Ascension Day and the start of 9 days of prayer

Tomorrow is Ascension Day and, as part of our life within Canterbury Diocese, Bishop Trevor has called on us all across the diocese to pray together over the 9 days from Ascension to Pentecost.  The diocese has provided a prayer resource for us. Please pick up your Novena (9 days) pocket prayer card from the office. Alternatively,they can be downloaded from the following link:


April’s sermons

We want to apologise that none of April’s sermons have appeared on the site yet. Good news! We now know what the problem with the microphones was and why then the recordings weren’t so good. So we are re-recording some of the April sermons and we hope they will all be online in the next ten days. Thanks for your patience : )

Christmas 2014 – ‘Ding Dong Merrily’

Here are the list of Christmas events this year : )


Sunday 7th December

10am:  Advent Carol Service – we prepare for his coming : ) 

St Mary’s Community Centre

Friday 12th December

3.45pm: Christingle – How do an orange, some sweets and a candle help us to make the most of Christmas?

St Mary’s Church

Sunday 14th December

6pm  Carols by Candlelight – a great time of singing, carols, candles and celebration of God’s gift to us

St Mary’s Church

Sunday 21st December

4pm  ‘Messy Christmas’ – a story, craft and cake-filled time of Christmas celebration and fun

Christmas Eve

4pm   ‘The Crib Service’ – it’s nearly time! : ) Come and sing carols as we near the time of Jesus’ birth. A time of celebration for all ages.

St Mary’s Church

6pm  ‘The Crib Service’ – exactly the same as 4pm, only later : ) 

St Mary’s Church

11.30pm  ‘Midnight Communion’ – see in the great day! 

St Mary’s Church

 Christmas Day

9am  ‘Holy Communion’  – a simple, short service to start the day. It lasts about 30 minutes, no carols.

 St Mary’s Church

10am   Morning Worship for Christmas – a time of carol singing as we celebrate Christmas Day. Children are most welcome to bring a toy or something else Santa might have brought them : )

St Mary’s Church

Sunday December 28th

10am  Christmas Nativity – we build the nativity scene as we sing Carols. Children can come along dressed as shepherds, angels or wise men : ) 

St Mary’s Church



Just a note to say sorry that there has been no sermon posted since 5th October. We have ‘upload’ problems that we hope to be able to solve soon. The good news is that we have the recordings of the sermons on October 12th, 19th, 26th and November 2nd. We’ll get them on the site as soon as we can.

Thanks for your patience : )