Welcome to St Francis
(Temporary home page)
In light of the current climate, it has become evident that supplying you the visitor to St Francis Web site with the most current information regarding
us, details from our Priest Fr Stephen, the Diocese, and the Church of England is the first thing you see.
It doesn't mean that you will not be able to see the rest of our Web site and please click through on the various headings to see all the details and information we have to offer, including the Sunday
Church Readings sermons and prayers page
And also to keep you up to date with matters within the Rochester Diocese please click on the link to be taken to the web site to read
the online magazine.
Also Bishop James has sent an Easter Message
However, it is paramount that information and links are highlighted here, and to that end, there has today (23rd March 2020) been a press release to the media saying the following.
The Church continues to be alive and active but our buildings must close in London.
A statement from the Bishops of London, Southwark, Chelmsford and Rochester
As we gather to pray for our nation at 7pm this evening, we have been aware how the Church of England in London has responded to the suspension of public worship, and for a season to finding a new way of living, worshipping and serving our communities. Sadly, London is ahead of the rest of the country in seeing a steep rise in the number of those falling sick with COVID-19. We have all heard the strong calls from the Mayor and the Prime Minister not to leave home unless it is essential, and not to use public transport unless we have to. If our attempts to distance ourselves physically from one another and prevent the spread of infection are not effective, more people will die.
In light of this, the time has come, in London, not only for us to suspend public worship, but for us to close our church buildings entirely. In doing this we demonstrate how important physical distancing is in saving lives.
Full details of this statement can be found using either Church of England website links
Fr Stephen sent out his message
to the congregation of St Francis, so please click on the link to read.
It would also be fool hardy attempt to try and update information on a day by day basics for posting to this site, so again here the links to the
Should you need to talk, then please visit our contact us page for details of ways to get in touch.