• 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.

Coronavirus - effect on activities activities

During the current lockdown there can be no services in the church nor any other activities that involve face-to-face meeting. We will resume Sunday services on Zoom at 10 am (except on 8 November at 9.30 am)

New Churchwardens

Jaqui Olid and Dennis Usher were elected as churchwardens at the annual meeting on 4 October. Churchwardens are the leading lay members of the church -and more so for Dennis and Jaqui who are also lay ministers and represent us at the deanery synod.

Remembrance Sunday

There will be a remembrance parade on Sunday 8 November starting at 10.50 am by the war memorial in the churchyard. Because of the government's lockdown restrictions attendance will be limited to the following:

  • Those laying wreaths, crosses or similar
  • Members of the armed services and their veterans (& their carers)
  • Those attending as part of their work such as local/parish councilors and faith leaders
  • A person representing a recognised organisation.

They should give their contact details for "test and trace" and observe social distancing.

Latest News (more on our Facebook page)

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 – see the photos below. The Shorne flower arrangers provided a wonderful display and read on

Harvest Supper 2018

Twenty gathered on Saturday evening for a meal of cottage pie, apple crumble/pie and coffee. Entertainment was in the form of three quizzes by our Vicar, Ted, when some of us came across dingbats for the first time. A group had worked hard doing the cooking, preparing the church and serving the food and we read on

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