Afternoon Mass

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 25 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A short late-afternoon service in one of our various chapels.

Lent Holy Hour & Benediction (not on 12th/26th March)

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 1 hour
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Most Tuesdays in Lent (except 12th/26th March) - an hour of silent adoration and prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with a brief service of Benediction. Bring your own prayer-books, Bibles, or other aids to devotion!

Early-Morning Mass

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 20 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A Mass for the early-birds (!).

Mid-Morning Mass

Occuring
Every Monday, Thursday, Friday at for 25 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

An opportunity to share in a quiet mid-morning service, held in one or other of the various chapels within the church.

Stations of the Cross

Occuring
Every Friday at for 45 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

An opportunity to take part in this traditional Lenten devotion - a short service of prayers and meditations involving each of the 14 Stations around the church. The service will be held every Friday during Lent, including Good Friday. (16th/23rd February, and 1st/8th/15th/22nd/29th March)

Saturday Mass

Occuring
Every Saturday at for 25 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A short, said service, usually held in the Lady Chapel (the one in the picture - with a number of furnishings and fittings by Sir Ninian Comper, no less). The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham meets each month, and dates of Cell Masses are usually published on the weekly pew-sheet.

Walsingham Cell Mass

Occuring
for 30 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Our Cell of OLW meets today - all welcome, and there are refreshments after the service! As we're now in Lent, today's Mass theme is *Our Lady at the foot of the Cross*.

Sunday Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 20 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Our day's worship begins with said Morning Prayer, usually from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

Sunday Parish Mass

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Our main act of worship each week, when we gather to hear God's Word proclaimed, and to receive Holy Communion. We use the modern-language form of service, with a modicum of traditional Catholic ceremonial to foster a sense of the mystery of the Mass. We usually sing a mixture of traditional and more modern hymns, together with a simple congregational Mass setting, led by our cantor(s) and volunteer organist/pianist.

Children and young people are encouraged to stay for the whole service, as it is not possible to have a separate Sunday School at present. For young families, there is a 'safe space' especially for them, with room to move around, but at the moment we cannot provide soft toys/colouring materials.

The Ministry of Christian Healing is available by arrangement with Father Garry, as is the Sacrament of Reconciliation (aka Confession).

Sunday Evening Prayer & Benediction

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 45 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A short service of Evening Prayer, usually concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. (Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament is available, if you've missed Mass earlier in the day - please speak to whoever is leading the service).

Craft & Collectables Fair

Occuring
for 3 hours
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Many stalls, including Bric-a-Brac, Books, and Refreshments - hire a table (£10) to sell your own items! Details from 01634 570408,

Palm Sunday Liturgy

Occuring
for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

We begin our journey through Holy Week with the usual Palm Sunday Liturgy, starting with the Blessing of Palm crosses, followed by a Procession, and the Mass itself, during which the Passion Gospel is read.

A Service of Healing & Reconciliation

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St George's Church
Address
St George's Church, Bickley Park Road, Bromley, BR1 2BE, United Kingdom

The annual Forward-in-Faith/Society of SS Wilfrid & Hilda Palm Sunday Service of Healing and Reconciliation for parishes in Rochester Diocese. This year the service is at ST GEORGE, BICKLEY, and all are welcome to attend.

Holy Week Mass - Monday 25th/Tuesday 26th/Wednesday 27th March

Occuring
Every day at for 30 mins
Start date
Please note that this event will not start until
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A simple evening Mass, with a short address, for the first three days of Holy Week. These services replace the usual weekday schedule! Each service lasts about 30 minutes.

Maundy Thursday Mass

Occuring
for 4 hours, 15 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

This evening's Mass commemorates Our Lord's last supper with his friends, and ends with the Blessed Sacrament being placed on the Altar of Repose.
The service lasts about an hour, and then a Watch of Prayer (with suitable short readings) follows, ending at midnight after the short monastic office of Compline (Night Prayer).

Good Friday Liturgy

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

A simple, but moving, service to commemorate Our Lord's death. The liturgy includes a Passion Gospel, special prayers, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. The church will be open from 11am for private prayer, and a priest will be available after the service to hear Confessions, if required.

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer

Occuring
for 30 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

No Mass this morning - instead, we have a simple service of Morning Prayer, with the appropriate psalms and readings for Easter Eve/Holy Saturday. The service is followed by the enjoyable task of preparing the Church for Easter!

Easter Vigil

Occuring
for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

The lighting of the New Fire, and the Blessing of the Paschal Candle, are followed by the Vigil Readings as a prelude to the joyful First Mass of Easter Day!

Easter Sunday Parish Mass

Occuring
for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Gillingham: St Luke The Evangelist
Address
Virginia Road Gillingham, ME7 1PB, United Kingdom

Come and celebrate Easter with us at this morning's Mass! The service will include the Blessing of the Easter Garden, and there will be chocolate available after Mass (in the form of Blessed mini-Eggs...😋😋), along with other refreshments, stalls, and the Easter Raffle!