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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Advent Service

Today, 29 November, 5pm.

Celebrate the start of Advent with a Traditional  Advent Carol Service.

Mereworth Church 5pm. followed by seasonal refreshments.

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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

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Special Remembrance service at Mereworth with the Bishop of Rochester

Remembrance Service this year will be a joint service for the whole parish at Mereworth Church with the Bishop of Rochester.

The service will start at 10am on Sunday 8th November so that we can finish with the reading of the names and the two minutes silence at the war memorial.

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Extra Special concert at Mereworth church of young Kent musicians, 7pm Saturday 19th September

On Saturday the 19th of September, Mereworth church hosts a talented group of young musicians, led by Sarah Hughes (Oxford University Organ Scholar 2015, Principal ‘cellist (Leverhulme Scholar), National Youth Orchestra and Royal College of Music Junior Department  prize-winner) and her sister Anna Hughes (viola and recent Oxford University music graduate).

They will lead performances of  a selection of classical and popular pieces on a variety of instruments including Cello, Organ, Piano and Viola. It is a real privilege to have our church filled with some very talented musicians and it promises to be a very enjoyable evening.

Tickets are only 10 pounds (with all proceeds goings to the church) and include refreshments. You can buy them on the door or from Andrew Wells.

We hope to see you there…

 

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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 Minister at St Paul’s with St Luke’s, Tranmere assisting the church in reaching out to families and young people. 

Mark was ordained in 2010 and served his title at St Mary’s Upton, Overchurch. Prior to that, Mark worked across various parishes and dioceses in the Church of England as a full-time youth minister and volunteer for 18 years. He continues to be a Professional Practice Tutor with the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM). Mark is married to Kirsty and they have a daughter, Isabella.

They moved from Kent to the North-West twelve years ago and are really excited to be coming back to Kent to serve in Kings Hill, Mereworth, West Malling, Offham and West Peckham. Mark is also looking forward to working alongside two great colleagues in David and Pat, across a variety of churches and they look forward to meeting you soon.

 

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Merworth Children’s choir presents a free concert…

We are delighted to invite you to a concert being given by the Mereworth Children’s Choir on Saturday 18th July 2015 at 3:30pm.

They will be present The Wizard of Oz.

Free entry, All welcome and we guarantee a great afternoon of singing and entertainment in St. Lawrence’s church (no need to travel to Kansas).

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6pm Evensong at Mereworth church on Sunday

The Rochester Cathedral Voluntary Choir will be singing at an extra special service of Evensong at St. Lawrence’s church on Sunday 17 May, starting at 6.00 pm (please note the correct time is 6pm – a typo meant it was incorrect in the local press).

Choral Evensong is one of the most popular services and really brings alive the church. We do not have a regular evening service. So this will be an extra special service. We hope to see you there.

 

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‘Tsunami’ hits West Peckham church

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 all those who helped to tidy up West Peckham church, and we hope you enjoyed the cake…

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