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Christmas preparations are well underway for your local churches – here is a the official details so you can plan your holiday. We try to offer a complete range of modern and traditional events to suit all ages and tastes. We hope you find something for you.
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….
Did you know that the very first VC was given to someone from Mereworth? Read the leaflet
In October, St. Dunstans will host the Flower Festival. The church will be open all weekend with lots of events and activities. As part of the festival, we have a special treat for you with a Saturday night Jazz Concert, featuring The Goin’ Home Jazz Band. Tickets are available now (and cheaper to buy in advance) and there will be drink and nibbles. Make a date in your diary now for the First weekend in October….
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