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Canterbury Choristers Concert

We are delighted and thrilled to have the Canterbury Choristers visit Wateringbury

Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2018

We are pleased to provide this booklet, comprising our Annual Reports, in advance of our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Thursday 26th April at 7:30pm here in Wateringbury Church. Please make an effort to read the reports and this will save us a great deal of time at the meeting and allow for a more meaningful discussion to take place on issues which warrant more of our attention. If you have any queries or comments to make there will be ample opportunity during the course of the evening. We hope that once you have finished reading this report you will be very impressed by all that is taking place and we hope it will provide you with some real food for thought! It may prompt that question “Is there anything I could be doing for my Church?” There is such a great deal happening within our church life and We trust that you will continue to pray for each other as we serve Christ in all that we do!

Please Click HERE to download a copy of the 2018 annual report

Liz Gummer and Peter Bond

Coffee Breakers

Coffee Breakers            

The group meets, usually on alternate Wednesdays, in church between 10.30-12.30 to enjoy coffee (and home-made cake), chat and optional crafts.  Some knit small items for various charities.  There is always help to develop knitting skills.

Is Messy Church for you?

Messy Church               Contact Ruth  01622 812342

A new venture for SJB for families with young children.  Meets on the first Saturday of each month between 3-5pm in the church.  Each meeting ends with tea.

The reshingling to begin soon

Great news! We are able to begin the reshingling of our spire thanks to the great generosity of so many people. There’s still time to donate as there remains a shortfall. You can donate £5 by text message if you text WATS45 to 70070.

Have you seen our Facebook page

We now have a Facebook page which anyone can look at. You don’t need a Facebook account to see it. https://www.facebook.com/wateringburychurch/

Beneficial News for April (80)

Please click on the following link for Ben News No.80 Apr-May 2016

Thy Kingdom Come

Please see the video inviting people to take part in the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative for Pentecost.

 

Please Click to see the Video Clip

REV NICK WILLIAMS WRITES

PRIESTLY PONDERINGS           

Rev Nick Williams       The Vicarage,   2 The Grange,     East Malling

parishofficeemwt@gmail.com                01732 843282

Brothers and sisters in Christ, arriving in a new benefice, especially one as different from my old benefice as this one is, always gives rise to what the Chinese would doubtless term interesting times. There are uncertainties and much tip-toeing around on all sides as we all get used to working with each other in the service of the gospel of Christ     . That being said, it’s a privilege to come to you as your new Vicar and a humbling experience to be called to minister in a benefice that has so many capable people who have worked hard demonstrating their skills and talents looking after the benefice for the year or so you have been in interregnum. It’s a privilege as well to take over from someone like Fr Jim who accompanied you on your journey of faith for so many years and left the benefice in such good condition and Fr Derek who has been ‘minding the shop’ together with all the other retired clergy during the interregnum. Having looked at the lists of people who have roles in the three parishes I am acutely aware of how many people there must be to thank, far too many to name individually. So please take this short message as a ‘thank you’ to all of you, with a particular and personal ‘thank you’ to all of those who have worked tirelessly in their spare time re-decorating the Vicarage. I can assure you that Mrs Williams will make good her promise to bring you cake at the very earliest opportunity!

I’m sure however that there are many of you wondering how things will change. It is after all the habit of new Vicars to change things and whilst Fr Jim and I might have been members of your long line of vicars who were police officers I’m sure that we will both have our own unique and perhaps ‘individual’ ways of doing things. Well, let me provide those of you for whom this is a worry with a small amount of reassurance, I would really like to get to know you, the benefice and the wider parishes before even thinking of changing anything. I hope you will see me out and about in the benefice and will feel confident enough to come and talk to me about your hopes, aspirations and even the little things that niggle all of us. I don’t have a monopoly on good ideas and I’m willing to ‘borrow with pride’ from each and every one of you, so come and talk or even come and dream!

It is however only fair to warn you that I do have an agenda. That agenda is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as we possibly can. Everything that we do is subordinate to that one simple calling and it should be the lamp that lights the path to the decisions we make. There will be ‘interesting times’ ahead for all of us but together I am certain we can do great things in the service of Christ, and I look forward to accompanying each of you on our journey together into the future.

