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Information on the coming Sunday's service is below.


Sunday 2nd October at 10am

Harvest Praise

led by Rev Louise Vincer
with music led by our choir & organist

This Sunday we have a service to celebrate Harvest Festival - everybody is welcome to join us as we thank God for His generous provision for us. To find out what to expect watch this short video by Rev Louise in which she tells you all about it.

We will also be remembering those less fortunate than ourselves as we follow the tradition of recent years by receiving offerings to be made available to those in our community who are unable to afford the food they need for their families. Please bring a generous offering of non perishable food or ready meals that will be donated to Chartham's Village Pantry which is in our Village Hall and is managed by the Chartham branch of Canterbury's City Church. The items that are most helpful to people in need are:

  • Tinned meat products such as, stews, curries, chillies, pies, ham, spam, corned beef, etc.
  • Tuna fish
  • Tinned vegetables including potatoes
  • Jars of sauces 
  • Tea, Coffee, sugar
  • Long-life milk and juice
  • Squash
  • Spreads - jams, peanut butter, Marmite 
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps 
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cereals

Follow this link for the Order of service 

When available this Sunday's notice sheet will be posted here: Notice sheet 


Weekly offering:

We will be taking up a collection in the normal way during the service, but you can still use the option to make your weekly offering or one-off donations online here: Online donations.

If you are in the church you can also use our contactless card reader for a cashless donation.


A video recording of the sermon as well as one of the full service is usually available later on Sunday on this website under the "Resources" tab or by following this link: Sermons



To connect to our service remotely:


Connect online:

If you haven't used Zoom before: simply follow this link (Download Zoom) to download the application and choose the one most suitable for your device.

Connect by phone using any one of these numbers:

(NB. your standard call charges will apply)

Covid-19 precautions

We are now encouraged to take responsibility for managing our own risk and the risk that we may be to those around us.
Please remember that there are people in our congregation who are more vulnerable to infection and try to respect their need to avoid close contact.
An individual's greater vulnerability may not be apparent, so please treat everybody with equal care and respect.

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Please continue to maintain sensible social distancing.
  • Wearing a mask is discretionary.
  • Communion is now offered at the altar rail
  • We are now taking up a collection during the service.
  • Refreshments will be available after the service.

If you have any questions about our services please email Cathy Arnold (churchwarden) at carno002@gmail.com
 

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 

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..
Visit our This Sunday page for more information
 

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.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

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