Lent is an important time in our Christian calendar, one that helps us prepare for the great events of Easter; and one way to get the most out of this year’s Lent is to join one of our friendly and engaging Lent groups.
We have nine Lent groups offering Lent courses this year. Most of the courses begin in the week commencing 18th February and feature the 2013 Diocesan Lent Course ‘Guides not Guards’ and run for five weeks.
Look on the right-hand side column of our home page in the the “What’s on Next” section, or see our diary on our Churches page to see the full list of Lent courses and other events.
If you want a warm inner glow this Christmas then don’t miss our heart-warming services throughout December and particularly on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We have many different services taking place at our churches around the G7 benefice. Hear all about the story of Christmas and what it all means. Whether you’re a child or an adult we hope to make your Christmas a brighter one! We look forward to welcoming you.
To find a heart-warming Christmas service near you see our calendar and events list on the right-hand side of our home page or see our diary on the Churches page for a complete list.
The copy deadlines for the magazines require me to write this letter at the beginning of October and I find I’m not really in the mood for it. The trees still have most of their leaves and a few summer flowers survive, awaiting the first frost. The clocks have not returned to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) so it’s still possible to come home from work and have a stroll in the garden to unwind. Moreover, as a priest, I don’t yet need to prepare for All Saints, All Souls and Remembrance Sunday. Am I, are we, right to have a slight air of depression and fore-boding as we enter November? Continue reading →
Diocesan Farewell Service – Sunday 18 November, 3.15pm, Canterbury Cathedral
At the end of the year, Archbishop Rowan will step down from his local, national and international roles as Archbishop of Canterbury to take up his new post as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Continue reading →
On Sunday (7th Oct) St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Charing had a special visit and talk at the Harvest service from Mark Reece from Ashford Foodbank. Mark gave a moving and compelling account of the vitally important work of the Ashford Foodbank. Continue reading →
Well Saturday 8 September dawned bright and sunny. For a number of reasons we did not manage to set off until lunch time. Michaela was keen to ride on the back of the tandem so Julie joined us on her solo and came with us to Charing Heath and Charing leaving us to carry on. We decided that our main target would be to visit all the churches in the G7 with a few more. Continue reading →
Robert and Michaela set off on last year’s churches-ride (Sept 2011)
Robert and other members of the Young family will be taking to their bikes to ride the lanes of Kent visiting a number of Kent Churches on Saturday 8 September. At the moment the plan is to start at Charing Heath and from there go onto Lenham, Harrietsham and Boughton Malherbe before visiting the other churches within the G7 which would give a total of 12 churches but plans may change by next Saturday!! Continue reading →