Author Archives: Pat Dickin

Pray for Manchester

Pray with us for healing in heart and body for the wounded and traumatised; for comfort for the grieving. pray for those still missing to be found. Give thanks for the NHS and the medical care everyone will receive for free, regardless of their social statues, gender, culture, faith or language. You may want to use this prayer: OH LORD OUR GOD, SOURCE OF ALL GOODNESS AND LOVE, ACCEPT THE FERVENT PRAYERS OF YOUR PEOPLE; IN THE MULTITUDE OF YOUR MERCIES LOOK WITH COMPASSION UPON ALL WHO TURN TO YOU FOR HELP; FOR YOU ARE GRACIOUS, O LOVER OF SOULS, AND TO YOU WE GIVE GLORY, FATHER, SON AND HOLY … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pray for Manchester

A special wedding today in Mereworth church

Fr Ted eagerly awaits the arrival of MereBunny and her groom for their wedding, with children from Mereworth school

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A special wedding today in Mereworth church

Prayer for Valentine’s Day

We pray today for those in love, those off love and those in between. We remember especially those who find themselves a little bit lonelier than normal. We do not pray today for loved-up couples, exchanging overpriced flowers and foil wrapped hearts, leaking pheromones like diesel fumes at candlelit dinners. We are pretty sure, Lord, they will be OK for now. Instead we hereby dedicate this happy-crappy day to all the brave teenagers who dared to send a card (hoping in vain with every fibre of their beings for something back.) Let them be a little bit more OK because we prayed. We think of the mother, coping alone, who … Continue reading

Posted in kingshill, mereworth, Uncategorized, west peckham | Comments Off on Prayer for Valentine’s Day

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby following the murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen

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?

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on photos from the Rogation walk

Thy Kingdom Come

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

Posted in mereworth, news, Uncategorized, west peckham | Comments Off on Thy Kingdom Come

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.

Posted in mereworth, news, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Have you seen Mereworth Church?

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Explore Christmas

Advent Service

Today, 29 November, 5pm. Celebrate the start of Advent with a Traditional  Advent Carol Service. Mereworth Church 5pm. followed by seasonal refreshments.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Advent Service

Advent Mid-week Communion

Wednesdays during Advent 10.30am Followed by tea and cake and Bible Study Come for the Holy Communion, and stay if you can to the Bible study and prayer to truly prepare your heart for Christmas Mereworth Church, 10.30am Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 December

Posted in mereworth, news, Uncategorized, west peckham | Comments Off on Advent Mid-week Communion