Benefice of Bethersden with High Halden and Woodchurch

Know God, Show His Love, Spread His Word

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USUAL SERVICE ROTA IN THE BENEFICE


ST MARGARET'S
BETHERSDEN

ST MARY'S
HIGH HALDEN

ALL SAINTS
WOODCHURCH

1st Sunday 

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Open Church

11am Sung Eucharist 

8am Holy Communion
11am Morning Worship

2nd Sunday

9.30am Sung Eucharist

8am Holy Communion
11am Morning Worship

11am Parish Communion
6pm Evensong

3rd Sunday 

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Worship

 11am Sung Eucharist

8am Holy Communion
11am Family Service 

4th Sunday 

9.30am Sung Eucharist 

8am Holy Communion

10.15am
Coffee & Croissants
11am Family Worship

11am Parish Communion
6pm Evensong 


On the 5th Sunday in the month a Group Service is held either at 
Bethersden, High Halden, Woodchurch, Biddenden or Smarden.
On 30th April 2017 the Group Service will be held at Bethersden at 9.30am.

MIDWEEK SERVICES
St Mary’s High Halden
Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer 9:30am on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
St Margaret’s Bethersden
Iona Communion 9.30am on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays


MARKING PASSIONTIDE AND CELEBRATING EASTER

Passiontide begins two weeks before Easter Day and marks the quickening of events that culminated in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Just as there are 40 days in Lent leading up to Easter the church then takes 40 days to celebrate Easter, ending with the Ascension.

On Sunday the 2nd April, which begins Passiontide, and on Palm Sunday 9th April our services will follow the normal pattern. 

 

 ST MARGARET'S
BETHERSDEN

 ST MARY'S
HIGH HALDEN

 ALL SAINTS
WOODCHURCH

Monday 10 April

 

 7pm Evening Prayer

 

Tuesday 11 April

 

 

7pm Evening Prayer 

Wednesday 12 April

 7pm Evening Prayer 

 

 

Maundy Thursday 

 

7pm Service Including 

washing of feet

4pm Stripping the Alt

Good Friday 

 2pm Meditation

12 noon Good Friday Liturgy 

10am Walk of Witness 

Easter Saturday

 

 

 6-10pm Night Vigil 

Easter Sunday

 9.30am Sung Eucharist

 6.30am Sunrise Service
11am Family Eucharist

 11am Family Communion

30th April

9.30am Group Service 

 


We hope to be able to welcome you to some of our services over this important season
in the Christian year, Sue Wharton 

 

shrove tuesday

Shrove Tuesdayash wednesday(also known as Pancake Day)
is the day immediately preceding
Ash Wednesday.
Lent this year starts on 1st March,
which also marks Ash Wednesday for 2017.

The annual tradition ends on 
Holy Thursday, 13th April.

The Diocese of Canterbury is offering a journey through Lent called 40 days =  40 voices
FOR MORE IN FORMATION 

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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, we 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!

 


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The Benefice is also part of a Group of Churches including the parishes of

St Michael the Archangel Smarden and All Saints Biddenden

smarden  SB biddenden

 


Please browse around the pages and find out more about us and our ministry.

If you have any queries please email 

 


COME AND JOIN US

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND NOBODY IS A STRANGER


COME AS YOU ARE

and know that God loves you

COME WITH YOUR WEAKNESSES

and know that you will not be judged and share what God has given you.

COME WITH YOUR DOUBTS, QUESTIONS AND FEARS

and know that you are welcomed.

COME HEAR THE GOSPEL
and know that you will be challenged.

COME SEARCHING TO FIND THE LORD WHO LOVES YOU
and know that you will be changed.

COME AS YOU ARE
and let us walk together on the only journey that matters.

COME!
YOU WILL BE AMONGST FRIENDS.

 


 


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