Stour Downs

Smeeth Mersham Brabourne Monks Horton Stowting Sellindge

  • c/o Cirrus, Canterbury Road
  • Brabourne Lees


PARISH OF STOUR DOWNS – DIARY FOR MAY & JUNE 2018

 

 

 

MAY 2018   

 

May 2018

Time

Church / location

Service / Event

Wednesday 2nd MAY

10.00 am – 12 noon

Rosedale, Cherry Glebe, Mersham

Craft Morning. Goods produced are for sale at the Christmas Fair or at Coffee Mornings during the year.  All proceeds go to Mersham Church.  All welcome to join in.

 

Friday 4th

 

6-7 pm

Brabourne

Get the month off to a good start with First Friday drinks, nibbles and chat at Brabourne. Our hosts for the evening will be Sophie and Jonathan Armstrong.  Thank you to them in advance. Please come along to support them.  All welcome.

Saturday 5th

from 9.30am

Brabourne

Churchyard tidying.  All help very welcome.

10 am –

12 noon

Mersham

Coffee Morning - in aid of Mersham Church.  All welcome.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 6th

(1st Sunday)

 

 

EASTER 6

 

 

 

10.00am

Brabourne

Family Service – Tony Crouch.  The service is followed by refreshments.

9.30 am

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Mersham

Mersham

 

Morning Praise  - Jenny Micklam; address – Liz Richardson

Youth Group where youngsters from the Parish can meet in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Games, discussion, free time, sharing ideas etc.    

11.00 am

Sellindge

VILLAGE HALL

Celebration Praise – John Selden

A fresh style of informal service that starts with coffee and cake.  ALL Welcome

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck.

 

 

 

 

Monday 7th MAY

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Friday 11th

2.30 pm

Smeeth Oak Room

Knit and Natter

Please bring your knitting, sewing or any portable hobby and enjoy a sociable afternoon.  If you don’t have any craftwork on the go please come along anyway.  Knitting wool and needles are available so you could knit a square for a blanket or…… just come and natter and don’t bother about doing anything!  Hope to see you there.

Saturday 12th

10.30 am –

12 noon

South Port, Pound Lane, Smeeth

Coffee Morning in aid of Smeeth Church courtesy of Ron and Jenny Cooper.  As always there will be a warm welcome with abundant tea and coffee and good things to buy.

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 13th

(2nd Sunday)   

 

EASTER 7

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion – Archdeacon Darren Miller

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Archdeacon Darren Miller

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

No service

9.30 am

Smeeth

Second Sunday Special Di Dawson  - Inviting all Godparents and looking at their role.

Creative times of worship for children & adults – followed by refreshments.

 

 

 

 

Monday 14th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 16th

12noon to 2.00 pm

Brabourne and Smeeth Scout & Guide Hut

Ploughman’s Lunch in aid of Brabourne Church.  This is always an excellent event so please don’t miss it.  Tickets available from Cathy Pearman (01303-813275), Kathy Embleton-Smith (kmbakersmith@gmail.com) and The Village Shop

10.00 am –

12 noon

Marlborough House, The Street, Mersham

Craft Morning.  Goods produced are for sale at the Christmas Fair or at Coffee Mornings during the year.  All proceeds go to Mersham Church.

Saturday 19th

10.00 am

Mersham

Churchyard Clean Up.  All help welcome.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 20th   

(3rd Sunday)

 

PENTECOST

(WHIT SUNDAY)

6.00 pm

Brabourne

Evensong – Philip Richter

9.30 am

Mersham

Morning Praise – Alec Cripps

11.00 am

Sellindge

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

10.00 am

Stowting

Family Service – Philip RichterCreative time of worship for children and adults of all ages.

Monday 21st MAY

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 27th

(4th Sunday)

 

TRINITY SUNDAY

11.00 am

 

2.30 pm

Brabourne

 

Penstock Farm

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

 

Farm and Vineyard Walk in aid of Brabourne Church, led by George Jessel. 

All welcome including well-behaved dogs!  Lovely tea at the farm after the walk. 

