Douai link

We at St Mary’s are in the 21st year of our “twinning”, or Jumelage, with a parish in Douai, Northern France. The link was set up by Canon Doug Redman, then St Mary's parish priest, and a member of Beckenham Rotary, in collaboration with his good friend Marcel Brevers, a member of Douai Rotary. Parishioners from both parishes enjoy weekends in each others’ company exploring the area they live in and discussing issues of faith. We take it in turns for a party from Shortlands to visit France alternating with years when a party from Douai come to us.