St Mary's Island Church

Creating spaces for our community to encounter Jesus

  • Island Way West
  • St Mary's Island
  • Chatham
  • Kent
  • ME4 3ST

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LF cleaners

         LITTLE FISHES                         

Some of the ladies had  a     cleaning session! all the toys   came out of the cupboard and   were given a good clean and   disinfected.  All in good time   for the new term.


                      The stones went out!

                                                      Lots of children found

Stone star 2022the stones that were hiding around the island. We heard that some of these were shared with children at the school.  

Wreath 2022 Bennett

                                                            Advent Wreath

                      Each week the                              children will light a                              candle in 

                  the Advent Wreath.

         We will Remember! 

    In Flanders Filed round

On Remembrance Sunday we had a special service to remember and to honour those from Britain and from Commonwealth countries who fell during two world wars. 

We joined the national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those who continue to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life. 

Remembrance flowers

   Flowers were prepared to decorate the hall. 

N and girls poppies

             The children made a beautiful display during                           the service and this has been hung up in the                             school hall for all the school children to enjoy                           during the week.

N and girls poppies 2.  


4 uniforms Remembrance

                                                Our church leaders                                   led the Service of Remembrance. 

School doves

   The school children have been writing prayers on     the paper doves that are now displayed in the           school hall.  This is part of a project with                     Rochester Cathedral. In the New Year the                     Cathedral will be hosting an art exhibition                   featuring thousands of these doves flying in the         ceiling of the nave.


Our vicar

Reverend Catharina Olsson Gisleskog

leads Holy Communion

on the second Sunday

         of each month.           

Morgan good neighbour

During our services the children have their own activity. We looked at the story of the Good Samaritan and thought about how we could be a good neighbour. We looked in the mirror and talked about how we could show love to our neighbours.

BaptismWe had a very special weekend when we celebrated the Christening of 2 of our very youngest church members. It is always a special occasion to welcome new little ones into the congregation.

If you would like to consider having your child Christened do  get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you. 

 Jubilee stones                Did you find one?

Jubilee stone

  We painted 300 of these very             special stones to celebrate the Queen's   Platinum Jubilee.  They were hidden   across the island.  Did you can find one when you were out enjoying the sunshine over the Jubilee weekend?

Scout badgeScout camp  

Several of our children attended Scout camp at Buckmore Park.  For some it was their first experience of camping, but it was great they reported back!  They managed to break the world record for the number of sleeping bags laid out end to end. The previous total had been 234 sleeping bags and the new record is 278!

Spring Harvest

Several families enjoyed themselves at Spring Harvest in Skegness. This is a Christian event that makes space for God to do his awe inspiring work in everyone. It's the space for you to find Spiritual refreshment, hear God's voice and be inspired to go back to your streets, villages, towns and cities to make a difference.  

Spring Harvest is the perfect holiday packed full of inspiration, it's the boot camp for the church; equipping the church for action.

Spring harvest                 Spring harvest2                          

Christmas stones:  the stones were painted. A team was in full production mode painting the latest stones.  The next characters in the Christmas story were the Three Kings.  Did you find one?