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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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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 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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Anything special planned for Mothering Sunday? (26th March 2017)

Maybe we can help you out?

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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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Your chance to tell us what you would like from West Peckham church in 2017?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! You can print this out and send us this. Or you can download the Document as a PDF West Peckham proposals 2017 as well. Proposed changes to services in 2017 and a community consultation. In the following pages you will find the PCC’s proposals to have an experimental period of trialling different services, and a consultation on how the church in West Peckham, YOUR CHURCH – OUR CHURCH, can be a place where you come more often, where your children feel at home, where you come for meditation, reflection, seeking calm and the grace of God. In a world of hi-tech demands on our every … Continue reading

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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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West Peckham Flower festival in pictures

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….  

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