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.

    Regular services continuing, with visiting priests. 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 until another parish priest is appointed.

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

    New churchwardens:  As John Hickling retires as churchwarden of Stodmarsh, we thank him not only for all his work there over many years, but also for his contribution to the benefice as a whole.  We welcome Bobbie O'Sullivan as a new churchwarden there (alongside Bob Overton) and also Tina Burton as the second church warden at Wickhambreaux. 

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

      

    Services:

    Thursday 25 May  Ascension Day

      7.00pm  Benefice Communion      (confirmed as 7pm)                                  Wickhambreaux


    NOVENA of Prayer 26th May to 3rd June
    From Friday 26th May to to Saturday 3rd June i.e.  between Ascension Day and Pentecost,  we shall be taking part in nine days of prayer.  A small group will meet in St Vincent's each day at 5pm to reflect on specially chosen artwork and to pray together for the coming of the Spirit within our churches and communities. Our time together lasts around 20 minutes – and everyone is welcome to come along &join in


    Sunday 28 May

      9.30am  Parish Communion      (with Children's Church)                                       Wickhambreaux

      11am     Parish Communion                                                                            Littlebourne

     

    Sunday 4 June  Pentecost

      10am    Benefice Communion                                                                         Littlebourne

                   Bishop Trevor will lead the morning service  in Littlebourne.  There will be a Benefice Communion                        at 10am.  Other services that day have been cancelled so that we can all meet the Bishop then.


    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.

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    Parish Office: tel: 01227 721233

            The Vicarage                             
            Church Road                           
            Littlebourne
            Canterbury                              

            CT3 1UA