St. Mary’s Church is part of the Diocese of Rochester in the Church of England. We are situated in a suburb of the historic town in Gravesend in Kent, on the banks of the river Thames.
Our church serves a parish community of around 8000 people. We strive to be an inclusive church for all of God’s people, everyone is welcome.

Please scroll down for an introduction to our church community, have a look around our site to find out more about our different types of services; to find out about baptisms; weddings and funerals; to understand our approach to safeguarding; contact our ministry team using the ‘Contact Us’ link; or visit our Facebook page/What’s On page to find out what’s coming up and to see images from our recent activities. The About us section has details of who our office holders are, where to find us and has information and pictures about the history of our church community.
We have designed our website to be inclusive and neurodivergent friendly, please let us know if there are any ways in which we can improve it.

Our Mission

Rooted in Prayer, Growing in Christ, Sowing the Seeds of His Love.

This we hope, sums up what we are here for. All that we do is rooted in our corporate and individual prayer life. We believe that nothing is possible without prayer, and everything is possible in Christ Jesus.

Our Vision

As a Church in this community, we trust in God and build our lives through prayer and service to Him. We try to love all people without prejudice or judgement and we follow the Holy Spirit which recreates us and leads us in mission.