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

Evensong – Philip Richter

11.00 am

Sellindge

Party Praise – Sarah-Marie Collins

9.30 am

Smeeth

Morning Praise – Di Dawson

8.00 am

Stowting

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

 

 

 

 

Monday 28th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2018

             

 

June 2018

Time

Church / location

Service / Event

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st JUNE

6.00 – 7.00 pm

Brabourne

First Friday: start the month with drinks, nibbles and chat.

Saturday 2nd

from 9.30 am

Brabourne Churchyard

Churchyard Tidying – all help welcome.

Sunday 3rd JUNE

(1st Sunday)

 

TRINITY 1

10.00 am

Brabourne

Family Service – Kathy Embleton-Smith.   Coffee and biscuits after the service.

9.30 am

 

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Mersham

 

Mersham

 

Morning Praise – leader - Judy Hawkins; address – Liz Richardson

 

Youth Group where youngsters from the Parish can meet in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Games, discussion, free time, sharing ideas etc. 

11.00 am

Sellindge VH

Celebration Praise in Sellindge Village Hall – John Selden

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

 

 

 

 

Monday 4th  

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 6th

10.00 am –

12 noon

Rosedale, Cherry Glebe, Mersham

Craft Morning.  All welcome.  Craft mornings are held on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, the aim being to make things to sell at the Christmas Fair or at Coffee Mornings through the year.  Proceeds from these go to the church.  In addition to working on goods for sale, the group mends things for the church when necessary, for example, altar frontals, cushions, table cloths and the like. 

All are welcome – please come along.

Friday 8th

2.30 pm

 

Smeeth Oak Room

Knit and Natter

Please come along with your knitting, sewing etc.…. and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.  If you don’t have any craftwork on the go and would like to do some knitting, wool and needles will be available at the Oak Room.  Or, if you’d prefer to do nothing, please just come and have a chat.  No pressure whatsoever.

Saturday 9th

11.00 – 12.00 noon

Smeeth Church

The first of three June Coffee Concerts in aid of Smeeth Church.  These were excellent last year and great to have the opportunity to hear these wonderful performers again.

11-11.30 am – Gabriel Webb (cello) and Jonathan Webb (piano)

11.30 – 12 noon – Coffee and refreshments

Tickets at the door - £5 per concert or £12 for all three – No charge for children

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10th   

(2nd Sunday)

 

TRINITY 2

 

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion  - Rev. Eve Lanchantin-Piggott

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Rev Canon Noelle Hall

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

No Service

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Service – Second Sunday Special - Di Dawson

Creative times of worship for children & adults – followed by refreshments.

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th MAY

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Saturday 16th

11.00 – 12.00 noon

Smeeth Church

The second of three excellent Coffee Concerts in aid of Smeeth Church

11.00 - 11.30 – Wind Quintet

11.30 – 12 noon – Coffee and refreshments

Tickets at the door - £5 per concert.   No charge for children

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 17th

(3rd Sunday)   

 

TRINITY 3

6.00 pm

Brabourne

Evensong – John Selden

9.30 am

Mersham

Morning Praise -  leader - Jenny Micklam; address – Alec Cripps

11.00 am

Sellindge

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

10.00 am

Stowting

Family Service – Philip Richter

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 20th

10.00 am –

12 noon

Marlborough Ho, The Street, Mersham

Craft Morning – Goods produced are for sale at the Christmas Fair or at Coffee Mornings during the year.  All proceeds go to Mersham Church.  All welcome to join in.

Saturday 23rd

11.00 –

12 noon

Smeeth

The third and last of three June Coffee Concerts in aid of Smeeth Church

11.00– 11.30 am – Sian and John Hall (organ / harpsichord / piano) – the story of keyboard music.

11.30 -12 noon – Coffee and refreshments. Tickets at the door - £5 per concert.   Children go free.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 24th

(4th Sunday)

 

 

TRINITY 4

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion – Revs S&L Hardy

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Revs S&L Hardy

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

Evensong  - Philip Richter

11.00 am

Sellindge

Party Praise – Sarah-Marie Collins

9.30 am

Smeeth

Morning Praise – Di Dawson

8.00 am

Stowting

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

 

 

 

 

Monday 25th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer