Welcome to the website of St. Mary's Church, Riverhead and Dunton Green. Whether you are a first-time visitor or enquirer, or a member of our Church community, we hope the information provided will be helpful.
A summary list of Diary Dates for 2017 can be accessed via this link (TBA). For all enquiries about our Church Hall, please do not contact the Vicar, but follow this link.
RIVERHEAD VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN
The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with one simple ambition. To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. So the Parish Council is seeking as many volunteers as possible to participate in Riverhead. Meet in the centre of the village in Alison's Garden at 10.30 to 12:30am on Saturday, 4 March 2017 with gloves, appropriate clothing and any suitable tools eg. brooms, or follow the hi-vis jackets if arriving later. Meet your fellow residents, have a good workout, help Riverhead's entry into South & South East in Bloom competition and enjoy the community spirit and leave with a well earned feeling of civic pride. Caroline, Parish Clerk, 01732 461278
BIG ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA AT WALTHAMSTOW HALL
One of our organists, Nick Castell, is arranging a big organ extravaganza at Walthamstow Hall on Friday, 10 March 2017 at 6.30pm. Some people may not know that the Copeman Hart console from our old organ went to the school. It has been stripped out and refitted with a computer programme, so that it is now playable again, and it's much in use by the pupils of the school. The concert will feature performances from all parts of the school, with orchestra, choirs and solos, and of course the organ will be very much on show. All proceeds from the concert will be coming to us at St Mary's, so it would be good if people could support this. Tickets are £9, either from Nick or Janet Sharp.
TEMENOS CONCERT AT ST MARY'S
The Temenos Chamber Choir Concert will be taking place on Saturday, 18 March 2017 at 7.30pm at St Mary's Church, Riverhead. Mystics is a Lenten programme, exploring music and silence, with composers such as Tallis, Tavener, Nico Muhly and Arvo Pärt. Tickets £10 (£5 students) from Sevenoaks Bookshop, or 01732 452715, or at the door. Further details can be found by following this link.
MARTYN BERRY'S SERMON ON 'CREATION'
A printed copy of Martyn's sermon from 19 February 2017, about 'Creation', can be found by following the main menu: SERVICES/SERMONS/2017.
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - 2017
This year's local Women's World Day of Prayer will be held at St Luke's Church, Sevenoaks at 11:15am on Friday, 3 March 2017. The service has been prepared by the women of the Philippines and the theme is 'Am I Being Unfair to You'.
FAIRTRADE/TRAIDCRAFT 'BIG BREW'
Fairtrade fortnight is 27 February to 12 March 2017. This year, our Traidcraft 'Big Brew' Coffee Morning will be on Friday, 10 March 2017, from 10am - Noon, in the Church Hall - see poster. Bring a friend . . .Change a life
Do have a read of the latest 'Vicar's Thoughts', dated 16 January 2017, - 'Come and See'; accessed from the main menu on the left-hand side of this front page.
DIOCESAN 'PARISH SHARE' VIDEO
As part of a plan to help Parishes to understand Diocesan finances, a short animated video has been produced by Rochester Diocese, and can be viewed by following this link.
ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS 2017
Details of the Ecumenical Lent Groups, organised by Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District, have been received. The groups will run from 6 March 2017, for 5 weeks. There are options for Monday - Friday; and morning, afternoon or evening sessions. The course this year is based on the York Lent Course for 2017 "RECEIVING CHRIST". Anyone is welcome to attend. Further details can be found by following this link.
MOTHERS' UNION - FPW
An MU Faith & Policy Watch, December 2016, document is available. You can view the document by following this link.
There will be no MU Faith & Policy Watch in January or February 2017, while a review is undertaken about the best way of communicating the faith and policy work of the organisation.
Details of the Tonbridge Archdeaconry's Mothers' Union Lady Day Service have been received. It will take place at St Peter and St Paul, Teston, at 11:00am on Saturday, 25 March 2017. Please see poster.