Do come along to the Church and enjoy

SIMPLY SOUP

LUNCHES IN LENT

on 5 WEDNESDAYS

From 12.15 to 1.30pm

There is no charge – donations are invited for a different charity each week

8 March   – Send A Cow (Change an African family’s future)

15 March – The Heart of Kent Hospice

22 March – Christian Aid Soupa Lunch Appeal

29 March – Embrace the Middle East

                     (Tackling poverty and injustice in the Middle East)

5 April – Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

LENT DISCUSSION AND STUDY GROUP We will be looking at the Rochester Diocesan course “A place in a crowd” which explores Jesus’ journey to the cross through the lens of crowds. Meetings will take place in the vestry 7.45 for 8pm on Mondays 6, 13, 20, 27 March and 3 April; or on Wednesdays at 1pm on 8, 15, 22, 29 March and 5 April.

THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Tuesday 28 March at 8pm in the Church.

COFFEE, CRAFT AND CHAT

Wednesdays 8 and 22 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm

We will be meeting on the above dates in the church during March. Do join us for homemade cake and coffee and optional knitting, crocheting, etc. For more details please phone Pauline (814673) or Gillian (813076).

 

SAVE OUR SPIRE

The Church spire is in urgent need of replacing the existing worn out wooden tiles (shingles). Please help us reach our target. You can now leave a message on the Save Our Spire Facebook page where you can also watch a short aerial video of Wateringbury Church. Go to https://www.facebook.com/saveourspire/

You can also text WATS45 £5 to 70070

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our appeal so far.

 

Easter Fun with Faith

Calling all Primary school aged children in Wateringbury…

join us in celebrating the Easter Story

A morning filled with fun, songs and craft activities on Saturday 15 April

£2 per child and starting 9.30am until 12.30pm at your church

Parent and/or older siblings helpers always welcome

Booking is essential because of numbers

See www.wateringburychurch.org.uk for form

or contact Debbie on 01622 814793.

 

For Baptisms, weddings, funerals and other arrangements please contact the
Vicar Rev Nick Williams on 01732 843282 or email father.nick@btinternet.com

For all other enquiries, please contact the Administrator on 01622 815218 or

email parishofficeemwt@gmail.com

Dates for your Diary

St John the Baptist Church   Wateringbury Events and Special Services 2017

Date Event
MARCH

Ash Wednesday 1st

Mothering Sun 26th

Rev Denys Gower

 

 

SIMPLY SOUP LUNCHES IN LENT 12.15 – 1.30

Wednesdays 8, 15, 22, 29

Fri 3 March 10am World Day of Prayer Service
LENT COURSE 5   Monday Evenings and Wednesday Lunch Times in Church
Fri 31 7.30pm   The Ecclesiastical Year talk by Rev Nick Williams
Tues 28   8pm Annual Parish Meeting
Fri 31   9am School end of Term Church Service
Weds 8 & 22 Coffee, Craft and Chat 10.30-12.30
APRIL

Palm Sunday 9th

Good Friday 14th

Easter Sunday 16th

April 23 Rev Brian Stevenson

School Hol 24 Mar-11 April

 

SIMPLY SOUP LUNCHES IN LENT 12.15-1.30

April 5

15 Easter Fun with Faith – morning
 
Weds 5 & 19 Coffee, Craft and Chat 10.30-12.30
 
MAY

Bank Holiday Mondays

1st & 29th

Rogation 21 May at School

Christian Aid Week 14-20

School Hol 27/5 to 6/6

Sat 13 Innominata Evening Concert 7 for 7.30
 
Sat 27 Plant Sale in Churhyard 11-3
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
JUNE

School Hol first week

Pentecost 4th

Patronal 24th

Sun 4 Afternoon   Village Fete Playing fields.
 
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat 10.30-12.30
JULY

School Hol from 21 July

Mon 17 Jul 7.30pm   Friends of Wateringbury Church   AGM
 
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
AUGUST Thursdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Cream Teas – 2-4pm
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
Mon 13-Wed 15 Big Top Benefice Holiday Club

10am-Noon – at the School

SEPTEMBER

School Term begins

West Malling Music Festival

22nd September to 1st October

Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
Sat 9 Kent Churches Ride & Stride
Sat 9 History Displays in Church
Sun 10 2-5 Garden Party at Manor Farm
OCTOBER

Sun 8   Harvest Festival

School Hol

Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
Fri 13 Oct 7.30pm Friends of Wateringbury Church Talk  tbc
Tues 31 Shinning Bright Party 5-7pm – Church
NOVEMBER

12th Remembrance

 

Sat 18 Christmas Craft Bazaar
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30
 
DECEMBER

3rd Advent Sunday

9 Lessons Thurs 14th

Christmas Day Monday 25th

Angels & Cribs 9 & 10   2.30-4.30pm
Alt Weds   Coffee, Craft and Chat   10.30-12.30

Craft and Chat Coffee Mornings Usually Alternate Wednesday Mornings in Church 10.30-12.30

phone for dates Pauline 01622 814673