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Can you think of a good name for the Parish magazine?

What would be a good name for the West Malling, Offham and Kings Hill Parish Magazine? Even in this ‘electronic age’, the Parish magazine still provides a vital link and source of information for the local community. It is very hard to come up with a snappy name which is both clear and short. So we thought we should ask. If you go to the West Malling website, you will see a list of some ideas and how many votes for each one. Anyone can vote and the more people who join in the better. You can download the current edition to see if it gives you any ideas. Or … Continue reading

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Mereworth Midnight service to welcome in Christmas

One of the best services of the year is the joint Midnight service at Mereworth church (with lots of people from not only Mereworth but also KingsHill and West Peckham). It started at 11:30pm and includes Holy Communion. We also get to sing all those extra verses on the Carols which you are only supposed to sing on Christmas. It is a wonderful way to welcome in Christmas morning. How did you welcome Christmas?  

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Midnight Mass at Mereworth

Midnight Mass at Mereworth is a really special way to welcome start your Christmas. The service starts at 11:30 pm tonight and everyone is welcome. Just turn up and enjoy…  

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Remembrance service at Merworth

On sunday, we held our joint memorial service at Mereworth church – which was very full with people from not only Mereworth but also West Peckham and Kings Hill. Many local people have fought and died in the First World War or later Wars, and West Malling was a critical RAF airbase in the battle of Britain. So there are lots of local connections to remind us. The idea of remembering all the victims of war on the Sunday closest to 11th November (the day that World War One ended at 11am) can seem remote to many people. So we were lucky enough to have several local people who are … Continue reading

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Remembrance service for Mereworth and West Peckham

In 1918, at 11.00am on  the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the First World War came to an end. Most of the war was fought in dug-out trenches across Belgium and France. Perhaps as many as 9 million soldiers died, there were about 27 million were wounded – many permanently disabled. Then at 11.00am, the fighting stopped everywhere, six hours after the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne, northern France. The Joint remembrance service for Mereworth and West Peckham will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Mereworth, on Sunday 11 November 2012 starting at 10am, and finishing with the 2 minutes … Continue reading

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Finding out more about the History of Mereworth church

If you are interested in learning more about the history of our beautiful church, there is a very good article on Wikipedia – the online Enclyopedia.  Click here for the article. This allows you to add any details which have not been added. For instance, we spotted that there was no link to the church website. So you could read up on the history but not actually find the times of the services next Sunday! So we have added a link. Is there anything else missing we should add?

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New Little fishes pre-school group in Mereworth church

The Little Fishes is a new preschool playgroup at Mereworth church for all pre-schoolers and their parents and careers. We will provide Music, songs, toys. So come along and meet other parents and children. It takes place at 10:30am on Tuesdays at Mereworth Church from 11th September. If you would like more details or would like to help, give Revd Pat Dickin a call on (01622) 814568

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