Category Archives: mereworth

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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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Special retirement service for Clive Mansell

There will b a special retirement service for Ven. Clive Mansell on Sunday 19th March at 9.30am at Mereworth.

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Prayer for Valentine’s Day

We pray today for those in love, those off love and those in between. We remember especially those who find themselves a little bit lonelier than normal. We do not pray today for loved-up couples, exchanging overpriced flowers and foil wrapped hearts, leaking pheromones like diesel fumes at candlelit dinners. We are pretty sure, Lord, they will be OK for now. Instead we hereby dedicate this happy-crappy day to all the brave teenagers who dared to send a card (hoping in vain with every fibre of their beings for something back.) Let them be a little bit more OK because we prayed. We think of the mother, coping alone, who … Continue reading

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Retreat for Lent (based around the film “les Miserables”)

The Lent Course this year will be based around the film “Les Miserables”. The course starts on Tuesday 28 February, and runs for 5 weeks every Tuesday 10am. There is a book to accompany the Lent course that will be pre-ordered for you. Please register with Rev’d Pat Dickin (01622 814568) or by email pat.dickin@kmwchurches.org Invite your friends to watch the film ahead of the course starting. Each week will focus on one of the characters in the film, and together we will reflect on our own lives as Christians following a calling to be more truly ourselves. In the past years, those attending have found the sessions to be … Continue reading

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What is the Empty Chair service at Mereworth on Wednesday 21st December?

A special service for people missing someone this Christmas… Wednesday 21 December 6pm at Mereworth Church

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What is the parish share?

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.

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Christmas Details

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.

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Special October Victoria Cross Service at Mereworth

Did you know that the very first VC was given to someone from Mereworth? Read the leaflet

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