Littlebourne Benefice


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


    OUR VIRTUAL CHURCH

    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. 

    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.

    Sadly, from 24th March all Anglican churches have been closed until further notice, so no public services are being held in the churches of this Benefice. This is to keep people safe, reduce infection and to support our health service. 


    The church is fundamentally about people, not buildings. Never has there been greater need for God’s people to work together to support the community and show true Christian love for everyone.

    We are now dependent on our “virtual church.” Locally and nationally, prayers, readings and topics for reflection are available via the internet in an increasing number. We are also working informally to support each other in many practical ways – “Love thy neighbour as thyself”.

    A specially prepared service of Daily Worship is available on the Virtual Church page.

    Other Information. Sources of virtual worship are available and are increasing in number. Latest information about Canterbury Cathedral is on the website hereFurther information about ways of accessing the virtual church and other current matters relating to Covid19 and the church can be found here. 


    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

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     Littlebourne

     Mike Gallagher

     Karen Mount

     01227 722476

     01227 721908

     Email

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     Stodmarsh

     Bobbie O'Sullivan

     James Holdstock

     

     Email 

     

     Wickhambreaux

     Peter Terrill

     Tina Burton

     01227 728243

     01227 728664

     Email

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     Wingham

     Stephen Sheath

     Sheila Woolliscroft

     01227 720734

     01227 728137

     

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    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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