Christmas Services at Mereworth and West Peckham

[services marked with ** are particularly suitable and welcoming to children and young families]
Sunday 3 December, 5pm Advent service of readings and music (Mereworth)
**Sunday 10 December, 5pm, West Peckham Carol Service (West Peckham), followed christmas drinks – tickets in advance from Mrs Edwards
**Saturday 16 December, 5pm, Children’s Nativity and Carol service, with the Children’s Church Community Choir (Mereworth)
Sunday 17 December, 5pm, 9 Lessons and Carols (Mereworth)
Wednesday 20 December, 6.15pm, “The Empty Chair” (Mereworth; a service for anyone with a significant Empty Chair this Christmas, especially suited to anyone bereaved or mourning)
**Sunday 24 December, 9.30, Family Communion for Christmas Eve (Mereworth)
** Sunday 24 December, 3pm, West Peckham Christingle Service
** Sunday 24 December, 5pm, Mereworth Christingle Service
Sunday 24 December, 11pm, Midnight Communion, Mereworth
** Monday 25 December, 9.30, Family Communion for Christmas Day, Mereworth
** Monday 25 December, 10am, Family Communion for Christmas Day, West Peckham

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Harvest 2017 service

This sunday at Mereworth

Harvest Poster 2017

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Special Pets service at Mereworth in September

We have a special service for you (and your pets) at 3pm on September 17th in Mereworth Church…

pet service

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August services and contacts

Rev’d Pat Dickin will be on holiday from Friday 11 August to 2nd September.

We will have our usual range of services  with some new and familiar faces taking the services for us.

The church will be open as usual for you and Pat’s deputies (Paul Spensley and Angus Gribbon) and Jenifa Muscat (Cluster Adminstrator on 07738239388) are available if you need any help.

We hope Pat and her family have a relaxing (and well-deserved) break.

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Mereworth summer Cream teas running again from July

In July,  Mereworth will again be offering its famous summer cream teams. Starting on Sunday 9th July, you can drop into the church grounds any time between 2 and 5pm. We will be serving cream teas and there will be lots of cakes to choose from.

You can enjoy a relaxing sunday afternoon tea in our beautiful grounds with a delicious piece of cake….

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Trinity Sunday – Bishop Ian Brackley will visit Mereworth

We are delighted to welcome Bishop Ian Brackley, former Bishop of Dorking, to the service at 6pm on Trinity Sunday, 11 June, at Mereworth Church.  Bishop Ian was suffragan of Guildford Diocese for 20 years, and served under 3 different Diocesan Bishops.

Bishop Ian is about to take over the role as Chair of the Retired Clergy Association.

Rev’d Pat Dickin adds, “He was also a key part in my selection for training and ordination, and I very much look forwards to welcoming him to Mereworth.”

Photo and short biography on the link below.  Come  Mereworth 11 June, 6pm to hear more from Bishop Ian.

Bishop Ian bio

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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 status, 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 SPIRIT, NOW AND FOREVER.  AMEN.

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Special Father’s Day event at Mereworth Church – Sunday 18th June

Make a note in your diary now….

On Sunday 18th June, there is a Summer variety show at 4pm at St Lawrence Church. Tickets are just 2 pounds (free if you are under 11) and includes light refreshments.

father day concert

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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 on the Cross at Mereworth

Easter Sunday, 16 April 
6am Dawn Service at Offham church

9.30 Easter Family Communion, Mereworth

11.00 Easter Family Communion, West Peckham, followed by an Easter Egg hunt for children.

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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

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