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This year Lent starts on Wednesday 6th March (Ash Wednesday). Lent is traditionally a time to give up something (sweets and chocolate are often popular). Or maybe you would like to try and give up something more profound permanently…. This year we are running a “Lent in Reverse’ project. This is about giving up some of the things we do not see – the junk which drags us down and holds us back. If you come along to the service on 24th February at West Peckham, you can find out more…..
Dear Wedding couples, due to inclement and deteriorating weather in this area, we have postponed the Marriage Preparation course due to start tonight. the first session will be on Thursday 8 March. Stay warm, stay safe and see you next week.
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.
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
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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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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.