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Chartham Parish Magazine 


We want to restart monthly issues as soon as possible, after missing some over the COVID period for reasons that were unavoidable.


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News October 2020..

A big thank you to Wendy Williams - Parish Magazine

It is with a huge debt of gratitude that we say farewell and a big thank you to Wendy Williams who is stepping down as Editor of the Chartham Parish Magazine.  

Wendy has done an incredible job over the last few years.  She has used her wealth of experience and skill, along with many hours each month to produce such a wonderful magazine.   Wendy’s efforts have certainly done so much good in both informing and bringing together our community, and we are extremely grateful for this.  We are very pleased Wendy has agreed to continue on the team in a different role, so we are not losing her completely. 

St Mary’s churchwardens, together with the PCC are currently looking at how we can best continue the Parish Magazine for Chartham.   We want to restart monthly issues as soon as possible, after missing some over the COVID period for reasons that were unavoidable.  We are seeking a new editor or editorial team and are considering positive ideas and proposals for how we can best manage the publication and distribution.

Going forward, the PCC aims to ensure that the workload in producing, marketing, editing and distribution of the magazine is shared across a team. We feel it is vital that we do not ask too much of any individual and to allow for cover if anyone needs to step away for a period for any reason.  We are so lucky to still have a continuing core team in place that have for many years given so much time and effort, we thank them most sincerely. 

Would you be interested in helping in any way, however big or small, by being part of the team?. Just by bringing your particular gift or skill, giving an hour a month to maybe a day or two, will make a big difference. We need help for editing, desktop publishing, contributions, production and distribution of the Parish Magazine. If you would like to offer or discuss how you could help, please contact the Churchwardens robin@stmaryschartham.org or cathy@stmaryschartham.org.

As Wendy told us, it is a fantastic way to meet people, continue using your skills, keep active and to give something positive back to the village.  It is also a great tool for our local businesses to reach out to new customers.  

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP to ensure this vital publication and important part of our village community continues.

 

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.
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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