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There are services of Holy Communion in all three of the churches in our benefice on Easter Sunday St Lawrence: 09:30 St John the Baptist: 10:00 St Dunstan: 11:15 Because of the continuing need to keep people as safe as possible in our buildings there are limits to the number of places available in each church so you must let us know if you wish to attend. Please contact: St Lawrence – Mrs Viv Bennet: firstname.lastname@example.org St John the Baptist – Mrs Liz Gummer: email@example.com St Dunstan’s – Rev Gary Townsend: firstname.lastname@example.org Please also see our church website for guidance on safely attending the church. https://kmwchurches.org/ There will also be an opportunity at … Continue reading
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.
The first weekend in October saw the very successful Flower Festival at St. Dunstans’ church. A stream of people descended on the West Peckham church to enjoy the displays (beautifully illuminated by our new lights), followed by refreshments at the village hall. Here is are some pictures of what the church looked like….
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!
We have a special course running this year for Lent…
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, … Continue reading
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.
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 … Continue reading
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
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).