effective from 17th March 2020
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
We at St Mary’s are currently exploring ways in which we can carry on and keep in contact through phone and the internet.
Our church will be open daily during daylight hours but with no public worship services taking place. Prayers will be offered by clergy and ministers on behalf of everyone.
If you need to self-isolate please let us know. Contact our vicar, Phil Brown on 01227 730141
You will need to give permission for him to share your telephone number with others who may support you over the phone.
We are considering and exploring the means by which we might continue to offer ministry, worship and fellowship.
May God bless and keep us in safety and peace.
The Bells of St Mary's
St. Mary’s Church, Chartham, boasts the oldest peal of bells in Kent and dates back to 1605 when the first bells rang out over Chartham Village Green. There are six bells, and they are rung every Sunday to welcome the congregation to worship. We also ring for weddings and other special events throughout the year.
Practice night on Thursdays from 19.30 – 21.00 hours welcomes new ringers who would like to pursue an enjoyable and fulfilling pastime. We also welcome experienced ringers from other towers to come and join us, and then round off the evening with a pint of beer (or your drink of choice) in the local pub.
All enquiries to The Captain – Bill Evans (07807 171293) or The Secretary - Clare Bellis (E-Mail)