To Layla Beau who was baptised at St Mary & St Ethelburga, Lyminge
on Sunday 7th August
Saturday, 20th August; from midday until 4pm. In the village hall and on the field behind.
2nd September; 7pm Free BBQ and wine! St Mary & St Ethelburga, Lyminge. An evening of easy listening music by the lead vocalist of The Dukes of Swing, Ben Lock. Hope to see tou there.
Saturday 10th September; This will take place between 10am and 6pm. Some of us will be taking part and will be asking for sponsorship nearer the time. We hope to have someone at the church to record visitors and give refreshments. Any volunteers welcome. Anyone who wants a sponsor form can get one from Sue Prebble (01303 844640). The money raised will be divided equally between the Friends of Kent Churches and St Martin’s, Acrise.
There will be an inaugural Deanery Churchwardens Gathering on Saturday 17th September at 10am, to be held at All Soul's Church, Cheriton. This will give us all a chance to meet together, old and new colleagues to discuss anything and everything churchwarden.
The next Deanery Evensong which will be held this time at St John's Church, Folkestone, on Sunday 18th September at 6.30pm. All are invited to this service (not just churchwardens!)
The Deanery Finance Roadshow will be held on Monday 19th September at Hythe Bay Primary School at 7.30pm. Each year Roadshows are held in each deanery, attended by the Diocesan Secretary, Stephen Taylor, the Finance Director, Doug Gibb and Archdeacon Darren.
The aim of the Deanery Roadshows in 2022 is to continue the
conversation that our Changed Lives→Changing Lives Strategy started in 2021. This will be an opportunity to review where we are with Deanery Plans and Finance, and discuss some budget scenarios for 2023 and reflect on flourishing growth, young people and generosity. The feedback from these Roadshows will help inform the final budget discussion at Diocesan Synod in November 2022. All are welcome!
St. Mary’s and St.Ethelburga’s church, Lyminge
Everyone is welcome to take part in a Week of Accompanied prayer organised and led by a Team from Canterbury ‘Weeks of Accompanied Prayer’ group. The week will begin with an Opening evening service at 6.30 pm on Sunday 25th September and finish with a closing celebration at 9.30 am on the following Saturday morning.
The Aim of the Week
· To set aside a week to take time and space to pray and reflect on God in your life
· To explore different ways of praying
· To have the opportunity for a retreat in daily life
· Each day you are asked to set aside time on your own for quiet and private prayer using the focus of a short passage of scripture.
· Each day from Monday - Friday you will meet with your Prayer Guide in church at the same time each day for about half an hour to reflect together on your prayer time.
· Your Prayer Guide is there to listen to your reflections and to suggest a focus for your next prayer time.
· There will be suggestions of different traditional ways of praying which you may or may not be familiar with.
We are very aware that each of us is different, and some may never have spoken about their faith journey with another. With this in mind, the WAP will be very relaxed, with no pressure for people to do anything they are not comfortable with. All conversations are kept confidential.
There will also be a Tea room for people to linger in as they come and go each day, if they wish, and this is a good way to meet with others who are on the retreat.
If you are not able to come to the church each day because of health reasons, then an arrangement for one of the Prayer guides to visit you can be made. Please just add this to your booking form.
Prayer Guides give their time voluntarily, but travel costs and other expenses are covered. You are invited to make a donation towards the week (suggested amount £20-£25 ). Donations will be collected at any point during the week. However, more importantly this week is open to everyone and if you are not able to give financially then please do still take part in the week.
This week is open to absolutely everyone who feels drawn to explore their faith journey through prayer, whether a member of this Parish or not, whether a regular worshipper or not.
Co-ordinator, Weeks of Accompanied Prayer: firstname.lastname@example.org 860837
or Diana Baldwin (see poster above)
Churches Together in Elham
is once again hosting a prayer meeting in the Methodist Hall, open to all persons of any denomination or none. Bi-monthly, on a Saturday morning, at 8 am, half an hour of prayer followed by breakfast at 8.30 (please let David Whitethread know if you are coming – 840650 or 07961053335).
