Coronavirus

Because London is seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick from COVID-19, public worship is suspended and St Mary's church buildings are closed.  We will update this website with information about the ways in which St Mary's will continue to be alive and active, serving our community.

This page will provide some practical support in accessing our online services and information about wider support offered through St Mary's and beyond.

Watching online services
The easiest way to view these services is to click here shortly before the service is due to start and you will be taken to a page where you can watch the live-streamed service or previous services (you can also find this link on the home page of this website). Next, choose the live or most recent service on the top left hand side.  If you can't see the video playing, look for a red 'Live' button on the left hand side of your screen, or try refreshing/ reloading the page.  Once you see the video playing, adjust the sound and picture size to your preference.

Alternatively you can log on to the St Mary's Facebook page shortly before the service is due to start.  Make sure you have 'liked' the St Mary's page, as this will make it easier to see the live videos when they start.  If you can't see the video playing, look for a red 'Live' button on the left hand side of your screen, or try refreshing / reloading the page. Next, choose the live or most recent service on the top left hand side. Once you see the video playing, adjust the sound and picture size to your preference. 

Make sure you are using a strong internet connection - weaker connections may not show the video clearly or may 'lock up'.  If the video 'locks up' while you are watching, try refreshing/ reloading the page.

You can also view services later if you prefer, and you can find an archive of video updates and services here.

Supporting each other

If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers offering practical support to people, please email the vicar, vicar@stmaryshortlands.church, or phone 020 8460 0262.

Please pray for those we know who are unwell, in self-isolation, or are feeling a high level of anxiety at present and let us not forget the caregivers who are working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of others.  Please send all prayer requests to prayer@stmaryshortlands.church 

Information from Bromley Council about how to request assistance and to volunteer to provide support

Information from the Church of England