Coronavirus Co-vid19

Public worship is slightly different from usual as congregational singing remains against the law, social distancing is required and personal details are recorded to assist in any Test, Track and Trace procedure. 

 

The Mass Book for the 3rd Sunday of Easter is available here as single pages. 

 

April's Newsletter is available here as a booklet and here as single pages.

 

We are not currently offering the facility to light candles. 

The Church Hall remains closed and there is no access to the kitchen or the toilets at all.  The closure of the toilets is because there is a problem with the pipework: we do not expect this to be resolved before July. 

 

At St Mary's, we offer three Masses for Sundays:
The first Mass of Sunday is aimed at our Junior Church and is at 4.30pm on Saturday afternoons.

On Sundays, we offer an 11am Mass and a 4.30pm Mass (as opposed to our usual 10am and 5pm services.) 

To attend the Saturday afternoon Mass or either of the Masses on Sunday, you will need to pre-book with Father Dane.  From Wednesday each week you can message him or telephone and he will come back to you to confirm that there's space.

The weekday Masses are celebrated at their usual times:

Tuesday, 7pm

Wednesday, 11.30am

Thursday, 10am

Friday, 11am

Saturday, 10am

No pre-booking is required for weekday Masses. 

 

The present limit of 30 attendees applies to funerals; at burials of ashes, the maximum is 15.  These are absolute limits and cannot be varied.

Serving Swanley since 1901

St Mary the Virgin Swanley serves the town of Swanley, building up the Kingdom of God through Word, Sacrament and service.  It is firmly anchored in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England and is a Forward in Faith parish, under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough.

 
 
You can visit
www.justgiving.com/stmarys-swanley
to donate online.

Safeguarding

Making sure the whole Church family is safe is an important part of what we do here.  Full details can be found here.

Daily Prayers

A useful rule of life can involve the saying of prayers each day when we wake and before we go to sleep. These prayers don't have to be long, in a set form or use big words.  Some people find a daily routine helps them and others do prefer having a set of prayers which they know other Christians throughout the world are using.  One such resource is called Universalis and on this site you'll find prayers for the whole day - along with the readings used at Mass - which are shared by Christians throughout the world.

The Society

of St Wilfrid

and St Hilda

Affiliated Parish

Forward
in Faith

Registered Parish

Diocese
of Rochester

in the Province
of Canterbury

We are a family of faith

We live & work
and grow & pray
together

Our faith is centred on Jesus Christ
and his sacrifice for us.

We seek to live the love of God which is given to us in the Lord.

Thank you to our supporters

St Mary's gets no money from the government,
no money from local councils
and no money from the central church. 
Every penny we spend has to come from people and businesses
who dig deep to support our work - and we're grateful to them all.

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Photographs are copyright 2017-2021 Fr Dane Batley-Gladden

St Mary's Vicarage, London Road, SWANLEY, Kent, BR8 7AQ

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