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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!
    read on

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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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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
Rosemary Dymond & High Sheriff

Friends of Kent Churches

The Friends of Kent Churches plays an invaluable part in the conservation of the County’s ancient churches. Last year it made grants of £158,000. Most of the money comes from its annual sponsored Ride & Stride which raised £132,000 last year; most of the balance comes from legacies. They also welcome new members who can take part read on

Ride and Stride

  Without this fundraising event and our participation for the past few years our church would not have received the magnificent grant of £22,500 towards the roof appeal. It raises over £130,000 a year for the Friends of Kent Churches which makes grants for repairs to historic churches and now we have received an unusually read on
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The scaffolding is up

When you visit the church it is obvious that work is in progress. The tower and much of the south (far) side of the church are covered with scaffolding. There is also scaffolding in the bell chamber in the tower and in a few days it will also be in the south aisle which will read on

Laurie Woollard’s funeral

Laurie Woollard’s funeral will be on Wednesday 14th May. There will be a cremation (family only) followed by a memorial service and celebration of Laurie’s life at 1.00pm at St Peter & St Paul, Butchers Hill, Shorne, DA12 3EB. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations should be made to Amnesty International UK. These may read on

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