St Mary’s Church Kennington
Saturday 14th November 2015
St Mary’s Church will be open
12.30pm – 3.30pm on Saturday 14th November
You are warmly invited to come to St Mary’s for all or part of the time, and to use the occasion in whatever way you wish:
- You can take this opportunity for a time of quiet, individual contemplation and prayer.
- You may want to light a candle in the Lady Chapel or fill in one of our prayer cards.
- If you would like a member of the Prayer Team to pray with you for yourself or a loved one, it will be our privilege to do so.
At 1pm there will be a short time of corporate prayer, thanking God for His goodness and blessings to us.
At 2pm we will pray together for local issues – for St Mary’s church family, our parish and local concerns.
At 3pm we will have a brief time of corporate prayer for the world, global and national issues.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”
Our Remembrance Sunday services are 9.30am at St Mary’s Kennington followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial on Ulley Road, starting at 10.55am.
We then return to St Mary’s church for the Kennington Scout organisations Remembrance Sunday service.
You are welcome to join us at all or any of these acts of remembrance.
‘We will remember them’
We are nearly back up to date with our sermons database. The sermons in October have now started to be added to the website.
We are learning a lot from what it means to be ‘The Church’. Peter and James’ sermons from 11th and 18th October are now on line and teach us a great deal about what it means to be a brave and courageous people : )
It’s our Service of Light, when we remember all our loved ones that are no longer with us. We start at 4pm and it’s always one of the most moving services of the year.
We pray for all who are bereaved
When we hear the word ‘church’ we often think of a building. But in the New Testament, ‘the church’ is not a building; it is those people who have put their trust in Jesus and are seeking to live as a outward-looking community of faith and love.
So, ‘the Church – a people who….’ is the title of a new sermon series that we began this month. We are considering together what is truly means to be a people travelling together, helping each other and growing together in a love that transforms us and others.
You can listen to the sermons on the sermons tab. Please let us know what you think.
Thanks for listening : )
We are shocked!
The summer has flown by and it’s been a couple of months since there has been any activity on the site, apart from the Facebook updates. We are sorry for the ‘silence’ but we hope you have enjoyed the peace and quiet.
In the days and weeks ahead there will be lots of notices on forthcoming events, our autumn Alpha Course, plus much more.
In the meantime, our verse of the week for this week, as we focus on being ‘The Church: A People who love…’ is this:
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
1 John 4:7-8
Have a great weekend : )
On Saturday 11th July, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm we are having a ‘Prayer day’ at St. Mary’s Church, Kennington.
Come for all or part of the day, and to use this time to listen to God and for quiet, individual prayer. There will also be opportunities for brief corporate prayer and praise at points throughout the day.
Please contact us if you have any questions or have any prayer requests
It starts today : ) The Gathering is a diocesan event that takes place in Canterbury today and tomorrow. For more information and to book your tickets go to http://www.the-gathering.co.uk/ or call Diocesan House on 01227 459401. If you want to go to the Cathedral tomorrow, you can just turn up and pay the £5 for your day ticket at the door : )
The Gathering is a diocesan event that takes place in Canterbury on 15th & 16th May. The programme is fabulous. There is still time to book your ticket. For more information and to book your tickets go to http://www.the-gathering.co.uk/ or call Diocesan House on 01227 459401.
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: