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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!
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
Ivy was ripped off the walls (to reveal long covered memorials), trees were cut down, moss stripped off the memorial, and the whole churchyard tidied up. St. Dunstan’s churchyard was transformed today… The activity was done by a large working party (I counted 20 people at one point) who spent some or all of saturday morning chopping, cutting, carrying, sweeping. We did also has some time for a drink, a chat and the famous Liz Edwards lemon drizzle cake…. Here are some pictures of the event… Both St Dunstan’s and St. Lawrence’s rely heavily on local volunteers to maintain them (there are similar events occurring in Mereworth). So, a big thank-you to … Continue reading
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
The tragic Haiti Earthquake in 2010 has a special and very personal significance for West Peckham as we lost one of our own, Frederick Woolridge. He was working for the United Nations mission in Haiti and died when the United Nations building collapsed. His funeral at St. Dunstan’s was a very emotional and moving event, and we laid him to rest in St Dunstan’s churchyard. So the Sunday service will be a special service to remember Frederick and all the other victims of the Earthquake. Haiti is still scarred by the disaster, with many people still living without home or shelter, and many living with physical disabilities as a consequence of that fateful … Continue reading
For many people, the Christmas Eve service is the ‘proper’ start of their holiday….
The West Peckham Carol is traditionally one of the highlights of Christmas, and this year proved no exception. We had 9 Lessons (read by the children of the parish) and 9 Carols (a mixture of old and new friends), the West Peckham choir was in excellent voice (and even had instruments for Jingle Bells), and there was food, drink and good cheer afterwards in the West Peckham village hall. But it is not too late to enjoy the festive spirit. There are still some wonderful services you can attend in the run-up to Christmas in Mereworth, West Peckham and KingsHill…..
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
Remembrance Sunday – 100 years since the start of the First World war: West Peckham is having its very own Remembrance Sunday service this year. Sunday 9 November, 10.45am start in the church. Everyone is invited to attend and remember those who gave their life for us; those who left and never came home, and those who fought and then returned to face the state of their lovely country ravaged by war; and for those who were left behind, to work the land to feed the hungry nation, who were left behind in the TA. To Remember all of them, all of us together. and your personal remembrance service And a more … Continue reading