Church of England Diocese of Rochester St. Luke, New Brompton

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Thursday

Holy Communion at St. Augustine's

Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for 30m

St. Augustine's Church
Rock Avenue,
Gillingham
ME5 7PW

We have a number of connections with St. Augustine's, and they welcome us to their Thursday morning service of Holy Communion whilst we are unable to have any regular mid-week worship at St. Luke's.

All age/Family Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Event held in a Chapel
Sunday

Parish Mass

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

Virginia Road
Gillingham

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 sing a mixture of traditional and more modern hymns, together with a simple congregational Mass setting, led by our cantor(s) and volunteer organist. 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 carpeted 'safe space' especially for them, with room to move around, soft toys, and plenty of colouring materials.

The Ministry of Christian Healing with the Laying on of Hands and Anointing with Holy Oil is available (in the Lady Chapel) immediately after the Parish Mass on the first Sunday each month, or at other times by arrangement with the Lay Readers. This short liturgy uses the Office Book of the Society of Saint Francis, which is fully authorised by the Church of England.

Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Family Friendly Incense Music Hymns Singing
Monday

Art Group

Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. for 2hr

Virginia Road
Gillingham

An informal Arts and Crafts Group, meeting in the Vestry (enter through the main Church door in Virginia Road). All welcome, whether beginner or expert! Contact Lay Reader Ernie Gray on 01634 314604 for further details, or just call in on any Monday morning (apart from Bank Holiday Mondays, and during August).

Refreshments Family Friendly Community event Voluntary group
Sunday

Morning Prayer (BCP)

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A short, said service, using the 1662 Prayer Book, held on most Sundays in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, as a preparation for the 1030am Parish Mass.

Do check beforehand, as this service may occasionally have to be cancelled!

Book of Common Prayer Morning Worship/Prayer Event held in a Chapel
Saturday

Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel (N.B. NO SERVICE ON 29th SEPTEMBER)

Every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for 30m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A said service which takes place every Saturday morning. On the first Saturday each month it is a Cell Mass of Our Lady of Walsingham, and on the third Saturday it is a Requiem for the faithful departed of that particular month (although this pattern may occasionally be altered). The church is open for coffee, a chat, private prayer, or just a look around until 12 noon. (N.B. If no priest is available, the service may take the form of lay-led Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, or, if only one or two are present, simple Morning Prayer).

Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Event held in a Chapel
Friday

Holy Communion at Prospect Place (NEXT SERVICE IS ON FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER)

Every First Friday at 2:30 p.m. for 30m

Prospect Place
Blake Avenue
Gillingham
ME7 1FX

This informal service - usually a Mass/Eucharist/Holy Communion, but sometimes lay-led (with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament) - is held in the Residents' Lounge at Prospect Place, Blake Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 1FX.

Residents, families, friends, and staff of Prospect Place, along with anybody else who would like to attend, are all welcome. It's part of our involvement in the new Mission Initiative 'Reach @ Gillingham Pier', and other services and events arranged by the 'Reach @ Gillingham Pier' Team will be publicised in due course.

Tasty refreshments are usually available after the service, including wine...

Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Fresh Expression of Church Prayers Music Hymns Community event Event held in a Community Space