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

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Monday

Afternoon Mass

Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. for 20m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A short late-afternoon Mass - the ideal end to a busy day.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Prayers Saints days Event held in a Chapel
Friday

St Luke's at Prospect Place (next service is on 6th December)

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

Prospect Place
Blake Avenue
Gillingham
ME7 1FX

This informal service of Holy Communion is held in the Residents' Lounge at Prospect Place, Blake Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 1FX, on the first Friday of each month, though this may occasionally vary.

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' - you can find further details of this by clicking on item 7 'Reach @ Gillingham Pier' on the 'About Us' column on the left of this page.

Tasty refreshments are always available after the service, sometimes including wine...

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Wednesday

Early Mass

Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. for 20m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A short, early-morning, said service, usually held in one of the Chapels, and sometimes commemorating the particular Saint whose day it happens to be. All early-birds welcome!

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Thursday Friday

Morning Mass

Every Thursday, Friday at 9:30 a.m. for 20m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

Two more opportunities to share in a quiet morning service towards the end of the week, with Saints' Days being commemorated as appropriate.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Prayers Saints days Event held in a Chapel
Sunday

Sunday Evening Prayer

Every Sunday at 5 p.m. for 30m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A said service of Evening Prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (using the Franciscan Office) to end the day - or perhaps to begin the week! The service may sometimes, if Father Garry is not available, be lay-led by one of our licensed Readers, or by a member of the Third Order of The Society of St Francis (TSSF).

On the first Sunday each month, and on major Festivals, the service includes Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament is available to anyone who couldn't get to church earlier in the day - please have a word with whoever is leading the service.

All age/Family Common Worship Evening Worship/Prayer Prayers
Saturday

Saturday Mass

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 usually open for coffee, a chat, private prayer, or just a look around until 12 noon.

Father Garry will usually be available to hear Confessions from 10am, and for baptism/wedding enquiries etc.. Other members of the Ministry Team will be happy to help with such enquiries at other times if Father Garry is not able to be present.

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Monday

Art Group

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

Virginia Road
Gillingham

An informal Arts and Crafts Group, meeting on Mondays at 1030am in the Vestry (enter through the main Church door in Virginia Road). All welcome, whether beginner or expert! Contact Parish Reader Ernie Gray on 01634 314604 for further details, or just call in on any Monday morning (apart from Bank Holiday Mondays).

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Sunday

Sunday Morning Prayer

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 20m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

Our day's worship begins with said Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, usually including an appropriate Office Hymn.

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Monday

Office Hour at 51 Trinity Road

Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr

Virginia Road
Gillingham

The 'Office Hour' is an opportunity to meet with Father Garry for information/enquiries about Baptisms, Confirmation, Weddings etc. This is held at 51 Trinity Road, Gillingham, ME7 1JA, and NOT in the Church!

N.B. No Office Hour on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Event held in a Vicarage
Tuesday

Evening Mass

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for 20m

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A short, said Mass, held at a time which may be of use to those on their way home from work.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Prayers
Sunday

Sunday Parish Mass

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr 15m

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/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 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 priest-in-charge. This short liturgy uses the Office Book of the Society of Saint Francis, which is approved for use by the Church of England.

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Tuesday

Advent Bible Studies (3rd/10th/17th December)

Every First, Second, Third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr

Virginia Road
Gillingham

A short study course focussing on 'The Voices of Advent', which will be held in the Vestry after the 7pm Mass on the first three Tuesdays in December - 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

The course will be led by Father Andrew Davis, and all are welcome. Bring you own favourite version of the Bible, if you can - we have spare copies of various translations available, if you can't!

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