THIS MONTH'S  NEWS

Happy New Year!

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Welcome to 2019, and the year gets underway with the many opportunities to meet together for social and fundraising events, fellowship and of course worship in the churches and communities of our Parish of Stour Downs. It’s certainly not a time to hibernate- do have a look at the diary and note all the many ways to bring some colour, warmth and joy to the grey months of January and February. There’s coffee mornings, Knit and Knatter, Fridays@3, First Fridays, Craft mornings… Please do get in touch if you need a lift- and you're welcome to bring a friend or two.

We do continue to #FollowTheStar and celebrate the light and joy of the Christmas story, with Epiphany and Candlemas this month. Don’t forget on 6th January there is the exciting children's event “Camels and Crowns in the Stour Downs” at 2pm-4pm- a fun way to celebrate and explore Epiphany. We do have a variety of services across our Parish led by a talented team of lay leaders, in addition to the Communion services. Again, have a look at the diary, and if you need a lift (especially as the weather can be a bit tricky this time of year), please get in touch.

And speaking of joy and celebrating in this new year- and driving away the January blues- on the 25th January Brabourne will be filled with the sound of the pipes and drums as the East Kent Piping Society march from the Five Bells at 6pm to St Mary’s for a Scottish night party! There will be treats of traditional Scottish soup, haggis, neeps, tatties and a wee dram, not to mention a Burns reading and Scottish Dancing…! I’m sure kilts are optional…??!

 Blessings for a Peaceful New Year

Chris

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