About Us

Welcome to

   St George’s, Parish Church of Bickley

St George’s, Bickley, is a parish of the diocese of Rochester, under the sacramental and pastoral care of the Bishop of Richborough. During the present vacancy in the See of Richborough, another bishop of The Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda, the Bishop of Fulham, is caring for us.   

We are a flourishing Anglo-Catholic church providing modern Catholic worship with traditional music and biblical teaching, serving the local community in the name of Jesus Christ.

Dedicated in 1864, and rededicated in 1991 after a catastrophic fire in 1989, we offer a warm welcome to everyone, irrespective of tradition or ecclesial integrity. We pride ourselves on inspiring worship with fine music and a high standard of preaching. We believe firmly that the Catholic faith should be enjoyed, and share a varied programme of events through the year.

Our main Sunday Mass is at 10.30, sung, with traditional ceremonial, and with Children’s Church during term time. There is also a traditional rite Mass at 8am. There is a Mass at 9.30 daily (except Mondays) with the Rosary on Saturdays.

We are part of a mission partnership with the Annunciation, Chislehurst, St Mary’s, Swanley, and St Augustine’s, Belvedere, and share various occasions with those and other Society parishes in Rochester and Southwark dioceses.

St George’s is part of Bromley Deanery (in the Archdeaconry of Bromley and Bexley), and is part of Churches Together in Chislehurst and Bickley.

Our Heritage

The history of St Georges begins in 1861 with the sale of Bickley Park to George Wythes and the development of the former parkland. The parish for this development was created out of the old Parish of Bromley. St George's was opened for worship in 1864 with Edward John Selwyn as the first vicar. The Victorian Gothic style of the church remains substantially the same from that time. The original spire was shortened in 1906 to the current height of 175ft and is a fine local landmark. The building suffered frequently in the Second World War, losing much of its glass and the roof. And in 1989 there was a fire which destroyed much of the interior.

Today, the building is in sound condition and has a light and airy interior. There is easy access for wheelchairs and other disabled users, a disabled lavatory and an induction loop system for the hearing-impaired. Baby changing facilities are also available.

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Pay us a visit. St George’s is open every day, generally 9am to 5pm.

We are enjoying our 160th anniversary. Look out for our special programme of celebratory events throughout 2024

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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