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Need Help or Advice? 

We often find ourselves in need of help, or need to get help for others.  Here are some useful links and information. 

If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support, please contact:

Mental Health Matters – 0800 107 0160 24/7 helpline
Samaritans – 116 123 (free phone number) 24/7 support line
Saneline – 0300 304 7000 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm helpline
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) – Single Point of Access (SPA) 0300 222 0123 – referral line for NHS Mental Health Services

 

Help resources. 


CAP Christians against Poverty - We are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, we’re bringing hope to tens of thousands of people every year. New enquiries helpline: 0800 328 0006


cruseCruse Bereavement Care - Grief can be overwhelming. Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. We are here to support you after the death of someone close.    Helpline: 0808 808 1677      CruseChat: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/crusechat

porchl Porchlight - We are Porchlight, Kent’s largest charity for homeless and vulnerable people. We’re here for people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to. Some are living on the streets, others need our support to prevent or resolve any issues that could put them at risk of homelessness. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 567 7699 
livewellkent Live well, Kent - Community Wellbeing.  We have a ‘no wrong door’ approach. You can get help from us through any community service, by contacting us yourself, or someone like your doctor or a friend can refer you to us. We will talk you through how we can help you and give the support and advice you need.
Call us on 0800 567 7699
Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 


! SOME CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19Please Check Calendar 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St.Mary's (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits afterward. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome.. 

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Treasure Seekers (Sunday school) takes place during each of the 10am services except the Family Service on the first Sunday

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go out to Treasure Seekers.  You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. 

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes