Special October Victoria Cross Service at Mereworth

Did you know that the very first VC was given to someone from Mereworth?

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Read the leaflet

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Jazz comes to West Peckham in October…

In October, St. Dunstans will host the Flower Festival. The church will be open all weekend with lots of events and activities.

As part of the festival, we have a special treat for you with a Saturday night Jazz Concert, featuring The Goin’ Home Jazz Band. Tickets are available now (and cheaper to buy in advance) and there will be drink and nibbles.

Make a date in your diary now for the First weekend in October….

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Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby following the murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen

Archbishop Justin and the other five Presidents of Churches Together in England released a statement today following the killing yesterday of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen, France.

After news of the attack broke yesterday, Archbishop Justin tweeted: “Evil attacks the weakest, denies truth and love, is defeated through Jesus Christ. We pray for France, for the victims and for their communities.”

“Le mal attaque les plus faibles, nie toute vérité et amour, est vaincu par Jésus. Prions pour la France, ses victimes et ses communautés.”

Read the full statement here:  http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5743/cte-presidents-release-statement-following-france-church-attack

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photos from the Rogation walk

on Sunday 1 May we had our annual Rogation Walk between the parishes of Mereworth and West Peckham.  Despite a forecast of rain, glorious sunshine accompanied us the whole way.   As we prayed for farmers and farmworkers, for changing needs and seasons, we witnessed the changing times and seasons as the new vineyard was planted replacing the old apple trees.  a glorious day.  why not join us next year?DSCF1540 DSCF1506 DSCF1486 DSCF1484 DSCF1474

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Thy Kingdom Come

This week we are praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and joining in a 24/7 prayer week across the whole nation.

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In Mereworth & West Peckham parishes we are praying Monday night 22.00-23.00, Tuesday night 23.00-midnight, and Wednesday night 23.00-midnight.

if you can’t make those hours, choose one hour a day, set it apart and do intentional praying.  For ideas of how you can do it, and more information

http://thykingdom.co.uk

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Annual Rogation walk around the parishes of Mereworth and West Peckham

The annual Rogation walk take place this weekend. It starts at 10am at Mereworth Church, walking through the farms and paths that make up the parishes of Mereworth and West Peckham.
Well-behaved pets  (on leads only) welcomed.  Some physical agility needed as not all the walk is on paths.    We finish at West Peckham Church, at approximately 12noon, for a short communion service.

Everyone welcome!

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Finding your Voice?

We have a special course running this year for Lent…

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Finding your voice

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Have you seen Mereworth Church?

Adam again has outdone himself with the church lights.

Send us your best picture of the Church lit up this year, and we’ll share it on the website.

Thank you to Kevin for these pictures taken 11 December 2015.IMG_0942 IMG_0943

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Explore Christmas

Today Saturday 12 December, 2pm, “Explore Christmas” at Mereworth Church. The story of Christmas re-told with the children. Craft and messiness for all ages.

Specifically aimed at primary aged children and their siblings (older and younger)

Refreshments served at the end. Finish at 4pm.

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Christmas Dates for your Diary 2015

There is lots of activities going on over Christmas ranging. Whatever you want in terms of fun, frivolous, traditional, serious, modern, there is something for you…

With the addition of special Christmas Services (these services are for everyone – those most suitable for young children are marked *, but your whole family will be welcomed at all services)

12 December, 2-4pm, Explore Christmas, Mereworth Church *

13 December, 5pm, Carol service, West Peckham

19 December, 5pm, Children’s Choir Nativity and Carol Concert, Mereworth Church *

20 December, 5pm, Traditional 9 Lessons and Carols, Mereworth Church

23 December, 5pm, Messy Christmas and Scratch Nativity, Discovery School, Kings Hill *

24 December, 3pm, Christingle, West Peckham Church *

24 December, 4pm Scratch Nativity and craft afternoon, Kings Hill, Discovery School*

24 December, 5pm, Christingle, Mereworth Church *

24 December, 11pm,  JOINT Midnight Communion, West Peckham Church

25 December, 10am, All Age Christmas Day Celebration*, Mereworth Church

27 December, Sunday after Christmas, joint service, 11.15 at West Peckham Church

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