Littlebourne Benefice


    For details of the On-line Week of Accompanied Prayer, click here or contact Janet Mcdonald

    Week of Prayer

    Sunday Worship

    The renewal of lockdown has meant that our congregational worship in church has been suspended – but very much continues on line.  Each week a video of the Sunday service is made in each church in turn. It is deliberately quite short and is enhanced by music and singing.  By Saturday before the service it is available on Youtube  (look for “Little Stour Churches”. The link is also posted here together with the text – so you can follow the service and join in the hymns at home – do join us! 

    Daily Worship

    Our virtual church also continues with prayers and thoughts for every day of the week. You can use it (or parts of it) in whatever way you choose.  Daily Worship for the week is posted on this website every Sunday and also emailed by request (email Nick Henwood at to be placed on the list)

    Church buildings remain open for personal prayer 

    Our five churches remain open for personal prayer and contemplation.  Social distancing arrangements are in force and you are very welcome to visit them for a time of quiet thought, prayer and reflection during this difficult time.

    Remembering by name those who are sick and those who have died

    If you would like a loved one remembered in this way, please forward the name to nick Henwood ( Their names are included in Daily Worship.

    The Virtual Church page has all the details of our online worship programme. An information sheet with further details can be downloaded from here.

    Daily Hope

    Daily Hope

    DAILY HOPE offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044. For more information click here

    Bringing together the five churches

    This website is for our five churches which are currently proposed for amalgamation into a new ‘Little Stour Benefice’. The paper explaining how  the various changes by which this would be achieved can be seen in full here.


    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.


     Hendrik Viljoen

     01227 722202



     Mike Gallagher

     Karen Mount

     01227 722476

     01227 721908




     Bobbie O'Sullivan

     James Holdstock





     Peter Terrill

     Tina Burton

     01227 728243

     01227 728664




     Stephen Sheath

     01227 720734




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

    This is a developing situation and we shall continue to put further advice and ideas on this website to enable us, during this crisis, to follow Christ’s teaching to love one another. 

    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.


    Four churches