Littlebourne Benefice


    Welcome to the website for the churches of Ickham, Littlebourne, Stodmarsh, Wickhambreaux and Wingham


    Churches Opening

    Now that we are, once again, permitted to worship together on Sundays (even with significant restrictions on what we can and can’t do) we will be focussing our time and energies on a steady recovery of direct ministry (even if socially distanced!) For July only we shall be having a choice of short 30 minute services, spread between the churches. All are very welcome indeed!  Churches will also be open for personal prayer. Here is a summary – there are more details on the individual church pages: 

    Sunday 30 minute Services for July

     Sundays 

     5th July

     12th July

     19th July

     26th July

     Open for
     personal
     prayer

     Ickham

     9.30am

     

     9.30am

     

     Tue, Thur 9-5pm;
     Sat 10-5pm

     Littlebourne

     10.30am

     10.30am

     10.30am

     10.30am

     Wed 2-4pm

     Stodmarsh 

     6pm

     

     6pm

     

     

     Wickhambreaux

     

     9.30am

     

     9.30am

     Wed, Sun 10-4pm

     Wingham

     Not yet able 

    to reopen

     

     

     

     


    Online Worship

    Daily HopeDAILY HOPE offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.


    The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. For more information 

    click here.

    The lockdown pattern of online worship, via text and YouTube, has been modified. We will film one of the Sunday services and them make it available for you to watch, share and virtually join in via this website: go to the Virtual Church page for more details. An information sheet with further details can be downloaded from here.

    This is untried technical territory for us, so it may take some time to get it right! Instead of a service produced for each weekday, we are producing a week-long document to appear on this website and via email, offering a simple act of worship for every day of the week. This will not be backed up with a video.

    Everything we plan is of course provisional, in a fast-changing situation. Do let us know if what we do sustains and nourishes your faith and discipleship (or otherwise) in these very challenging days.  And I want to record my thanks to those who make all this possible – Nick Henwood, Organist Adrian Bawtree, and our Website Manager Tony Garrett.

    With my prayers and best wishes,

    GilleanRevd Prebendary Gillean Craig

    Interim Priest-in-Charge, Littlebourne Benefice and Wingham


    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

     Geraldine Wyant 

     Hendrik Viljoen

    ‭ 07971 477768

     01227 722202

     Email

     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

     Sheila Woolliscroft

     01227 720734

     01227 728137

     

     Email

    BACKSTOP CONTACT

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


    CHURCH AND VILLAGE

    After careful consideration, it has been decided to suspend further publication of Church and Village during the current crisis. Please watch this and other on-line sources for news of its return, which will be as soon as conditions allow.

    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 this troubled time:

    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


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