Yours in Christ

Rev Nick Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelfth Night Quiz 2015 Answers

Thank you to all who took part in our latest quiz which raised £110 for church funds.  The winner with 48 points was Clara Wilson-Green, the runners up with 47 points were the Scarlin family

The Church of St John The Baptist  12th  Night  Quiz  2015        Questions and Answers

This year we feature Famous People.   (Dead, Alive and Fictitious)

 

1    Who celebrated over 63 years as Monarch, in 2015?       Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

2   Who left his boots at Walmer Castle?                               Wellington

3   Jacob’s twin?                                                          Esau

4   Baptist preacher and Bible salesman, whose name today inspires thoughts of       “Sun, Sea and Sand” ?                                                                                 Thomas Cook

5   Which leader of the Peasants’ Revolt has a road named after him, in Maidstone?    Wat Tyler

6   In 1605, he was fired up to be a Bright Spark?                  Guy Fawkes

7   Musical siblings whose name links them to Joseph, husband of Mary?           The Carpenters

8   Who sang to President John F. Kennedy, on his birthday ?                             Marilyn Monroe

9   Which Singer & Performer celebrates this year with  “ 75 at 75” ?                 Sir Cliff Richard

10   Architect immortalised in song by Simon & Garfunkel?                              Frank Lloyd Wright

11   Which Goodie became a well-known Twitcher?                                             Bill Oddie

12   Who reputedly drove out all the snakes from Ireland?                                 St Patrick

13   50’s Singer……Cider Maker from an Italian Lake?                                     Perry Como

14   Who was the first Girl Guide?                                                                    Agnes Baden Powell

15   Fictitious spy, with adhesive qualities?                                                       James Bond

16   She sounds like she could rustle up some swans in sequins…?                   Darcey Bussell

17   Classical violinist with another – unexpectedly jazzy – string to his bow?  Yehudi Menuhin

18   Who was Jerry Mouse’s dancing partner in a 1945 film about two sailors on leave in Hollywood?                                                                                                           Gene Kelly

19   Who took A Long Walk To Freedom?                                                         Nelson Mandela

20   Former Genesis drummer who drove over lemons to literary fame ?           Chris Stewart

21   We can bank on this Canadian to keep our interest going…?                       Mark Carney

22   Who was the inventor of the Televisor and the Noctovisor?                        John Logie Baird

23   Who said   “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”?                          Sir Winston  Churchill

24   Prolific writer of letters, to the Ephesians, Philippians and many others..?      St Paul

25   Vogue photographer and subsequently pig farmer, as famous for his sausages as for his photographic art…?                                                                                                      Norman Parkinson

26   Slave trade abolitionist, with links to our Benefice?                                     William Wilberforce

27   American songwriter who had 3 Oscars, 4 wives and 6 Grammy Awards..?  Burt Bacharach

28   Which railway enthusiast refers to himself as a   “Former Future Prime Minister”?          Michael Portillo

29   In the painting by David Hockney, who are Percy’s companions?                 Mr & Mrs Clark

30   In August 1963, who had a dream?                                                               Martin Luther King

31   Which war-time Band Leader gave dance lessons on the radio?                  Victor Sylvester

32   Who is Alexander Armstrong’s  pointless friend?                                          Richard Osmon

33   Which Kent artist has his studio   ‘up the garden path’?                               Graham Clarke

34   Which comedian and raconteur invariably ended his TV shows with the words               “Goodnight, and may your God go with you” ?                                            Dave Allen

35   Author and presenter, who in 2014, celebrated 50 years in a different career to either of those…?                                                                                                      Alan Titchmarsh

36   The Great-Great-Grandfather of this American President has a memorial in All Saints Church, Maidstone..?                                                                                                                George Washington

37   Of whom was it said   “He’s mad, bad, and dangerous to know”?           Lord Byron

38   Potty man from Peru, did go on to be doubly famous…?                         Michael Bentine

39   Think of a city in Italy, the bird which sang in Berkeley Square, and selfless devotion to her patients, and who comes to mind?                                                                      Florence Nightingale

40   He started out as a fish porter in Billingsgate Market – but not a lot of people know that !

Sir Michael Caine

41   Builder Extraordinaire, he didn’t take single passengers..?                                 Noah

42   Who was the most famous recipient of the Maidstone Medal, in 1897?            Edith Cavell

43   Which television presenter shares his programme with his dog, Nigel?             Monty Don

44   He studied Law in London, and went on to be the prime mover towards India’s Independence; what is the meaning of the name he adopted as his first name?                “Great Soul”  (Mahatma)

45   Author who became famous for stories about a bear belonging to his young son…? A.A. Milne

46   Which American film star developed his own pasta sauces, and donated the whole of the profits to charity?                                                                                                                          Paul Newman

47   Local Boy Makes Good …..writer, art critic, painter and philosopher, born in Maidstone in 1778..?                                                                                                                William Hazlitt

48   Which famous pianist had the first names Wlaziv Valentino?                            Liberace

49   Immortalised by such diverse figures as Thomas Malory, Mary Stewart and Walt Disney, who was   “The Once And Future King”?                                                                 King Arthur

50   12th century Chancellor and Archbishop who preached under a yew tree in the churchyard at Capel, in Kent..?                                                                          Thomas Becket – accept ‘a Becket’

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