church Open Day

    The church holds an open day in September but is usually open for visitors on Saturdays. read on

  • Sir Henry de Cobham

    In Randall Chapel – died 1318 read on

Welcome to our website

St Peter's & St Paul's church in Shorne is a Church of England church situated in the Gravesend area of Kent as part of the Diocese of Rochester.

We believe Jesus' message is vital for the world in which we live and we seek to present that message in a way that mixes both time-honoured elements of our tradition with ways that are appropriate to our community of the 21st century.

We meet together to worship God, to hear and respond to His word, to support each other in the Christian life and to reach out to others. We hope you find what answers to your initial queries here on this website, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon.


Services during the lockdown

Sunday services are being held in the church but the main service will be at different times. The Wednesday will still be held on Zoom for the time being.

In addition there will be a Sunday service at 10 am on Zoom for those who are not ready, or are unable, to visit the church.

New service times

The times of the regular Sunday services have been changed. They are now:

  • First Sunday: 9.30 am - All age worship
  • Second Sunday: 9.30 am - Parish Communion
  • Third Sunday 5.00 pm - Service of the Word
  • Fourth Sunday: 9.30 am - Parish Communion
  • Fifth Sunday: 9.30 am - Songs of Praise

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion services continue at 8.00 am on Sundays and Wednesday Morning Prayer services at 9.30 am on Wednesdays.


Latest News (more on our Facebook page)

Mothering Sunday – Church Open

 The church will be open as a place of quiet, for prayer, reflection, to light a candle etc. between 2 and 3 pm on Mothering Sunday 14th March 2021. Please maintain social distancing and wear a facemask. Services are only being held on Zoom for the time being but we hope to make an announcement read on

Parish magazine for June

The June edition of the Parish Magazine has been published and is now available online by going to the parish magazine page of the church web site. The follow the instructions at the top of the page. read on

War of the Worlds

Last night the BBC began its new dramatisation of this classis sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells. There is a connection, admittedly distant, between the author and Shorne. This came to light a few years ago when the church was visited by John Wells from japan who is a great grandson of the writer. He was read on

Armistice Day Service 2018

On Sunday the church was packed for the service to commemorate the end of World War I. It had been beautifully decorated – see our earlier post for pictures of the decorations. Shorne Scouts were present with their banners. The bells were rung before and after the service. The service was followed by a parade read on

Church decorated for Armistice Day

Once again our helpers and flower arrangers have provided a wonderful display in the church. Particular thanks go to the many people who have knitted the poppies. You will see the church has a temporary silent congregation of silhouettes – each one bears the name of someone mentioned on the war memorial. We hope you read on

Harvest Service 2018

The harvest festival service was supported by about 30 children from Shorne Primary School and their parents. It was followed by a conker championship. The finalists were Holly and her Dad; after a long struggle, Holly’s Dad was the eventual winner Рsee the photos below. The Shorne flower arrangers provided a wonderful display and read on

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