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Mereworth church invites you to hear the The Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir

We are very pleased to invite you to an extra special concert… St  Lawrence’s church will be hosting the renowned Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir (with guest star Hannah Thomas) for a concert at St. Lawrence’s Church on Saturday 6th December at 7:30pm. We are promised a rousing program of spirituals, jazz, show and popular music. Tickets are 10 pounds (including refreshments) and can be obtained from Stephen Card, Mike Darbyshire or Andrew Wells.

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Christmas services at your local churches

Christmas services are always a special time at KingsHill, Mereworth and West Peckham churches. There is always a wide range of services with something for everyone, old and young, modern or traditional, noisy or quiet and contemplative. So here are some dates for your diary to plan your Christmas. Before Christmas: 29 November,11am-2pm Christmas Fayre  30 November, Advent Sunday, 5pm, Mereworth Church “Advent Service of Words and Music” 14 December, 3pm, Messy Church, Mereworth Church 14 December, 5pm, Carol service, West Peckham 20 December, 5pm, Children’s Choir Christmas Concert, Mereworth Church 21 December, 9.30am, Christmas Family and GB Parade Service, Discovery School, Kings Hill 21 December, 4pm, Christingle, Discovery School, … Continue reading

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Is your church Messy enough? Are you ready for Messy Church?

So what is Messy Church?  Messy Church is a fun and new way of being church.  Crafts, songs, stories from the Bible and a lot of mess make this an appealing space for young children to engage with the stories of old in an innovative way.  Prepare for mess, prepare for fun and be prepared for them to ask to come again.”  During Messy Church activities, children remain in the care of their parents who are invited to circulate around the various activities with their children.  This is not a drop-off session, but is fun for the whole family (don’t come dressed in your best).   More details to follow… … Continue reading

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Join us for the Macmillan as part of the “Big Coffee Morning”

Every year, Macmillan Cancer charity organises a nationwide coffee morning to help raise funds. Many people in the parish had had their lives impacted by Cancer but also see the wonderful work Macmillan does in helping and supporting both cancer patients and their families. So this year we will be hosting a coffee event at St. Lawrence’s Church (Mereworth). You are welcome to drop in at any time between 9.30 and 11.30 on thursday 25th September. Stay for as long as you wish, and enjoy a coffee (or tea), some cake, and a chance to chat. It is a great way to support this charity in the wonderful setting of … Continue reading

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Your last chance to enjoy a cream tea at Mereworth on a summer sunday afternoon in 2014

Cream teas in the grounds of St. Lawrence’s Church (Mereworth) are one of the treats of summer sundays in our part of Kent. And sadly the summer is fading into Autumn… So this is a  reminder that tomorrow is the last of the Cream Teas at Mereworth (2-5.30pm) so if you don’t want to have to wait another 11 months for the most delicious cream tea in the area, please come along tomorrow. If you have not been before it is your last chance, and if you have you will want to savour some sunshine, team and cakes or scones in the summer sun one last time.

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Sunday Rogation walk

Today we had the annual walk around the parish, beginning at Mereworth Church and finishing at West Peckham with a short service of Holy Communion.  

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Something for everyone over Easter at KingsHill, Mereworth and West Peckham over Easter

We have something for everyone during April. As usual we have the full range of services on sundays at Kings Hill, Mereworth and West Peckham – early or late, traditional or modern. April contains two very special dates in the church calendar and so we will be having extra special services on Sunday 13th April (Palm Sunday) and Sunday 20th April (Easter Sunday). Easter is also school holiday time. The Easter Sunday service at Mereworth will be followed by an Easter egg hunt… And we will also be running a Messy Easter session on Saturday 12th April 2-4pm at Mereworth church for any children in Year 6 or below. Join … Continue reading

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Dates for your diary – 2 special Services in March

As well as the usual church services, we have 2 special services in March…. On Wednesday 5th March (better known as Ash Wednesday) at 19.30 Ash Wednesday there is a special Church service to mark the beginning of Lent. Bishop Brian Castle will be speaking and presiding. The service takes place at St Mary’s West Malling, On Sunday 30th March (remember the clocks go back overnight!) there is a special Mothering Day service at Mereworth featuring the Sunday and Children’s choir. We hope you can join us for an inspiring and moving hour. Easter will be in April so 2 other dates for your diary…. Advance Dates for your Diary: … Continue reading

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A prayer for this time of flooding….

“Gracious God, we commit to you all who are affected by flooding and the severe weather. We pray for those who are suffering through loss of their homes and everyday lives. We remember those whose livelihoods have been damaged, whose businesses cannot operate and farmers whose crops have been destroyed and livestock evacuated. We give thanks for the many people who have worked together to help one another. We remember the physical hardships, stress and distress of all those working in difficult conditions and pray for the perseverance and stamina required to carry on. We ask your blessing on the work of all organisations and initiatives that are seeking to … Continue reading

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Full list of Christmas activities and services at West Malling, Mereworth, and West Peckham

It is almost December and before we know it we will be into the Christmas season…. We have a lot of exciting activities and services over Christmas. So here is a full list of what is on – we will be providing updates and reminders during December. (**) indicates activities specially suited for children The Children’s Community Church Choir rehearses every Wednesday until Christmas, 18.30-19.30 at Mereworth Church and welcomes any local (or not-so local) children.   1 December – Advent starts 8am Holy Communion, West Peckham No service at St Gabriel’s (School Christmas Fair ) 10am Mattins, Mereworth (Junior Church for Children) 5pm Advent Service.  Mereworth.  Welcome in the season … Continue reading

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