Welcome to the website for the churches of Littlebourne, Ickham, Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh
OUR VIRTUAL CHURCH
In common with all Anglican churches, from 17th March until further notice, no public services are being held in the churches of this Benefice. From 24th March, sadly they are also physically closed. 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”
Daily Worship. For Ickham, Littlebourne, Stodmarsh, Wickhambreaux and Wingham we have our specially prepared service of Daily Worship which can be found here.
Other Information Sources of virtual worship are available and are increasing in number. There are also broadcasts on line from Canterbury Cathedral; you can find newly-updated information here. Further 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.
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 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