Littlebourne Benefice

    St Andrew, Wickhambreaux

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    The church of St Andrew stands at the heart of the village by the Green.  There is a Communion service at 9:30am on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, and at 8:00am on the first Sunday. A small robed choir helps lead worship at the 9:30am services.

    'Children's Church' takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays -  children leave the service after the first hymn to take part in their own activities in the Tower Room.  They rejoin the congregation during the communion so that they can come forward to receive a blessing at the altar rail.  The two leaders, Michael Keeler and Amanda Thompson, are both checked for safeguarding purposes. 

    The bell ringing team rings before the 9.30am Sunday services.  Visiting Ringers or anyone wanting to find out more, should contact Tower Secretary, Angela Le Breton

    Originating in the 13th Century, with restoration during Victorian times, the church is open to visitors, many of whom admire the fine Art Deco East Window and remarkable wall decoration.  Click link to find out more about the history of the church and the church's links to the Dambuster's squadron.

    Wickhambreaux: St Andrew   

    1st Sunday     8.00 am    Communion service                                                    

    2nd Sunday    9:30am    Parish Communion 

    3rd Sunday    No service  (9.30 Matins  service at Ickham)

    4th Sunday    9:30am    Parish Communion

    (5th Sunday   Joint Benefice service at 10:00am held in different churches in turn) 

    Christmas 2016

    Wickhambreaux hosted two events and these photos provide a glimpse into them. Photos courtesy of Brian Maxted.

    The first of these events on 18th December, was our Carols on the Green service which was held on the Green and was attended by about 100 people.  We enjoyed a service of nine lessons and carols, expertly conducted by Tina Burton.

    Carols on the green, 2016  Carols on the green 2016

    The second event was the Midnight Mass held on Christmas Eve when the service was taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury assisted by Rev Nigel Hale. The church was beautifully decorated, we had a large choir and our bell ringers provided a warm welcome to the service. It was a lovely service attended by more than 150 worshippers and a memorable occasion for all those involved.

    Welcome from the Archbishop     Crib 2016WCK 2016 midnight mass                                          The Archbishop                   

    Classic Cars and Fete

    In May 2017 we had a really excellent event last weekend joining forces with the Parish Council Playing Field Committee  for a Classic Cars and Fete extravaganza on the Wickhambreaux playing field.

    It was jointly run and the proceeds are to be shared between the Playing Field Committee and St Andrew’s church. While the total amount raised is not yet clear we do expect it to be one of best events in recent times.     Please enjoy some of the photographs supplied by Brian Maxted.

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