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    RESUMING PUBLIC WORSHIP – AGAIN!

    Public Worship is resuming in our churches on what we trust will now be a regular basis

    Sunday 16th May, Pentecost

    9.30 am     Sung Matins, Ickham
    11.00 am   Parish CommunionLittlebourne
    6.00 pm     Evening Prayer, Stodmarsh

    Sunday 23rd May, Pentecost
    9.30 am    Holy CommunionWickhambreaux
    11.00 am  Parish CommunionLittlebourne
    11.00 am  Holy CommunionWingham

    Sunday 30th May, Trinity Sunday
    4.00 pm  Five Churches service at Littlebourne with Bishop Rose (see below).

    Visit by Bishop Rose Hudson-WilkinBishop Rose

    Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, is to lead our service and preach on Sunday 30th May at 4.00pm. The service of Eucharist is for all five of our churches and will be at  St Vincent's. Littlebourne. An afternoon service is something new; please note the time.


    • Covid rules will continue to apply.  Please be prepared to wear a face mask. 


    Canterbury CathedralCathedral

    Daily worship
    The following services are broadcast on the Cathedral's 
    Home Page and YouTube channel.

    Morning Prayer: by 10.30am each day

    Evening Reflection: paused until 12th April

    Choral Evensong: Live stream at 5.30pm each day

    Sunday Eucharist: Live stream at 10.30am

    • To receive notifications when new videos are available, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Cathedral website:  https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/

    Church of England website:  https://www.churchofengland.org/


    Bringing together the five churches: Parish reorganisation

    On Friday (7th May) we received important news about the longstanding proposal to bring our five churches together. The Church Commissioners have decided to proceed with the setting up of our new ‘Little Stour Benefice’ incorporating us all, in which Ickham, Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh would unite to form a single parish.

    There is one further hurdle: those who offered objections to the proposal have until June 21th to lodge appeals. If none is received we hope that we can then move forward together, with BenCom working with Archdeacon Jo to appoint a resident priest to serve us.

    The Revd Prebendary Gillean Craig  


    HOW TO MAKE CONTACT

    If you need to make contact please telephone one of the churchwardens – they will be only too pleased to help. That includes putting you in touch with a priest, if that is your need.

     Ickham

     Hendrik Viljoen

     01227 722202

     Email 

     Littlebourne

     Mike Gallagher

     Karen Mount

     01227 722476

     01227 721908

     Email

     Email 

     Stodmarsh

     Bobbie O'Sullivan

     James Holdstock

     

     Email 

     

     Wickhambreaux

     Peter Terrill

     Tina Burton

     01227 728243

     01227 728664

     Email

     Email

     Wingham

     Stephen Sheath

     01227 720734

     

     

    BACKSTOP CONTACT

    If you are not sure who to contact, ring Nick Henwood (01227 721791) who will help.


    A prayer for the evening for all those affected by the virus

    Keep us, good Lord,under the shadow of your mercy.

    Sustain and support the anxious,

    be with those who care for the sick,

    and lift up all who are brought low;

    that we may find comfort

    knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

    in Christ Jesus our Lord.

     

    Amen


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