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Special services for Easter week

We have a whole selection of events planned in West Peckham, Mereworth and West Malling for this special time of year. There is traditional, modern, serious, fun, early, late and even an Easter egg hunt. We hope you will find  something for you…. Sunday 9 April 11.00am, Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Communion Thursday 13 April 10.30am  – Chrism Eucharist at Rochester Cathedral Thursday 13 April 7pm – SEDER MEAL (free meal, all ages welcome, Essential to book a place), hosted in Mereworth Church Good Friday, 14 April  10am Easter Interactive Service (Discovery School) 11am Walk of Witness in West Malling (Starting at the Roman Catholic church) 2pm Meditations … Continue reading

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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

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Retreat for Lent (based around the film “les Miserables”)

The Lent Course this year will be based around the film “Les Miserables”. The course starts on Tuesday 28 February, and runs for 5 weeks every Tuesday 10am. There is a book to accompany the Lent course that will be pre-ordered for you. Please register with Rev’d Pat Dickin (01622 814568) or by email pat.dickin@kmwchurches.org Invite your friends to watch the film ahead of the course starting. Each week will focus on one of the characters in the film, and together we will reflect on our own lives as Christians following a calling to be more truly ourselves. In the past years, those attending have found the sessions to be … Continue reading

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What is the parish share?

As part of the church of England, your three local churches are part of a local region (or diocese). In our case we are part of Rochester. A popular misconception is that this is all paid for by the government – if only… We contribute towards the costs of running the church in a system called church share and this is really nicely explained in a video. Click here to watch.

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Christmas Details

Christmas preparations are well underway for your local churches – here is a the official details so you can plan your holiday. We try to offer a complete range of modern and traditional events to suit all ages and tastes. We hope you find something for you.

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New Priest appointed for KingsHill

We are very pleased and excited that we can now reveal the new Priest who will be moving into KingsHill and working hard to build the church there. He will be based at KingsHill and joins the team of Pat Dickin (based in Mereworth) and David Green (from West Malling). Your local bishop has very exciting plans for growing the church in the local area, and the critical first step has been to find the right person to be the new priest for KingsHill. About Mark Montgomery…. Mark currently holds a Bishop’s Licence as Youth Officer for the Diocese of Chester and, for the last 18 months, has worked as a self-supporting Pioneer … Continue reading

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Special services for Easter in and outside church…

Easter is celebrated this week, and we have a whole range of special services (traditional and modern, early and late) in West Peckham, Mereworth and KingsHill. If you think a church service is just a formal event in a church you will be very surprised to see the range of activities and locations… Maundy Thursday 10am     Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar, Mereworth 19.30     SEDER Meal (please book in advance with Pat Dickin), Kings Hill Vicarage   Good Friday 9.15am Morning Prayer, Discovery School 9.30am Morning Prayer, West Peckham 11-1       Walk of Witness, West Malling, starting at the Roman Catholic Church, finishing at St Mary’s (CofE) 2pm       Meditations on … Continue reading

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The well is deep – A week of Prayer for Christian Unity in your local churches

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Updates on third minister for KingsHill…

Following interviews on 13/14 November, the interview panel decided that the suitable candidate was not among those interviewed. Following a week of prayer and reflection, the conversation on what the next steps might be will resume in the week commencing 24 November. We are grateful for all those who took time out of work in order to represent their communities and the Cluster on the interview panel: Stephen Betts (Offham and West Malling), Paul Spensley (West Peckham & Mereworth), Andrew Grannick and Karen Webber (Kings Hill). Pray with us for guidance for the way ahead.

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Christmas services at your local churches

Christmas services are always a special time at KingsHill, Mereworth and West Peckham churches. There is always a wide range of services with something for everyone, old and young, modern or traditional, noisy or quiet and contemplative. So here are some dates for your diary to plan your Christmas. Before Christmas: 29 November,11am-2pm Christmas Fayre  30 November, Advent Sunday, 5pm, Mereworth Church “Advent Service of Words and Music” 14 December, 3pm, Messy Church, Mereworth Church 14 December, 5pm, Carol service, West Peckham 20 December, 5pm, Children’s Choir Christmas Concert, Mereworth Church 21 December, 9.30am, Christmas Family and GB Parade Service, Discovery School, Kings Hill 21 December, 4pm, Christingle, Discovery School, … Continue reading

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