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    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

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    The Shorn(e) Lamb

    The Lamb of God on the 15th century font – looks freshly shorn!
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    Church Open Day

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

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    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.

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The HG Wells connection

We were recently contacted by a John Wells from japan who is a great grandson of the writer H.G. Wells. He was researching his family history and had found that the grandfather of H.G. Wells, Joseph Wells, was buried in Shorne churchyard. The grave is included (section D no. 154) in the survey of memorials read on

Church Open Day and “Ride & Stride”

The church was buzzing with conversation at the open day. We had about 40 visitors most of whom had afternoon tea and nearly thirty of them joined one of the conducted tours of the church to hear about the history of the building and its contents and also some of the people whose memorials ate read on

A Mobile Phone Aerial in the Church Tower?

Shorne has always had very poor mobile phone coverage. Now, we understand, operators are required by law to fill in the gaps in their coverage. One of them has selected our church tower as the most suitable site for an internal aerial covering Shorne. The Parochial Church Council is in the early stages of negotiations about read on

Annual Meetings 2016

Parishioners received reports on the parish church’s activities during 2015 and elected churchwardens and PCC members at meetings on 26th April. At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners Sandy Cackett and Jaqui Olid were re-elected as churchwardens to serve a second year. This was followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting when the reports, including annual read on
Mothering Siunday 2016

Mothering Sunday Service at the School

As a new venture the Mothering Sunday service was held at Shorne C of E Primary School and was supported by children from the school and their parents as well as our regular congregation. A feature was a “pop up” choir: children were invited to arrive half an hour before the service to practice a read on
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Vicar’s farewell

Glyn conducted his last service on Sunday before moving to become Vicar of Christchurch, Bushmead near Luton, Beds. He and Philippa will be missed after being our Vicar for six years, combining this role with Diocesan Director of Ordinands. A party from the church will be going to Bushmead on 1st February for his collation as read on

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