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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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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

Vicar moving to a new parish

Our Vicar, Revd Dr Glyn Ackerley, will soon be moving to a new parish: Christchurch, Bushmead near Luton, Beds. He has been our Vicar for just over six years and combined that with the post of Diocesan Director of Ordinands. Glyn will continue to conduct Sunday services until the 10am service on the 10th of January read on
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Christmas Flowers

The church is full of flower arrangements and decorations to celebrate Christmas. Shorne flower arrangers have put on a wonderful display as good as many flower festivals. See a selection below. read on
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Easter Flowers

As usual the Shorne flower arrangers put on a wonderful display for Easter. Click on a photo for a larger version. read on

Vicar’s Book – Importing Faith

The Vicar, Glyn Ackerley, is about to publish a book this summer. Glyn Writes… The book is called Importing Faith and is about the key principles that are sometimes advocated by Charismatic Church leaders. These ideas, Glyn argues, are not biblical ideas but have their real origins in American culture from the 17th-19th Centuries. You may have visited churches where every week read on
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Coffee & Cakes for Comic Relief

Congratulations to Isabel Usher who organised a Coffee & Cakes morning in the church on 14th March in aid of Comic Relief. She and her helpers put on a fun morning with gorgeous cakes. She has sent this message: I would like to give a VERY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped me and read on

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