St Mary

The churches of the Benefice of the Saxon Shoreline is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Our large benefice comprises of the churches in the villages of Aldington, Bilsington, Bonnington, Hamstreet, Kenardington, Orlestone, Snave, Ruckinge and Warehorne.

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies, and we have our own Benefice Safeguarding Officer (BSO), Mrs Pauline Williams, who can be contacted on 07907 676829 for Safeguarding enquiries and assistance. A confidential email address for disclosures and concerns is set up for those purposes only, at [email protected]. This is not an address for general enquiries.

The Diocese of Canterbury's safeguarding pages

contain vital links and information including contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) who advise our Safeguarding Officer.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm you can also contact the DST. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children Social Services (03000 411111) or Adults Services (03000 416161).

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Private prayer

Every day at 10 a.m. for 6h
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Church Road

St Mary's Church is open daily for private prayer

Newe Vialles
Penelope Appleyard soprano
Dame Felicity Palmer reader

In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Official Birthday SSEMK proudly presents an entertainment devised by Henrik Perrson, Lynda Sayce & Steve Coles