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    Ride & Stride

    Shorne Church is taking part in the Friends of Kent Churches’ sponsored “Ride & Stride” on 13 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 will be open for visitors on Saturday 13 September from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. read on

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    Sir Henry de Cobham

    In Randall Chapel – died 1318 read on

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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 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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Mayor Visits War Graves

The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr John Caller and the Mayoress visited Shorne churchyard for a short service of remembrance by the war graves conducted by the Vicar, Revd Dr Glyn Ackerley. This was part of a tour of war graves in the borough and he was accompanied by councillors and Adam Holloway MP.  Following the read on
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Harvest Festival 2014

    Today’s harvest festival service was a great family occasion enjoyed by children and adults alike. In the Vicar’s sermon we learned where several exotic fruits came from (not Asda as one of the youngsters suggested) as part of our awareness of how well we are able to live in this country compared with read on
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Ride & Stride for Kent Churches

St Peter & St Paul’s took part in the Ride & Stride organised by the Friends of Kent Churches on Saturday the 13th September. The aim was to raise money for the repair of churches of all denominations by sponsoring cyclists and walkers to visit as many churches as possible in one day. Half the read on

Half Way There

Work is proceeding well and only slightly behind schedule. Most of the carpentry has been done – mainly the repairs to the tower and south aisle roofs. The covering of the aisle roof remains to be done as does more stonework and reinstating the aisle. We have been fortunate that the cost has not been as read on