Littlebourne Benefice




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    Christingle 2017Midnight Mass 2017, Archbishop of Canterbury

    St Vincents church has been home to a worshipping community for over 700 years and continues to offer a warm welcome to everyone.  The church seeks to serve the community around it and offers a place of welcome and hospitality through worship. 

    There are Communion services on the second, third and fourth Sundays and Songs of Praise on the first Sunday of the month.
    The Junior Church* for children of primary age gathers in the church on the third Sunday at 10.45.  

    The bell ringing team rings each week before the Sunday service - and welcome enquiries from those interested in learning to bell ring.

    'Shake, Rattle and Praise '* for Toddlers and Babies  with parents and carers meets here 10.30am on the 3rd Wednesday in the month - please note that this is not meeting in the autumn term.

    MID-WEEK SERVICE  The 9.30am service on the first Wednesday of the month in St Vincents offers an opportunity for a quiet moment of focus in the middle of what can be a busy week.  This is a said communion service in modern language (30 mins), without hymns or sermon, but with prayers and with a short time of quiet reflection. 

    Littlebourne - St Vincent

    1st Sunday    11:00am   Songs of Praise

    2nd Sunday    11:00am  Parish Communion

    3rd Sunday    11:00am   Parish Communion (with Junior Church* gathering in the church at 10:45am)

    4th Sunday    11:00am   Parish Communion

    5th Sunday   Joint Benefice service at 10:00am held in different churches in turn

    1st Wednesday of the month* there is a 9.30am 'said service' of Holy Communion (modern language 30 mins). No hymns or sermon but a time of quiet for reflection.

     * currently on hold

    For enquiries to the Churchwardens click here

    Find out more about the history of St Vincents here.

    New ‘Songs of Praise’

    Just a short update to let you know what is planned at St Vincent’s over the next few months. We are looking forward to an active Autumn and we hope to see you at one of our services.

    We are planning a new form of service for the first Sunday of each month. This will replace the present service of All-Age Family Worship and will start with a Songs of Praise on 3rd September at the usual time of 11.00. Everyone is welcome and we hope the service will be a success with old and new alike – and regardless of age!

    Following on from this, the Harvest tea will in the Village Hall on Saturday 30 September in the afternoon and our Harvest Festival Service will be held on the 1st October. This will follow a similar format to the September service, with donations of tinned food welcome to decorate the church which will then be passed on to the Food Bank for distribution. Harvest is always a good time for everyone to come together.

    We will then move into the Autumn season with the Memorial Service planned for 3.00pm on the 29th October and the British Legion Act of Remembrance is scheduled to be held at Littlebourne church this year on the 12th November.

    We also have a visit scheduled from the Cathedral choristers on the 11th November – more details to follow!

    Some photos:

    Easter gardens by Littlebourne Primary School 2017
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