Benefice of Bethersden with High Halden and Woodchurch

Know God, Show His Love, Spread His Word

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Situated in the beautiful Kent countryside, we are a rural benefice made up of three parishes,
St Margaret's Bethersden, St Mary's High Halden and All Saints Woodchurch.  
United in God, w
e are part of the Diocese of Canterbury in the Church of England.
Each church within our benefice is unique, historic and in itself could be a place of pilgrimage
and an exciting exploration about history and spirituality of England,
but, above all, our lovely churches are places of worship.

 
We believe that as worshipping communities we are called by God,
through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Spirit,
to make Christ known to all in our neighbourhood and beyond.
We also aim to serve our community and the world in which we live,
and in all that we do we seek to
'Know God, Show His Love, Spread His Word'
Each of us is on a journey of faith.
Together we are learning what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
Everyone is made welcome in our churches,
wherever they are on their own particular journey,
as we try to work out what it means to be a Christian in the world today.
We are all pilgrims on a journey.

After the morning service we come together for refreshments ... please join us!

 


A Prayer for February


Dear Lord, 
February can seem such a bleak, mid-winter month,
often flavoured with ‘flu and bad weather.
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But actually, the days are lengthening.
There are snowdrops and other signs of new life,
if we look expectantly.
Spring is beckoning.
Open our eyes, Lord, to see the wonders of your creation, even in February.
May we appreciate the rhythms of the seasons you designed for us, and rejoice in the hope you have given us in Jesus, who came to wonderfully re-create, to make all things new, by his death and resurrection. Thank you Father for life-signs in February - and thank you especially for the new life-sign of Jesus.
Amen.

By Daphne Kitching

 

 


Lent


Lent is a time to prepare for Easter ...

it represents the time

when Jesus was tempted in the desert.

During this time he fasted

and the Lenten tradition of abstinence is continued today

by many who choose to give up something specific

such as as chocolate or alcohol.


 

 

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Thank You, Lord,
for a costly cross...

an empty tomb...
a triumphant Saviour...
and a heart set free for all eternity!

But thanks be to God!
He gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ

I Corinthians 15:57


 


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IT IS IN QUIET OBEDIENCE
that we follow his footsteps

IT IS IN QUIET REFLECTION
that we hear his voice

IT IS IN QUIET ASSURANCE
that we find his rest

IT IS IN QUIET TRUST
that we find his strength

PRAYING THAT HE BLESSES YOU
AS YOU WALK WITH HIM



 


  Canterbury Diocese      

CHURCHES GROW WARMER THROUGH FELLOWSHIP
CHURCHES GROW DEEPER THOUGH DISCIPLESHIP
CHURCHES GROW STRONGER THROUGH WORSHIP
CHURCHES GROW BROADER THROUGH MINISTRY
 CHURCHES GROW LARGER THROUGH FRIENDSHIP

 


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The benefice is also part of a cluster of churches including the parishes of

   

 

 

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Last site update 09/02/2016
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