The next Prayer Breakfast is 6th August . All welcome, come and join us.
At present we cannot enjoy the company of many of those we would wish to be with. Nor can we all meet together in order to offer and share prayers for those people and situations we know are in need of them.
Each Wednesday morning a few of us join together (by Zoom) to pray for our communities and those in particular need. However, not everyone is comfortable with this form of communication, nor necessarily available at that time.
Yet we can still collectively offer prayers together as a church family albeit from our own homes at any time. If you would be interested in joining a prayer circle, undertaking to offer prayers regularly for those who need them, please do let me know. ( email@example.com, or 0787 3316492 ).
If you would like prayers offered by this circle for a particular person or situation please also use these contact details. Confidentiality of information will be maintained, and only sufficient information in order to frame a relevant prayer would be needed. Sharon Paine
The Jesus Chapel will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 4pm. A maximum of two people will be allowed into the chapel at one time. Social distancing must be observed, and sanitising items will be available just inside of the north door and in the Jesus Chapel. Please sanitise your hands and wipe down the chairs before and after you use them. There will be no prayer books, bibles or hymn
books available, so please bring your own books if you require them. Just the direct route from the north door to the Jesus Chapel will be accessible. Two chairs will be available just inside of the church for people who are waiting. The same sanitising wipe down procedure for these is required. Other people who are waiting are requested to wait outside of the church. .
9am to 5pm daily
10am to 4pm daily
9am to 4pm daily (or daylight hours)
Everyday, during the day
Open all day, every day
Open all day, every day
There are plenty of ways you can still enjoy worship and fellowship from your own home
On the Internet:
Click on The WORD on Sunday tab above for weekly reflections and prayers from members of our Ministry Team.
Here are some links for videos of services and further resources from Canterbury Diocese and the Church of England
Canterbury Diocese Parish Support For some excellent resources and Apps for prayer
The cathedral will live stream a midday Eucharist and Evensong at 5.30 p.m. weekdays, and at 3.15 p.m. weekends. Please follow this link to access the live stream on YouTube
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Daily Hope Free phone line: 0800 804 8044
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full
worship services from the Church of England at the end of a
telephone line. Options available include materials such
as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily,
from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of
England weekly national online service. A section called
Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
ELHAM VALLEY GROUP OF CHURCHES CONTACTS
Priest-in-Charge Rev’d Jane Weeks - (currently on sick-leave, please contact Rev Deb for urgent matters)
Assistant Curate Rev’d Deb Scoble 01303 862747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Priest Rev’d Stephen Dougal: 07764775507 email@example.com
Pastoral Team Leader Sharon Paine 07873316492 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefice Administrator: Alison Dale 07985025381 (Thu-Fri 9-11am)– email@example.com
Elham Peter Swain 01303 840408 - Graham Ernest-Jones 01303 840645
Acrise Simon Smith 07999515551 – Martin Bradley 01303 864289
Denton & Wootton Lesley Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyminge Derek Smith 01303 862508 – Mike Chinneck 01303 863911
Stanford Sara Myers 01303 814183 – Paul Smallwood 01303 813198
Paddlesworth Celia Mosley 01303 893609 - Lindsey Smith email@example.com
On the Internet: www.elhamvalleygroupofchurches.co.uk
Churches open for Private Prayer
Lyminge Church:– 9am to 5pm daily - Elham Church: - 9am to 5pm daily
Postling: - every day, daylight hours - Paddlesworth:- every day, 9am -5pm
Denton & Wootton:- every day, all day – Acrise:- every day, 10am – 4pm
At 8am every morning, the Ministry Team will be saying morning prayer - do join us in spirit!
Here are some links for further resources from Canterbury Diocese and the Church of England:
https://canterburydiocese.org/parishsupport/coronavirus/prayer-worship-during-coronavirus/- some excellent resources and Apps for prayer
CHANGING LIVES PRAYER NETWORK
The Lord's Prayer...
The cathedral will live stream a midday Eucharist and Evensong at 5.30 p.m. weekdays, and at 3.15 p.m. weekends. Please follow this link to access the live stream on YouTube: