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Church notices for the
Sundays of 18th & 25th September

 
Our regular Monday Prayer meeting: on 19th and 26th September this will be at Lizzie Axton's house, 10 Gardener's Place, St. Augustine Estate, Chartham at 9.00 a.m. Everyone is welcome. In October we will return to the church.
Flower Festival Friday 23rd Sept - Sunday 25th Sept. Open from 10am-5pm on Friday & Saturday, and 2pm-5pm on Sunday.
Light refreshments will be available. £4.00 entry on the door.
Concert in St.Mary's, Saturday 24th Sept 7pm: Richard Navarro and Nicholas Thurston performing their contemporary songs accompanied by piano, violin, guitar and double bass. Tickets £12.00 through Eventbrite to include entry to the Flower Festival or contact Tim Kidd.
Songs of Praise, 6pm Sunday 25th Sept. Let's join in singing a selection of favourite hymns as a fitting closing to the Flower Festival.
Future dates:
  • Harvest Thanksgiving service: Sunday 2nd October
  • Harvest Supper: Monday 3rd October
  • Children and Young People activities review meeting at 5pm on Monday 17th October (moved from 6th October). Please contact one of the church wardens if you would like to attend as a new helper.
  • Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November - offers of help to Bronny.
  • Burns Night: We are planning a Burns Supper on 21st Jan 2023 in the Village Hall starting at 7pm. We need people to help set the event, provide a haggis shepherd pie, help with serving and washing up. Please contact Jane.
  • Quiz Night & Auction of Promises: We are also intending to organize a Quiz Night and An Auction of Promises next Summer. If you are interested in being involved, please let Jane Arnott know either at the Morning Service on Sundays or via email jmgarnott1959@gmail.com or phone 07870102579
Fundraising Group: We would like to set up a fundraising group within St Mary’s Church. There are some fantastic events going on throughout the year to raise money for the work of the church, but we need to do even more, particularly as the Friends of St Mary’s, who raised a very significant amount of money for the church, have now disbanded. Please contact Jane Arnott.
Drivers giving lifts: To minimise traffic in the churchyard please park in the village hall car park with your passenger if they are mobile, rather than driving to the church door to drop them off. Your help in keeping the churchyard largely traffic-free will be appreciated. Drivers with mobility issues are of course still welcome to continue to park near the church door.

The Collect for the 14th Sunday after Trinity (18th September)
Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The Collect for the 15th Sunday after Trinity (25th September)
God, who in generous mercy
sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church
in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith
and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Readings for upcoming services:
September 25th      Holy Communion        1 Timothy 6:6-19 & Luke 16:19-end
October 2nd             Holy Communion        2 Timothy 1:1-14 & Luke 17:5-10

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St.Mary's (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits afterward. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome..
Visit our This Sunday page for more information
 

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes