Our wonderful, cheerful, and life affirming Sue Starkings has been a Deacon with us for almost a year now, and so – on Saturday 30th June at 5pm - she will be ‘Ordained Priest’ in Canterbury Cathedral. This will be an incredible service and something well worth attending, not least to support Sue.
Once ordained Sue will continue with us and serve the whole of the G7 Benefice as Assistant Curate to our Rector, The Reverend Sheila Cox. That’s not all: Continue reading →
G7Teen really went up in the world this Sunday (24 Jun), as many of them tried out the delights of climbing, some for the first time. All those who tried out climbing seemed to really enjoy this new activity, and given how successful it was we may well run another session in a few months time. Continue reading →
We enjoyed coffee cake and chat before the Re:fresh service this week. Our teaching series on the Lords’ Prayer moved on to “Who art in Heaven”. We debated what Heaven meant to us, Pete Austin said his was full of pianos! We are urged to live out our life here on Earth as if it was Heaven. Continue reading →
There was another great evening for G7Teen this Sunday (17 Jun) chocked-full with fun activity including some thought, and creativity, provoking engagement with a fantastic charity.
It all kicked off with a number of games of Ultimate (perhaps better, and previously, known as Ultimate Frisbee®) in which, it has to be said “Team Awesome” were, well, pretty awesome: winning 5 games to nil. Note to self, remix the teams for next time! Anyway it was all good. Continue reading →
A word cloud of “Where are you? Where are we? A Journey Together” generated by Wordle
Writing in the summer edition of Outlook, the magazine of the Diocese of Canterbury, Bishop Trevor reminds readers of the three strategic objectives for our common life as a diocese over the next few years. Together, we are to :
Grow the church numerically and spiritually
Build partnerships that enhance communities.
It’s just three months since I was installed as Rector of the G7 Benefice. This letter seems to be a good opportunity to look back over these three months and share some thoughts about how we might be aiming to achieve these objectives both in our local parish churches and as part of the wider G7 Benefice. Continue reading →
Flower arrangement: Crown Jewels by Alyson Greaves & June Jones - photo by D. Spain
Sue Wood reports that the Westwell Diamond Jubilee Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church, over 2nd – 4th June, was “great success”. Sue goes on to say:
“Approximately 800 visitors toured the displays, which marked significant events of HM the Queen’s reign; including Treetops, the Windsor Castle fire, the ascent of Everest in June 1952, the Millennium celebrations and the Coronation. Continue reading →
On Sunday (3 Jun) seven adults and six children spent the day at a Christian music festival held at Wiston house Steyning in West Sussex. What a fantastic time was had by all. With bands and artists from many different parts of the world gathered at one place to spread the gospel and thoroughly entertain the thousands who attended. Continue reading →
In a move that even surprised Jackie Grebby herself she very generously volunteered to be Pluckley PCC’s new Secretary. As Jackie said:
“In a moment of utter idiocy when everyone looked at me during Pluckley’s APCM I said I’d do it. I’m not quite sure what I’ve let myself in for, as I was planning to scale down on my commitments not take more on… Perhaps it was a mental aberration – let’s hope I don’t recover too soon!”.
Well we say: many thanks to you Jackie, and long may you reign, if that’s the proper term .