Stour Downs

Smeeth Mersham Brabourne Monks Horton Stowting Sellindge

  • c/o Cirrus, Canterbury Road
  • Brabourne Lees


PARISH OF STOUR DOWNS – DIARY FOR JULY & AUGUST 2018

 

 

 

JULY 2018   

 

 

July 2018

Time

Church / location

Service / Event

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 1st   JULY

(1st Sunday)

 

 

TRINITY 5

 

 

10.00am

Brabourne

Family Service – Charles Sinden.  The service is followed by refreshments.

9.30 am

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Mersham

Mersham

 

Morning Praise  - leader: 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 2nd

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 4th

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 6th

 

6-7 pm

Brabourne

Get the month off to a good start with First Friday drinks, nibbles and chat at Brabourne. Please come along..  We are delighted to welcome back Janet and Joe Dray who have kindly agreed to host this month’s FF.  We also hope to have a pop-up mini Farmers’ Market so please bring surplus produce for sale – all in aid of Brabourne Church

10.30-12.00 noon

48, Mountbatten Way, Brabourne Lees

Coffee Morning in aid of Smeeth Church, courtesy of Mary and David Hedges.  There will be a warm welcome, coffee in abundance, cakes, lots of people to see, produce to buy, books to mull over – and buy.  An excellent morning not to be missed.

Saturday 7th JULY

from 9.30am

Brabourne

Churchyard tidying.  All help very welcome.

 

10.00 am – 12 noon.

Church Room, Mersham Church

Coffee/Tea & Cake Morning in aid of Mersham Church.   Everyone welcome to come along for delicious cakes and a good chat!

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 8th

(2nd Sunday)   

 

TRINITY 6

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller    TBC

9.30 am

Smeeth

Second Sunday Special Di Dawson

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

 

 

 

from 12 noon

Smeeth Churchyard

St Mary’s Smeeth Churchyard Survey. All help welcome to complete the survey to note and log gravestone inscriptions

from 2pm

Sellindge

Strawberry Tea in aid of Sellindge Church with a grand raffle. There’ll be delicious homemade scones, cakes and fresh strawberries, and an amazing set of raffle prizes. These will include a family ticket for Rare Breeds Centre, passes for Imagine, tickets to Godinton House, a Kennington Carvery voucher and many more. You’ve got to be ‘in it to win it’ so please come and support us and have a great afternoon.

£5 for an excellent tea

 

 

 

 

Monday 9th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Tuesday 10th

7.30 pm

Stowting

Friends of Stowting Church meeting in the church, The meeting will decide on improvements to be made in the church and will consider ideas for an annual fund raiser.  All welcome (not just the Committee).

 

Friday 13th

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.

 

SUNDAY 15th JULY   

(3rd Sunday)

 

TRINITY 7

6.00 pm

Brabourne

Evensong – Philip Richter

9.30 am

Mersham

Morning Praise – leader: Alec Cripps; address: John Selden

11.00 am

Sellindge

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Paul Miller

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

10.00 am

Stowting

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

 

 

 

 

Monday 16th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 18th

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.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 22nd JULY

(4th Sunday)

 

TRINITY 8

 

 

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck. 

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 23rd JULY

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Friday 27th

 

Smeeth Oak

Room

Fridays@3 is on holiday until 31st August.  Look forward to seeing you again next month.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 29th   

(5th Sunday)

 

TRINITY 9

 

10.00 am

 

Smeeth

 

COMBINED PARISH SERVICE AT SMEETH CHURCH

 

 

 

AUGUST 2018

             

 

August 2018

Time

Church / location

Service / Event

 

Wednesday 1st AUGUST

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 3rd

6.00 – 7.00 pm

Brabourne

First Friday: start the month with drinks, nibbles and chat. Caroline and Poppy Hollis will be our hosts for the evening and we look forward to seeing you all there.  Please don’t miss it!

 

Saturday 4th

from 9.30 am

Brabourne Churchyard

Churchyard Tidying – all help welcome.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 5th  

(1st Sunday)

 

TRINITY 10

10.00 am

Brabourne

Family Service –Graham Lilley will be taking the Family Service.  This will be the first time that Graham has led a service in Brabourne Church so please do come and support him.

Coffee and biscuits to follow the service.

9.30 am

 

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Mersham

 

Mersham

 

Morning Praise – leader: Alec Cripps; 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 in Sellindge Village Hall – John Selden

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

 

 

 

 

Monday 6th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Friday 10th AUGUST

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.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 12th   

(2nd Sunday)

 

TRINITY 11

 

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion  - Rev. Bonnie Appleton

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Rev Bonnie Appleton

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

Holy Communion - Rev. Canon Caroline Pinchbeck    TBC

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Service – Second Sunday Special - Di Dawson

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

 

 

 

 

Monday 13th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 15th

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.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 19th

(3rd Sunday)   

TRINITY 12

 

6.00 pm

Brabourne

Evensong – John Selden

9.30 am

Mersham

Morning Praise – leader: John Selden; address: Alec Cripps

11.00 am

Sellindge

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

9.30 am

Smeeth

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

10.00 am

Stowting

Family Service – Philip Richter

 

 

 

 

Monday 20th

8.30 am

Mersham

Morning Prayer

Tuesday 21st

10.30-12 noon

Cirrus, Canterbury Road, Brabourne Lees

Coffee Morning in aid of Smeeth Church, courtesy of Di and Paul Dawson.

Enjoy a relaxed morning in a beautiful garden (assuming good weather), chatting with friends, drinking tea and coffee, buying produce and books – and supporting Smeeth Church.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 26th

(4th Sunday)

TRINITY 13  

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

(4th Sunday)

TRINITY 13

11.00 am

Brabourne

Holy Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

9.30 am

Mersham

Family Communion – Rev Canon Caroline Pinchbeck

6.00 pm

Monks Horton

Evensong  - Philip Richter