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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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Have you seen Mereworth Church?

Adam again has outdone himself with the church lights. Send us your best picture of the Church lit up this year, and we’ll share it on the website. Thank you to Kevin for these pictures taken 11 December 2015.

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Special Remembrance service at Mereworth with the Bishop of Rochester

Remembrance Service this year will be a joint service for the whole parish at Mereworth Church with the Bishop of Rochester. The service will start at 10am on Sunday 8th November so that we can finish with the reading of the names and the two minutes silence at the war memorial.

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Extra Special concert at Mereworth church of young Kent musicians, 7pm Saturday 19th September

On Saturday the 19th of September, Mereworth church hosts a talented group of young musicians, led by Sarah Hughes (Oxford University Organ Scholar 2015, Principal ‘cellist (Leverhulme Scholar), National Youth Orchestra and Royal College of Music Junior Department  prize-winner) and her sister Anna Hughes (viola and recent Oxford University music graduate). They will lead performances of  a selection of classical and popular pieces on a variety of instruments including Cello, Organ, Piano and Viola. It is a real privilege to have our church filled with some very talented musicians and it promises to be a very enjoyable evening. Tickets are only 10 pounds (with all proceeds goings to the church) and … Continue reading

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Merworth Children’s choir presents a free concert…

We are delighted to invite you to a concert being given by the Mereworth Children’s Choir on Saturday 18th July 2015 at 3:30pm. They will be present The Wizard of Oz. Free entry, All welcome and we guarantee a great afternoon of singing and entertainment in St. Lawrence’s church (no need to travel to Kansas).

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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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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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What do anniversaries mean to you?

Today is a big anniversary and the news channels will be full of images to remind us of the tragic events in Dallas 50 years ago…. Anniversaries are very important to people, even if they celebrate events which took place long ago. 2 weeks ago we celebrated Remembrance Sunday at St. Lawrence’s church (Mereworth) and this event has become more (not less important) in recent years despite the passing of the last few survivors who actually remember the 1918 Armistice in recent years. We are about to enter the Christmas season where Christians remember the most important anniversary in History – the day when God choose to join us here … Continue reading

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Can you think of a good name for the Parish magazine?

What would be a good name for the West Malling, Offham and Kings Hill Parish Magazine? Even in this ‘electronic age’, the Parish magazine still provides a vital link and source of information for the local community. It is very hard to come up with a snappy name which is both clear and short. So we thought we should ask. If you go to the West Malling website, you will see a list of some ideas and how many votes for each one. Anyone can vote and the more people who join in the better. You can download the current edition to see if it gives you any ideas. Or … Continue reading

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Mereworth Midnight service to welcome in Christmas

One of the best services of the year is the joint Midnight service at Mereworth church (with lots of people from not only Mereworth but also KingsHill and West Peckham). It started at 11:30pm and includes Holy Communion. We also get to sing all those extra verses on the Carols which you are only supposed to sing on Christmas. It is a wonderful way to welcome in Christmas morning. How did you welcome Christmas?  

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