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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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TWO ‘remembering services’ at West Peckham church in November

Remembrance Sunday – 100 years since the start of the First World war: West Peckham is having its very own Remembrance Sunday service this year.  Sunday 9 November, 10.45am start in the church.  Everyone is invited to attend and remember those who gave their life for us; those who left and never came home, and those who fought and then returned to face the state of their lovely country ravaged by war; and for those who were left behind, to work the land to feed the hungry nation, who were left behind in the TA.  To Remember all of them, all of us together. and your personal remembrance service  And a more … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival at West Peckham

Harvest Festival saw St. Dunstan’s church beautifully decorated for our Harvest Festival service. Here is a little montage if you missed it…..

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Comfort and Bereavement Service at West Peckham

Each year we hold a Comfort and Bereavement Service for our parish. This is a special service aimed at anyone who has lost someone in the few years. It is a chance to reflect, remember and pray. You do not need to be a regular church-goer or even religious to attend – everyone is welcome. This year we are very pleased that Jennifer Rees Larcombe has agreed to do a talk at our service. Jennifer may be a familiar face to many as she also regularly visits West Peckham church on her walks through the area. Jennifer is an author, international speaker, a trained bereavement counsellor and has recently opened up her … Continue reading

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Baptism at West Peckham family service

Baptism is one of the most important and enjoyable services in the Christian church, so it was a pleasure to baptise Jack as part of our family service on Sunday 24th August 2014 and welcome him into the family of God. Jack was brilliantly behaved (a perfect angel) and solemn at all the right moments. Lots of his friends and family were there from as far as Australia to share this special moment with him. They obviously brought the fine weather with them… It is always a pleasure to have baptisms at St Dunstan’s church, so if you are thinking of getting your son or daughter baptised (or just want … Continue reading

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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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Doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?

We wanted to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in a special way, and also make it relevant to everyone in the parish. So have decided to put on a special service for the  Renewal of Wedding Vows at 5pm in St. Dunstans church on Sunday 16th February. We want it to be a special service where as many of our local families as possible can come and renew their wedding vows, to reflect, and remind their spouses how much they are loved, cherished and appreciated (you can never say I love you too often!). We hope you would like to come along to participate (and bring your friends and family). … Continue reading

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Did you know that there are lots of St. Dunstan’s Churches in the local area?

I was doing some research today for our church website. St. Dunstan is a fairly obscure Saint so I was quite surprised to discover that there are actually quite a few St. Dustan’s churches. It seems especially popular as a name for churches founded in 10th Centurt. Here are some local examples which share the same Saint as our church… St Dunstan in the East Church Garden in RoeHampton (link) – the ruins of a medieval church in London, now a garden. St Dunstan in Mayfield (link) and Cranbrook (link) –  active local Church of England church in our local area. St Dunstan and All Saints in Stepney (link) – one … Continue reading

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