Littlebourne Benefice

    Littlebourne      Ickham    Wickhambreaux    Stodmarsh

    Welcome to the website for the churches of Littlebourne, Ickham, Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh.

    We are a group of four churches close to Canterbury.  As Church of England parish churches for our villages we are there for everyone. Whoever you are, you'll find a warm welcome at our services and activities.   

    Enquiries about baptisms, weddings or special services are always welcome, whether or not you already attend church. Home communions can be arranged upon request. 

    A Confirmation course runs regularly - usually beginning in early summer. Participants can choose whether to proceed to confirmation or not - but are welcome to take part in the course.

    We currently have a vacancy for parish priest.  The Churchwardens, along with staff team (Reader Mrs Katharine Harris and ALM Mr Nick Henwood), are coordinating the continuing ministry of the churches during the vacancy for a parish priest.

    For particular church enquiries - go to the page for the relevant church and use the link to e-mail the Churchwarden.

    Service pew sheet - please email notices or updates by the end of Thursday, before the Sunday on which the notice is wanted.

    Check out the 'What's On' page to find the latest details of events or special services. 

    It's updated regularly so that you can always find out what's happening.

    Shake, Rattle and Praise - for babies and toddlers - meets monthly -  click here  for details

    Benefice Memorial Service: On Sunday 30th October at 3pm in St Vincent's Littlebourne, we will remember and give thanks for our loved ones who have died.  All are welcome.

    Remembrance Sunday: 13th November Benefice Service with the Royal British Legion, This is at Ickham this year – beginning at the Lychgate War Memorial at 10.50am

    Remembrance services. On Sunday 13 November, as well as the main service at Ickham (see below), we will also begin our service at Littlebourne outside at the war memorial, and at Stodmarsh representatives of the British Legion will attend Evensong with their standard.   Do join us wherever is most convenient for you.

     We are linked with the Bridge Benefice (a group of five neighbouring parishes).  The Rev'd Canon Jonathan LLoyd is Priest-in-Charge of both Bridge and Littlebourne Benefices.

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    Parish Office: tel: 01227 721233

            The Vicarage                             
            Church Road                           

            CT3 1UA