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 are continuing, with visiting priests. However, we are pleased to hear:

    The appointment of the Reverend Chris Brewer to be Priest in Charge of Littlebourne Benefice 

    I am delighted to let you know that Bishop Trevor has appointed the Reverend Chris Brewer to be Priest in Charge of Littlebourne Benefice.  Chris will also continue her ministry as Priest at Wingham parish.  This is a 0.8 appointment. Chris and Peter will continue to live in Wingham and the Littlebourne Vicarage is being rented.

    Chris will be licensed for ministry in Littlebourne Benefice on a date in late October to be agreed with the Bishop.  We hope that this will be a celebration shared across the Deanery – all are welcome and the date will be publicised as soon as possible.

    As incumbent, the Reverend David Moulden will take responsibility for oversight of worship in Preston and Elmstone.

    What this appointment is also signalling is the beginning of a process which will see Littlebourne Benefice united with Wingham Parish in a newly formed Benefice, and a consequent change to the Canonry Benefice. That process will begin after Chris’s installation this Autumn.

    Jo Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury, 7 September 2018

    For particular church enquiries - please 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.


    Next Services:      

    Sunday 23 September                                 

         9.30am    Harvest Festival                                                   Wickhambreaux

         11am        Parish Communion                                                Littlebourne         


    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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