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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.
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.
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….
In October, St. Dunstans will host the Flower Festival. The church will be open all weekend with lots of events and activities. As part of the festival, we have a special treat for you with a Saturday night Jazz Concert, featuring The Goin’ Home Jazz Band. Tickets are available now (and cheaper to buy in advance) and there will be drink and nibbles. Make a date in your diary now for the First weekend in October….
This week we are praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and joining in a 24/7 prayer week across the whole nation. In Mereworth & West Peckham parishes we are praying Monday night 22.00-23.00, Tuesday night 23.00-midnight, and Wednesday night 23.00-midnight. if you can’t make those hours, choose one hour a day, set it apart and do intentional praying. For ideas of how you can do it, and more information http://thykingdom.co.uk
The annual Rogation walk take place this weekend. It starts at 10am at Mereworth Church, walking through the farms and paths that make up the parishes of Mereworth and West Peckham. Well-behaved pets (on leads only) welcomed. Some physical agility needed as not all the walk is on paths. We finish at West Peckham Church, at approximately 12noon, for a short communion service. Everyone welcome!
Wednesdays during Advent 10.30am Followed by tea and cake and Bible Study Come for the Holy Communion, and stay if you can to the Bible study and prayer to truly prepare your heart for Christmas Mereworth Church, 10.30am Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 December
Ivy was ripped off the walls (to reveal long covered memorials), trees were cut down, moss stripped off the memorial, and the whole churchyard tidied up. St. Dunstan’s churchyard was transformed today… The activity was done by a large working party (I counted 20 people at one point) who spent some or all of saturday morning chopping, cutting, carrying, sweeping. We did also has some time for a drink, a chat and the famous Liz Edwards lemon drizzle cake…. Here are some pictures of the event… Both St Dunstan’s and St. Lawrence’s rely heavily on local volunteers to maintain them (there are similar events occurring in Mereworth). So, a big thank-you to … Continue reading
Easter is celebrated this week, and we have a whole range of special services (traditional and modern, early and late) in West Peckham, Mereworth and KingsHill. If you think a church service is just a formal event in a church you will be very surprised to see the range of activities and locations… Maundy Thursday 10am Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar, Mereworth 19.30 SEDER Meal (please book in advance with Pat Dickin), Kings Hill Vicarage Good Friday 9.15am Morning Prayer, Discovery School 9.30am Morning Prayer, West Peckham 11-1 Walk of Witness, West Malling, starting at the Roman Catholic Church, finishing at St Mary’s (CofE) 2pm Meditations on … Continue reading
The tragic Haiti Earthquake in 2010 has a special and very personal significance for West Peckham as we lost one of our own, Frederick Woolridge. He was working for the United Nations mission in Haiti and died when the United Nations building collapsed. His funeral at St. Dunstan’s was a very emotional and moving event, and we laid him to rest in St Dunstan’s churchyard. So the Sunday service will be a special service to remember Frederick and all the other victims of the Earthquake. Haiti is still scarred by the disaster, with many people still living without home or shelter, and many living with physical disabilities as a consequence of that fateful … Continue reading